U13: Girls Pools completed, Boys to the Quarters

BOYS – Last 16

No worries for the top two guys, Hamdy Ehab Hamdy [1] and Ahmed Rashed [2] through like a breeze 3/0 but a few nice matches/upsets in the rest of the draw.

Aleshin Trofim [9/16] from Russia can be very proud of this morning match against Egyptian Youssef Teleb [5/8], as he went down 2/1 to clinch the fifth 14-12, 12-14, 6-11,11-6, 11-5 ! He now plays Top Gun Hamdy Ehab Hamdy in the quarters.

USA Chris Capella didn’t falter against homeboy Ahmed Nader [9/16] goes though to the next round quite comfortably, where he meets Ali Siam [3/4], winner in 4 of Omar Bastawy [33/64] who created an upset yesterday beating Karim Ali Azzam [9/16] in 4 tough games.

Abdullah Yehia Mahfouz [3/4] faces Youssef Salah [5/8] in the third quarters, while a superb victory for Chris Baddour [9/16] who takes out Karim Sameh Omar [5/8] in a breathtaking suspense, 12/10 in the 5th, from 2/1 down, 11-8, 7-11 ,8-11, 11-9, 12-10. He’ll have the pleasure to play top boy Ahmed Rashed…    

GIRLS – Final Pool matches

That age group was been played in 4 groups and we now have our semi finalists.

First semi-finalist, French (but living in Cairo and playing in BlackBall), Lauren Baltayan, still to lose a game and she faces the daughter of famous Facebook page holder Masr Report Fouad Nouman, Jumana Fouad. She played an incredible 4 matches in two days in Group D, and didn’t lose a game either! Saturday semi final against Lauren will be interesting…

On the other side of the draw, we have Farah Hossam, seeded 2, who like Lauren didn’t lose a game, her last game this morning was against Jana Ahmed Elnaqeeb, match she won 3, 2, 4.

Group C, it was a bit more  complicated for Retaj Abdelkhalik who actually lost a match, to Farah Ibrahim Ali in 4 close games.
But she then went on winning against Remas Ayman 3/0 comfortably, and again against Zeina Moataz, not that comfortably, as she lost the first game, 9/11, to take the next three, 9, 6, 6.