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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

No changes at top, but Faraci, Rajkumar draw attention

Blue Glove Open: Spring 2023, Week 8

As of this writing there were no changes at the top of the leaderboards, though we finally saw some action in Group A. Lara Isler, Daphne Dunlap, Sophia Yu, and Annie Lippard all kept their leads heading one week closer toward Championship Weekend, an all-female cast looking to cash in on their hard work.

Dunlap had been scheduled to be in action this weekend against Ilan Faraci, who took his match against Jack Mearns with little trouble, except that at 7-3 the match didn't fully conclude. He still earns the win to draw within a game of the Group A leader and claim the Player of the Week honors.

Ari Faraci, with his 8-2 win over Ariana Hornberger, also stalks within one game of his own Group D leader, Lippard. It was Hornberger's best showing of the season as she looks for her first win that put up a stalwart defense against Faraci.

Mearns nows sits at 1-1 after the doubleheader, avenging his loss to Faraci with a win of his own against Jake Snow.

However, Zaki Rajkumar did the most damage of the weekend. By defeating Finn Koski 8-1, he drew even with Lippard in Group D and trails her only by games-won percentage. She is 16-1 in her two matches, while Rajkumar is 16-4. It sets up a nice final showdown if neither slips up or is caught by Lara Dabney or Shiloh Auzoux before then.

The Spring Season is underway! 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 - June 15, 2023

Top 15 - Currently registered players.

BGO Spring Group Standings - June 15, 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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