The U23 competition, which is taking place at the Youth City complex hall in Sharm El Sheikh, saw Egypt take on Rwanda and block their powerful attacker on the way to winning 3-0 (25-16, 25-16 ,25-17), while Tunisia defeated Algeria 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-18) as both teams raised their totals to 9 points, with Tunisia narrowly leading on point quotient.
In the third match of the day, Libya defeated Morocco 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18). Three teams are now on a record of 1-2 to level at three points each, leaving Morocco as the only winless team at the bottom of the table.
The competition acts as a qualifier for the World Championship of this age category next year as the top two teams book their tickets to the FIVB's prestigious event.
Tunisia dominated all the skills in their match against Algeria, which they won 3-0 (25-13, 25-20, 25-18) in 67 minutes. With the win, Tunisia kept their rhythm and improved their win-loss ratio to 3-0 with 9 points, while Algeria dropped to 1-2 with 3 points.
Tunisia combined well, led by their setter Khaled Ben Slimane, using their skills to control the match, winning the first set 25-13.
Tunisia were in front in all the skills, including blocks (10/5), serves (3/1) and spikes (36/33). Outside hitter Elyes Garfi scored 14 points against 12 for Ould Chechali of Algeria.
In the second set, the Algerians improved their blocking activity and backline defence to take the lead, scoring through Ould Chechali's spiked. unisia used the experience of Elyes Garfi and Adam Oueslati to come back into the set, however, which they won 25-20.
The third set also saw Algeria put in a fight, but Tunisia again dominated the net action through their blockers to win the set 25-18 and the match in straight sets.
Libya v Morocco 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18)
The Libyan team played their best match in the competition so far to overcome Morocco 3-0 (25-16, 25-23, 25-18) in 77 minutes.
Claiming their first win, Libya improved their win-loss ratio to 1-2 with 3 points, leaving Morocco as the only winless team in the competition with 0-3.
The superiority of the Libyans in blocking and spiking played the greatest role in the victory, alongside Alamin Alsaghir's individual contribution with 17 points and Adel Elfituri's 11 points. Zouheir El Garaoui led the Moroccan scorers contributing 10 points for his team.
Libya began the match demonstrating a high level of consistency in all the net action, especially in blocking. The Libyan team conducted their combinations through setter Abdelrahman Daghdanna to win the first set 25-16.
Morocco tried to make a quick comeback in the second set, as they worked well in reception, which allowed them to set up attacks through Zohair El Garaoui. The Libyan team responded through their spiker Alamin Al Saghir, who scored frequently from all the net positions, helping his team to lead 2-0 after winning the set 25-23.
The highly motivated Libyan players continued in the same way in the third set to win 25-18 and the match 3-0.
Egypt v Rwanda 3-0 (25-16, 25-16 ,25-17)
Egypt also claimed their third victory in a row, winning against Rwanda in straight sets 3-0 (25-16, 25-16 ,25-17) in a thrilling match lasting 69 minutes.
Egypt improved to 3-0 with 9 points, while Rwanda dropped to 1-2 with 3 points.
Islam El Sayed led the Egyptian scorers with 13 points, while Yves Mutabazi led the Rwandans with 9 points.
Egypt had their best match in the competition so far with their blockers playing the main role. Mohamed Adel scored 4 kill blocks.The Egyptians also had an advantage in serves, gaining 7 points from aces, against only 1 for the Rwandan team.
Egypt used the serve well in the first set. The spike service disturbed the Rwandan players, who were not able to cope with the hits, and Egypt piled on the pressure through their block to win the first set 25-16.
The second saw the Egyptian team take a big lead through blocks and spikes by Ahmed Said and Islam Mohamed. The set finished 25-16 for the Egyptians.
Rwanda improved their defence and reception in the third set, as they had the only lead at any technical timeout in the match 8-7 at the first TTO. Yves Mutabazi increased his spiking activity before Egypt recovered again to win the set 25-17 and the match 3-0.