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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

Kidd narrowly wins championship preview

Blue Glove Open: Winter 2022-23, Week 15

What an amazing preview of the Group C Final played this past weekend. Nicolas Kidd won the tiebreaker 7-5 to edge past Elina Ipakchi and be named Player of the Week.

In doing so Kidd staved off a hard-charging Ted Wang, who did all he could to defeat Shiloh Auzoux to earn his sixth win. But with Kidd at eight wins after his thriller with Ipakchi, the former kept his final spot. The two will do it all over again this week, this time for the championship.

Ipakchi was in no distress of falling out of the final spot. Neither was Alvaro Orlove or Spencer Weiss in Group A, although with banner weekends Ariana Ipakchi and Luke Mearns might have caught Weiss. They did enough damage, Mearns defeating Weiss in their face-off 8-5, but they also traded wins against each other. In the end Weiss finished three games clear of Ipakchi, while Mearns climbed all the way to fourth place.

Only one Group D match meant the status quo remained undisturbed atop the standings. Though a number of players might have thrown some fuel on the fire, in the end Lara Isler will meet Sidney Immergut as expected.

The Winter Finals are set!


Group A

Alvaro Orlove v Spencer Weiss

Group B

Sophia Yu v Alexandru Cana

Group C

Elina Ipakchi v Nicolas Kidd

Group D

Lara Isler v Sidney Immergut

Finals matches will be first scheduled for Good Friday and Easter Saturday, April 7-8. Those who are unavailable to play then will have their finals scheduled for the following weekend, April 14-16.

The Winter Season continues! Join us on our RACE TO CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND when the Group Finals will be played. Continue the journey through the fall and winter with our outdoor and indoor BGO matches, our Travel Team, and the new USTA and UTR tour---the Tennis Central Junior Circuit.

Each weekend Tennis Central hosts two USTA or UTR tournaments. Earn points for reaching each successive round just like at the ATP/WTA Tour, and qualify for the season-ending TOUR CHAMPIONSHIP, all while earning USTA and UTR points too. If you love the BGO, you'll love the Tennis Central Junior Circuit.

Coming soon in 2023!

BGO Power Rankings - Apr 6, 2023

Top 15 - Currently registered players.

BGO Winter Group Standings - Apr 6, 2023

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.

Game scores are not included for wins by higher group players against lower group players.

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