Green, Khaishgi, Cavallo are champions
William Green lived and died by his forehand. He overcame 27 unforced errors on that side to become the first to issue Alvaro Orlove a defeat this season, a first that had to wait until the Group B championship. Green's steady diet of Group A and B opponents prepared him well for Orlove, whom he defeated 8-5.
Zain Khaishgi also was forced to wait to lift his trophy when rain soaked the courts on Saturday morning. The rescheduled match saw a fine performance from Manuela Montoya outgunned by the Group C champion, who took the final 8-3.
Renata Cavallo and Tomas Muilta vied for the Group D championship on Saturday evening. With her 8-2 victory, Cavallo improved her record to 5-1 and captured the title.
That leaves the only final left to play, and it'll be worth the wait. Ivy McConarty fell ill before her Group A final against Darius Vedadi. We hope the matchup of unbeatens will take place this weekend.
Elsewhere we saw more tight matches than usual. Gus Fisher squeezed past Neeky Vadadi 7-6 to claim third place in Group B. Elizabeth Vilardo earned her first win after a very strong schedule by beating Mack Fisher, also 7-6. And just after the courts dried on Saturday morning, Deniz Ozenci won 8-7 over Annalise Ahmed.
BGO Power Rankings - June 15, 2021
Currently registered players among the overall top 50 only.
BGO Group Standings - June 15, 2021
Top two from each group automatically qualified for group final.
Players are ranked by points (three for win, one for draw), then wins, percentage of games won, and games won.
(Group A Final still to be played.)