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Sobhy Wins the Squash Revolution National Capital Open in Washington D.C.

Amanda Sobhy captured her third consecutive tournament win of the summer (Gil Talbot).

WASHINGTON, D.C.
– Amanda Sobhy wrapped up her summer tournament schedule with a decisive victory over Egypt's Yathreb Adel to capture her third consecutive and ninth career Women's Squash Association title at the Squash Revolution National Capital Open in Washington D.C. 

Sobhy, the tournament's No. 1 seed, faced Adel for the second time in a title match this summer. Sobhy took the first game, 11-3, for an early lead. Adel refused to go down without a fight, keeping the second and third match closer.  Sobhy, however, secured the second match 11-7, and went on to win the third 11-8.

The performance capped off a dominant showing for the Harvard junior at WSA tournaments this summer. Sobhy competed in three tournaments and claimed a hat trick of first place finishes. 

On her way to the finals, Sobhy was challenged in her first two meetings, but outlasted Habiba Mohamed Ahmed Alymohmed of Egypt, 3-0 (11-9, 9-11, 11-8, 11-6), in the first round, and bested Nouran Ahmed Gohar of Egypt, 11-6, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, in the quarterfinals. The Sea Cliff, N.Y., native swept past Egypt's Kanzy Emad El-Defrawy, 3-0 (11-6, 11-9, 11-9), to advance to the final round.

Sobhy remains the 23rd ranked player in the world and the lone American squash player in the top 25.

The two-time Ivy League Player of the Year will return to Cambridge for the 2013-14 season. Sobhy will look to add to an already impressive resume that includes two undefeated seasons, back-to-back individual national championships and two consecutive Collegiate Squash Association team titles.

For the full Squash Revolution National Capital Open results, click here.