Ten Americans to Compete in PSA World Championships

Olivia Weaver and Timmy Brownell

Ten Americans will compete on the world’s biggest stage–the 2024 CIB PSA World Championships–May 9-18, in Cairo, Egypt.

Two weeks after reaching her first career PSA Gold final in Egypt, Olivia Weaver leads the U.S. contingent as the highest seeded American in the tournament. The world No. 7 enters the top half of the draw as the eight seed, and is seeded for a quarterfinal appearance against Belgium’s four seed Nele Gilis. Weaver opens up her tournament against Egypt’s world No. 52 Haya Ali Thursday, May 9.

World No. 15 Sabrina Sobhy joins Weaver as a top sixteen seed in the sixty-four-player draw. Sobhy, the twelve seed, opens up her tournament against England’s world No. 47 Alicia Mead. A third round match up against world No. 2 Nouran Gohar awaits Sobhy if the American progresses as seeded.

Twenty-one-year-old Marina Stefanoni is set for her fourth career appearance at the World Championships, and will have a difficult first round match against Belgium’s world No. 4 Nele Gilis. After making her World Championships debut in Chicago last year, Caroline Fouts returns after winning the Pan American World Championship qualifying event last month. Fouts, world No. 62, will take on Canada’s world No. 49 Nicole Bunyan in the first round.

The six-player U.S. men’s contingent is led by Timmy Brownell, who enters his second World Championships with a new career high ranking of world No. 37. Brownell recorded a top-fifteen upset last month in the London Classic against Fares Dessouky, and will be in search of another first round upset against 2016 World Champion Karim Abdel Gawad.

Shahjahan Khan, Andrew Douglas and Todd Harrity enter the tournament ranked world No. 51, 52 and 53, respectively, and will all face seeded opponents in the first round. Khan will take on Egypt’s sixteen seed Yousseff Ibrahim. Douglas will play former College Squash rival Victor Crouin–the tournament’s eleven seed. Harrity has the most daunting first round match of the tournament against world No. 1 and four-time defending champion Ali Farag.

World No. 58 Faraz Khan is set for his seventh World Championships appearance and will be in search of his second career tournament win against world No. 36 Ramit Tandon. Spencer Lovejoy will make his debut on the world’s biggest stage after winning the Pan American Qualifying event last month. Lovejoy will play England’s world No. 28 Patrick Rooney in the first round.

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