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Fayrouz Aboelkheir and Moustafa El Sirty with the winners' trophies

Egyptian Challenger #1: El Sirty & Aboelkheir Victorious

Top seed Moustafa El Sirty and 15-year-old Fayrouz Aboelkheir have claimed the titles at the Cairo International Stadium, winning the Egyptian Challenger Tour #1 event.

Like all tournaments on the Challenger Tour right now, the Egyptian Challenger Tour #1 had limits on entries, with only those currently residing in the country being able to enter and participate.

15-year-old Fayrouz Aboelkheir was the last one on the draw sheet for the women’s event, as she took out No.14 seed Habiba Hossam, No.2 seed Salma Eltayeb, No.12 seed Menna Walid and No.3 seed Nour Aboulmakarim en route to the final.

There, she met another unseeded player, in 16-year-old Malak Khafagy, in one of the youngest-ever finals in professional squash history. She overcame her compatriot in four games, to win in her very first tournament on the Tour, a remarkable achievement.

In the men’s event, there were plenty of shocks along the way, but it came down to the top two seeds in the final, as Moustafa El Sirty and Yahya Elnawasany went head-to-head for the title.

It would be the top seed El Sirty that lifted the crown, wining in straight games, with a first game tie-break being crucial, as the 19-year-old took the title, his fourth already on Tour.

Results: Egyptian Challenger Tour #1
Men’s Final
[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt [2] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) 3-0: 14-12, 11-5, 11-7 (39m)

Women’s Final
Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bt Malak Khafagy (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8 (37m)

Men’s Semi-Finals
[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt [15] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) 3-1: 14-12, 11-4, 5-11, 11-5 (40m)
[2] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) bt Mohamed Ferman Hassan (IRQ) 3-1: 8-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-9 (36m)

Women’s Semi-Finals
Malak Khafagy (EGY) bt [1] Hana Moataz (EGY) 3-2: 11-7, 9-11, 5-11, 11-9, 11-8 (45m)
Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bt [3] Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-5, 11-5 (23m)

Men’s Quarter-Finals
[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt [7] Shady El Sherbiny (EGY) 3-0: 11-2, 11-6, 11-3 (21m)
[15] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt [9] Aly Hussein (EGY) 3-1: 11-4, 7-11, 11-9, 11-3 (41m)
Mohamed Ferman Hassan (IRQ) bt [5] Khaled Labib (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 12-10 (27m)
[2] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) bt [8] Hazem Helmy (EGY) 3-2: 10-12, 11-7, 8-11, 11-2, 11-7 (49m)

Women’s Quarter-Finals
[1] Hana Moataz (EGY) bt [13] Nada Ehab (EGY) 3-0: 11-1, 11-4, 11-2 (13m)
Malak Khafagy (EGY) bt [6] Nardine Garas (EGY) 3-2: 4-11, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9, 11-5 (44m)
[3] Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) bt [7] Haya Ali (EGY) 3-2: 11-2, 7-11, 6-11, 11-4, 11-7 (43m)
Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bt [12] Menna Walid (EGY) 3-1: 16-18, 11-8, 16-14, 11-8 (50m)

Men’s Round Two
[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt [13] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) 3-0: 12-10, 16-14, 13-11 (49m)
[7] Shady El Sherbiny (EGY) bt Ahmed Abualela (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (23m)
[9] Aly Hussein (EGY) bt [6] Marwan Tarek (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-8, 11-6 (42m)
[15] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt [4] Omar ElKattan (EGY) 3-1: 9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5 (28m)
Mohamed Ferman Hassan (IRQ) bt [14] Ahmed Medan (EGY) 3-1: 11-2, 11-7, 9-11, 11-2 (35m)
[5] Khaled Labib (EGY) bt Mohamed Sayed El Boraie (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 12-10 (36m)
[8] Hazem Helmy (EGY) bt [10] Karim Elbarbary (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 5-8 rtd (22m)
[2] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) bt [11] Abdallah Elmasry (EGY) 3-2: 8-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5 (68m)

Women’s Round Two
[1] Hana Moataz (EGY) bt [15] Amina Yousry (EGY) 3-1: 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 12-10 (35m)
[13] Nada Ehab (EGY) bt [5] Kenzy Ayman (EGY) 3-2: 7-11, 11-5, 11-7, 5-11, 11-5 (41m)
[6] Nardine Garas (EGY) bt Malak Kamal (EGY) 3-2: 11-6, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-7 (40m)
Malak Khafagy (EGY) bt Lojayn Gohary (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-4 (37m)
[3] Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) bt [11] Nour Heikal (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 12-10, 11-5 (32m)
[7] Haya Ali (EGY) bt [16] Habiba El Dafrawy (EGY) 3-1: 11-9, 8-11, 11-6, 11-5 (26m)
[12] Menna Walid (EGY) bt Zeina Zein (EGY) 3-1: 11-8, 6-11, 11-6, 11-4 (42m)
Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bt [2] Salma Eltayeb (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-8 (29m)

Men’s Round One
[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bt Seif Shenawy (EGY) 3-2: 12-14, 8-11, 13-11, 11-4, 11-6
[13] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt Ali Yacout (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 12-10, 6-11, 12-10
Ahmed Abualela (EGY) bt [12] Mohamed Nasser (EGY) 3-1: 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, 11-7
[7] Shady El Sherbiny (EGY) bt Ahmed Marzouk (EGY) 3-1: 11-4, 3-11, 13-11, 11-7
[6] Marwan Tarek (EGY) bt Ziad Ibrahim (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-9
[9] Aly Hussein (EGY) bt Youssef Nastawy (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-6, 11-1
[15] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt Omar Bahgat (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-0, 8-2 rtd
[4] Omar Elkattan (EGY) bt Mohamed Mostafa (EGY) 3-0: 0-0 rtd
Mohamed Ferman Hassan (IRQ) bt [3] Ahmed Hosny (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-2
[14] Ahmed Medan (EGY) bt Mo Mosaad (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 13-11, 11-7
Mohamed Sayed El Boraie (EGY) bt [16] Seif Nasser (EGY) 3-0: 12-10, 11-5, 12-10
[5] Khaled Labib (EGY) bt Abdelrahman Abdelkhalek (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-4, 11-2
[8] Hazem Helmy (EGY) bt Omar Gohary (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-6, 11-3
[10] Karim Elbarbary (EGY) bt Youssef Gamal (EGY) 3-0: 14-12, 11-4, 11-6
[11] Abdallah Elmasry (EGY) bt Roger Baddour (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-5, 12-10
[2] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) bt Mohamed Gohar (EGY) 3-0: 11-5, 11-4, 11-1

Women’s Round One
[1] Hana Moataz (EGY) bt Salma El Aify (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-4, 11-4
[15] Amina Yousry (EGY) bt Amira Elrefaey (EGY) 3-0: 11-0, 11-4, 11-3
[13] Nada Ehab (EGY) bt Maryam Elshanawany (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-7, 11-1 (EGY)
[5] Kenzy Ayman (EGY) bt Hana Ismail (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-8, 11-6
[6] Nardine Garas (EGY) bt Noureen Khalifa (EGY) 3-1: 11-3, 11-2, 6-11, 11-3
Malak Kamal (EGY) bt [10] Nour Ramy (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-9
Lojayn Gohary (EGY) bt [9] Rana Ismail (EGY) 3-2: 8-11, 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-4
Malak Khafagy (EGY) bt [4] Amina El Rihany (EGY) 3-1: 9-11, 12-10, 11-5, 11-9
[3] Nour Aboulmakarim (EGY) bt Ingy Hammouda (EGY) 3-1: 11-8, 9-11, 11-7, 11-8
[11] Nour Heikal (EGY) bt Farida Salloum (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-8, 11-8
[16] Habiba El Dafrawy (EGY) bt Erisa Sano Herring (JPN) 3-0: 11-9, 11-4, 11-7
[7] Haya Ali (EGY) bt Amina ElBorolossy (EGY) 3-0: 11-3, 11-5, 11-4
Zeina Zein (EGY) bt [8] Shahd Elrefaey (EGY) 3-2: 5-11, 11-2, 13-15, 11-5, 11-5
[12] Menna Walid (EGY) bt Nour Wageeh (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-3, 11-5
Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bt [14] Habiba Hossam (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-5, 11-9
[2] Salma Eltayeb (EGY) bt Nour Harfoush (EGY) 3-0: 11-4, 11-3, 11-3

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