by Ian Marshall, Editor
However, the path to victory was not without some moments of consternation; at the semi-final stage the Egypt ‘B’ Team pairing of Mentatalah Fareid and Roa Zaki proved most worthy adversaries.
Mentatalah Fareid extended Farida Badawy the full five games distance (10-12, 11-5, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7), before Malamentina Papadimitriou accounted for Roa Zaki (11-7, 11-6, 11-7) and a doubles win in four games brought matters to a conclusion (13-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-5).
A place in the final booked, against the Polish pairing of Ilona Sztwiertnia and Emilia Skuba there could be no complacency.
Farida Badawy gave her team the perfect start by beating Ilona Sztwiertnia in four games (11-5, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8) before Malamentina Papadimitriou accounted for Emilia Skuba (11-7, 11-5, 11-9) and a doubles win secured the title (11-6, 13-11, 8-11, 11-8).
Earlier Ilona Sztwiertnia and Emilia Skuba has booked their place in the final courtesy of a three-nil quarter-final success against the Egypt ‘C’ pairing of Roa Amro and Arwa Hassan, followed by a three-one win in opposition to the Egypt ‘A’ partnership of Nour Abdelfattah and Sara Elhakem. Mainstay of the victory against Egypt ‘A’ was Ilona Sztwiertnia, she beat both Nour Abdelfattah (11-8, 11-5, 11-7) and Sara Elhakem (11-9, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6), whilst partnering Emilia Skuba to doubles success (11-7, 12-10, 11-4).
Play in the Cadet Girls’ Team event concluded, attention now turns to the individual competitions; matters conclude in Sharm El-Shiekh on Sunday 28th October.