Mohamed Abouelghar beat local player Clinton Leeuw 3-0 in a very high quality final. The game scores were 11/8, 14/12, 11/7 with Clinton just not having enough in the tank after 2 five setters in the quarters and semi’s and Mohamed displaying some truly incredible shot making that took Clinton to every corner of the court! Abouelghar’s professionalism and focus the entire week was fantastic to see and his on court conduct even more impressive and a great example for the large number of juniors present in a jam packed gallery.
It has been great week of squash and a true honour to have so many international players back in Cape Town again with a worthy champion in Mohamed lifting the trophy that dates back to 1907 and a title that dates back to 1949! With a firm commitment already in place with a sponsor for next year, there is no doubt that we will make the tournament even greater and hopefully more special for players, spectators and partners alike.
Hannah, Claudia and Howard – thank you for all your assistance over the past 2 / 3 weeks, it has been an absolute pleasure dealing with you all and made running the tournament a breeze!
Also pictured is the winner of the ladies event – Siyoli Waters who won 3-1 against Karen Blom. Even though we did not have a WISPA event, I thought the two pictures best displayed the spirit of the tournament.