Day One – The Egyptians on court

Fri 12th Mar, Round ONE

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Olivia Fiechter (Usa) 3-0 Menna Nasser           11-4, 11-6, 11-6 (21m)
Mariam Metwally 3-0 Ineta Mackevica (Lat)    11-5, 11-6, 11-7 (23m)
Hana Ramadan 3-0 Nada Abbas                     11-8, 11-4, 11-5 (27m)
Sana Ibrahim 3-2 Donna Lobban (Aus)    5-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 (49m)
Julianne Courtice (Eng) bt [wc] Nadeen Kotb   11-3, 11-6, 11-2 (19m)
Mayar Hany 3-0 Jana Shiha                           11-8, 14-12, 11-5 (26m)
Farida Mohamed 3-0 Enora Villard (Fra)         11-5, 13-11, 11-8 (27m)
Sabrina Sobhy (Usa) 3-0 [wc] Malak Fathy        11-2, 11-0, 11-3 (20m)
Zeina Mickawy 3-0 Nicole Bunyan (Can)           11-7, 11-9, 11-6 (29m)

Egypt coming up talent Sana Ibrahim claimed the biggest win of her career to date earlier today as she got the better of Australia’s Donna Lobban on day one of the women’s CIB PSA Black Ball Squash Open.

R1: Sana comes of age against Donna

The CIB Black Ball Open – held at the Black Ball Sporting Club in Cairo, Egypt – is the first PSA World Tour to take place in 2021 following the ongoing effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic, and Ibrahim was one of six Egyptian players to prevail on the opening day of action (five Egyptians didn’t make it to the second round, but that includes 2 all Egyptian matches).

The 18-year-old from Cairo is ranked at World No.67 – 45 places below Lobban – and only came into the draw yesterday following the withdrawal of Menna Hamed. Sana fought back from 2-1 down to earn an 5-11, 11-9, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9 victory in 49 minutes, which will see her take on World No.14 TinkerBell Rowan Elaraby in the last 32.

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