Nabil and Wilkins to Fight for
Pyramid Open Title
Sunday, April 20 @ 12:30 pm.
Moustafa Nabil and Rob Wilkins
April 19, 2014 - Moustafa Nabil (Egypt) and Rob Wilkins (Wales) will face off in the finals of the Pyramid Open on Sunday at 12:30 at Tuckahoe, New York's Pyramid Squash Club.
Nabil's path to finals included a 3-0 victory over Will Morris, who played his college squash at Williams.
Later in the day, Nabil beat fellow Egyptian Ibrahim Bakir. Although the match was a 3-0 victory for Nabil, both games two and three went to extra points. Game scores were 11-6, 14-12, 14-12.
Wilkins needed just three games to win his quarter final match against Canada's Eric 'the Dalai' Lamsa.
Later in the day, Wilkins had to go the distance to get past Sri Lanka's Binura Jayasuriya. Games one and two were lightning fast as both players were shooting from the start. Game one was only 5 minutes long despite going to 11-9. Most points ended with a ball hitting the tin or a rolling nick.
Jayasuriya was more successful keeping the ball away from Wilkins' strong forehand in games three and four. And he was able to win both.
Wilkins jumped to a 7-3 lead in game five impressive shot making and a few errant tins from Jayasuriya. And Wilkins closed it out 11-6.
The final will showcase the quickness and fitness of the young Egyptian against the high powered, shot making Welshman.
Match play begins at 12:30 p.m. at Pyramid Squash Club.
Moustafa Nabil beat Ibrahim Bakir 11-6, 14-12, 14-12
Rob Wilkins beat Binura Jayasuriya 11-9, 11-3, 9-11, 8-11, 11-6
Ibrahim Bakir beat Karim Amir 11-3, 14-12, 11-5
Binura Jayasuriya beat Phil Wilkins 11-7, 11-7, 11-9
Rob Wilkins beat Eric Lamsa 11-9, 11-7, 11-5
Moustafa Nabil beat Will Morris 11-6, 11-6, 11-4
Will Morris beat Andres Kjeksted 11-4, 11-4, 11-6
Eric Lamsa beat Ahmed Mehelmy W / O
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