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Combaxx CAS International 2022

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$30,000 Serena Hotels/Combaxx CAS International 2022, Mushaf Squash Complex, Islamabad, Pakistan, PSA Challenger Tour 30
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Combaxx CAS International 2022
Men's Draw
19 - 23 Oct
Islamabad, Pakistan, $30k

ROUND TWO
19 Oct
QUARTERS
21 Oct
SEMIS
22 Oct
FINAL
23 Oct

[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY)
11-6, 11-9, 8-11, 11-9 (43m)
Hamza Khan (PAK)

Moustafa El Sirty
9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-5 (40m)
 Ibrahim Elkabbani
Moustafa El Sirty
11-5, 9-11, 3-11, 11-6, 11-6 (61m)
Balázs Farkas
Moustafa El Sirty
11-6, 10-12, 11-4,
6-11, 12-10 (37m)
Mohamed Elsherbini
[9/16] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY)
11-9, 13-11, 11-9 (42m)
[6] Christopher Gordon (USA)
[8] Yassin Elshafei (EGY)
11-7, 13-11, 9-11, 11-3 (39m)
[9/16] Darren Pragasam (MAS)
 Yassin Elshafei
11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3 (43m)
Balázs Farkas
[4] Balázs Farkas (HUN)
11-2, 4-11, 11-3, 11-8 (37m)
Ahsan Ayaz (PAK)
[3] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY)
11-6, 11-4, 11-9 (27m)
[9/16] Addeen Idrakie (MAS)
Yahya Elnawasany
7-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6 (48m)
Curtis Malik
Yahya Elnawasany
8-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-6 (44m)
Mohamed Elsherbini
[5] Curtis Malik (ENG)
11-8, 6-11, 11-5, 11-9 (31m)
[9/16] Noor Zaman (PAK)
Farhan Zaman (PAK)
12-10, 11-5, 12-10 (34m)
[7] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT)
Farhan Zaman
11-7, 11-7, 6-11, 13-11 (37m)
Mohamed Elsherbini
[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE)
11-6, 11-3, 11-6 (15m)
[2] Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY)

ROUND ONE

[1] Moustafa El Sirty (EGY) bye
Hamza Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Ammar Altamimi (KUW) 14-12, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 (41m)
[9/16] Ibrahim Elkabbani (EGY) bt Farhan Mehboob (PAK) 11-8, 11-9, 11-13, 11-8 (47m)
[6] Christopher Gordon (USA) bye
[8] Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bye
[9/16] Darren Pragasam (MAS) bt Zeeshan Zeb (PAK) 7-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9 (38m)
Ahsan Ayaz (PAK) bt [9/16] Alireza Shameli (IRI) 11-7, 11-9, 12-10 (31m)
[4] Balázs Farkas (HUN) bye
[3] Yahya Elnawasany (EGY) bye
[9/16] Addeen Idrakie (MAS) bt Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) 11-8, 11-7, 11-9 (39m)
[9/16] Noor Zaman (PAK) bt Mohamed Nasser (EGY) 10-12, 12-10, 11-8, 11-3 (38m)
[5] Curtis Malik (ENG) bye
[7] Syed Azlan Amjad (QAT) bye
Farhan Zaman (PAK) bt [9/16] Israr Ahmed (PAK) 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 (20m)
[9/16] Viktor Byrtus (CZE) bt Abdalah El Masry (EGY) 12-10, 4-11, 11-1, 6-11, 11-9 (48m)
[2] Mohamed Elsherbini (EGY) bye

Combaxx CAS International 2022
Women's Draw
19 - 23 Oct
Islamabad, Pakistan, $12k

ROUND TWO
19 Oct
QUARTERS
21 Oct
SEMIS
22 Oct
FINAL
23 Oct

[1] Saskia Beinhard (GER)
11-7, 11-6, 11-9 (20m)
[9/16] Nour Heikal (EGY)

 Nour Heikal
6-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-3 (32m)
Haya Ali
Nour Heikal
6-11, 11-8, 12-10,
7-11, 11-7 (49m)
Malak Khafagy
Malak Khafagy
11-6, 10-12, 11-4,
6-11, 12-10 (37m)
Fayrouz Aboelkheir
[9/16] Haya Ali (EGY)
11-9, 11-5, 11-0 (19m
[7] Sofía Mateos (ESP)
[5] Au Yeong Wai Yhann (SGP)
11-9, 13-11, 11-9
[9/16] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS)
Au Yeong Wai Yhann
11-4, 12-10, 11-5 (22m)
Malak Khafagy
[4] Malak Khafagy (EGY)
11-7, 11-4, 11-6 (15m)
[WC] Sadia Gul (PAK)
[3] Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY)
11-2, 11-4, 11-3 (8m)
[9/16] Rushna Mehboob (PAK)
Fayrouz Aboelkheir
11-5, 11-4, 12-10 (34m)
Katerina Tycova
Fayrouz Aboelkheir
11-6, 11-7, 11-8 (18m)
Marta Dominguez Fernandez
[6] Katerina Tycova (GER)
11-7, 11-2, 11-4 (17m)
[9/16] Noor Ul Huda (PAK)
[8] Jacqueline Peychär (AUT)
11-9, 11-4, 11-4 (20m)
Zaynab Khan (PAK)
Jacqueline Peychär
11-8, 4-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2 (32m)
Marta Dominguez Fernandez
[9/16] Jelena Dutina (SRB)
11-6, 11-5, 11-2 (12m)
[2] Marta Dominguez Fernandez (ESP)

ROUND ONE

[1] Saskia Beinhard (GER) bye
[9/16] Nour Heikal (EGY) bt [WC] Sammer Anjum (PAK) 11-5, 11-2, 11-1 (12m)
[9/16] Haya Ali (EGY) bt Komal Khan (PAK) 11-3, 11-2, 11-4 (12m)
[7] Sofía Mateos (ESP) bye
[5] Au Yeong Wai Yhann (SGP) bye
[9/16] Yasshmita Jadishkumar (MAS) bt [WC] Mehwish Ali (PAK) 11-2, 11-2, 11-4 (13m)
[WC] Sadia Gul (PAK) bt [9/16] Arisha Jahan Khan (USA) 11-8, 11-4, 11-8 (22m)
[4] Malak Khafagy (EGY) bye
[3] Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) bye
[9/16] Rushna Mehboob (PAK) bt Saima Shoukat (PAK) 11-5, 11-8, 5-11, 11-6
[9/16] Noor Ul Huda (PAK) bt Kincső Szász (HUN) 11-7, 11-9, 7-11, 12-10 (27m)
[6] Katerina Tycova (GER) bye
[8] Jacqueline Peychär (AUT) bye
Zaynab Khan (PAK) bt [9/16] Aiman Shahbaz (PAK) 11-8, 11-9, 11-7 (16m)
[9/16] Jelena Dutina (SRB) bt Anam Mustafa Aziz (PAK) 12-10, 11-9, 11-7 (17m)
[2] Marta Dominguez Fernandez (ESP) bye
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REPORTS

El Sirty and Aboelkheir Victorious

Moustafa El Sirty
Moustafa El Sirty

The Egyptian duo of Moustafa El Sirty and Fayrouz Aboelkheir took the titles at the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships in Islamabad, Pakistan on Sunday afternoon.

El Sirty came into the men’s Challenger 30 level competition as the top seed, with the World No.27 receiving a bye through to first round’s action. He started his campaign in the last 16 with a four-game victory over Pakistan’s Hamza Khan.

The Egyptian then got the better of compatriot Ibrahim Elkabbani in the quarter finals of the tournament, before having to battle past Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas in the quarters. He found himself 2-1 down, but fought back to win in five to book his spot in the final.

El Sirty took on another Egyptian, in No.2 seed Mohamed ElSherbini, in the final in Islamabad, and after dropping the first game 11-4, he came through to win with ease. The World No.27 won the next three games to secure the crown, his biggest on Tour to date.

The women’s Challenger 10 level title was claimed by Egypt’s Fayrouz Aboelkheir, who equalled her biggest title to date. After receiving a bye through the opening round of action, she faced off against Pakistan’s Rushna Mehboob in the second round, dropping just nine points in the process.

That was followed with wins against in straight games against German’s Katerina Tycova and Spaniard Marta Dominguez Fernandez. The 16-year-old took on compatriot Malak Khafagy in the final, and she withstood a late comeback from her fellow Egyptian to win in five games, to secure the Challenger 10 level title.
 
All Egypt Finals Set

Moustafa El Sirty
Moustafa El Sirty

The semi-finals of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships have set up two all-Egyptian finals in Islamabad.

The men’s final will feature the tournament’s top seeds, in Moustafa El Sirty and Mohamed ElSherbini, on Sunday. El Sirty, the World No.27, overcame Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas in a five-game battle. Farkas led after three games, but El Sirty showed his fighting qualities to come back and win in five games, after just over an hour on court.

El Sirty will now face compatriot ElSherbini in the final, after the World No.33 defeated another Egyptian, in Yahya Elnawasany. The pair went to four games, with ElSherbini fighting back from losing the first game to win in 44 minutes, booking his spot in the final.

The women’s final will also be an all-Egyptian affair in Islamabad on Sunday. No.4 seed Malak Khafagy defeated compatriot Nour Heikal in a five-game thriller, winning the deciding game 11-7. She will now face No.3 seed Fayrouz Aboelkheir in the final, after the youngster downed Spain’s Marta Dominguez Fernandez in straight games in less than 20 minutes.

The finals of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships will take place on Sunday, October 23 at the Mushaf Squash Complex in Islamabad.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Fernandez and Farkas Break Egyptian Dominance


Balazs Farkas

Spain’s Marta Dominguez Fernandez and Hungarian Balazs Farkas will be the only non-Egyptians in the last four of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships in Islamabad.

Hungary’s Farkas, the No.4 seed for the men’s event, came through his quarter final contest with Egypt’s Yassin Elshafei in straight games. The pair were level after two games, but from there, Farkas was able to control the game more, winning the next two games 11-8 and 11-3 respectively, to advance to the semi-finals.

He will now take on top seed Moustafa El Sirty in the last four after the Egyptian got the better of compatriot Ibrahim Elkabbani, also in four games. The other semi-final will see Egypt’s Mohamed ElSherbini and Yahya Elnawasany take each other on, after both won their respective quarter final contest in four games.

In the women’s event, Spaniard Marta Dominguez Fernandez is the sole non-Egyptian into the last four, thanks to a come from behind victory over Austrian No.1 Jacqueline Peychar. Fernandez, the No.2 seed for the event, was 2-1 down in the match, but fought back well. She dropped just six points across the last two games to win in five, and set up a semi-final clash with Egypt’s Fayrouz Aboelkheir.

The tournament’s No.3 seed took on German No.2 Katerina Tycova in her quarter final contest and won in straight games, including a third game tie-break. Unseeded Nour Heikal is through to the other semi-final in Islamabad, and she will face compatriot and No.4 seed Malak Khafagy.

The semi-finals of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships will take place on Saturday, October 22, with the last four in both draws aiming to reach Sunday’s finals in Islamabad.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Heikal Downs Top Seed

The second day of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships threw up some surprises, with Nour Heikal taking down the women’s top seed to make the last eight.

Heikal took on Germany’s Saskia Beinhard in the second round, and needed just 20 minutes. The young Egyptian took a 11-7, 11-6, 11-9 victory to book her spot in the last eight. She will now face another surprise winner, in compatriot Haya Ali. The Egyptian defeated Spain’s No.7 seed Sofia Mateos in three games, winning 11-9, 11-4, 11-0 to advance.

There were also a couple of shocks in the men’s event on Thursday in Islamabad as well. Egypt’s Ibrahim Elkabbani set up a quarter final clash with compatriot and top seed Moustafa El Sirty, thanks to a victory over USA’s Christopher Gordon. Pakistan’s Farhan Zaman also made his way into the last eight after a win against Qatari No.2 Syed Azlan Amjad.

The quarter finals of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships will take place in Islamabad on Friday, October 21. The last eight in both draws will go head-to-head for places in the semi-finals of the Challenger 30 and Challenger 10 level events.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Busy Opening Day In Islamabad

Four home hopes made it through to the second round of the men’s Challenger 30 level competition, with Hamza Khan taking down Kuwaiti No.1 Ammar Altamimi in four games. All four games were tight, with none seeing more than a two point gap. Khan won out 14-12, 11-9, 9-11, 11-9 to book his spot in the second round where he will face top seed Moustafa El Sirty.

Also moving through in front of their home crowd were Ahsan Ayaz, who got the better of Iranian Alireza Shameli in one of the day’s other shocks, Noor Zaman and Farhan Zaman. Malaysia’s Darren Rahul Pragasam and Addeen Idrakie, Egyptian Ibrahim Elkabbani and Czechian Viktor Byrtus have also gone through to the last 16.

Wildcard Sadia Gul made the biggest upset of the day in the women’s Challenger 10 draw, as she got the better of American Arisha Khan in straight games to book her spot in the last 16. She will be joined by fellow Pakistanis Zaynab Khan, Noor ul Huda and Rushna Mehboob.

The second day of the CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships will take place on Thursday, October 20, with the seeded players coming into their respective draws.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 
Preview

The CAS – Serena Hotels/Combaxx International Squash Championships.

The event will feature a men’s Challenger 30 level draw and a women’s Challenger 10 level competition, in a five-day tournament at the Mushaf Squash Complex in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Egypt’s Moustafa El Sirty, the World No.27, will lead the way in the men’s event. He will be joined by compatriots Mohamed ElSherbini and Yahya Elnawasany, along with Hungarian No.1 Balazs Farkas, as the tournament’s top four seeds. Yassin Elshafei will make it four Egyptians in the eight seeds, with England’s Charlie Lee, American Christopher Gordon and Qatari No.2 Syed Azlan Amjad all in that bracket.

Noor Zaman and Israr Ahmed will be the leading Pakistanis in the draw, both in the 9/16 seeding bracket. Six more home hopes will be in the men’s event. Ahsan Ayaz, Muhammad Ashab Irfan, Hamza Khan, Farhan Zaman, Farhan Mehboob and Zeeshan Zeb will be looking to impress on home soil.

German No.1 Saskia Beinhard will be the top seed for the women’s tournament, with the World No.63 facing competition for the title from Spain’s Marta Dominguez Fernandez and the Egyptian duo of Fayrouz Aboelkheir and Malak Khafagy. Singaporean No.1 Au Yeong Wai Yhann will also be among the seeds, along with Austrian No.1 Jacquline Peychar.

Three Pakistani women will be the 9/16 seeding bracket, with Noor ul Huda, Rushna Mehboob and Aiman Shahbaz being the leading home hopes in the draw. They will be joined by Zaynab Khan, Anam Mustafa Aziz, Saima Shoukat, Komal Khan, Sammer Anjum, Sadia Gul and Mehwish Ali.

The event takes place from Wednesday, October 19 to Sunday, October 23 at the Mushaf Squash Complex in Islamabad, Pakistan. Follow the PSA Challenger Tour on Twitter and Facebook for daily updates from the event.

For more information on the event, visit the tournament website or follow on PSAChallengerTourLivestreams, Facebook, Instagram, TikTok, Twitter.
 

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