Egyptian female squash player Hana Moataz won the Grand Sport Armenia 1st Challenger 5 2016, celebrated in the Armenian capital of Yerevan.
The tournament, which offered prize money amounting to $5,000, featured only female players.
In the first round, Moataz won against Czech Zuzana Kubanova, with scores of 12-10, 11-5, 7-11, 11-9, and a final score of 3-1.
She qualified for the semifinals after defeating Russia’s Ekaterina Marusan in the quarterfinals, with scores of 11-1, 11-6, 11-2, and a final score of 3-0.
In the semifinals, Moataz beat France’s Enora Villard, with scores of 11-9, 11-6, 8-11, 11-3, and a final score of 3-1.
In the final match, she won against Dutch player Milou Van Der Heijden, with scores of 12-10, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10, and a final score of 3-1.
Moataz is not the only Egyptian champion to stand out in Armenia as her male compatriot Mazen Gamal won the Grand Sport Armenia 2nd Challenger 5 2016, which was also held in Yerevan.
In the Grand Sport Armenia 2nd Challenger 5 2016’s first round, Gamal defeated Guatemala’s Antonio De La Torre, with scores of 11-4, 11-4, 11-8, and a final score of 3-0.
Gamal won against France’s Vincent Droesbeke in the quarter finals, with scores 9-11, 11-6, 11-5, 11-5, and a final score of 3-1.
After defeating Finnish Jakkoo Vähämaa in the semifinals, with scores of 13-11, 11-2, 7-11, 11-8, and a final score of 3-1, Gamal met English Nathan Lake in the final.
The victory went to Gamal with the scores of 11-8, 11-13, 12-10, 11-6, and a final score was 3-1.
This is Gamal’s second consecutive victory as he won the same championship last year after also beating Lake in the final, with the scores of 11-9, 11-6, 11-6, and a final score of 3-0.