Sea Cliff’s Amanda Sobhy was knocked out of the Tournament of Champions squash event by Sarah-Jane Perry of England, 9-11, 14-12, 12-10, 8-11, 11-5 in the second round on Monday at Grand Central Terminal.

Sobhy, 23, the sixth-ranked player in the world and the highest-ranked USA born player ever had reached the final last year and was trying to be the first American to win the title.

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“It was just one of those nights when I didn’t feel like anything was in sync,” said Sobhy, a lefthanded power hitter. “I just felt off from the start, didn’t feel like anything was connecting. I just was trying to push through it.”

After Sobhy fought back to send the match into a deciding fifth game, Perry raced out to a 8-1 lead. Sobhy pulled to within 8-5 but the Englishwoman won the final three points, finishing the 67-minute match with a backhand winner.

“I know she is the local favorite but I like to play here, too,” said Perry, No. 11 in the world. “Coming out for the fifth game my coach told me to stick to my game plan and I got enough cushion.”