Sobhy became the first player in over a decade to clinch back-to-back Ramsay Cups. But her quest is not over yet, as the sophomore hopes to become the first player in over 30 years to win four straight individual national titles.
After capturing the CSA National Championships last year, the team repeated its success, dropping just one match overall.
Sisters Laura and Michelle Gemmell combined to go 26-8 in a season in which Harvard suffered just one loss en route to its second consecutive CSA National Championship.
Sophomore Amanda Sobhy continued her dominance of women’s collegiate squash over the weekend. Sobhy swept each of her five opponents en route to her second consecutive national championship.
Sobhy remains undefeated through her collegiate career, a winning streak that now spans two full seasons.
Sophomore Amanda Sobhy, shown above in previous action, won her second straight national title Sunday by besting Trinity’s Kanzy El Defrawy, 11-4, 11-5, 12-10. Sobhy did not drop a game in her five weekend matches.
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Sophomore Amanda Sobhy, shown above in previous action, clinched the Harvard women’s squash team’s second consecutive national title by defeating her Trinity opponent, Kanzy El Defraway, 11-8, 11-7, 11-8, just over a week after El Defraway dealt Sobhy her first game loss in collegiate competition.
This time around, Sobhy wasted little time, stringing together 11-8, 11-7, and 11-8 wins to pick up the victory and seal the national title for the Crimson.
Last year, the Harvard women’s squash team (12-1, 6-1 Ivy) wrested the Howe Cup from Yale at the 2012 CSA National Championships. The Crimson stepped easily over its opponents, dropping only one match for a 26-1 total tally for the tournament.
The third-ranked Harvard men’s squash team will have to wait another year to try its hand in a regular-season contest against No. 1 Trinity College.