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Mands on the Move: Part 5

Mands on the Move 5

Covid meltdown number three….. Honestly, if you didn’t have at least two major meltdowns in 2020, I don’t think you had the full 2020 experience! That being said, I would also love to know your secret in keeping it together because I was definitely hanging on by a thread for the majority of this year. […]

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Mands on the Move: Part 3

mands on the move part 3

After spending a month away, with a little over two weeks in Egypt, I am finally back in my apartment in Philadelphia! The Egyptian Open finished a little over a week ago, but I’ve actually been home for nearly two weeks. For those of you doing the math, my arrival back to the states was […]

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Mands on the Move: Part 2

Mands on the Move: Part 2

Welcome back, SOBHY SQUAD!! Now that the first Professional Squash Tournament has wrapped up, I thought it would be fun to give you a little insight on what the new “normal” is like for a professional squash player competing in a tournament, during the Covid era. Let’s begin, shall we? I was scheduled to fly […]

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Sobhy: Reaching The Top 6 Again Would Be An “Unbelievable Feeling”

Sobhy: Reaching The Top 6 Again Would Be An “Unbelievable Feeling”

Sobhy: Reaching The Top 6 Again Would Be An “Unbelievable Feeling” March 10, 2017. That was the day that US No.1 Amanda Sobhy ruptured her Achilles tendon during her semi-final clash with compatriot Olivia Blatchford Clyne at the Ciudad de Floridablanca. After spending almost an entire year away from the game, and falling away from […]

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6 things to know about Amanda Sobhy, the top U.S. squash contender at Worlds Championships at Union Station

Amanda Sobhy may not be the most recognizable name to most Chicagoans, but the city represents a lot for America’s highest ranked squash player.

Amanda Sobhy may not be the most recognizable name to most Chicagoans, but the city represents a lot for America’s highest ranked squash player. When the world’s No. 10 player takes on England’s Julianne Courtice in the first round of the Professional Squash Association’s World Championships on Saturday at Union Station’s Great Hall, it will […]

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Meet Amanda Sobhy, A Harvard Graduate And The Highest-Ranked Pro Squash Player In U.S. History

As a senior in high school in 2011, Amanda Sobhy was among the roughly six percent of applicants accepted to Harvard University. It was the culmination of her hard work in the classroom and on the squash court, where she was the reigning junior world champion. She knew an Ivy League degree would put her […]

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In My Own Words: Squash’s Amanda Sobhy gives emotional firsthand account of tearing Achilles

In My Own Words: Squash’s Amanda Sobhy gives emotional firsthand account of tearing Achilles

n this new series, professional squash player Amanda Sobhy shares her journey with readers as she recovers from an Achilles tear and subsequent surgery. In this first installment, Sobhy details what it felt like when she first tore the tendon during a high-stakes tournament in South America. On March 10, I tore my left Achilles […]

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