The week of March 13, 2023 marked a historic world rankings milestone for Team USA in the world rankings as Olivia Fiechter rose to a new career high of world No. 7 from world No. 9–marking the first time two Americans have been ranked in the world’s top eight players, while Olivia Blatchford Clyne climbed to world No. 13 from world No. 15–marking the first time four Americans have been ranked inside of the world’s top sixteen players.
Following a successful month of February in which Fiechter won the biggest title of her career and Blatchford Clyne reached the two biggest finals of her career to date, both players carried their positive momentum into March.
The American teammates reached the final of the inaugural Chestnut Hill Classic Monday, March 6, which Fiechter ultimately won at the same club where she learned the sport–the Philadelphia Cricket Club. The strong final runs from both players earned them the rankings points to move up the ranks this week.
Amanda Sobhy solidified her world No. 5 ranking following a semifinal run at the PSA Gold Black Ball Open last month, including a major upset over world No. 2 Nour El Sherbini in the quarterfinals, and narrowly missed out on a final appearance due to a close 3-2 semifinal loss against world No. 3 Hania El Hammamy. Sabrina Sobhy rounds out the top four American women in the top twenty by maintaining her position at world No. 16.
🌎 No. 7! Proud to reach a career-high ranking and to be 1 of 4 Americans in the top 16🇺🇸! Can’t wait for the work ahead with my incredible team 🙌@dannymaz1 @abirray @head_squash @USSQUASH @squashsource @xcourtanalytics https://t.co/ZXYUzx4EhX
— Olivia Fiechter (@OliviaFiechter1) March 13, 2023