Mohamed ElShorbagy and Lisa Aitken the one Brits to cross the bridge into San Francisco quarter-finals


By ALAN THATCHER (Squash Mad Editor)

Mohamed ElShorbagy and Lisa Aitken are the one British gamers to achieve the quarter-finals of the Oracle NetSuite Open in San Francisco.

The highest 4 males’s seeds all superior on the all-glass court docket at Pier 70 in San Francisco in numerous types, with ElShorbagy trying assured and composed as he overcame the problem of proficient Indian opponent Mahesh Mangaonkar.

After the match ElShorbagy was extremely complimentary about his opponent’s courtcraft and instructed the gang the explanations for his latest change f allegiance from Egypt to England.

“I’ve lived in England for nearly 20 years. I went to highschool and college there and have at all times had English coaches.”

However it was the tip of the pier present for fellow England gamers George Parker and Nick Wall, who misplaced to Saurav Ghosal and Miguel Rodriguez respectively.

Wall’s coach Nick Matthew seems at this season as one the place the participant will soak up an enormous quantity of data and expertise enjoying within the greater tournaments.

Developing in opposition to an extremely proficient and athletic opponent like Rodriguez can be a part of that studying curve.

Wall performed properly and went near an upset within the first recreation earlier than dropping a tiebreak 13-11 and the Colombian received via by taking the second recreation 11-7.

No.3 seed, Mazen Hesham was first to ebook his place within the final eight as he overcame India’s Ramit Tandon in a hard-fought three video games with errors from Tandon at a vital time within the third recreation closely aiding the Egyptian.

Nick Wall goes out to Miguel Rodriguez

ElShorbagy’s brother Marwan additionally recorded a business-like victory over Mexico’s Cesar Salazar, whereas high seed Diego Elias was in luxurious type as he cruised to victory over USA’s Faraz Khan.

Two matches befell on the Squash Zone Membership in Redwood Metropolis, with each seeded gamers progressing to the following spherical.

Parker put up a robust battle in opposition to Ghosal earlier than the No.5 seed received via 11-6, 13-15, 11-3 in a match lasting 57 minutes, whereas Aitken wanted all three video games to defeat France’s Marie Stephan to advance.

Saurav Ghosal volleys in opposition to George Parker

Aitken received 11-3, 6-11, 11-7 and now meets No.3 seed Farida Mohamed, who beat England’s Lucy Beecroft in two tight video games, successful 12-10, 11-9.

Hong Kong’s Chan Sin Yuk and Egypt’s Aly Abou Eleinen scored the one upsets in spherical two, beating Olivia Clyne and Youssef Soliman respectively.

World No.36 Chan Sin Yuk has been in spectacular type heading into this week’s occasion, successful her earlier two occasions in Australia.

Clyne tried her finest to get into the match however the accuracy of her youthful opponent was just too good. After simply quarter-hour, the 20-year-old secured her place within the greatest quarter remaining of her profession, successful 11-5, 11-7.

After successful she instructed the gang that she cherished watching high seed Amanda Sobhy play and that’s who she meets subsequent after the American gained a assured 2-0 win over Egypt’s Sana Ibrahim.

Lisa Aitken wins via to the quarter-finals

No.2 seed Joelle King booked her place within the remaining 4 as she beat Hong Kong’s Tomato Ho in straight video games. King’s opponent can be Sabrina Sobhy, Amanda’s youthful sister, who overcame proficient Egyptian Zeina Mickawy 2-0 to maneuver into her first Silver occasion quarter remaining.

The play was once more unfold throughout totally different venues in spherical two with matches going down on the College Membership, Olympic Membership and Squash Zone Membership. Egypt’s Aly Abou Eleinen scored an upset in spherical one beating Qatar’s Abdulla Mohd Al Tamimi and continued his run within the occasion by taking out compatriot and No.7 seed Youssef Soliman, successful 11-8, 7-11, 14-12 in a tussle lasting 72 minutes on the Olympic Membership.

Eleinen now meets high seed Diego Elias. After successful the third-game tiebreak, Eleinen mentioned: “It feels superb. I had 10 good days of coaching earlier than this match to arrange and coming right into a silver occasion, I didn’t really feel any stress. It’s on the extra skilled guys. I simply needed to take pleasure in my squash and provides it my finest.

Chan Sin Yuk beats Olivia Clyne

“At 12-12 within the third recreation, I needed to simply try to keep robust and management the controllables. Being within the quarter finals of a Silver occasion is very large for me and I simply need to benefit from the second and provides it my all.”

Over on the College Membership, Canada’s Hollie Naughton needed to dig deep to beat in type Malaysian Rachel Arnold to progress to the final eight, successful 11-9 within the third recreation. The pair had performed twice earlier than on the PSA World Tour with Arnold successful the latest encounter again in February this yr.

All the quarter remaining motion from the Oracle NetSuite Open can be performed on the all-glass court docket at Pier 70, beginning once more at 12 midday native time (GMT-7) and can be proven reside on SQUASHTV.

Oracle Netsuite Open 2022, Pier 70, San Francisco, USA.

Males’s second spherical:
[1] Diego Elias (PER) bt Faraz Khan (USA) 2-0: 11-2, 11-6 (21m)
Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) bt [7] Youssef Soliman (EGY) 2-1: 11-8, 7-11, 14-12 (72m)
[6] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) bt Nick Wall (ENG) 2-0: 13-11, 11-7 (34m)
[4] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY) bt Cesar Salazar (MEX) 2-0:
[3] Mazen Hesham (EGY) bt Ramit Tandon (IND) 2-1: 8-11, 11-7, 11-9 (35m)
[8] Shahjahan Khan (USA) bt Lucas Serme (FRA) 2-1: Sep 11, 11-7, 11-7 (44m)
[5] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt George Parker (ENG) 2-1: 11-6, 13-15, 11-3 (57m)
[2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG) bt Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) 2-0: 11-9, 11-6 (26m)

Ladies’s second spherical:
[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt Sana Ibrahim (EGY) 2-0: 11-8, 11-1 (15m)
Chan Sin Yuk (HKG) bt [6] Olivia Clyne (USA) 2-0: 11-5, 11-7 (15m)
[7] Hana Ramadan (EGY) bt Emilia Soini (FIN) 2-0: 11-7, 11-0 (15m)
[4] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt Rachel Arnold (MAS) 2-1: 11-4, 7-11, 11-9 (26m)
[3] Farida Mohamed (EGY) bt Lucy Beecroft (ENG) 2-0: 12-10, 11-9 (23m)
[8] Lisa Aitken (SCO) v Marie Stephan (FRA) 2-1: 11-3, 6-11, 11-7 (33m)
[5] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) bt Zeina Mickawy (EGY) 2-0: 12-10, 11-4 (20m)
[2] Joelle King (NZL) bt Tomato Ho (HKG) 2-0: 12-10, 11-6 (23m)

Males’s Quarter Finals:
[1] Diego Elias (PER) v Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY)
[6] Miguel Rodriguez (COL) v [4] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)
[3] Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [8] Shahjahan Khan (USA)
[5] Saurav Ghosal (IND) v [2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG)

Ladies’s Quarter Finals:
[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA) v Chan Sin Yuk (HKG)
[7] Hana Ramadan (EGY) v [4] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
[3] Farida Mohamed (EGY) v [8] Lisa Aitken (SCO)
[5] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) v [2] Joelle King (NZL)

Photos courtesy of PSA World Tour



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