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Amanda Sobhy

Sobhy and Momen Named PSA World Tour Players of the Month for February

USA’s World No.8 Amanda Sobhy and Egypt’s World No.3 Tarek Momen have been named the PSA World Tour Players of the Month for February following their title victories last month.

Sobhy captured her first title since March 2019 when she defeated England No.1 Sarah-Jane Perry in the final of the Gaynor Cup, taking place in Cincinnati in February.

The 26-year-old had suffered a disappointing start to 2020 with early round exits at both the J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions and Carol Weymuller Open, however, she made amends for it in Cincinnati to defeat World No.7 Perry by a 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-1 scoreline.

Perry started on the front foot to take the first game, before Sobhy responded well in the second to draw level. From then on, Sobhy was able to keep her focus to claim a well fought win and become the first American to win the Gaynor Cup title and her 17th PSA title overall.

Tarek Momen in action at the Windy City Open

Meanwhile, World Champion Momen took out New Zealand’s World No.5 Paul Coll to lift the 2020 Troilus Gold Canada Cup in Toronto.

The Egyptian secured back-to-back wins over the Kiwi as he completed a straight-games victory to win his eighth PSA Tour title and his second of the season after winning the Men’s PSA World Championship in November.

Last month also saw wins for Egypt’s Nour El Tayeb and Peru’s Diego Elias as they lifted titles at the Cleveland Classic and Motor City Open, respectively.

El Tayeb defeated Perry in the final to win her 10th PSA title, while Elias overcame unseeded Mohamed ElSherbini to pick up his seventh PSA title.

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