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January 2013 Rankings

The latest rankings are now available.  Please click here for the top 25.

Name Nationality Rank Average Dec ’12
Ben Gould Australia 1 3233.33 1
Damien Mudge Australia 1 3233.33 1
Yvain Badan Switzerland 3 2158 3
Manek Mathur India 4 2116.66 4
Clive Leach England 5 1966.66 5
Matt Jenson Australia 6 1648 6
Paul Price Australia 7 1370.62 8
Jonny Smith England 8 1318.22 7
Mark Chaloner Grand Cayman 9 1256.25 9
Preston Quick U.S.A. 10 1246.25 12

2012-13 SDA Midseason Summary: Mathur/Badan Emerge As Foremost Challenger To Mudge/Gould

The autumn portion of the 2012-13 SDA pro doubles season witnessed many five-game thrillers, eleventh-hour rallies and simultaneous-game-ball moments; a series of emergent rivalries, several of them involving first-year partnerships; and the undefeated performance and continued dominance of Damien Mudge and Ben Gould, who swept to victory in all four full-ranking tournaments (namely the Maryland Club Open, the St. Louis Open, the Big Apple Open and the inaugural U. S. Open) on the schedule and have therefore won 23 of the 24 tournaments they have entered over the past two and a half seasons, compiling in the process a match record of 73-1. Continue reading

Mudge And Gould Annex Inaugural U. S. Open Doubles Crown

Top seeds Damien Mudge and Ben Gould remained undefeated (four wins in as many SDA ranking events) this season by surging to victory at the Wilmington Country Club this weekend in the inaugural edition of the $30,000 U. S. Open Doubles Championship. They accomplished this with a trio of four-game wins over, sequentially, Jonny Smith and Greg Park, round-of-16 victors over Ed Chilton, head pro at the host club, and Jack Wyant; John Russell and John White, who had out-lasted fourth seeds Preston Quick and Matt Jenson in a captivating two-hour-plus five-game quarterfinal; and Manek Mathur and Yvain Badan, whom Mudge and Gould had similarly bested earlier this fall in the Maryland Club Open and Big Apple Open finals. Continue reading