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Youssef Soliman

Weekend Roundup: Soliman Seals West of Ireland Open Title

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Egyptian World No.59 Youssef Soliman overcame Germany’s Jens Schoor in the final of the Garavan’s West of Ireland Open to lift his fourth PSA World Tour title as three other tournaments came to an end over the weekend.

Soliman, the 20-year-old from Cairo, claimed wins over Ammar Altamimi, Geoffrey Demont and Mazen Gamal before overcoming World No.81 Jens Schoor 11-4, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9 at the final hurdle to take the plaudits.

There was also success for two other Egyptians over the weekend, with Rowan Elaraby and Amina Yousry triumphing at the Virginia Squash Racquets Association Richmond Open and Czech International Championship, respectively – with Yousry claiming her maiden Tour title.

Meanwhile, England’s World No.90 Adam Murrills played to his seeding at the BCS Russian Open, with the number one seed defeating Finnish qualifier Miko Aijanen to capture the third Tour crown of his career.

Results

2017 Garavan’s West of Ireland Open

Final
[3] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [5] Jens Schoor (GER) 3-1: 11-4, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9 (60m)

Semi-Final
[5] Jens Schoor (GER) bt [Q] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) 3-1: 11-5, 11-5, 7-11, 11-7
[3] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [2] Mazen Gamal (EGY) 3-2: 11-6, 7-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5

Quarter-Final
[5] Jens Schoor (GER) bt [1] Joshua Masters (ENG) 3-2: 11-9, 8-11, 11-8, 4-11, 11-5
[Q] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [4] Shehab Essam (EGY) 3-2: 4-11, 11-5, 4-11, 11-6, 12-10
[3] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [6] Geoffrey Demont (FRA) 3-0: 11-1, 11-3, 11-1
[2] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt [WC] Brian Byrne (IRL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 11-8

First Round
[1] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [Q] Rory Stewart (SCO) 3-1: 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-6
[5] Jens Schoor (GER) bt Ben Grindrod (NZL) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-3
[Q] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [7] Tom Ford (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-9, 11-8 (45m)
[4] Shehab Essam (EGY) bt [Q] Emyr Evans (WAL) 3-1: 12-10, 10-12, 11-5, 11-5
[3] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 3-1: 15-13, 11-13, 11-5, 11-8
[6] Geoffrey Demont (FRA) bt Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 3-1: 11-8, 8-11, 11-7, 11-6 (55m)
[WC] Brian Byrne (IRL) bt [8] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-9
[2] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt [Q] Sean Conroy (IRL) 3-0: 8-11, 11-5 ret.

2017 Virginia Squash Racquets Association Richmond Open

Final
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt [1] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) 3-0: 11-6, 12-10, 11-6

Semi-Final
[1] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) bt [5] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK) 3-2: 4-11, 2-11, 12-10, 11-9, 11-5
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt Anna Kimberley (ENG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-4

Quarter-Final
[1] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) bt [8] Lume Landman (RSA) 3-1: 4-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-5
[5] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK) bt [4] Sadia Gul (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 12-10, 11-3
Anna Kimberley (ENG) bt [3] Enora Villard (FRA) 3-1: 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-8
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) bt [7] Elani Landman (RSA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-9, 11-3

First Round
[1] Nicole Bunyan (CAN) (bye)
[8] Lume Landman (RSA) bt Eunice Tan (MAS) 3-0: 11-0, 11-2, 11-1
[5] Maria Toorpakai Wazir (PAK) bt Low Wee Nee (MAS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-6
[4] Sadia Gul (PAK) (bye)
[3] Enora Villard (FRA) (bye)
Anna Kimberley (ENG) bt [6] Diana Garcia (MEX) 3-2: 7-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-5
[7] Elani Landman (RSA) bt Tiffany Hau (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-8
[2] Rowan Elaraby (EGY) (bye)

2017 Czech International Championship

Final
[1] Amina Yousry (EGY) bt [3] Tinne Gilis (BEL) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-8

Semi-Final
[1] Amina Yousry (EGY) bt [4] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-3
[3] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bt Lisa Aitken (SCO) 3-1: 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8

Quarter-Final
[1] Amina Yousry (EGY) bt Ali Hemingway (WAL) 3-0: 11-5, 11-1, 14-12
[4] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) bt [8] Eva Feřteková (CZE) 3-0: 11-4, 11-9, 11-7
[3] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bt [7] Farah Momen (EGY) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-4
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt Kace Bartley (ENG) 3-1: 11-7, 11-8, 9-11, 11-6

First Round
[1] Amina Yousry (EGY) bt Elspeth Young (SCO) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-8
Ali Hemingway (WAL) bt [5] Marija Shpakova (SUI) 3-1: 11-4, 11-13, 11-5, 11-4
[8] Eva Feřteková (CZE) bt Sanne Veldkamp (NED) 3-0: 11-8, 11-2, 11-6
[4] Tessa ter Sluis (NED) bt Nia Davies (WAL) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-4
[3] Tinne Gilis (BEL) bt Zuzana Kubáňová (CZE) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-5
[7] Farah Momen (EGY) bt [WC] Tereza Svobodova (CZE) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-9
Kace Bartley (ENG) bt [6] Nadia Pfister (SUI) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-6
Lisa Aitken (SCO) bt [2] Anna Serme (CZE) 3-0: 11-9, 11-6, 11-8

2017 BCS Russian Open

Final
[1] Adam Murrills (ENG) bt [Q] Miko Äijänen (FIN) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-5 (35m)

Semi-Final
[1] Adam Murrills (ENG) bt [4] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) 3-1: 11-4, 6-11, 11-3, 11-3 (40m)
[Q] Miko Äijänen (FIN) bt [2] Jami Äijänen (FIN) 3-1: 7-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-6 (40m)

Quarter-Final
[1] Adam Murrills (ENG) bt [Q] Laurence Green (ENG) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-8 (45m)
[4] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt [8] Michael Babra (SWE) 3-0: 11-1, 11-3, 11-5 (40m)
[Q] Miko Äijänen (FIN) bt [5] Roee Avraham (ISR) 3-2: 9-11, 11-8, 12-10, 11-8 (45m)
[2] Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt [Q] Owain Taylor (WAL) 3-1: 11-7, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9 (40m)

First Round
[1] Adam Murrills (ENG) bt Matthew Broadberry (ENG) 3-1: 14-12, 11-13, 11-4, 11-8 (55m)
[Q] Laurence Green (ENG) bt [6] David Clegg (AUS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 (25m)
[8] Michael Babra (SWE) bt [WC] Konstantin Kostrykin (RUS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 11-5 (25m)
[4] Daniel Poleshchuk (ISR) bt Marc ter Sluis (NED) 3-1: 11-5, 11-3, 10-12, 11-7 (42m)
[Q] Miko Äijänen (FIN) bt [3] Rui Soares (POR) 3-0: 11-5, 11-9, 11-9 (37m)
[5] Roee Avraham (ISR) bt [Q] Roman Fetisov (RUS) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-8 (24m)
[Q] Owain Taylor (WAL) bt [7] Adrian Ostbye (NOR) 3-1: 8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 (45m)
[2] Jami Äijänen (FIN) bt Yannik Omlor (GER) 3-2: 12-10, 9-11, 7-11, 11-6, 11-1 (57m)

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