This week in Squash September 13 – 20
Egypt retain the title
Egypt are still the Women’s World Team Champions after beating England in a repeat of last year’s final in Paris.
Resting world number one Nour El Sherbini, first up for Egypt was Nouran Gohar, taking on Alison Waters. In a see-saw match that saw a lot of involvement from the referee, it was Gohar who finally prevailed as she forged ahead in the fifth.
Egypt’s World No.47 Youssef Soliman claimed his biggest ever PSA title at the Pakistan Chief of the Air Staff International after he defeated Hong Kong’s top seed Leo Au in a five-game thriller.
The 21-year-old came from 2-0 down to shock Hong Kong’s World No.21 Au in 78 minutes as he completed an 11-13, 11-13, 11-7, 11-6, 11-6 to secure his seventh PSA title.
Meanwhile, also taking place in Pakistan was the Pakistan International Squash Tournament Women’s as Egypt’s World No.31 Rowan Elaraby defeated compatriot Nada Abbas in straight-games in the final to take her second successive PSA title.
Redevelopment of 33rd Street Corridor to Expand Nexus of Athletics Activity for Drexel and Philadelphia
The hub of athletics activity on Drexel’s University City campus will soon have a new look — and even more activity. Announced today, renovation plans for the two-block stretch of 33rd Street adjacent to the University’s indoor varsity and recreational sports complexes, will expand its athletics and events space, and bring in US Squash, the national governing body of the sport of squash, as a new tenant and developer of the Pennsylvania Armory.