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LI’s Amanda Sobhy begins squash comeback with a win

Sea Cliff's Amanda Sobhy reaches for the ball

Sea Cliff's Amanda Sobhy reaches for the ball in her match against Nour El Sherbini of Egypt for the World Series squash title tonight at Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall Thursday, Jan. 14, 2015, in Manhattan. Credit: Craig Ruttle

Sea Cliff’s Amanda Sobhy started her squash comeback with a win and then a loss at the Tournament of Champions in Grand Central Terminal.

Sobhy, the 12th seed, beat qualifier Rachel Grinham of Australia 11-8, 9-11, 11-9, 11-3 in the first round on Sunday night.

She then lost to eighth seed Nour El Tayeb of Egypt 11-5, 11-6, 11-8 in the second round on Monday night.

“I wouldn’t say I was disappointed, Sohby said after Monday night’s loss. “There were lot of good things in patches. I didn’t really get blown away and that is an accomplishment.”

Sobhy, 24, was competing in her first squash tournament since she tore her Achilles tendon last March. Sobhy was No. 6 in the world when she was injured.

“It feels good to be back, “ Sobhy, the 2016 Tournament of Champions runner-up, said on Sunday night. “When I was out as long as I was, being back on the court is a huge accomplishment.”

Sobhy said she is planning a full schedule of Professional Squash Association tour events through the end of the season in May, continuing with a tournament in Cleveland later this month and then the Windy City Open in Chicago next month.

“I know we have a lot of hard work still to go and it will take time and we will see how it goes,” Sobhy said.

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