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Tournament of Champions Challenger QF: Seeds Continue To Fall In New York

The action continued in New York at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Challenger, with three more surprises on quarter finals day, including the women’s No.2 seed being dumped out of the Challenger 10 level competition.

There was just the one shock result in the women’s event, but it was a big one, as No.6 seed Kenzy Ayman overcame the challenger of No.2 seed Tsz-Wing Tong in straight games. She needed just 24 minutes to get the job done, to set up a meeting with another Hongkonger, in No.3 seed Ka Yi Lee, in the semis.

The other women’s semi-final will see top seed Sana Ibrahim take on Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk for a place in the final at Grand Central Terminal, after they got the better of USA’s Lucie Stefanoni and Egypt’s Sohaila Ismail, respectively.

Meanwhile in the men’s draw, the top two seeds will be joined by two unseeded players, as both Aly Abou Eleinen and Timothy Brownell took out seeded players fort the second day in succession to advance to the last four of the competition. Eleinen overcame England’s Sam Todd in straight games and will now face No.2 seed Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi, while Timothy Brownell will take on top seed Faraz Khan after beating Hong Kong’s Tsz Kwan Lau.

The semis of the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Challenger take place on Friday, April 29, with places in the final at Grand Central Terminal up for grabs.

Men’s Quarter Final Results: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Challenger
[2] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) bt [8] Robert Downer (ENG) 3-0: 11-3, 11-6, 11-3 (25m)
Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) bt [7] Sam Todd (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-5 (34m)
Timothy Brownell (USA) bt [4] Tsz Kwan Lau (HKG) 3-1: 11-7, 3-11, 11-3, 11-5
[1] Faraz Khan (USA) bt [6] Spencer Lovejoy (USA) 3-1: 15-13, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9

Men’s Semi-Final Draw: To Be Played Friday, April 29
[2] Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi (QAT) v Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY)
Timothy Brownell (USA) v [1] Faraz Khan (USA)

Women’s Quarter Final Results: J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions Challenger
[1] Sana Ibrahim (EGY) bt [7] Lucie Stefanoni (USA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-5, 11-5
[4] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) bt Sohaila Ismail (EGY) 3-0: 11-8, 11-6, 11-6 (26m)
[3] Ka Yi Lee (HKG) bt [5] Marina Stefanoni (USA) 3-1: 7-11, 14-12, 11-9, 11-9
[6] Kenzy Ayman (EGY) bt [2] Tsz-Wing Tong (HKG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-6, 11-1 (24m)

Women’s Semi-Final Draw: To Be Played Friday, April 29
[1] Sana Ibrahim (EGY) v [4] Chan Sin Yuk (HKG)
[3] Ka Yi Lee (HKG) v [6] Kenzy Ayman (EGY)

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