Tag Archives: Amanda Sobhy

  • Amanda Sobhy Turns Injury Into Inspiration

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    On March 10, #TeamHarrow's Amanda Sobhy tore her achilles in a devastating moment at the inaugural Ciudad de Floridablanda tournament. She had been top seed.

    Sobhy was up 10-5 in the semi-finals against Olivia Blatchford when she sustained the injury and was forced to retire. Currently World No. 6, she is not expected to complete for the rest of the season.

    Always an inspiration, Amanda has taken this challenge and used it as an opportunity to tell her story as an athlete writer for Excelle Sports, a website that specializes in covering women's sports.

    "Even though it is hard not being able to play the rest of the season, I have been using this time to tell the story of my injury. Most of the time people only see the players results, and rarely does anyone see what goes on behind the scene. I was asked by Excelle Sports to become one of their athlete writers to share my story of my injury and my recovery." - Amanda Sobhy

    Amanda's first article was posted on Friday and can be read at http://www.excellesports.com/news/squash-amanda-sobhy-achilles-injury/

    She'll continue her guest spot with another post in the next few weeks.

    Good luck on your recovery Amanda!

  • Amanda Sobhy is Top Seed in Ciudad de Floridablanca

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    [ photo courtesy of Professional Squash Association ]

    U.S. No. 1 and Harrow ELITE Team Member Amanda Sobhy is favored to make it to the FINALS of the Ciudad de Floridablanca tournament, the most lucrative Women's South American squash tournament of all time. Taking place March 8 -11,  the prize fund totals $70,000.

    Top seeds from #TeamHarrow include Omneya Kawy seeded 4th, followed by Annie Au seeded 5th. Heba El Torky rounds out the main draw.

    Good luck to all and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • Harrow Tournament of Champions Racquet Giveaway #HarrowTOC

    To celebrate so many members of #TeamHarrow competing in the 2017 J.P. Morgan Tournament of Champions, Harrow Sports is giving away 4 custom Harrow racquets designed by some of the top seeded athletes!

    Up for grabs are:

    Karim Abdel Gawad Custom Vibe Racquet
    Amanda Sobhy "The Beast" Clutch Racquet
    Marwan El Shorbagy Response Custom Racquet
    Donna Urquhart Wave Squash Racquet
    Share THIS Photo from our Facebook or Twitter to enter

    Share THIS Photo from our Facebook or Twitter to enter

    To enter, just share this image (featured on our Facebook and Twitter pages) with hashtag #HarrowTOC.

    We will select 4 winners at random; 1 per racquet! Contest ends 01/19/17 at midnight PST and 4 winners will be chosen at random 01/20/17. The #HarrowTOC Racquet Giveaway is open to entrants around the world, except for Harrow Sports employees, Harrow Sports distributors, and family of employees and distributors. Racquets will be shipped from Harrow Sports HQ in Denver, Colorado by 02/21/17.

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  • Amanda Sobhy Featured in Newsday

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    #TeamHarrow's Amanda Sobhy is the subject of Newsdays' most recent profile. The article focuses on Sobhy's effort to grow the sport in her home country.

    “There’s a lot of pressure in the fact that I’m the sole U.S. player at the top of the rankings. It motivates me, I’m doing it for myself and for the U.S...you need a player to do well and be successful. You just need one. I’m hoping to do that. I would love to really help grow the sport in the U.S." - Amanda Sobhy

    You can read the full article HERE: Amanda Sobhy Tries to Advance Sport of Squash in the U.S.

  • PSA December Rankings: El Welily & Gawad both World. No 2

    The December 2016 rankings marks a first for #TeamHarrow, as two ELITE Team Members have risen to World. No 2! In the women's rankings, Raneem El Welily is second in the world, while Karim Abdel Gawad is World No 2 for Men.

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    Also in the top 10 for Women are Amanda Sobhy and Omneya Abdel Kawy.  Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, Heba El Torky, and Donna Urquhart round out the top 20.

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    PSA December 2016 Rankings, Courtesy Professional Squash Association

    In the men's rankings, Marwan ElShorbagy rose one position from last month, up to number 6. Also in the top 20 are Tarek Momen and Ryan Cuskelly.

    Congrats to all and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • ATHLETE NEWS - NOVEMBER 2016

    Announced November 1st, this month's PSA World Rankings counted Raneem El Welily, Amanda Sobhy and Omneya Abdel Kawy in the Women's Top 10 as well as Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, and Tarek Momen in the Top 10 for Men.

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    After three turns at the Olympic Games, Rachel Dawson ended her prestigious career on a high note, formally retiring November 3rd after a stellar performance at the Rio Games this past summer.

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    On November 4th, Karim Abdel Gawad became the 2016 PSA Men's World Champion, beating out three-time winner Ramy Ashour at the Wadi Degla club in Cairo, Egypt.

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    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    On the same day, Raneem El Welily became the inaugural Women's Wadi Degla Open winner, defeating World No. 3 Nouran Gohar.

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    Continuing an impeccable month of performances, Karim Gawad claimed the 2016 Qatar Classic Champion title on November 18th. The win marks Karim's third major win this season, his second time defeating World No. 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy, and his first World Series title.

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    PSA Road to Dubai Standings were released November 21st, and Karim Abdel Gawad came out on top, 25 points ahead of the World No. 1. Rounding out the top standings are ELITE Team's Ryan Cuskelly and Marwan ElShorbagy, tying for 8th.

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    Women's Standings place Amanda Sobhy in third, Raneeem El Welily 6th, and Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa tied in 10th.

    Points for Dubai are accumulated at each PSA World Series tournament and determine standings. Only the top 8 players will qualify for the 2016/2017 Dubai PSA World Series Finals.

  • In PSA Road to Dubai Standings, Gawad is #1

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    Released today, the Professional Squash Association's Road to Dubai Standings place #TeamHarrow's Karim Abdel Gawad in the Number 1 slot, 25 points ahead of current world No. 1 Mohamed ElShorbagy. The announcement comes after Gawad's string of wins including the Qatar Classic and the PSA Men's World Championship.

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    Also in the Men's top positions are Harrow's Ryan Cuskelly and Marwan ElShorbagy, both tied for 6th.

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    The Women's Road to Dubai Standings place #TeamHarrow's Amanda Sobhy third and Raneem El Welily 6th. Just out of the top 8 we see Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa tied for 10th, with Omneya Abdel Kawy and Donna Urquhart both in 15th.

    Points are up for grabs at each PSA World Series tournament and determine the Standings. Only the top eight players will qualify for the 2016/17 Dubai PSA World Series Finals, which take place June 6 - 10 at the Dubai Opera House.

    Congrats to all in the Road to Dubai Standings and GO #TeamHarrow!

  • PSA November Rankings Announced

    Congratulations to all #TeamHarrow Players announced in the Professional Squash Association's Top 20 World Rankings! In the Women's Rankings, Harrow ELITE Team players include Raneem El Welily, Amanda Sobhy, Omneya Abdel Kawy, Annie Au, Joshna Chinappa, and Rachael Grinham.
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    Making the Top 20 for Men are Karim Abdel Gawad, Marwan ElShorbagy, Tarek Moment, and Ryan Cuskelly.

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    This month is especially momentous for Karim, who made it to a career high World No. 3

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

    CAIRO 2016 Mens Squash World Championships

  • ATHLETE NEWS - OCTOBER 2016

    [embed]https://www.youtube.com/embed/QPzSID0BQCo[/embed][9/30/16] Team USA's Natalie Grainger and Norbert Kornyei and Team Egypt's Mohammed Abbas are the  2016 World Masters Champions of their respective age divisions after winning at the World Masters in Johannesburg, South Africa.

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    [10/1/16] U.S. No. 1 and Harrow ELITE Team Member Amanda Sobhy is a finalist in the NetSuite Open 2016, PSA W50 tournament for the second year in a row

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    Taking place September 27 - October 1 in San Francisco, CA, this year's NetSuite Open saw World No. 6 Sobhy defeat World No. 3 Davis in the Semi's before competing against World No. 2 Massaro in the Finals, ultimately finishing second overall.

    [10/2/16] Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa Compete in Finals of Otter International

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    The PSA W35 Women's Otters International in Mumbai saw two Harrow ELITE Team members battle it out in the Finals. Annie Au and Joshna Chinappa defeated Delia Arnold and Tesni Evans, respectively, in the Semi's before advancing to the Finals in a #TeamHarrow vs. #TeamHarrow match. World No. 12 Annie claimed the title over home crowd favorite and World No. 13 Joshna Chinappa.

    [10/2/16] Omar Meguid Claims COAS International Title

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    Harrow ELITE Team's Omar Meguid, top seed at the COAS International in Islamabad, Pakistan came out on top claiming the 2016 Title. The Egyptian defeated Ivan Yuen of Malaysia in three straight games at the Mushaf Squash Complex.

    [10/6/16] Karim Abdel Gawad Named PSA Player of the Month

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    Harrow ELITE Team's Karim Abdel Gawad was been named Player of the Month by the Professional Squash Association.  Breaking the top 5 ranking in the world for the first time, Gawad (now a career high World No. 4) gave a number of impressive performances during the last couple months of the PSA Tour, including a runner up finish at the Hong Kong Open and a title claiming win at the Al Ahram Squash Open NewGiza in his home country of Egypt.

    [10/15/16] #TeamHarrow in Semi's at the U.S. Open

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    Held October 8 - 15 in Philadelphia, the PSA Delaware Investments U.S. Open 2016 brought together the top squash players in the world to compete for $150,000 in both the men's and women's competitions. With 5 Harrow ELITE Team players seeded in the top 10, masterful performances were given by many #TeamHarrow athletes. In the Men's tournament, World No. 4 and winner of last month's Al Ahram Open, Karim Abdel Gawad advanced clear through to the Semi's. In the Women's draw, both Amanda Sobhy and Raneem El Welily made it to the Semi's. Home favorite and World No. 6, Sobhy competed against Camille Serme who went on to win the title.

    Facing off with Nour El Sherbini, last month's Al Ahram Open Champion El Welily may not have advanced to the Finals of the US Open, but her performance (particularly a trick shot) earned her a play in ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays of the Night.

  • Round Up: #TeamHarrow at U.S. Open 2016

    Held October 8 - 15 in Philadelphia, the PSA Delaware Investments U.S. Open 2016 brought together the top squash players in the world to compete for $150,000 in both the men's and women's competitions. With 5 Harrow ELITE Team players seeded in the top 10, masterful performances were given by many #TeamHarrow athletes.

    In the Men's tournament, World No. 4 and winner of last month's Al Ahram Open, Karim Abdel Gawad advanced clear through to Friday's semi's. Facing England's three-time World Champion Nick Matthew, Gawad fought all the way through to a fifth game tie-break, with Matthew advancing on to the finals.

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    Result – Men’s 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open: Semi-finals

    [4] Nick Matthew (ENG) bt [5] Karim Abdel Gawad (EGY) 3-2: 11-4, 7-11, 16-14, 3-11, 12-10 (91m)

    In the Women's draw, both Amanda Sobhy and Raneem El Welily made it to the Semi's. Home favorite and World No. 6, Sobhy competed against Camille Serme who went on to win the title.

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    Facing off with Nour El Sherbini, last month's Al Ahram Open Champion El Welily may not have advanced to the Finals of the US Open, but her performance (particularly a trick shot) earned her a play in ESPN SportsCenter's Top Plays of the Night.

    Result – Women’s 2016 Delaware Investments U.S. Open: Semi-finals

    [1] Nour El Sherbini (EGY) bt [5] Raneem El Welily (EGY) 3-1: 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-3 (37m)
    [6] Camille Serme (FRA) bt [7] Amanda Sobhy (USA) 3-1: 11-6, 11-9, 10-12, 11-5 (42m)

    Congrats to all and GO #TeamHarrow!

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