April’s Professional Squash Association and Women’s Squash Association world rankings saw a number of Americans on the rise with a few reaching their highest career world rankings.
After matching her highest career world ranking of seventeen last month, Amanda Sobhy (pictured right after the Granite Open) has set a new career high of world No. 15. Sobhy’s ascension is thanks to her largest prize money title to date in March, the $25, 000 Granite Club Open, in which the twenty-year-old Harvard junior upset world No. 16 Rachael Grinham and world No. 11 Omneya Abdel Kawy.
Seattle-based twenty-five-year-old Kristen Lange was the only other American in the top 100 to increase in ranking with the Penn graduate moving up one place to world No. 60.
Latasha Khan fell from twenty-nine to thirty-two, Sabrina Sobhy from forty-eight to forty-nine, Olivia Blatchford from fifty-three to fifty-seven, and Cecelia Cortes from sixty-five to sixty-eight.
The top three Americans on the PSA world tour all jumped up in April. Nine-time U.S. champion Julian Illingworth rose two places to forty-seven, and 2013 U.S. champion Chris Gordon rose three places to forty-five.
Boosted by a second place nationals finish, and his first PSA title, the Squash Revolution NY Pro Open, twenty-three-year-old Todd Harrity made the largest leap of any top 100 PSA player, twenty-two positions, to reach his highest career world ranking of ninety-two.
Adam Perkiomaki (sixteen positions to career-high world No. 248), Mike Lewis (seven positions to world No. 282), Chris Hanson (pictured left, forty-two positions to career-high world No. 339), Bradbury Thompson (eleven positions to career-high world No. 339), and Faraz Khan (thirteen positions to world No. 368) all progressed up the rankings as they aim for the top 100 with Adrian Leanza, world No. 144.