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Egypt and Malaysia top new world junior rankings

Mostafa Asal (left) in action against top seed Marwan Tarek in  the World Junior Championships in Chennai

Cairo pair make their mark in PSA events
By HOWARD HARDING – Squash Mad International Correspondent

Players from Egypt and Malaysia share the No.1 positions in the inaugural WSF and PSA World Junior Rankings revealed today by the World Squash Federation and Professional Squash Association.

The August Under-19 rankings are headed by Egyptians – Cairo 17-year-old Mostafa Asal topping the men’s list after winning last month’s WSF World Junior Championships in Chennai, India, and Hania El Hammamy, also 17 and from Cairo, taking the No.1 position in the women’s list after a second successive finish as runner-up in the Women’s World Junior Championship.

Both players have already made their mark on the PSA Tour – Asal winning three Tour titles in South America in May and El Hammamy securing her second Tour title last October at the Granite Open in Canada.

Malaysia’s Danial Nurhaqiem tops the new men’s Under-17 rankings. The 16-year-old from Kuala Lumpur reached the second round of the men’s World Junior Championship – and went on to remain undefeated for Malaysia in the team event.

Already with four PSA Tour titles to her name, Malaysian Aifa Azman heads the women’s Under-17 list. The 16-year-old from Kedah won the Malaysian Under-19 Junior Open last month and in January clinched the British Junior Under-17 Open title.

August PSA/WSF World Junior Rankings:

BU19

Rank Name Nationality Age Average
1 Mostafa Asal EGY 17 81.00
2 Leonel Cardenas MEX 18 42.75
3 Darren Pragasam MAS 18 30.50
4 Marwan Tarek EGY 18 13.15
5 Nick Wall ENG 18 9.80
6 Viktor Byrtus CZE 17 9.55
7 Kashif Asif PAK 18 7.50
8= Siow Yee Xian MAS 17 7.45
8= Abbas Zeb PAK 16 7.45
10 Darosham Khan CAN 17 7.30

GU19

Rank Name Nationality Age Average
1 Hania El Hammamy EGY 17 191.39
2 Rowan Elaraby EGY 18 120.56
3 Nada Abbas EGY 18 95.00
4 Aifa Azman MAS 16 51.94
5 Lucy Turmel ENG 18 48.11
6 Marina Stefanoni USA 15 42.83
7 Hana Moataz EGY 18 39.28
8 Wen Li Lai MAS 18 34.33
9 Ooi Kah Yan MAS 17 18.61
10 Gigi Yeung MAC 17 16.72

BU17

Rank Name Nationality Age Average
1 Danial Nurhaqiem MAS 16 6.55
2 Duncan Lee MAS 16 5.95
3 Abbas Zeb PAK 16 5.00
4 Marek Panacek CZE 15 2.05
5 Uzair Shoukat PAK 15 2.00
6 Haris Qasim PAK 15 1.90
7= Thimi Christiaens BEL 15 1.65
7= Augusto Perez ESP 16 1.65
9 Blaž Porenta SLO 16 1.55
10 Ethan Eyles AUS 16 1.30

GU17

Rank Name Nationality Age Average
1 Aifa Azman MAS 16 51.11
2 Marina Stefanoni USA 15 41.44
3 Jana Shiha EGY 16 12.78
4 Ainaa Ampandi MAS 16 7.89
5 Amna Fayyaz PAK 15 7.56
6 Anika Jackson NZL 16 5.89
7 Maria Lopez ECU 16 4.44
8 Farida Mohamed EGY 16 4.22
9 Jessica Keng MAS 15 3.67
10 Amirah Rosli MAS 16 3.22

Full details available at www.worldsquash.org/ws/athletes/wsf-junior-ranking 

Picture courtesy of WSF

 

Posted on August 2, 2018

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