Mearns wins thriller over Cole
Blue Glove Open: Fall 2022, Week 5
Luke Mearns returned to the BGO in style this weekend, defeating rising star Ben Cole 8-7 in a thrilling match at the top of the overall tables. It was a sumptuous Saturday afternoon feast that earns Mearns Player of the Week honors for Week 5.
Joining the league a bit later, he still trails the leaders---everyday players Yael Lan, Ariana Ipakchi, Tomas Mulita---by at least three games, but it could become a dramatic chase if he is able to play more often or in the evenings when winter sets in.
The usual Primetime crew also produced interesting action. Another 8-7 match was dueled between Jake Snow and Elina Ipakchi for Snow's first win of the season. Yael Lan retook the group lead with another razor-thin victory over Ariana Ipakchi.
The league welcomed Spencer Weiss, certainly a close runner-up for Player of the Week on the strength of his two wins over top Primetime talent. At 2-0 he may have a chance to race up the leaderboard before fall is over.
Group D had some shaking up. Finn Koski grabbed the reins with a 4-2 record after setting aside his loss to a strong Kevin Parvizian to defeat Kate Johnson on Sunday. Meanwhile Shannon Bu earned her first-ever BGO victory, a 6-4 success against newcomer Andrew King, who jumped right in with two matches this weekend. That puts Ted Wang, Shiloh Auzoux, and Allison Tran on Koski's heels, albeit with a two-game cushion.
The new Fall BGO Season begins! 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 BGO-fueled Travel Team Plus, and the new USTA and UTR tour---the Sweet Spotter Series.
TOURNAMENTS - SWEET SPOTTER SERIES
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 Sweet Spotter Series.
Upcoming Sweet Spotter Series Schedule
BGO Power Rankings - Oct 27, 2022
Overall top 25.
BGO Fall Group Standings - Oct 27, 2022
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.