Sherbini and Shorbagy on World Junior Championship course!

Marwan El Shorbagy (le) needed 74 minutes to beat Pakistani Syed Bukhari (le) 5-11, 12-10, 11-3, 8-11, 11-3 to reach the quarter-finals of the World Junior Championships 2012 (photo: Steve Cubbins)

The two big favourites of the World Junior Squash Championships, held at the Khalifa International Tennis & Squash Complex in the Qatar capital Doha, are made the quarter-finals in different styles.

As 16-year-old Egyptian Nour El Sherbini eased through to the last 8 by overcoming Finland’s Emelia Soini in just 16 minutes 11-3, 11-7, 11-2, country-fellow Marwan El Shorbagy (ri) had a tough time. Men's favourite Shorbagy needed all his experience to shake of 9 to 16 seed Syed Hamzah Shah Bukhari (le) from Pakistan 5-11, 12-10, 11-3, 8-11, 11-3 in 74 minutes of play.

Quarter-finals set up:
[1] Marwan El Shorbagy (EGY) v [5/8] Nasir Iqbal (PAK)
[3/4] Danish Atlas Khan (PAK) v [9/16] Ahmad Al-Saraj (JOR)
[3/4] Mazen Hesham Ga Sabry (EGY) v [5/8] Fares Mohamed Dessouki (EGY)
[2] Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) v [5/8] Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND)

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) v [9/16] Melissa Alves (FRA)
[3/4] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) v [5/8] Mariam Ibrahim Metwally (EGY)
[3/4] Yathreb Adel (EGY) v [5/8] Anaka Alankamony (IND)
[2] Emily Whitlock (ENG) v [5/8] Salma Hany Ibrahim Ahmed (EGY)