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2016/17 Young Players Of The Year: Squash Fans - Have Your Say

For the first time ever squash fans are being invited to play their part in the outcome of the 2016/17 PSA Men's and Women's Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year awards.

The annual awards, presented to the players who have best demonstrated supreme athletic performance and achievement during the season, have previously been selected by the PSA Awards Panel – but in 2017 squash fans can have their say by casting their vote in conjunction with the Awards Panel.

Today, we're asking you to cast your votes for the prestigious Young Players of the Year awards.

Men's Young Player Of The Year – The Nominees
Awarded to a Junior male player Under-23 who best demonstrates great achievements and potential at a Young age during the 2016/17 PSA World Tour season.

We’ve pulled together a shortlist of four players below for consideration. Choose your winner, or select other and enter the name of a player who you think better fits the bill.

Iker Pajares Bernabeu (Spain – 21)
Tournamnets
Won four PSA World Tour titles: 2016 JSW Otters International (M5) 2016 Malaysian Tour VII (M10) 2017 Seapix Open (M5) and the 2017 Jersey Classic (M5)

Rankings
Climbed from World No.100 in August to World No.68 in May

Fares Dessouky (Egypt – 22)
Tournamnets
Won biggest career title at the CCI JSW PSA M50 event and made the quarter-finals or better at three PSA World Series events – including the PSA Men’s World Championship.


Rankings
Broke into top ten for first time in career and reached World No.9 in April 2017 after starting the season at No.15.

Diego Elias (Peru – 20)
Tournamnets
Won the Edmonton Open (M35) title and made the semi-finals at 2016 NetSuite Open (M100) and 2017 Motor City Open (M70) in two of his best ever performances.


Rankings
Became first Peruvian ever – and the first South American since Miguel Angel Rodriguez – to reach the top 20, making World No.19 in May 2017 after starting season at No.34.

Mohamed Alsarraj (Jordan – 18)
Tournaments
Won four PSA World Tour titles; Amman Open (M5) Imet Open (M5) Cronimet Open (M5) and Amsterdam Open (M5)


Rankings
Started the season at No.462 but broke into the top 100 to a career high of World No.98 in May 2017.

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PSA Young Female Player of the Year
Awarded to a Junior female player Under-23 who best demonstrates great achievements and potential at a Young age during the 2016/17 PSA World Tour season.

We’ve pulled together a shortlist of four players below for consideration. Choose your winner, or select other and enter the name of a player who you think better fits the bill.

Nouran Gohar (Egypt – 19)
Tournaments
Won the 2016 Hong Kong Open to secure her first PSA World Series title at the age of just 18 before going on to finish as runner-up at the China Open (W70) and Wadi Degla Open (W50).


Rankings
Starting the season at World No.5 Gohar reached a career high No.2 in January 2017.

Nele Gilis (Belgium – 21)
Tournaments
Won the biggest title of her career at the Irish Open (W15) along with Open de Volcans (W10) and made first round appearances at four PSA World Series events.

Rankings
Begun the season at No.41 before climbing to a career high of World No.34 in March 2017.

Zeina Mickawy (Egypt – 18)
Tournaments
Won her first ever PSA World Tour title at the 2016 Ukranian Cup (W5) whilst also securing runner-up finishes at the Cincinnati Cup (W10) and Winnipeg Women’s Open (W10).


Rankings
After starting the season at World No.154 the Egyptian broke into the Top 50 to reach World No.46 in May 2017.

Menna Hamed (Egypt – 19)
Tournaments

In her first full season on Tour Hamed won three titles: 2017 Riga Open (W5) 2017 Keith Grainger Memorial (W5) and the 2017 Bull Ring Open (W5) to go along with a runner-up finish at the Edinburgh Sports Club Open. 


Rankings
Reached World No.71 in May 2017 after starting the season at No.146

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Young Player of the Year – Women
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