Hosts Egypt Win World University Team Crown
29 Aug 2008
After winning both the men's and women's individual titles, hosts Egypt also clinched the team crown after brushing aside Great Britain in the final of the 6th World University Team Championships at the Cairo International Stadium in Cairo.
Ramy Ashour, the world No4 who became the men's individual world university champion earlier in the week, despatched Scot Alan Clyne 11-8, 11-8, 11-7 in the opening match of the final to put the hosts into the driving seat.
In the second match, Briton Joel Hinds took Tarek Momen to tie-breaks in the first and third games - but the world individual runner-up ultimately proved too strong for the 21-year-old Englishman, beating Hinds 12-10, 11-4, 13-11 to ensure a popular home victory for the hosts.
Malaysia claimed the bronze medal after beating Canada 2-0 in the play-off for third position.
3rd place play-off:
 MALAYSIA bt  CANADA 2-0
Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan bt Colin West 11-8, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10
Nafzahizam Adnan bt Fred Reid 2-11, 11-8, 11-5, 10-12, 11-8
Siti Munirah Jusoh v Alana Miller (dead rubber - match not played)
5th place play-off:
AUSTRIA bt SWITZERLAND 2-1
Aqeel Rehman bt Benjamin Fischer 11-3, 11-5, 11-4
Jakob Dirnberger bt Yvain Baden 10-12, 11-5, 4-11, 12-10, 11-1
Birgit Coufal lost to Gaby Schmohl 11-7, 9-11, 5-11
7th place play-off:
AUSTRALIA bt USA 2-1
Nathan Turnbull bt Lee Rosen 2-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-5
Rex Hedrick bt John Fulham 2-11, 8-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
Melody Francis lost to Kristen Lange 11-13, 11-5, 6-11
9th: GERMANY; 10th: CZECH REPUBLIC; 11th: SOUTH AFRICA