SOBHY SISTERS SQUASH THEIR COMPETITION
Posted March 23, 2014 -- Over the weekend of March 1st, at Drexel University, Sea Cliff resident Amanda Sobhy, a junior at Harvard, successfully defended her individual national collegiate title, by defeating Kanzy El Defrawy of Trinity in three games to win the 2014 Individual Championships.
Sobhy had been flawless in intercollegiate play this season, going 12-0 during the regular season and sweeping her matches two weeks earlier at the 2014 Women’s National Team Championships. A few players came within a few points of taking a game off of the Harvard junior, but no one succeeded.
Sobhy has amassed an impressive collection of honors during her three years with the Crimson. She is a three-time First Team All American, and a two-time Ivy League Player of the Year. She was Ivy League Rookie of the Year during her first season. Sobhy was the top seed coming into the tournament, and she looked every bit the favorite as she powered her way through the draw, winning all of her matches in three games.
Sabrina Sobhy, Amanda’s younger sister by three years, and a junior at North Shore High School, also had a stellar month of squash results. Sabrina successfully defended her Girls Under 19 National Title last weekend when she competed in the US Nationals, played at Princeton University. Sabrina maintained a perfect record with three-game victories throughout the tournament. This is her third consecutive U19 title at only seventeen years of age!
To top it off, the week prior to winning the Junior National Title, Sabrina won the USA Senior National Title, a feat only accomplished once before in 1987. But history was made as Sabrina is the youngest player to ever win the Senior National title in the 102 years that it has been played!
Congratulations to the Sobhy girls and their squash accomplishments. Keep up the great work!
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