Final, Sun 8th Jan:
[3/4] Sobhy/Pierrepont 3-0  Hewitt/Betts
15/10, 15/5, 15/10
The first event of 2017, the MSF Boston Pro Am, took place at
the University Club of Boston this weekend.
A strong draw featured #1 ranked pair, Dana Betts and Stephanie
Hewitt, rising stars Latasha Khan and Tehani Guruge and
first-time partners, PSA world #6 Amanda Sobhy and WSDA world #2
In the top half of the draw, #3/4 seeds Amy Milanek and Victoria
Simmonds beat local pairing Mary McKee and Squash Busters coach
Nessrine Ariffin before falling to Betts/Hewitt 3-0 in the first
of Saturdays semi finals. The bottom half of the draw saw two
new faces to the WSDA tour. Elani and Lumi Landman from South
Africa faced fellow PSA player Amanda Sobhy and her partner
Suzie Pierrepont in the first round, losing 3-0. The Landman
twins will certainly be players to watch in the future.
In the second semi final of Saturday afternoon, Sobhy/Pierrepont
dispatched #2 seeds, Khan/Guruge 3-0. Guruge appeared to find
Sobhy's court coverage frustrating in a high paced, all court
The MSF Boston Pro Am final was a battle of the left handed
players. Impressive ball striking and shot making from both
Betts and Sobhy ensured a high paced game with Sobhy once again
using her excellent court coverage to apply pressure to
Betts/Hewitt. The event was Sobhy's first appearance on the WSDA
tour in over a year, her last being the 2015 Boston Open which
she won with University Club pro, Fernanda Rocha. Sobhy was once
again victorious on her home court as she and Pierrepont
defeated the tops seeds 3-0.
Thank you to tournament organizers, Lenny Bernheimer and Tom
Poor, and everyone involved with the event.
New York, Dec 2016