30 Oct 2016

Following a day free from action the 2016 ITTF-Africa Senior Championships resumed on day five, and we now know that the Women's Doubles title will be going to Egypt after two pairings from the country guaranteed their spots in the final.

by Simon Daish

Farah Abdel-Aziz and Reem El-Eraky will take on Yousra Helmy and Dina Meshref for the honour of taking home the Women’s Doubles trophy, after both Egyptian partnerships secured semi-final victories on day five in Agadir.

Tunisia’s Abir Haj Salah and Safi Saidani were the opposition for Abdel-Aziz and El-Eraky in the penultimate round of the category, and despite the Egyptian duo dropping two games it was they who went on to take a 2-4 win (9-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 8-11, 4-11).

Awaiting Abdel-Aziz and El-Eraky in the final is the combination of Yousra Helmy and Dina Meshref, following their success against Aida Rahmo (EGY) and Amira Yousra (EGY).

Helmy and Meshref made a positive start to the semi-final encounter, taking the opening two games but Rahmo and Yousra began to find their feet in the tie and managed to lower the games difference to 2-1.

Game four turned out to be arguably the most crucial moment in the match as a victory in deuce for Helmy and Meshref gave them confidence to move forward and complete the win (11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 12-10, 11-2) booking their place in the final.

African Championships Dina Meshref Yousra Helmy Farah Abdel-Aziz Reem El-Eraky