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Amanda Sobhy

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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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Sobhy Aiming to Put ‘Difficult Journey’ Behind Her Ahead of Tournament of Champions Return

Sobhy Aiming to Put 'Difficult Journey' Behind Her Ahead of Tournament of Champions Return

United States No.2 Amanda Sobhy will make her long-awaited comeback from a 10-month injury absence at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions later this week when the 24-year-old Harvard-graduate lines up at the prestigious World Series tournament held inside New York’s iconic Grand Central Terminal. New York-born Sobhy became the first American-born woman ever to […]

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Amanda Sobhy Will Make Squash Comeback at J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions

December 12, 2017 – New York, NY. The highest-ever ranked American-born squash player Amanda Sobhy will make her comeback from a torn Achilles tendon to lead a trio of USA women at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions (ToC), January 18-25, 2018. The announcement today by tournament officials of the confirmed entries for the 2018 […]

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Squash, Egyptian Style

Squash, Egyptian Style

Two national champions rule the wall with flicks, nicks, and immense talent. TWO PLAYING STYLES dominate elite squash today: English and Egyptian. The English style emphasizes steadiness, long points, and superior fitness—winning, essentially, by wearing down an opponent’s physical reserves and minimizing one’s own errors. In contrast, the Egyptian style accents the creative and deceptive […]

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