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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

Orlove wins the championship

Blue Glove Open: Spring 2023, Week 3

A winter final crowned the overall Blue Glove Open champion after a long wait, and yet the laurels fall to Shannon Bu for her impressive opening win of the campaign over Finn Koski, her first win since the fall season. She outlasted her opponent 8-5 in the closest match of the weekend to earn Player of the Week honors.

Player of the Season, at least for the winter, belongs to Alvaro Orlove after his championship victory against Spencer Weiss. It was their fifth meeting of the season, so the two opponent well-known to each other had no secrets.

After an 8-6 victory over Christmas in their first meeting, Orlove seemed to figure out Weiss more and more each time. This weekend's final ended 8-2 in favor of the thirteen-match winner. In fact, both were the only players to reach double digits in the win column among all forty-seven winter participants.

Bu rises to third place in the early stages of Group D, where Annie Lippard took charge and pole position after her 8-1 win over newcomer Henrik Chilton. Meanwhile, in the throne seat vacated by Orlove (for now?), Daphne Dunlap leads Group A at 2-0, having defeated Jake Snow over the weekend. Pushing Bu almost to her limit, only Koski was truly able to provide some drama in Week 3.


Group A

Alvaro Orlove def. Spencer Weiss, 8-2

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 - May 11, 2023

Top 15 - Currently registered players.

BGO Spring Group Standings - May 11, 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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