July 2013

Egypt claim World Junior title in Poland!

It took just 45 minutes for Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed and Nour El Sherbini to win the 1st 2 matches in the final of the Women’s World Junior Team Championship to take Egypt into the record books after winning the World Squash Federation title for an historic 4th successive time.

The tie against 2nd seeds USA – a repeat of the previous final 2 years ago in the USA – brought to a climax 12 days of action in Wroclaw, which featured more than 160 players from a record 37 nations competing in the first ever staging of the Men’s & Women’s World Junior Individual Championships and the Women’s World Junior Team Championship in Poland.

Final (all ties played in team order 3, 1, 2):
[1] EGYPT bt [2] USA 2/0
Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed bt Reeham Sedky 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 (26m)
Nour El Sherbini bt Sabrina Sobhy 11-5, 11-6, 11-3 (19m)
Mariam Ibrahim Metwally v Olivia Fiechter (match withdrawn)

Ramy still at the top of the World!

Ramy Ashour moves into his 7th successive month at the top of the PSA Men’s World Squash Rankings to establish his longest unbroken run as World No1in the July list published by the Professional Squash Association.

Ashour is the dominant force in world squash today after winning his eighth successive PSA World Tour title at the Allam British Open in May.

In an unchanged world top 20, Frenchman Gregory Gaultier holds onto 2nd place – his highest ranking for more than a year – while Englishmen James Willstrop and Nick Matthew are at No3 and No4, respectively.

July 2013 top 15 (inc. points average):
1 [1] Ramy Ashour EGY 1,761
2 [2] Gregory Gaultier FRA 1,109
3 [3] James Willstrop ENG 982
4 [4] Nick Matthew ENG 941
5 [5] Karim Darwish EGY 705
6 [6] Mohamed Elshorbagy EGY 674
7 [7] Peter Barker ENG 520
8 [8] Amr Shabana EGY 514
9 [9] Borja Golan ESP 471
10 [10] Tarek Momen EGY 459
11 [11] Omar Mosaad EGY 410
12 [12] Simon Rosner GER 347
13 [13] Cameron Pilley AUS 343
14 [14] Daryl Selby ENG 336
15 [15] Alister Walker BOT 310