CHINAPPA, MANGAONKAR INTO FINALS | 5thSeptember 2015 | PICTURES
Joshana Chinappa (IND) continued her walk through the Main Draw into tomorrow'sfinals with a quick win against Fiona Moverley (ENG). Chinappa took control from the start, setting the pace and moving Moverley around the court. Moverley put up a good fight, trading points till 9-11 in the first game, but was no match in the second and third, sending the match Chinappa's way 11-9, 11-4, 11-8 in 27 minutes.
Mahesh Mangaonkar (IND) also made quick work of his opponent to enter tomorrow'sfinal, winning against Mazen Gamal (EGY) 3-0. Gamal, a qualifier, seemed to run out of steam after four days of play. He played well in the first game, but in the second, Mangaonkar dominated, giving away only one point. Gamal managed a short run in the third, closing Mangaonkar's 9-2 lead to 10-6 with a couple of solid shots. But in the end, Mangaonkar took the match 11-6, 11-1, 11-6 in 29 minutes.
TOP-SEEDS HALT EL HAMMAMY DUO | 5thSeptember 2015 | PICTURES
Top-seed Habiba Mohamed (EGY) halted the progress of qualifier Hania El Hammamy (EGY) in a long, acrimonious match that had both players disputing with the referee and culminated in an exchange of light racket taps upon exiting the court at the match's conclusion. El Hammamy played well in the first two games, getting points off her drops and picking up Mohamed's favored straight kills more often than not, racking up a 2-0 lead. The third game saw more blocks than points and tempers started to rise. In the end, Mohamed stayed more focused and clawed her way back, winning the match 7-11, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7, 11-4 in 63 minutes.
Karim El Hammamy (EGY) also met his match in top-seed Adrian Waller (ENG) today in a lengthy, three-game battle. Play was fast and furious from the start, with Waller much in control and taking the first game 11-3. In the second game, El Hammamy appeared game, but spent. He put up a good fight with some lovely shots, forcing Waller into extra points in the second and third. But Waller prevailed, closing it out 11-3, 12-10, 15-13 in 75 minutes.