Sobhy Wins Granite Open To Claim Her 11th Career WSA Title
Sobhy is currently ranked 17th in the world (photo courtesy: Gil Talbot).
TORONTO – Fresh off her third consecutive national title, Amanda Sobhy captured her 11th Women's Squash Association title, upsetting top-seed Omneya Abdel Kawy in the finals of the Women's Granite Open in Toronto, Canada.
Seeded fourth in the tournament, Sobhy defeated Heba El Torkey (11-3, 11-4, 11-7) before taking down Samantha Cornett in a 3-2 battle in the quarterfinals (4-11, 11-6, 7-11, 11-3, 11-9). The junior faced No. 2 Rachel Grinham of Australia in the semifinals. Sobhy won the first two sets, 11-6 and 11-7, before suffering an 11-9 setback in the third. Sobhy regained her composure and went on to win the deciding game 11-5.
In the title match, the Sea Cliff, N.Y., native made quick work of Kawy blanking the top-seed, 11-5, 11-5, 11-9 in a swift 36 minutes.
Ranked 17th in the world, Sobhy has now won 11 of her 12 WSA appearances this year.
Sobhy finished her third season in Cambridge with a perfect 17-0 record. Playing out of the top spot, she led her team to its 19th Ivy League title as well as the finals of the Howe Cup, where the Crimson ultimately fell to No. 2 Trinity. Harvard would finish with an impressive 14-1 mark. Sobhy was back on the court two weeks later to claim her third consecutive individual national championship at the Ramsay Cup.