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Gohar Ends American WJC Main Draw Action

Squash Media August 13, 2014 No Comments
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Sabrina Sobhy (white) against fellow American Olivia Fiechter in Tuesday’s Round of 16 as seen on the Live Stream.

Sixteen-year-old Egyptian Nouran Gohar defeated Sabrina Sobhy—the last American in either Individual main draw—in the quarterfinals of the World Junior Women’s Individual Championship Wednesday at the Wanderers Club in Windhoek, Namibia.

Gohar, ranked twenty-nine in the world on the Women’s Squash Association World Tour and seeded second in the Junior Women’s Individual competition, held off U.S. National and Junior Champion Sobhy in three games 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 to reach Thursday’s semifinals.

Sobhy’s tournament is not over, however, as the seventeen-year-old prepares to play England’s Georgina Kennedy in the 5/8 playoff semifinals Thursday.

In the Women’s 9/16 playoff, Reeham Sedky and Olivia Fiechter both defeated seeded opposition setting up an All-American semifinal Thursday.

After mixed success in the Men’s Plate and Special Plate, all six Americans were eliminated ending their Individual competitions. Derek Hsue, Mason Ripka, Max Reed, and Timmy Brownell now await their seeding for the World Junior Men’s Team Championship August 16-21.

Watch the remaining individual main draw semifinals and finals on the World Junior Championships Live Stream. Follow all results on www.wjsc2014.com.

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Women’s Main Draw, Aug 13:
[2] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt [5/8] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) 11-9, 11-4, 11-8

Women’s 5/8 Playoff, Aug 14:
[5/8] Sabrina Sobhy (USA) vs. [9/12]

Women’s 9/16 Playoff Quarterfinals, Aug 13:
[9/16] Reeham Sedky (USA) bt [5/8] Nele Gilis (BEL) 12-10, 11-1, 11-2
[9/12] Olivia Fiechter (USA) bt [13/16] Harshit Jawanda (IND) 11-7, 11-7, 11-7

Women’s 9/16 Playoff Semifinal, Aug 14:
[9/16] Reeham Sedky (USA) vs. [9/12] Olivia Fiechter (USA)

Men’s Plate Round of 16, Aug 13:
Thomas Kingshott (USA) bt Tafadzwa Mushunje (ZIM) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
Mason Ripka (USA) bt Noam Peer (ISR) 11-7, 12-10, 11-4

Men’s Plate Quarterfinals, Aug 13:
Niklas Becher (GER) bt Thomas Kingshott (USA) 7-11, 12-10, 10-12, 14-12, 11-3
Azlan Amjad (QAT) bt Mason Ripka (USA) 11-3, 11-5, 11-7

Men’s Special Plate Round of 16, Aug 13:
James Evans (ENG) bt Max Reed (USA) 6-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 13-11
Roee Avraham (ISR) bt Derek Hsue (USA) 6-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-7
Timmy Brownell (USA) bt Wayne Chenai Sithole (RSA) 11-5, 11-8, 11-7
Jami Aijaenen (FIN) bt David Yacobucci (USA) 11-9, 11-5, 8-0

Men’s Special Plate Quarterfinals, Aug 13:
[13/16] Michael Craig (IRL) bt Timmy Brownell (USA) 9-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-8

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