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Sobhy Tallies Second Texas Open Title in Nationals Rematch

2018 Texas Open champion Amanda Sobhy (r) and finalist Reeham Sedky.

Two weeks after facing off in the U.S. Women’s Championship final, Amanda Sobhy and Reeham Sedky met each other again in the $25,000 Novum Energy Texas Open final on Sunday, with Sobhy taking the spoils once again at the Downtown Club at the Met in Houston, Texas.

Competing in just her fourth career PSA event and first U.S. Pro Series event, Sedky pulled off the best tournament run of her young career. Sedky reached the main draw via two qualifying victories, including a four-game qualifying final against Trinity graduate Anna Kimberley. Sedky, UPenn’s college individual champion, endured a first-round battle against world No. 22 and top seed Hania el Hamammy, dispatching the Egyptian 11-7, 11-5, 5-11, 6-11, 11-8 after ninety-five minutes.

Sedky then upset Cornell graduate and seven seed Danielle Letourneau in a three-game quarterfinal, and reached the final courtesy of a four-game semifinal victory against four seed Mayar Hany.

Sobhy, world No. 18, progressed through the bottom half of the draw as the three seed, recording three wins under thirty minutes on her way to the final, dropping just one game along the way against Nada Abbas in the semifinals.

In Sunday’s final, it was the Harvard graduate who came out on top in four games as Sobhy defeated her U.S. teammate 11-8, 10-12, 11-6, 11-9.

The title is Sobhy’s second in Texas, adding to her 2015 title earned in Plano, Texas. The title marks Sobhy’s fifteenth career PSA title, and first since the 2015 NetSuite Open.

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