2018 Quarters : Egyptian trio shines

Egyptian trio shine as semi-finalists are decided

All the quarter-finals went to seeding, with some dazzling performances by tonight’s Egyptian contingent.

Channel VAS Championship 2018 : QUARTER-FINALS

[6] Diego Elias (Per) 3-1 Joel Makin (Wal)     10-12, 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 (79m)
[3] Tarek Momen (Egy) 3-0 [5] Paul Coll (Nzl)   11-6, 12-10, 11-5 (43m)
[4] Karim Abdel Gawad 3-0 [7] Saurav Ghosal (Ind)    11-7, 11-3, 11-8 (39m)
[2] Ali Farag (Egy) 3-0 Tom Richards (Eng)     11-6, 11-7, 11-8 (28m)

follow the links on the results for match reports

First up Diego Elias came from a game down to end the challenge of unseeded Welshman Joel Makin, but the Peruvian’s delight at the end showed how tough a match it was.

Then it was the turn of the Egyptian trio to dazzle the packed St George’s Hill crowd with their skills. Tarek Momen, after taking the first game against in-form Kiwi Paul Coll, edged the second before powering through the third.

Karim Abdel Gawad was at times simply unplayable against Saurav Ghosal, whose points tended to come at the end of the three games when it was already a lost cause.

Ali Farag took on home favourite Tom Richards and entertaining as the match was, there was only one likely winner.