Sobhy Saunters Into St Louis Semis
23 Apr 2010
New York teenager Amanda Sobhy is on course to keep the Women's Racquet Club International title in US hands after reaching the semi-finals of the $12,150 WISPA World Tour squash event at The Racquet Club in St Louis, USA.
The 16-year-old second seed, hoping to emulate compatriot Latasha Khan's title triumph last year, defeated Canada's Alexandra Norman, the No5 seed, 11-6, 11-5, 11-6 and will now face Guyana's Nicolette Fernandes for a place in the final.
Fourth seed Fernandes, the reigning Caribbean champion, also ousted a Canadian - beating sixth seed Carolyn Russell 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-0.
The other semi will be an all-Canadian affair between top seed Alana Miller and third seed Miranda Ranieri. Miller, the world No38 from Winnipeg, ended the run of qualifier Graciela Lopez Perez by beating the 18-year-old Mexican 11-0, 11-5, 11-7.
Toronto-born Ranieri despatched South African Adel Weir-Nunan 11-5, 11-4, 11-7.
 Amanda Sobhy (USA) bt  Alexandra Norman (CAN) 11-6, 11-5, 11-6
 Nicolette Fernandes (GUY) bt  Carolyn Russell (CAN) 11-5, 9-11, 11-8, 11-0
 Miranda Ranieri (CAN) bt  Adel Weir-Nunan (RSA) 11-5, 11-4, 11-7
 Alana Miller (CAN) bt [Q] Graciela Lopez Perez (MEX) 11-0, 11-5, 11-7