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Seeds Sail Into Atlanta Semis

26 Jan 2013

The top four seeds will contest the semi-finals of the Atlanta Open after prevailing in contrasting quarter-finals of the PSA World Tour Challenger 10 squash event in its 13th year at the Lifetime Athletic Club in Atlanta in the US state of Georgia.

Favourite Campbell Grayson endured two extended tie-break games before seeing off Egypt's Mohamed Abouelghar 13-11, 18-20, 11-6, 11-1

The New Zealander now faces a further Egyptian - the third-seeded Andrew Wagih Shoukry who dismissed Irishman Arthur Gaskin in straight games 11-6, 11-5, 11-5.

An all-Egyptian final is on the cards after Omar Abdel Meguid reserved his place in the other semi. The fourth seed from Giza defeated England's Nathan Lake 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-3.

Meguid will line up against second seed Shawn Delierre. The Canadian also came through his quarter-final in straight games, beating Australian Scott Arnold 11-1, 11-8, 11-9.

Semi-final line-up:
[2] Shawn Delierre (CAN) v [4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY)
[1] Campbell Grayson (NZL) v [3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY)

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Quarter-finals:
[2] Shawn Delierre (CAN) bt Scott Arnold (AUS) 11-1, 11-8, 11-9
[4] Omar Abdel Meguid (EGY) bt Nathan Lake (ENG) 11-6, 11-8, 10-12, 11-3
[3] Andrew Wagih Shoukry (EGY) bt Arthur Gaskin (IRL) 11-6, 11-5, 11-5
[1] Campbell Grayson (NZL) bt Mohamed Abouelghar (EGY) 13-11, 18-20, 11-6, 11-1