Egypt beat Malaysia for the Team Title
On the last day of the WSF World Juniors 2019, the final team placings – and the title – were to be decided.
Top seeds and defending champions Egypt took on hosts Malaysia, and claimed their 9th title and 7th in a row, but it was far from plain sailing for the hot favourites.
Malaysia’s Aifa Azman raced away with the first game of the final, but individual champion Hania El Hammamy settled and levelled the match.
The third was close all the way but Hania just edged it and proceeded to dominate the fourth to put Egypt into the lead.
Next on, the third string match was a real thriller as Malaysia’s Ainaa Ampandi took on Farida Mohamed, and took her all the way too. Farida won a close first game but the crowd cheered on Ainaa as she took the next two to put the final in the balance.
Ainaa led 8-6 in the fourth, but Farida fought back to see off that danger, and like Hania dominated the final game to keep the title in Egyptian hands.
Plenty of photos in the Gallery, watch the replay below …
Playoff Matches, 09 Aug : (1-3-2)
|Time||Rnd||Team 1||RES||Team 2||Ct|
|14.00||9-12 RR||New Zealand||2-0||South Africa||C3|
|15.00||FINAL|| Egypt||2-0|| Malaysia||GC|