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Two wins against two Turkish players proved to be the most crucial for qualifier Edmond Aynedjian and unseeded Lefteris Neos, who continued their winning ways all the way to the finals.
Aynedjian was 0-3 down in the final set against Tuna Kaan while Neos 1-4 down against Tolunay Sumer.
Both Cypriot players rose to the occasion and playing above their capabilities turned both matches round on their head.
At 0-3 down in the final set Edmond Aynedjian won six out of the remaining seven games to defeat Kaan 6-7, 6-4, 6-4.
At 1-4 down in the final set, Lefteris Neos won five games in a row to complete a 6-4, 3-6, 6-4 victory against his Turkish opponent.
After these crucial wins, both players did not drop a single set on the way to Friday’s final while in the quarter finals, Edmond defeated the world number 239 number 1 seed of the tournament Ghassan Alansi.
The all-Cypriot final between Neos and Aynedjian was won by Neos in convincing fashion 6-3, 6-2.
The Cypriot finalists teamed up and won the doubles title defeating the local team of Hamzeh Al-Aswad and Mousa Alkotop 6-4, 7-5.
However, the first round match of the doubles, proved to be the most decisive, when the Cypriot team were almost thrown out of the tournament, against the seeded 2 pair of Mohamed Ali Bellalouna of Tunisia and Sherif Makhlouf of Egypt.
Lefteris and Edmond were down 0-6, 1-7 and two match points down when they again turned the match on its head winning the final set decider 16-14 in three hours.
They returned back to Cyprus with four international trophies and a total of 60 valuable points ahead of the autumn tournament season.

 — with Simon Aynedjian and 46 others at Sport City, Amman.