by Ian Marshall, Editor
Likewise, Sweden’s Oskar Danielsson secured first place in his group without the loss of a single game.
However, for Abdelraham Dendan and Ammar Attia both from the host nation, life was more testing.
They ended the day unbeaten but Abdelraham Dendan, the no.5 seed, needed the full five games to beat colleague, Gawad Elherazy (12-10, 11-8, 5-11, 7-11, 11-4), as did Ammar Attia, the no.7 seed, when opposing both Sweden’s Jacob Dillstroem (8-11, 7-11, 11-5, 11-9, 14-12) and Romania’s Dragos Alexandru Bujor (11-9, 9-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-4).
Close calls but success, for colleague Ziad Elshawa, the no.8 seed; it was a very different scenario. He was beaten by Sweden’s Alve Sjoevold (12-10, 11-6, 7-11, 11-3) and by China’s Han Yunqi (11-7, 11-5, 10-12, 11-5). Third place in the group was to be his lot, Han Yunqi finished in first position with Alve Sjoevold in runners up spot.
Disappointment for Ziad Elshawa in the Junior Boys’ Singles event but in the counterpart Cadet Boys’ Singles competition; he finished in first place in his group on a day when Sweden enjoyed success. In addition to Alve Sjoeveld, colleagues Melker Ostblom, Linus Keraenen, Elias Sjogren and Isak Edwardsson all reserved main draw places.
Likewise amongst the leading groups, from foreign shores, China’s Li Chen, India’s Rajveer Shah and Saudi Arabia’s Khalid Alshareif all advanced to the main draw.
Meanwhile in the Mini Cadet Boys’ Singles event, the top two names both topped their respective groups; Elias Sjogren and the host nation’s Omar Ehab each ended the day unbeaten.
Play concludes in Sharm El Sheikh on Sunday 28th October.