American Trio Set to Compete in Forty-Fifth Carol Weymuller Open

Team USA’s Olivia Blatchford Clyne (l) and Amanda Sobhy

The 2018 Carol Wemuller Open, one of the PSA Tour’s long-established events, returns for its forty-fifth iteration this week, October 17-22, at the Heights Casino in Brooklyn, New York.

The $51,250 PSA Tour Bronze women’s tournament is set for a twenty-four-player draw with the first round of play on Wendesday, October 17, and the top seeds joining the field during the round of sixteen on Thursday, October 18. Live stream all matches on the Carol Weymuller Open UStream channel.

England’s world No. 9 Alison Waters is the lone past champion and runner-up in the draw having won in 2014 and finished second in 2016. Waters enters the draw as the three seed and is seeded to meet Team USA’s six seed Olivia Blatchford Clyne in Saturday’s quarterfinals.

Blatchford Clyne is one of two players who learned the game at Heights Casino with club favorite Haley Mendez joining her compatriot in the top half of the draw. Mendez, world No. 43, will take on Egypt’s world No. 19 Hania El Hammamy in the first round Wendesday night at 7pm local time.

A week after reaching the FS Investments U.S. Open quarterfinals, world No. 18 Amanda Sobhy enters the bottom half of the draw with a first-round match against Canada’s Danielle Letourneau. Sobhy’s potential path could lead to England’s five seed Victoria Lust in the round of sixteen and England’s two seed Sarah-Jane Perry in the quarterfinals.

Egypt’s world No. 3 Nour El Tayeb leads the draw as the top seed in what will be her fifth tournament appearance in Brooklyn. The twenty-five-year-old will bid to advance past the quarterfinals for the first time.

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