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Sobhy Seeded Third in $25k Texas Open

Two weeks after claiming her fourth U.S. Women’s Championship title, Amanda Sobhy returns to the PSA Tour as the three seed in the $25,000 Novum Energy Texas Open this weekend at the Downtown Club at the Met in Houston, Texas.

Sobhy, world No. 18, will face Finland’s world No. 74 Emilia Soini in the first round Thursday evening at 6pm local time, 7pm EDT. Follow live scores throughout the weekend on www.usprosquashseries.com/live.

The sixteen-player main draw features seven U.S. current or former college players including Sobhy, a former four-time champion for Havard. UPenn junior Reeham Sedky earned a spot in the main draw via two qualifying victories. Three weeks ago, Sedky won her first college individual final, and reached her second consecutive U.S. Women’s Championship final the following week. Sedky faces Egypt’s top seed Hania El Hammamy in the first round at 4:30pm local time, 5:30pm EDT.

Princeton graduating senior Olivia Fiechter slots into the main draw as the wild card, and will face Canadian and Cornell graduate Danielle Letourneau at 4:30pm local time. Princeton graduate Nicole Bunyan awaits four seed Mayar Hany in the first round at 5:15pm local time.

Sacramento, California-resident Hebaallah qualified for her first career main draw in just her second professional tournament appearance. The twenty-eight-year-old will face Belgium’s two seed Nele Gilis in the first round.

The U.S. Pro Series event was first held in 2002 and rotates host cities between Houston and Dallas every other year. View the full draw here.

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