Amanda Sobhy made history for Team USA by becoming the first American ever to reach the world’s top five rankings, ascending to world No. 5 this month following her Black Ball Open final run two weeks ago in Egypt.
Sobhy’s achieved her previous career high ranking of world No. 6 in 2016, which she lost in April 2017 following her Achilles rupture. Sobhy returned to the tour as world No. 28 in Jaunary 2018 and climbed back into the world’s top ten in May 2019. After nine months at world No. 7, Sobhy’s final run at the Platinum Black Ball Open propelled her to a new career high–and a new high-water mark for any American on the PSA World Tour.
The Black Ball Open marked the first time three Americans reached the third round of the same Platinum event, and subsequently improved world rankings for both Olivia Fiechter and Olivia Blatchford Clyne in addition Sobhy as a result.
Twenty-five-year-old Fiechter celebrates an impressive jump of nine places from world No. 33 to a new career high of world No. 24–her first time reaching the world’s top twenty-five.
Twenty-eight-year-old Blatchford Clyne returns to her career high ranking of world No. 12 for the first time since October 2020, and records her forty-ninth consecutive month in the world’s top twenty.
Twenty-four-year-old Sabrina Sobhy maintains her position at world No. 20, and rounds out another milestone for Team USA with four players ranked inside the top twenty-five for the first time.
On the men’s side, Todd Harrity jumps up three places in the rankings to join teammate Shahjahan Khan at joint world No. 52.
Great day for team 🇺🇸! So excited to reach a new career-high ranking of 🌎 #24 and break into the top 25 for the 1st time! Long way to go but proud of the work I’ve been putting in and the direction my game is headed! Also HUGE congrats to @itssobhytime on TOP 5!! @head_squash https://t.co/FYLyhsiXH4
— Olivia Fiechter (@OliviaFiechter1) April 1, 2021
View this post on Instagram