Several Egyptian squash players stood out at the 2016 WSF World Junior Squash Championship in Poland, concluding with an all-Egyptian female final match.
The final match of the girls’ competition took place between Nouran Gohar and Rowan El-Araby, with Gohar beating her opponent with a score of 3-0.
Four Egyptian girls had reached the quarter-finals, including Gohar, El-Araby, Hania El-Hammay, and Amina Youssry.
Leading up to the quarter-finals, Gohar defeated her compatriot Zeina Meckawy, Youssry won against American Casey Wong, El-Araby beat American Marina Stefanoi, and El-Hammay defeated Hong Kong’s Hiu Lam Lui. All of the abovementioned matches ended with a score of 3-0.
In the quarter-finals, after defeating New Zealand’s Eleanor Epke with a score of 3-0, Gohar qualified for the semfinals. El-Hammay also qualified for the semfinals, thanks to her win against England’s Amelia Henley (3-0), while El-Araby qualified after defeating Malaysian Andrea Lee (3-1). Youssry exited the tournament after losing to Malaysian Siva Subarmaniam (3-2).
In the semifinals, Gohar defeated Subarmaniam (3-0), and El-Araby defeated her compatriot El-Hammay (3-0). As for the boys’ competition, after beating French Victor Crouin (3-1), Egyptian Youssef Ibrahim qualified for the quarter-finals. Egyptian Marawan Tarek also qualified for the quarter-finals after defeating Jordanian Mohammad Al-Sarraj (3-0), and Egyptian Saad El-Din Abouaish followed them by winning against Iranian Sajad Zareian (3-2).
Only two of the three Egyptian players qualified for the semifinals: Abouaish, thanks to his victory against French Benjamin Aubert (3-2), and Ibrahim after winning against Japanese Ryunosuke Tsukue (3-1). Tarek exited the tournament after losing to Pakistani Israr Ahmed (3-2).
Abouaish proceeded to the finals after beating Ahmed (3-1), while Ibrahim lost to Malaysian Eain Yow Ng (3-1), exiting the tournament.
In the final match, Abouaish lost to Eain Yow Ng.