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  • Writer's pictureMichael Augsberger

Shiloh Auzoux claims Group D in nail-biter

Blue Glove Open: Spring 2023, Finals Week

Shiloh Auzoux and Zaki Rajkumar fought to massive acclaim in the BGO Group D Final, but only one winner could emerge. Auzoux (3-0 on the season) grabbed the victory 7-6 and with it the spring season championship, all the more impressive given that he'd just won the consolation bracket of the TCJC 14U event a few hours beforehand.

Rajkumar finishes the year at 2-2 with an excellent 27-17 games record, one that boosted him into the final when Annie Lippard (2-0, and 16-1 in games) could not play.

It will be an anticipated fall matchup when Auzoux and Lippard finally get to meet each other in the dream "what might have been" final.

With many players on vacation, the other two group finals were postponed until their return, and the summer will unveil the winners shortly. Following that, the BGO recommences in September as fall lessons kick off.

Group A Final

Ilan Faraci v Daphne Dunlap, tbd

(Serena Provinse and Alvaro Orlove, runners up)

The clash of titans has seen one dress rehearsal, a 7-6 thriller that went Faraci's way on June 10. Everyone is excited to see the repeat of a tense drama. It will take monumental effort to pull out the win again, or for Dunlap to overcome the past.

Group C Final

Lara Isler v Ted Wang, tbd

(Cornelia Touw, Paisley Fromer runners-up)

Isler has been steady all season, playing the most often and accepting all challenges. She's 3-2-1 but vulnerable having won just under .500 of her games played. Wang may be able to capitalize.

Group D Final

Shiloh Auzoux def. Zaki Rajkumar, 7-6

The Spring Season is wrapping up! 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.

BGO Power Rankings - July 27, 2023

Top 15 - Currently registered players.

BGO Spring Group Standings - June 27, 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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