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Weekend Roundup: Soliman & Mekbib Take Honours on Challenger Tour

Egypt's World No.37 Youssef Soliman and Czech Republc's World No.119 Daniel Mekbib claimed silverware over the weekend after they took the honours at the FMC International Men's Squash Championship and the Big Head Wines Oak Court Classic, respectively.

Soliman captured his eighth PSA Tour title after overcoming Malaysia's Ivan Yuen in the FMC International, winning 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 in 63 minutes.

Meanwhile, number six seed Mekbib is celebrating his 2nd PSA Tour title courtesy of an 8-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-6 win against top seed Shawn Delierre in Canada.

Mekbib was in red hot-form all week and he also dispatched number two seed Michael McCue and number four seed Reiko Peter en route to the trophy.

Results – FMC International Men’s Squash Championships

Final
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [2] Ivan Yuen (MAS) 3-2: 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 9-11, 11-8 (63m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) 3-2: 12-10, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 (43m)
[2] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [5] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) 3-1: 9-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 (46m)

Quarter-Finals
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [7] Asim Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-13, 11-7, 7-11, 11-2, 12-10 (68m)
[8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [3] Mazen Gamal (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-9 (32m)
[5] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [4] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) 3-0: 11-8, 11-9, 12-10 (35m)
[2] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [9/16] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-7 (31m)

Second Round
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) bt [9/16] Robert Downer (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 12-10 (37m)
[7] Asim Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Amaad Fareed (PAK) 3-0: 11-2, 11-5, 11-5 (30m)
[8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) bt [9/16] Lau Tsz Kwan (HKG) 3-0: 11-7, 12-10, 11-7 (26m)
[3] Mazen Gamal (EGY) bt Henry Leung (HKG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 (39m)
[4] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) bt [9/16] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) 3-2: 13-11, 2-11, 13-11, 3-11, 11-9 (57m)
[5] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) bt [9/16] Wong Chi Him (HKG) 3-0: 11-5, 11-1 ret.
[9/16] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt [6] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) 3-1: 11-6, 10-12, 11-8, 11-6 (40m)
[2] Ivan Yuen (MAS) bt [9/16] Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-8 (26m)

First Round
[1] Youssef Soliman (EGY) [bye]
[9/16] Robert Downer (ENG) bt Yannik Omlor (GER) 3-2: 11-9, 11-4, 5-11, 7-11, 11-4 (60m)
[9/16] Amaad Fareed (PAK) bt Zeeshan Khan (PAK) 3-2: 11-9, 11-6, 7-11, 9-11, 11-8 (50m)
[7] Asim Khan (PAK) [bye]
[8] Farhan Mehboob (PAK) [bye]
[9/16] Lau Tsz Kwan (HKG) bt [WC] Muhammad Farhan (PAK) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-7 (20m)
Henry Leung (HKG) bt [9/16] Addeen Idrakie (MAS) 3-2: 11-9, 9-11, 12-10, 9-11, 11-7 (80m)
[3] Mazen Gamal (EGY) [bye]
[4] Auguste Dussourd (FRA) [bye]
[9/16] Tang Ming Hong (HKG) bt Khawaja Adil Maqbool (PAK) 3-1: 10-12, 11-5, 11-1, 11-3 (18m)
[9/16] Wong Chi Him (HKG) bt [WC] Haris Qasim (PAK) 3-0: 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (28m)
[5] Tayyab Aslam (PAK) [bye]
[6] Mohd Syafiq Kamal (MAS) [bye]
[9/16] Israr Ahmed (PAK) bt Abdul Malik Imran (PAK) 3-0: 14-12, 11-5, 11-6 (24m)
[9/16] Syed Ali Mujtaba Shah Bokhari (PAK) bt Zahir Shah (PAK) 3-2: 9-11, 11-6, 3-11, 11-1, 11-8 (44m)
[2] Ivan Yuen (MAS) [bye]

Results – Big Head Wines White Oaks Court Classic

Final
[6] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [1] Shawn Delierre (CAN) 3-1: 8-11, 11-2, 11-8, 11-6 (59m)

Semi-Finals
[1] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt [7] Mario Yanez (MEX) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-8
[6] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [2] Michael McCue (CAN) 3-0: 12-10, 11-8, 11-5

Quarter-Finals
[1] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Cameron Seth (CAN) 3-1: 11-4, 11-5, 10-12, 11-7
[7] Mario Yanez (MEX) bt [3] Nick Sachvie (CAN) 3-2: 11-4, 11-13, 11-6, 10-12, 11-4
[6] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt [4] Reiko Peter (SUI) 3-1: 10-12, 11-9, 12-10, 11-8
[2] Michael McCue (CAN) bt [5] Andrew Schnell (CAN) 3-1: 7-11, 11-8, 11-5, 11-4

First Round
[1] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Chua Man Chin (SGP) 3-0: 11-6, 11-6, 11-6
Cameron Seth (CAN) bt [8] Fernando Magdaleno (MEX) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-1
[7] Mario Yanez (MEX) bt Cory McCartney (CAN) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-6
[3] Nick Sachvie (CAN) bt David Cromwell (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-3
[4] Reiko Peter (SUI) bt [WC] Darosham Khan (CAN) 3-0: 11-4, 11-4, 11-8
[6] Daniel Mekbib (CZE) bt Micah Franklin (BER) 3-0: 14-12, 11-6, 11-9
[5] Andrew Schnell (CAN) bt Thomas King (CAN) 3-0: 11-2, 11-4, 11-1
[2] Michael McCue (CAN) bt Leandro Romiglio (ARG) 3-0: 13-11, 11-5, 11-7

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