Sobhy is pictured with Max Lee and each of their Buler Squash Challenge Cup championship trophies (photo courtesy squashsite.co.uk).
HONG KONG – Amanda Sobhy, a rising junior on the Harvard women's squash team, won the Buler Squash Challenge Cup in Hong Kong over the weekend. The event was part of the World Squash Association's World Tour and featured some of the top squash players from around the globe.
Sobhy won the tournament by sweeping her first three matches on the way to the final. She was slated to meet No. 1-seed Annie Au in the championship, but the 14th ranked player in the world was forced to withdraw, giving Sobhy the title. It is the seventh WSA win and the biggest of her career.
"Mixed feelings about my win due to the withdrawal of my opponent because of illness," Sobhy told squashsite.co.uk. "I wish Annie a speedy recovery and hope to get well soon. However, a win is a win and I am delighted to become the 2013 Buler Cup champion today."
Sobhy is the 30th ranked player in the world and is already a decorated athlete on the collegiate level. She has helped Harvard to back-to-back Collegiate Squash Association titles and has won each of the CSA's individual championships in her first two seasons in Cambridge.
For the full Buler Squash Challenge Cup results, click here.