First Time Partners Sobhy/Pierrepont Dominate Field to Win MSF Boston Pro Am
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January 9, 2017
- 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 Suzie Pierrepont.

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 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 game.

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.

Final result:

#3/4 Amanda Sobhy/Suzie Pierrepont bt. #1 Dana Betts/Stephanie Hewitt 15-10, 15-5, 15-10