PSA UCNY Classic 2023
10 - 13 Apr
New York, USA, $6k
 Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt  Aly Hussein (EGY) 11-8, 11-5, 12-10
 Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt  Noor Zaman (PAK) 11-7, 11-8, 11-9 (30m)
 Aly Hussein (EGY) bt Nasir Iqbal (PAK) 2-11, 15-13, 6-11, 11-9, 11-4
 Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt  Alejandro Reyes (MEX) 11-4, 8-11, 4-11,
 Noor Zaman (PAK) bt  JeremŪas AzaŮa (ARG) 11-6, 9-11, 6-11, 11-8,
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt Matthew Lai (HKG) 11-9, 11-6, 11-8
 Aly Hussein (EGY) bt Abhishek Agarwal (IND) 11-6, 11-4, 11-8
 Yassin Elshafei (EGY) bt Diego Gobbi (BRA) 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 4-11,
 Alejandro Reyes (MEX) bt Harley Lam (HKG) 11-7, 11-8, 11-7
 JeremŪas AzaŮa (ARG) bt Mohamed Nabil (EGY) 11-6, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8
 Noor Zaman (PAK) bt Mark Broekman (ENG) 11-4, 9-11, 11-4, 4-11, 11-3
Nasir Iqbal (PAK) bt  Muhammad Ashab Irfan (PAK) 11-4, 11-7, 7-11,
Matthew Lai (HKG) bt  Sanjay Jeeva (MAS) 11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 11-9
Abhishek Agarwal (IND) bt  Israr Ahmed (PAK) 11-3, 12-10, 11-1
 Aly Hussein (EGY) bt [WC] Lyell Fuller (ENG) 11-7, 11-2, 11-7
Elshafei Wins All-Egyptian Final
Egyptís Yassin Elshafei was the victor at the UCNY PSA Classic last
night, as he defeated compatriot Aly Hussein in straight games.
ElShafei came into the Challenger 5 competition as the top seed, and
started his week in New York City with a tough test. He had to go the
distance to overcome Brazilís Diego Gobbi, eventually winning the
deciding game 11-3 to advance to the last eight.
He then had to go to five in his quarter final match as well, against
Mexican Alejandro Reyes. The tournamentís No.7 seed led by two games to
one, but Elshafei turned the match around, dropping just eight points
across the last two games to move through to the semis.
From there, the Egyptian did not drop a game. He defeated Pakistani No.3
seed Noor Zaman in straight games in the semis, before then coming up
against Egyptís Aly Hussein in the final. Elshafei won in straight games
once more, clinching a third game tie-break 12-10 to secure his third
The first event of the week on the Challenger Tour will be the UCNY PSA
Classic, which will be held in New York, United States.
The Challenger 5 level menís event will be played from Monday, April 10
to Thursday, April 13 at the University Club of New York, with 16 men
aiming to take home the title.
Egyptís Yassin Elshafei will be the tournamentís top seed, with
compatriot Aly Hussein as his nearest challenger for the title.
Pakistanís Noor Zaman and Muhammad Ashab Irfan make up the rest of the
top four seeds for the competition.
Israr Ahmed joins his Pakistani compatriots in the eight seeds, with
Argentinaís Jeremias Azana, Malaysiaís Sanjay Jeeva and Mexican
Alejandro Reyes also being seeded for this weekís tournament.
There will also be two Englishman in action this week, with Mark
Broekman and Lyell Fuller both featuring. The latter is the wildcard for
the event, and also the tournament promoter. Brazil and India will be
the other two nations represented.
The event takes place from Monday, April 10 to Thursday, April 13 at the
University Club of New York.
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