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El Gouna Squash 2023: Tesni Evans and Iker Bernabeu produce shocks

Tesni Evans and Iker Pajares Bernabeu produced the biggest shocks in round three of the El Gouna International 2023 after defeating World No.6 Nour El Tayeb and former World Champion Tarek Momen, respectively, at the El Gouna Squash Complex.

Welshwoman Evans downed El Tayeb in straight games, delivering a consummate performance against the Egyptian to book her place in the quarter-finals.

“I’m really happy with that. I thought I played really well and my game plan that I had before the match worked really well today. Of course you have to execute it, and I thought I played really well today,” Evan said afterwards.

Pajares, meanwhile, came from behind to overcome former World No.3 Momen. The Spanish No.1, who had lost his previous six meetings with the Egyptian, brought his winless run to a halt by winning 3-1.

“I knew it would be tough today – I’ve played Tarek [Momen] so many times but today I felt different on court. I felt sharper and I saw his body language was gone and he was mentally very tired, so I kept fighting very hard and I managed to do it in four games. I still can’t believe it!” he said.

Meanwhile on the glass court, top seeds Nouran Gohar and Diego Elias cruised into the quarter-finals with 3-0 wins over Fayrouz Aboelkheir and Eain Yow Ng, respectively.

Round three of the El Gouna International 2023 continues tomorrow (Monday 29 May) with the bottom half of the draw. Play gets underway from 13:00 (GMT+3), with the action from court three at the El Gouna Squash Complex in the afternoon streamed live on the PSA website, and the evening session on the glass court at the El Gouna Conference and Culture Center streamed live on SQUASHTV.

Men’s Third Round Results – Top Half: El Gouna International 2023

[1] Diego Elias (PER) bt Eain Yow Ng (MAS) 3-0: 11-3, 11-4, 11-5 (40m)

Iker Pajares Bernabeu (ESP) bt [7] Tarek Momen (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-8 (63m)

[8] Victor Crouin (FRA) bt Aly Abou Eleinen (EGY) 3-2: 10-12, 11-6, 10-12, 11-5, 11-9 (95m)

[4] Ali Farag (EGY) bt Youssef Soliman (EGY) 3-1: 7-11, 11-4, 11-6, 12-10 (57m)

Women’s Third Round Results – Top Half: El Gouna International 2023

[1] Nouran Gohar (EGY) bt Fayrouz Aboelkheir (EGY) 3-0: 11-9, 11-7, 12-10 (36m)

[8] Georgina Kennedy (ENG) bt Yathreb Adel (EGY) 3-1: 7-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-4 (36m)

Tesni Evans (WAL) bt [5] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) 3-0: 11-6, 11-9, 11-8 (31m)

[3] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt Nadine Shahin (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-2, 11-5 (26m)

Men’s Third Round Draw – Bottom Half: (To be played 29 May) 

[5] Paul Coll (NZL) v Omar Mosaad (EGY)

Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [6] Marwan ElShorbagy (EGY)

Fares Dessouky (EGY) v [2] Mohamed ElShorbagy (ENG)

[3] Mostafa Asal (EGY) v Joel Makin (WAL)

Women’s Third Round Draw – Bottom Half: (To be played 29 May) 

Nele Gilis (BEL) v [7] Rowan Elaraby (EGY)

Tinne Gilis (BEL) v Farida Mohamed (EGY)

Alexandra Fuller (RSA) v [2] Nour El Sherbini (EGY)

Nada Abbas (EGY) v Salma Hany (EGY)

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