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Four Egyptians in last eight
By NATHAN CLARKE – Squash Mad PSA Correspondent

The Macau venue
The Macau venue

All eight seeds came through their opening encounters in the 2014 Macau Open to move into the quarter-finals of the PSA International 50 tournament which is making its fourth consecutive appearance on the PSA World Tour.

The quarter-final line-up will feature a strong Egyptian flavour with 2013 champion Omar Mosaad being joined by compatriots Tarek Momen, Mazen Hesham and Marwan Elshorbagy while Indian No.1 Saurav Ghosal, Hong Kong’s No.1 Max Lee and Malaysian pairing Ong Beng Hee and Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan completing the draw.

Mosaad, the 26-year-old from Cairo, got the defence of his title off to a seamless start, seeing off Australian Matthew Karwalski 3-0 and he will now take on Malaysian Adnan for a place in the final four, after the 28-year-old beat Hong Kong qualifier Tsz Fung Yip.

Number one seed Momen, the World No.12, was forced to work hard against English qualifier Jamie Haycocks but proved too much for the World No.62 and remains en-course to meet number two seed Mosaad in the final. Momen will face Hong Kong’s Lee in the quarter-final stage. text here (switch back to HTML to insert text – never paste in VISUAL!)

Results title (i.e. First Round):

Results: 1st Round 2014 Macau Open, Macau, China
[1] Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [Q] Jaymie Haycocks (ENG) 3-0: 11-9, 11-9, 11-8
[5] Max Lee (HKG) bt Zahed Mohamed (EGY) 3-0: 17-15, 11-7, 11-6
[6] Mazen Hesham (EGY) bt Leo Au (HKG) 3-1: 11-6, 11-9, 7-11, 11-8
[3] Saurav Ghosal (IND) bt [WC] Steven Liu (MAC) 3-0: 11-2, 11-3, 14-12
[4] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) bt Shaun Le Roux (RSA) 3-0: 11-5, 11-7, 11-8
[7] Ong Beng Hee (MAS) bt [Q] Eddie Charlton (ENG) 3-1: 11-4, 5-11, 11-7, 11-9
[8] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) bt [Q] Tsz Fung Yip (HKG) 3-1: 13-11, 10-12, 11-4, 14-12
[2] Omar Mosaad (EGY) bt [Q] Matthew Karwalski (AUS) 3-0: 7-11, 7-11, 8-11

Quarter-final Draw:
[1] Tarek Momen (EGY) v [5] Max Lee (HKG)
[6] Mazen Hesham (EGY) v [3] Saurav Ghosal (IND)
[4] Marwan Elshorbagy (EGY) v [7] Ong Beng Hee (MAS)
[8] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) v [2] Omar Mosaad (EGY)

Picture courtesy of PSA

 

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