El Tayeb and Momen with Egyptian Double in Dublin!

In a historic climax to the Irish Squash Open in Dublin, rising stars Tarek Momen (pic le) and Nour El Tayeb (pic ri) celebrated the first Egyptian double in the long-established event – while 18-year-old El Tayeb prevailed in the longest ever women’s match played under the current scoring system. 4th seed Nour El Tayeb, the world No20 fell two games behind Jaclyn Hawkes, the 3rd seed from New Zealand who is ranked five places higher. The Egyptian teenager tightened up her game and eliminated her error count to secure her first Irish Open title 13-15, 5-11, 11-9, 12-10, 16-14 after 110 minutes. The climax of the men’s event also produced a significant upset when unseeded Tarek Momen defeated top-seeded Australian Stewart Boswell. Momen, the world No24, clinched the victory after 54 minutes – his 12-10, 11-7, 8-11, 11-3 win finally marking his maiden PSA World Tour title success after his sixth appearance in a final.