Skip to content

Amanda Sobhy

SOBHY CLAIMS HER BIGGEST PSA TITLE AT TEXAS OPEN

United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy claimed her 16th and biggest PSA title after she defeated England's Victoria Lust in straight-games to lift the J Warren Young Memorial Texas Open title.

World No.13 Sobhy made it a hat-trick of victories at the Texas Open following wins last season and in 2015 after she downed Lust to take home the PSA World Tour Bronze tournament.

Number two seed Sobhy had been in strong form all week, not dropping a single game throughout the entire tournament and defeating the likes of compatriot Olivia Fiechter and Egypt's Nadine Shahin en route to the final.

World No.14 Lust, on the other hand, had downed former World No.1 Rachael Grinham in the semi-finals to advance, however, Sobhy proved too much for her in the final as the American powered to an 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 in just 23 minutes to claim her seventh straight win over the Englishwoman.

“Texas has a great place in my heart,” said 25-year-old Sobhy following her victory.

“I remember coming back here as a 15 year old as one of my first tournaments on the tour and I still love it now, not just because I have won the title several times. The Dallas community is smaller than some but they still show great support.

“I don't think the match could have gone any better. The past few times me and Lusty have played it was a battle and I barely won, but today and all week I have been feeling really relaxed and have been enjoying my game.

“I just went out there and tried to enjoy myself as much as possible and I think it showed in my squash and my movement too was very free-flowing.

“I'm really pleased to win it for a third time and defend my title that I won in Houston last year. This is my biggest title to date and I haven't won one since the Texas Open last year.

“It's always nice to get a win and I saw this tournament as an opportunity to win. We actually had our US Nationals on the same weekend and so I was heavily debating whether to play the US Nationals or this event, but I saw this as an opportunity to get a tournament win and get that breakthrough in the rankings, so I'm very pleased that it paid off.”

Result: Final
[2] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [4] Victoria Lust (ENG) 3-0: 11-4, 11-2, 11-5 (23m)

Join SQUASHTV and get closer to the PSA World Tour