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Kanzy El-Defrawy (EGY)

World Junior Women's Individual Championship, Cologne: Sobhy Soars To World Title Success
Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Amanda Sobhy celebrated the perfect 17th birthday by beating Egyptian rival Nour El Tayeb in the final of the Women's World Junior Squash Championship to become the first US winner of the prestigious World Squash Federation event in its 16th year at the ACR Sportcenter in Cologne, Germany.

"It's the best birthday present anyone could ever ask for," said the New York teenager after recovering from a game down to defeat fellow 17-year-old El Tayeb 3-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 in 37 minutes. It was Sobhy's first victory over the Egyptian in four meetings on the junior international circuit since January 2008.

The victory not only ends Egypt's seven-year stranglehold on the title since 2003, but also consigned Cairo-based El Tayeb to a runner-up finish for the second year in a row.

Third seed Sobhy made her breakthrough in the semi-finals when she beat reigning champion Nour El Sherbini, the 14-year-old favourite who won the title last year to become the sport's youngest ever world champion.

Sobhy, whose success makes her the first US player to win a world singles title, is no stranger to historic achievements in the sport: In May, the left-hander became the first 16-year-old to win four WISPA World Tour titles – an achievement which has taken her to a career-high 36 world ranking.

In the bronze medal play-off match, India's No2 seed Dipika Pallikal made up for the disappointment of failing to make the final for the second successive year by battling to a 4-11, 11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8 over favourite Nour El Sherbini in 52 minutes.


[3] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 3-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7 (37m)

Third place play-off:

[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) 4-11, 11-4, 11-8, 8-11, 11-8 (52m)

USA & India Celebrate Historic World Championship Success - Day 2 of competitions in Cologne
Sunday, 27 June 2010

WSF Press Release by Howard Harding

Hidden behind the fulfilled predictions that the top eight seeds are through to the quarter-finals of theWomen’s World Junior Squash Championship in Germany lies the fact that USA and India are both celebrating the appearance of two players in the last eight of a world championship for the first time.

And all four players marked their historic success with relative ease in the second round of the World Squash Federation event at the ACR Sportcenter in Cologne.

India’s Dipika Pallikal and Anaka Alankamony, both from Chennai, made their breakthroughs after straight games wins. Second seed Pallikal, the only player to be marking her fourth appearance in the championship, beat Salma Hany 12-10, 11-8, 11-2 in 34 minutes – thereby avenging her five-game loss to the 17-year-old Egyptian in January’s British Junior Open.

Anaka Alankamony, the 15-year-old eighth seed, needed only 21 minutes to overcome 18-year-old Colombian Catalina Pelaez 11-8, 11-8, 11-7.

New Yorkers Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Blatchford displayed the same prowess which has seen the US pair make their mark on the WISPA World Tour.

Sobhy, who last month became the first 16-year-old in history to win three Tour titles, fought off the challenge of promising Egyptian Yathreb Adel, beating the 14-year-old from Cairo 11-7, 11-6, 5-11, 11-7.

Olivia Blatchford, 17, dismissed French opponent Melissa Alves 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 in 27 minutes – and will now take on last year’s runner-up Nour El Tayeb, one of four Egyptians in the last eight.

Event favourite Nour El Sherbini claimed one of the quickest victories of the day by beating France’sJulia Lecoq 11-5, 11-6, 13-11 in 21 minutes.

The 14-year-old defending champion from Alexandria now faces fellow countrywoman Nouran El Torky, the No7 seed who survived the toughest second round battle in overcoming Australian Tamika Saxby 7-11, 17-15, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3 in 49 minutes.

2nd round:

[1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [9/16] Julia Lecoq (FRA) 11-5, 11-6, 13-11 (21m)
[7] Nouran El Torky (EGY) bt [9/16] Tamika Saxby (AUS) 7-11, 17-15, 7-11, 11-5, 11-3 (49m)
[8] Anaka Alankamony (IND) bt [9/16] Catalina Pelaez (COL) 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 (21m)
[3] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [9/16] Yathreb Adel (EGY) 11-7, 11-6, 5-11, 11-7 (35m)
[4] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) bt [9/16] Farah Abdel Meguid (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 5-11, 11-8 (37m)
[6] Olivia Blatchford (USA) bt [9/16] Melissa Alves (FRA) 11-9, 11-9, 11-6 (27m)
[5] Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy (EGY) bt [9/16] Cyrielle Peltier (FRA) 11-3, 11-7, 11-8 (26m)
[2] Dipika Pallikal (IND) bt [9/16] Salma Hany (EGY) 12-10, 11-8, 11-2 (34m)

Nour El Sherbini Seeded To Retain World Junior Crown - Event starts on Friday in Cologne
Wednesday, 23 June 2010

WSF Press Release by Howard Harding

Just ten months after becoming the youngest world champion in the history of the sport, Egyptian teenager Nour El Sherbini is seeded to retain her title in the Women's World Junior Squash Championship this week in Germany. Remarkably, the 14-year-old favourite from Cairo is the second youngest player in the Under-19 championship draw and her anticipated opponent in the final, India's second seed Dipika Pallikal, will only be three months short of her 19th birthday.

The 2010 Women's World Junior Championship, with entries from 11 countries, will take place at the ACR Sportcenter in Cologne from 25-29 June 2010.

World Junior Women’s Individual Squash Championship to start in Cologne on 25 June 2010
Saturday, 06 March 2010

The city of Cologne will witness another great Squash event aside to the World Masters Individual Championships in 2010: the World Junior Women’s Individual Championship will be hosted by the German Squash Federation (DSQV) from 25 to 29 June 2010 in the ACR Sportcenter in Cologne-Neubrück.

"The event will not only serve as a test event for the great challenge which we face in August 2010 but also assemble the worlds best female squash players under 19 in Germany, a great occasion for our players to meet the best of them", stated the Secretary General of the German Squash Federation Volker Bernardi about the tournament. "We are very much looking forward to meet them here in Germany".

The entry form and additional information will be available from this website soon.

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