A final worth the wait
Darius Vedadi defeated Ivy McConarty 8-3 to capture the Group A Blue Glove Open spring season championship. It took some doing to separate the two who had so brilliantly separated themselves from the rest of the quality field.
In doing so Vedadi extended his unblemished streak and handed McConarty her first loss of the campaign, which for them was extended well into the summer season because of an illness in mid-June.
Vedadi is already off to a strong summer season start with a quality win over Bora Barclay. McConarty, 2-0 in summer play, now heads to Anguilla for two weeks of service work with Tennis Central at the Anguilla Tennis Academy. Her top-class talents will have great influence on the young players who rely on volunteers like her to teach them the game and finance their tennis educations.
Even with Ivy airborne and Vedadi on a well-earned bye week, intriguing match-ups abound this weekend. Sasha Brooks places a high Group B ranking on the line against Group A newcomer Adriana Gross. Meanwhile unbeaten Renata Cavallo takes on another debutante, Lily Farahi, in a Group C showdown with playoff implications.
Last week the most dramatic finish came at Brooks’ expense, with Cole Piraino asserting his case for Group C glory in an 8-6 upset. Annecy Tran made adjustments and managed to bite a few more games off Devin Leung in a rematch from the week prior, but Leung held her off in an 8-3 final.
It's all a race to CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND, August 7-8! Find the current standings and Power Rankings below.
BGO Power Rankings - July 9, 2021
Currently registered players among the overall top 50 only.
BGO Group Standings - July 9, 2021
Top two from each group automatically qualify for group final.
Players are ranked by points (three for win, one for draw), then wins, percentage of games won, and games won.