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Egyptian Momen upsets Pilley in Detroit first round
Jan 31 , 2008, by Howard Harding for SquashTalk.com , Independent News; © 2008 SquashTalk LLC       

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RESULTS:               Motor City Squash Open, Detroit, USA    [view Draw/results]

1st round:
[1] Adrian Grant (ENG) bt Julian Wellings (ENG) 11-7, 11-6, 11-3
[8] Shahier Razik (CAN) bt Jan Koukal (CZE) 13-11, 13-11, 11-6
Tarek Momen (EGY) bt [4] Cameron Pilley (AUS) 11-9, 13-11, 11-4
[5] Stewart Boswell (AUS) bt [Q] Ryan Cuskelly (AUS) 11-4, 11-4, 11-4
[6] Olli Tuominen (FIN) bt Amr Swelim (EGY) 14-12, 11-5, 11-9
[3] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) bt [Q] Mohd Nafiizwan Adnan (MAS) 11-6, 11-6, 11-7
[7] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY) bt [Q] Martin Knight (NZL) 11-7, 11-5, 11-7
[2] Borja Golan (ESP) bt [Q] Yasser El Halaby (EGY) 11-5, 11-6, 11-3

Tarek Takes Pilley In Detroit Upset

Unseeded Egyptian Tarek Momen pulled off the only upset on the opening day of the Motor City Open when he despatched fourth seed Cameron Pilley in straight games to claim an unexpected place in the quarter-finals of the $30,000 PSA Tour squash event in its ninth year at Birmingham Athletic Club in Detroit, USA.

The 20-year-old from Cairo, ranked 29 in the world, beat his Australian opponent ranked 12 places higher 11-9, 13-11, 11-4. 

Momen will now face another Australian Stewart Boswell, after the fifth seed from Canberra beat fellow countryman Ryan Cuskelly, a qualifier, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4.

Top seeds Adrian Grant and Borja Golan are on course to meet in a final showdown.  Grant, the event favourite from England, beat compatriot and tournament organiser Julian Wellings, the Birmingham Athletic Club pro, 11-7, 11-6, 11-3.

Spanish number one Borja Golan, the second seed, defeated Egyptian qualifier Yasser El Halaby 11-5, 11-6, 11-3.

Quarter-final line-up:
[1] Adrian Grant (ENG) v [8] Shahier Razik (CAN)
Tarek Momen (EGY) v [5] Stewart Boswell (AUS)
[3] Laurens Jan Anjema (NED) v [6] Olli Tuominen (FIN)
[2] Borja Golan (ESP) v [7] Hisham Mohd Ashour (EGY)

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