BROOKLYN, N.Y. – Harvard sophomore Amanda Sobhy helped Team USA capture the 2013 World Doubles Championships at the Brooklyn Heights Casino.
Sobhy partnered with Natalie Grainger to win the Turner Women's Open division of the 2013 World Doubles Championships, topping Canada's Seanna Keating and Stephanie Hewitt, 15-7, 15-11, 15-7, in the finals.
The top-ranked tandem knocked off Stephanie Edmison and Jessica Dimauro of Canada, 15-6, 15-12, 11-15, 16-14, in the round of quarterfinals and England's Tina Rix and Carrie Hastings, 13-15, 15-5, 15-8, 15-8, in the semifinals to reach the championship match.
Sobhy also competed in the mixed doubles tournament with Steven Scharff. The two topped Kasey Brown and Damien Mudge, 15-6, 15-7, 15-7, in the round of 16 before falling to No. 2 seed Viktor Berg and Hewitt, 15-11, 8-15, 15-13, 14-16, 15-13, in the quarterfinals.
Recent Harvard graduates Dylan Patterson '03 and Nirasha Guruge '12 and current squash assistant coach Reg Schonborn also competed in the event. Patterson paired with Addison West to win his opening round match, as did Schonborn, who teamed with Jacques Swanepol. Guruge played with Tehani Guruge and lost her round of 16 match.