USA super star Amanda Sobhy has become the first ever American born player to make the final of a PSA Super Series event. Supporting Amanda in her victory at the JP Morgan Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal Sobhy was team USA’s Natalie Grainger, former TOC Champion. Sobhy over came #1 seed Raneem El Welily in the round of 16 before going to beat Alison Waters and Nouran Gohar to reach the final.
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Dana Betts and Stephanie Hewitt survived a late come back from #2 seeds Merdith Quick and Natarsha McElhinny to claim the first WSDA Briggs Cup.
Photo credit: Justin Willet
The Briggs Cup final will be contested by the top seeded teams after both narrowly made it through tough semi final matches.
The 2015 Briggs Cup benefiting CitySquash kicks off in Rye, NewYork Friday December 11th. The $25,000 event is the last stop on the calendar for the 2015 season.
Betts and Hewitt Storm to NYC Open Title By Rob Dinerman
Finals Recap: Dana Betts/Steph Hewitt d. Narelle Krizek/Natarsha McElhinny, 15-13, 15-9, 15-5
Krizek/McElhinny d. Rix/Rocha, 3-0;
Betts/Hewitt d. Grainger/Pierrepont, 3-1.
Narelle Krizek/Tarsh McElhinny d. Nabilla Ariffin/Joyce Davenport, 3-0;
Tina Rix/Fernanda Rocha d. Tara Mullins/Tehani Guruge, 3-1
Natalie Grainger/Suzie Pierrepont d Nikole Garon/Vic Simmonds, 3-0
Dana Betts/Steph Hewitt d. Seanna Keating/Nikki Todd, 3-0
Fernanda Rocha and Amanda Sobhy made the most of their home court advantage in the first WSDA Boston Open sweeping to a 3/0 vicotry over #2 seeds Dana Betts and Victoria Simmonds in the final. Sobhy, the PSA world ranked #11,flew back from competing in Qatar to partner with University Club assistant pro Rocha.
Hosted by the University Club of Boston the $10,000 event included #1 seeds and current #1 ranked pair, Narelle Krizek and Natarsha McElhinny. Krizek/McElhinny lost a nail biting semi final match to the eventual winners.
In the bottom half of the draw #2 seeds Dana Betts and Victoria Simmonds defeated Alex Clark and Georgina Stoker in a close 3/0.