Philadelphia-native world No. 20 Olivia Fiechter upset U.S. teammate and world No. 3 Amanda Sobhy in five games on their new home courts at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center. The win places Fiechter in her first career Platinum quarterfinal at the U.S. Open presented by Truist Monday, October 4, in Philadelphia.

Fiechter will face Belgium’s world No. 15 Nele Gilis, who also reached her first career U.S. Open quarterfinal after outlasting Canada’s Hollie Naughton.

“She's one of my closest friends on tour," said Fiechter of Sobhy. "She’s been a mentor to me since I’ve gone pro, she’s been like a big sister to me and has given me so much advice. She’s at a career-high ranking of world No. 3 right now and she’s been playing well. To get a win over a top ten player is another level you have to go to, so I’m over the moon.”
Community squash leaders met at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center during the 2021 U.S. Open Squash Championships presented by Truist, one year after US Squash established the Community Affiliate Network. The group reviewed progress against the goals for the network of mission-aligned affiliate network in its first year–including documenting the model in print and video, accrediting eight facilities, identifying thirty-six emerging markets, and establishing monthly info sessions–and future collaboration and expansion for the year ahead.

Watch the world's best squash players contest the U.S. Open quarterfinals at the Specter Center with general admission tickets available from $15 Monday, October 4. Both glass courts will be in action from 5:30pm ET.

U.S. Open Views From the Arlen Specter US Squash Center
Sunday night's U.S. Open third round produced a seminal moment for U.S. squash with two top-twenty-five-ranked American players competing in the late rounds of a Platinum professional tournament in front of a packed gallery at the Arlen Specter US Squash Center.