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Day ONE : Egyptians advance in Round One

Hana and Farida produce the Day One upsets as Rachael survives

The CIB Black Ball Women’s Squash Open – second edition – kicked off today in Cairo with sixteen first round matches on two courts at the Black Ball Squash Club.

Today’s winners go through to meet the top sixteen seeds in Round Two, and before some late withdrawals those seeds were the top sixteen in the world.

There were five Egyptian winners today, Farida Mohamed and Hana Ramadan producing the only seeding upsets ad they beat Lisa Aitken and Mariam Metwally, both in five games.

Wildcard Nour Aboulmakarim came so close, holding two matchballs for a three-nil win over Rachael Grinham before the 2007 world champion rallied to win in five, and Zeina Mickawy came from two games down to deny Rachael Arnold.

CIB Black Ball Squash Open : Day ONE

Alexandra Fuller (Rsa) 3-0 Menna Nasser (Egy)   11-8, 11-7, 11-8 (28m)
Joey Chan (Hkg) 3-2 Ineta Mackevica (Lat)    11-4, 6-11, 9-11, 11-8, 11-8 (39m)
Donna Lobban (Aus) 3-0 Ho Tze Lok (Hkg)   11-3, 11-9, 11-8 (23m)
Tinne Gilis (Bel) 3-0 Liu Tsz-Ling (Hkg)    11-4, 11-7, 11-2 (19m)

Farida Mohamed (Egy) 3-2 Lisa Aitken (Sco)   9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 11-3 (56m)
Coline Aumard (Fra) 3-0 Tong Tsz-Wing (Hkg)  11-6, 11-5, 11-9 (43m)
Hana Ramadan (Egy) 3-2 Mariam Metwally (Egy)   11-8, 6-11, 5-11, 11-7, 11-5 (42m)
Millie Tomlinson (Eng) 3-1 Rachael Chadwick (Eng)   11-7, 11-7, 4-11, 11-4 (35m)

Mayar Hany (Egy) 3-1 Nadia Pfister (Sui)   11-5, 6-11, 11-8, 11-5 (30m)
Melissa Alves (Fra) 3-0 Enora Villard (Fra)   11-4, 11-3, 11-1 (27m)
Sabrina Sobhy (Usa) 3-0 [wc] Salma Youssef (Egy)  11-2, 11-5, 11-2 (20m)
Zeina Mickawy (Egy) 3-2 Rachel Arnold (Mas)   8-11, 4-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-2 (39m)

Rachael Grinham (Aus) 3-2 [wc] Nour Aboulmakarim (Egy)   9-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-8 (67m)
Emily Whitlock (Eng) 3-1 Jasmine Hutton (Eng)    11-6, 9-11, 13-11, 12-10 (53m)
Nada Abbas (Egy) 3-1 Lucy Turmel (Eng)    9-11, 12-10, 11-4, 11-8 (56m)
 Hollie Naughton (Can) 3-0 Tessa ter Sluis (Ned)    13-11, 16-14, 11-6 (28m)

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