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Karim Ali Fathi

Weekend Roundup: Fathi Captures Costa Rica Open Title

Egypt’s World No.35 Karim Ali Fathi claimed his 10th PSA World Tour title as he beat Mexico’s World No.49 Arturo Salazar in the final of the Costa Rica Open.

Fathi came through over four games to claim his first title since his 2014 win at the Sportspin Event Malaysian Tour Squash Circuit 6.

Elsewhere, Egypt’s World No.54 Youssef Soliman – who lifted the Garavan's West of Ireland Open earlier this year – beat England’s World No.58 Joshua Masters in the final of the International Squash of Madeira Island Open 3-1, after not dropping a game en route to the final.

At the City of Kalgoorlie & Boulder Golden Open it was World No.206 Mike Corren who beat compatriot and number one seed Australia’s World No.135 Rhys Dowling 3-1 in the final.

Meanwhile in the women’s final, Australia’s World No.52 Tamika Saxby came from a game down to claim her sixth PSA World Tour title when she beat World No.105 Samantha Foyle – who was appearing in her first PSA World Tour final since the South Australian Open 2012 – 3-1 in the final.

Full Results:

Costa Rica Open
First Round
[2] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt Eric Galvez (MEX) 3-1: 12-10, 11-4, 3-11, 11-9
[Q] Jesus Camacho (MEX) bt [8] Shahjahan Khan (PAK) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-3
[5] Vikram Malhotra (IND) bt [Q] David Baillargeon (CAN) 3-0: 11-3, 11-7, 11-8
[3] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt Juan Camilo Vargas (COL) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-5
[4] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [Q] Miled Zarazua (MEX) 3-1: 8-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-3
[6] Christopher Binnie (JAM) bt Edgar Zayas (MEX) 3-1: 11-5, 11-3, 9-11, 11-9
[7] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt [Q] Abrego Aguilar (ESA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-5, 11-2
[1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [WC] Sebastian Jimenez Benavides (CRC) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-4

Quarter-finals
[2] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [Q] Jesus Camacho (MEX) 3-1: 11-4, 7-11, 14-12, 11-6 (65m)
[3] Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [5] Vikram Malhotra (IND) 3-1: 13-11, 9-11, 11-7, 14-12 (75m)
[4] Alfredo Avila (MEX) bt [6] Christopher Binnie (JAM) 3-1: 8-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-6 (80m)
[1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [7] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-5 (35m)

Semi-finals
[2] Arturo Salazar (MEX) bt [3] Farhan Zaman (PAK) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-5
[1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [4] Alfredo Avila (MEX) 3-1: 11-6, 1-11, 11-5, 11-6

Final
[1] Karim Ali Fathi (EGY) bt [2] Arturo Salazar (MEX) 3-1: 11-2, 10-12, 11-7, 11-3

International Squash of Madeira Island Open
First Round
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt Connor Sheen (ENG) 3-0: 11-2, 11-7, 11-4
[7] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt [Q] Joeri Hapers (BEL) 3-0: 11-2, 11-9, 11-9
[3] Jens Schoor (GER) bt [WC] Claudio Pinto (POR) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-9
[8] Mark Fuller (ENG) bt Rui Soares (POR) 3-1: 11-13, 11-5, 11-4, 15-13
[6] Patrick Rooney (ENG) bt [Q] Hugo Varela (ESP) 3-2: 5-11, 8-11, 11-3, 11-2, 11-4
[4] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP) bt [Q] Victor Crouin (FRA) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-5
[5] Mohammad Alsarraj (JOR) bt [Q] Valentin Rapp (GER) 3-1: 12-10, 11-8, 10-12, 11-5
[2] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt Ondrej Uherka (CZE) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 11-6

Quarter-finals
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [6] Patrick Rooney (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-3
[5] Mohammad Alsarraj (JOR) bt [3] Jens Schoor (GER) 3-2: 8-11, 12-10, 5-11, 11-4, 11-8
[4] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP) bt [7] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-1: 13-11, 4-11, 11-9, 11-3
[2] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [8] Mark Fuller (ENG) 3-0: 15-13, 11-7, 11-8

Semi-finals
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [4] Carlos Cornes Ribadas (ESP) 3-0: 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
[2] Joshua Masters (ENG) bt [5] Mohammad Alsarraj (JOR) 3-0: 12-10, 11-9, 11-3

Final
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [2] Joshua Masters (ENG) 3-1: 11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-2 (49m)

City of Kalgoorlie & Boulder Golden Open
Men’s First Round
[1] Rhys Dowling (AUS) [bye]
[8] Alex Eustace (AUS) bt [WC] Tim Cowell (AUS) 3-1: 9-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-6
[7] David Ilich (AUS) v Kashif Arif (PAK) [Walkover]
[4] Mike Corren (AUS) [bye]
Joseph White (AUS) bt [6] Nathan Lindner (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
[5] Courtney West (AUS) [bye]
[2] Thomas Calvert (AUS) [bye]

Men’s Quarter-finals
[1] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt [8] Alex Eustace (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-2, 11-7
[3] Solayman Nowrozi (AUS) bt [7] David Ilich (AUS) 3-1: 11-5, 11-9, 2-11, 12-10
[4] Mike Corren (AUS) bt Joseph White (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-1, 11-2
[2] Thomas Calvert (AUS) bt [5] Courtney West (AUS) 3-0: 12-10, 11-6, 11-4
Women’s Quarter Finals
[1] Tamika Saxby (AUS) bt [L] Cindy Meintjes (AUS) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
[L] Amanda Hopps (AUS) bt [3] Aika Azman (MAS) 3-1: 11-8, 14-12, 11-13, 11-7
[L] Zoe Petrovansky (AUS) bt [4] Taylor Flavell (AUS) 3-1: 11-6, 11-5, 12-14, 11-7
[2] Samantha Foyle (AUS) bt [5] Lauren Aspinall (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-7

Men’s Semi-finals
[1] Rhys Dowling (AUS) bt [3] Solayman Nowrozi (AUS) 3-0: 11-9, 11-2, 11-2
[4] Mike Corren (AUS) bt [2] Thomas Calvert 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-6
Women’s Semi-finals
[1] Tamika Saxby (AUS) bt [L] Amanda Hopps (AUS) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-6
[2] Samantha Foyle (AUS) bt [L] Zoe Petrovansky (AUS) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-4

Men’s Final
[4] Mike Corren (AUS) bt [1] Rhys Dowling (AUS) 3-1: 16-14, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6
Women’s Final
[1] Tamika Saxby bt [2] Samantha Foyle (AUS) 3-1: 7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-5

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