Six Americans will contest the 2023 El Gouna International Open–the 2022-2023 PSA season’s final Platinum Event–May 26-June 2 on the red sea coast of Egypt.
The men’s draw will feature four Americans in first round action on Friday, May 26, with the first two rounds of play held on indoor courts before play shifts to the glass court. World No. 55 Timmy Brownell will be the first in action against Mexico’s world No. 26 Leonel Cardenas at 12:45pm local time, 5:45am ET.
World No. 44 Todd Harrity and world No. 55 Faraz Khan will both feature in the 4:45pm, 9:45am ET, time slot against world No. 29 Sebastian Bonmalais and world No. 19 Saurav Ghosal, respectively. Harrity will hope for his second win of the season against the Frenchman, whom he defeated in three games in February’s Squash on Fire Open.
World No. 39 Shahjahan Khan is set for his first career appearance against Egypt’s former world No. 3 Omar Mosaad at 6:15pm local time, 11:15am ET.
World No. 13 Olivia Blatchford Clyne and world No. 16 Sabrina Sobhy are the lone Americans in the women’s draw after world No. 5 Amanda Sobhy and world No. 9 Olivia Fiechter both withdrew from the tournament due to injury. Both players enjoy first round byes and enter the second round on Saturday, May 27.
Blatchford Clyne will play in one of the first second round matches at 12pm noon local time, 5am ET, against either South African Alexandra Fuller or England’s Katie Maliff. A second round win would see Blatchford Clyne face world No. 2 Nour El Sherbini on the glass court in the third round.
Sobhy takes on Egypt’s world No. 12 Salma Hany for the first time since 2020 at 5:30pm local time, 10:30am ET.
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