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Mudge & Gould Perfect in Winnipeg

Damien Mudge & Ben Gould continued their unbeaten run, not dropping a game for a third consecutive tournament on their way to the inaugural Qualico Pro Doubles title in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Twelve teams converged at the Winnipeg Racquet Club to contest for the SDA Gold $30,000 prize purse in the first Canadian event on the 2013-2014 SDA Pro Tour calendar.

The fourth tournament of the season, and second gold tournament of the season once again saw the Australian joint world No. 1’s triumph in the first tournament of the season to play out according to seeding.SDA Qualico finals 2

In the absence of respective regular partners Yvain Badan and Preston Quick, Manek Mathur and Matt Jenson forged a partnership that led them to the semifinals against Mudge & Gould. Mathur & Jenson endured a five-game quarterfinal test against Graham Bassett & Ian Power, in which the world No. 5 and 8 recovered from a 2-1 deficit emerging victorious in five games 15-14, 14-15, 6-15, 15-9, 15-7. Continue reading