Tinne Gilis caused the shock of the day at the El Gouna Squash International, defeating Amanda Sobhy ©PSA World Tour

Women’s fourth seed Amanda Sobhy of the United States was the biggest casualty as second round matches took place at the El Gouna Squash International in Egypt.

Sobhy was defeated 11-7, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6 by Belgium’s Tinne Gilis, but she was not the only seed to be on the end of an upset at the Professional Squash Association World Tour Platinum event at the El Gouna Squash Complex.

Eighth seed Rowan Elaraby of Egypt was beaten in straight games, with compatriot Nour El Tayeb running out a 12-10, 11-8, 11-5 winner.

Seventh seed Salma Hany of Egypt also fell to defeat, as she was beaten 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8 by Sivasangari Subramaniam of Malaysia.

Women’s top seed Nouran Gohar of Egypt enjoyed a straightforward passage through to round three overcoming Hollie Naughton of Canada 12-10, 11-7, 13-11.

Second seed Nour El Sherbini was victorious in an all Egyptian affair 11-7, 11-7, 11-9 against Miriam Metwally, while another all Egypt match-up saw third seed Hania El Hammamy overcome Hana Ramadan 11-2, 11-5, 11-8.

In the men’s second round top seed Paul Coll of New Zealand was among the winners, overcoming Mazen Hesham of Egypt 11-7, 11-2, 11-4.

Second seed and 2019 champion at the El Gouna International Ali Farag of Egypt also advanced, defeating Adrian Waller of England 11-8, 11-6, 7-11, 11-9.

All the top five seeds were victorious, with third seed Mohamed ElShorbagy of Egypt overcoming Cesar Salazar of Mexico 11-6, 11-8, 11-7, and Mostafa Asal, the fourth seed, winning an all-Egypt encounter against Moustafa El Sirty 8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-6.

Fifth seed Diego Elias of Peru was a comfortable straight games winner against Youssef Soliman of Egypt 11-5, 11-5, 11-7, but his compatriot Marwan ElShorbagy, seeded seventh, had to battle for his third round berth, beating Scotland’s Greg Lobban 11-9, 9-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8 in a match that lasted 67 minutes.

Third round action is due to begin tomorrow with matches scheduled to be held at both the El Gouna Squash Complex and the El Gouna Conference and Culture Center.