Team USA’s Amanda Sobhy and Olivia Fiechter are through to the third round of the 2022-2023 PSA World Championships presented by the Walter Family following straight game victories in the second round Friday, May 5, at Union Station in Chicago.
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Sobhy dispatched Canada’s Hollie Naughton 11-4, 11-5, 11-3 in twenty-four minutes on the all glass court in Union Station.
“I’m happy I adjusted to the conditions and found my length, that’s going to be crucial,” said Sobhy. “I’m trying to preserve myself for the event, so I’m pretty happy with that. “I’ve never seen a little piece of the floor fall off, but duct tape cures everything. Once we got going it was fine and thankfully Hollie didn’t slip and hurt herself and it didn’t affect our match.”
Sobhy will face Egypt’s fourteen seed Salma Hany Sunday in the third round.
“It gives me confidence [her recent form against Hany] but this is the fourth event in a row that we are playing each other, so I’m going to have a word with whoever does the PSA draws because this is just ridiculous. I’m sure she’s not happy about it, I know the head to head is in my favour, but I would really like to play other people too.”
Fiechter joined Sobhy with a 3-0 win over Yathreb Adel at the University Club of Chicago and will make her glass court debut Sunday against Belgium’s eleven seed Nele Gilis.