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Amanda Sobhy with the 2020 Gaynor Cup trophy

Gaynor Cup: Sobhy Downs Perry to Capture Title

United States No.1 Amanda Sobhy captured her first PSA title since March 2019 as she recovered from a game down to beat World No.7 Sarah-Jane Perry to win the 2020 Bahl and Gaynor Cincinnati Gaynor Cup.

The 26-year-old has had a disappointing start to the New Year after early defeats at the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and Carol Weymuller Open, but played some of her best squash in front of a packed house to defeat Perry by an 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-1 scoreline.

Perry had to grind out wins against Malaysia’s Low Wee Wern and Sobhy’s compatriot Olivia Blatchford Clyne in the build up to the final, but started on the front foot as she controlled a relatively one-sided first game.

Sobhy responded well in the second, and the World No.8 started to push Perry into all four corners of the court to draw level. The Harvard-graduated dominated the third to build up six game balls, only to completely miss the ball during the next rally.

That looked to have been a missed opportunity for the American as Perry came back to within a point, but it was then the English players’ turn to make an error as she flicked the ball crosscourt into the tin to hand Sobhy a 2-1 lead. That essentially ended Perry’s challenge, as Sobhy surged to an 11-1 victory in the fourth to become the first American to win the Gaynor Cup.
Watch back the final below

Result – Final: 2020 Bahl and Gaynor Cincinnati Gaynor Cup
[1] Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt [2] Sarah-Jane Perry (ENG) 3-1: 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-1 (45m)

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