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.