In the third set, Tunisia were ahead 12-10 at the technical timeout, but more power serving by Elkotb pressured Tunisia and Egypt got ahead by a couple of points as the set drew to an end, and then closed it out 21-18 to make it 2-1.
Egypt’s blocking game, in the shape of wing spiker Omar Hassan, allowed them to get ahead in the fourth set and, combined with powerful attacking from Elkotb, level the match at 2-2 with a 21-19 set win.
Tunisia forged ahead 6-3 early in the tie-break and carried that lead for a 15-7 win in the decider. Ben Abdallah was his team’s top scorer with 26 points.
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