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April 2019 Rankings

1-Apr Name Country Tournaments Average 1-Mar
1 Chris Callis USA 7 3660.000 1
2 James Stout Bermuda 10 3467.857 2
3 Greg McArthur Scotland 8 3379.167 3
4 Yvain Badan Switzerland 9 3102.083 4
5 John Russell England 8 2910.417 7
6 Manek Mathur India 4 2830.000 5
7 Bernardo Samper Colombia 8 2660.417 6
8 Zac Alexander Australia 12 2564.063 8
9 Robin Clarke Canada 6 2315.000 9
10 Will Mariani Canada 7 2280.000 10
11 James Bamber England 8 1871.875 11
12 Thomas Brinkman Canada 5 1710.000 21
13 Greg Park USA 7 1687.500 16
14 Hameed Ahmed Finland 7 1626.250 14
15 Mike Ferreira England 10 1611.161 12
16 Whitten Morris USA 7 1435.000 23
17 John Roberts Ireland 8 1382.813 15
18 Adam Bews Scotland 9 1367.188 18
19 Clive Leach England 10 1323.214 19
20 Jordan Greenberg USA 12 1291.016 20

 

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March 2019 Rankings

1-Mar Name Country Tournaments Average 1-Feb
1 Chris Callis USA 7 3742.500 2
2 James Stout Bermuda 10 3467.857 3
3 Greg McArthur Scotland 8 3379.167 5
4 Yvain Badan Switzerland 9 3102.083 4
5 Manek Mathur India 4 2830.000 1
6 Bernardo Samper Colombia 8 2829.167 6
7 John Russell England 8 2775.000 7
8 Zac Alexander Australia 12 2564.063 8
9 Robin Clarke Canada 5 2240.000 9
10 Will Mariani Canada 7 2230.000 10
11 James Bamber England 9 1871.875 12
12 Mike Ferreira England 9 1567.188 14
13 Scott Arnold Australia 3 1520.000 16
14 Hameed Ahmed Finland 8 1490.625 17
15 John Roberts Ireland 9 1382.813 18
16 Greg Park USA 8 1370.833 21
17 Bobby Burns USA 10 1370.089 20
18 Adam Bews Scotland 9 1367.188 19
19 Clive Leach England 11 1354.464 13
20 Jordan Greenberg USA 11 1343.304 24

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February 2019 Rankings

1-Feb Name Country Tournaments Average 1-Jan
1 Manek Mathur India 5 3630.000 1
2 Chris Callis USA 7 3522.500 3
3 James Stout Bermuda 9 3218.750 5
4 Yvain Badan Switzerland 9 3102.083 2
5 Greg McArthur Scotland 7 3062.500 6
6 Bernardo Samper Colombia 7 3055.000 4
7 John Russell England 7 2930.000 8
8 Zac Alexander Australia 10 2262.946 13
9 Robin Clarke Canada 5 2240.000 14
10 Will Mariani Canada 7 2230.000 14
11 Jonny Smith England 6 2157.500 9
12 James Bamber England 8 1771.875 17
13 Clive Leach England 12 1751.953 12
14 Mike Ferreira England 10 1733.036 11
15 Damien Mudge Australia 2 1587.500 7
16 Scott Arnold Australia 3 1520.000 10
17 Hameed Ahmed Finland 8 1490.625 16
18 John Roberts Ireland 8 1382.813 21
19 Adam Bews Scotland 9 1379.167 18
20 Bobby Burns USA 10 1370.089 24

 

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January 2019 Rankings

1-Jan Name Country Tournaments Average 1-Dec
1 Manek Mathur India 6 4150.000 1
2 Yvain Badan Switzerland 10 3332.143 3
3 Chris Callis USA 6 3202.500 4
4 Bernardo Samper Colombia 7 3055.000 8
5 James Stout Bermuda 8 2935.417 6
6 Greg McArthur Scotland 6 2722.500 10
7 Damien Mudge Australia 3 2587.500 2
8 John Russell England 6 2530.000 7
9 Jonny Smith England 7 2420.000 11
10 Scott Arnold Australia 4 2320.000 5
11 Mike Ferreira England 10 2268.750 9
12 Clive Leach England 12 1926.953 12
13 Zac Alexander Australia 9 1823.438 14
14 Robin Clarke Canada 4 1785.000 18
14 Will Mariani Canada 6 1785.000 13
16 Hameed Ahmed Finland 7 1626.250 26
17 James Bamber England 8 1588.542 15
18 Adam Bews Scotland 9 1487.500 19
19 Greg Park USA 10 1482.143 17
20 Raj Nanda Australia 8 1445.833 16

 

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McArthur Shines on Home Court to Win Sleepy Hollow Open With Stout

(l-r): Bernardo Samper, Yvain Badan, Chris Adams, Greg McArthur, James Stout, Rob Gutheil

The inaugural Sleepy Hollow Country Club Open presented by Sherry-Lehmann SDA Bronze draw saw home hero Greg McArthur & James Stout battle through a competitive draw to win their first title of the season together and third of 2018.

The first round saw two major five-gamers right off the bat. In the top half of the draw, Mike Ferreira & Whitten Morris squandered a 2-0 lead when four seeds Clive Leach & James Bamber forced a fifth game, but Ferreira & Morris got the best of Leach & Bamber in the fifth to advance 15-12, 15-13, 13-15, 7-15, 15-12.

Stout & McArthur, the two seeds, opened up their tournament with a difficult draw against world No. 18 Robin Clarke & world No. 14 Zac Alexander. The champions were on the brink of a first-round exit as Clarke & Alexander took the first two games 15-5, 15-14. Stout & McArthur regrouped, however, decisively winning the remaining three games 15-4, 15-7, 15-4.

The top two seeds reasserted their superior rankings in the semifinals as Yvain Badan & Bernardo Samper dispatched Ferreira & Morris in four games, and Stout & McArthur held off three seeds Raj Nanda & Greg Park–also in four games–to reach their second final of the season.

The Sleepy Hollow fans got their money’s worth in the club’s first ever SDA final, as Stout, world No. 6, & McArthur, world No. 10, upset the Badan, world No. 3, & Samper, world No. 8, 9-15, 15-6, 15-14, 14-15, 15-7.

“Of the four tournament victories James and I have together this one was the toughest to achieve,” McArthur said. “Any of our three matches en route to the title could have been finals in most SDA events. Robin and Zac definitely gave us a scare in the first round and we were very relieved to turn things around and win in five games. This was the second match against Swiss and Bernie this season. I’m really enjoying the friendly rivalry against those guys. They are such great players and every time we play them we have to step up our game.”

Stout & McArthur’s final victory against Samper & Badan avenged their five-game loss at the Big Apple Open where they fell 15-13 in the fifth.

“This was such a strong draw with five or six teams that could have won the event,” Stout said. “We knew we had to play well from the first match, having drawn Robin and Zac, and were really pleased to comeback in five games for the win. Swiss and Bernie are such a strong and steady team, we knew we would have to play really well to have a chance in the final. Having lost to them in a close match at the end of last month, we were excited to try to turn the result around. It was a really exciting match and great to be a part of the Inaugural Sleepy Hollow event.”

The Sleepy Hollow Open marked Stout & McArthur’s third tournament of the season, with the pairing reaching the Maryland Club Open final in addition to the Big Apple quarters.

“James and I have always had good chemistry on court,” McArthur said. “Our results really speak for themselves, but I think the biggest factor right now is increased confidence and belief. When you have someone of James’ quality on the left wall it is easy to believe you can win.”

After winning their first SDA event together at the 2013 Graham Company Cup, the duo had a strong end to the 2017-2018 season by winning the R&TC Challenger and Buffalo Pro Doubles. The title marks Stout’s second of the season following his Westchester Country Club triumph with Badan.

“It is always a pleasure being on court with Greg, not only because we are close friends but also because we respect each others game–there aren’t many guys that can run around for 90 minutes and still hit ridiculous winners at the end of it,” Stout said. “We have been playing a few more tournaments recently, which definitely helps with our confidence. I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Sleepy Hollow for running an incredible tournament, and especially to Greg.”

For McArthur, the Sleepy Hollow head pro, the occasion of winning in front of his membership was a special one.

“It was such a privilege to be able to compete and win in front of my members,” McArthur said. “I love working with these people day in day out and to have them there sharing my success is a memory I’ll cherish for quite some time. Before stepping on court for the final I was already delighted with how the tournament had went. This is our first time hosting a professional tournament and I hope it’s the first of many. I’d like to thank the squash committee, all the members, patrons and staff at Sleepy Hollow Country Club and especially our title sponsor Sherry-Lehmann. The event simply could not have happened without all their support.”

SDA Tour focus now shifts to Atlanta, Georgia, for the final event of the 2018 calendar year–the PDC Cup, December 5-8.