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Qualifying Draws to a Close in Cleveland Classic


The curtain came down on the qualification stage of the 2017 Cleveland Classic, PSA W50 tournament as Egyptian duo Nadine Shahin and Hania El Hammamy sealed their places in the main draw.

Shahin, the World No.28 from Cairo, is appearing at her first PSA World Tour event of the year and followed up her bye in round one with a comfortable victory over Australia’s Tamika Saxby, winning 11-8, 11-8, 11-8.

Up next for Shahin is a difficult first round against defending champion Camille Serme, with the World No.2 in red-hot form after winning both the Delaware Investments U.S. Open and J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions titles in recent months.

Shahin will be joined in the main draw by compatriot El Hammamy after she cruised to a straight games win over fellow Egyptian Mayar Hany.

El Hammamy’s reward is a round one clash with another Egyptian, World No.13 Nour El Tayeb, while England’s Fiona Moverley and Canada’s Hollie Naughton are also through to the next stage of the tournament courtesy of respective wins over Rachael Chadwick and Sarah Cardwell.

Moverley – who takes the wildcard spot for next month’s prestigious Allam British Open – is pitted against Welsh World No.21 Tesni Evans, while Naughton squares off against Indian No.1 Joshna Chinappa.

Results – Final Qualifying Round: 2017 Cleveland Classic
[1] Nadine Shahin (EGY) bt [7] Tamika Saxby (AUS) 3-0: 11-8, 11-8, 11-8
[5] Hania El Hammamy (EGY) bt [3] Mayar Hany (EGY) 3-0: 11-7, 11-4, 11-5
[4] Hollie Naughton (CAN) bt [8] Rachael Chadwick (ENG) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-4
[2] Fiona Moverley (ENG) bt [6] Sarah Cardwell (AUS) 3-0: 11-7, 11-5, 11-4

Main Draw – First Round
[1] Camille Serme (FRA) v [Q] Nadine Shahin (EGY)
[Q] Fiona Moverley (ENG) v [8] Tesni Evans (WAL)
[7] Victoria Lust (ENG) v Liu Tsz-Ling (HKG)
Mariam Metwally (EGY) v [3] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG)
[4] Joshna Chinappa (IND) v [Q] Hollie Naughton (CAN)
Line Hansen (DEN) v [5] Emily Whitlock (ENG)
[6] Nour El Tayeb (EGY) v [Q] Hania El Hammamy (EGY)
Olivia Blatchford (USA) v [2] Alison Waters (ENG)

You can watch the first round action LIVE from 17:00 local time (GMT-5)!

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