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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

Orlove takes two tight wins

Blue Glove Open: Week 9

Though he lost his first match of the weekend, Alvaro Orlove bounced back for two tight wins to be named Player of the Week. He edged Bora Barclay 8-7 in a dramatic 7-5 tiebreak on Sunday night after defeating Valentine Parrella 8-5 the night before.

It was Kali Mathura who set Orlove back in their Friday opener. Kali's now just three points out of a finals position in Group B after her impressive 8-3 win over the Group A mainstay.

Tomas Mulita continues to lead Group B thanks to his 9-8 victory over Ariana Ipakchi. If the season ended today, it would be Mulita and Parrella in the group final.

Both Ipakchi and Liv Hoffman had the chance to take a slight lead in Group C in their face-offs against top-half Group B talent; Ipakchi had the better opportunity, dropping the tiebreak to Mulita. Renata Cavallo's impressive performance kept Hoffman from her fourth win of the season, but with her superior games-won percentage, Hoffman keeps first place.

In Group D, Elina Ipakchi jumped Julia Ross in the standings by virtue of her win over Ross.

Join us for our race to WINTER CHAMPIONSHIP WEEKEND when the Group Finals will be played. Continue the journey through the winter with our outdoor BGO matches, Bethesda CC indoor training and matches, and our BGO-fueled Travel Team Plus!

BGO Power Rankings - February 3, 2022

Currently registered players among the overall top 50 only.

BGO Winter Group Standings - February 3, 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.

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