El Torky & Khalifa Claim Egyptian Double in Cairo

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RESULTS: Egyptian Circuit No1, Cairo, Egypt
 
Men’s final:
Amr Khaled Khalifa (EGY) bt [2] Omar Abdel Aziz (EGY) 11-7, 11-9, 11-7 (59m)
 
Women’s final:
[1] Heba El Torky (EGY) bt [4] Siyoli Waters (RSA) 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5 (59m)

Heba El Torky

Amr Khaled Khalifaand Heba El Torky made it a home nation double in the Egyptian Circuit No1 after winning the finals of the inaugural international squash circuit event at the Shooting Club in Cairo.
 
Unseeded Khalifa continued his giant-killing run through the men’s PSA World Tour Challenger 10 event by despatching second-seeded fellow countryman Omar Abdel Aziz in straight games.
 
The reigning world junior champion from Cairo removed the fourth seed in the quarter-finals, then defeated 27-year-old Aziz, the world No42, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.
 
The triumph marks Khalifa’s first Tour title success on home soil – but the seventh of his brief career to date – and is sure to see the 18-year-old improve on his current PSA world ranking of 78.
 
The final of the women’s WISPA World Tour 8 event was a more dramatic affair, in which South African outsider Siyoli Waters twice led the Egyptian favourite in a bid to win her maiden Tour title.
 
But El Torky, the 20-year-old world No36 from Alexandria, held her nerve to keep fourth-seeded Waters at bay. 
 
And after 59 minutes, the Egyptian clinched victory over her 28-year-old opponent, winning 6-11, 11-8, 9-11, 11-4, 11-5.
 
The triumph marks Heba El Torky’s fourth Tour title – and extends the Alexandria star’s unbeaten record in WISPA finals.

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