The Men’s Arkansas Cup Standings have been updated to include the results of The Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield Chenal Adult Summer Championships. Women’s Standings will be updated soon.
Lots of participation in the tournament and the rankings reflect it. Some division leaders strengthened their hold on their spot and a couple of new entries to the rankings also did well in the tournament and debuted fairly high.
- Santosh Arekar went from last to first in 2.5 Singles with a 495 point jump. He also solidified his lead in Doubles by winning that event as well, up by 310 points over Nathan Bender in second place.
- At 3.0 Singles, Jeremy Partin holds a tight 15 point lead over Keith Currie with Chris Stewart in third, trailing by only 75 points.
- Reymond Koplen leads Whit Cox 1,200 to 1,155 in another tight race at 3.5 Singles. AJ Jhaveri (960) and Josh Risinger (945) are both within striking distance.
- Richard Fincher extended his lead in 4.0 Singles by 1,305 points with winning the event this weekend.
- Brother Nipper and Robert Dudley are in a dead heat at 3.0 Doubles, both with 1,260 points. Whoever is in first depends on whether you sort by first or last name. Nathan Cooper, Probhu Govindarajulu, Cody Glenn, Matt Brashear, and Jeff Mather are all 300 points or less behind the two at the top.
- Will Aguilar and Parker Padgett teamed up to win 3.5 doubles, extending Will’s lead over Jake Anderson to 270 points. The win moved Parker up to sixth. Daniel Manasco sits in third with 945 points.
- Someone forgot to tell the 4.0 Doubles crowd there was a tournament. Greg Jones still in first leading Steve Jackson by 285 points, with Jason Sykes a close third.
- Brandon Kiker took over the top spot in 4.5+ Doubles with a 165 point lead over Lee Mesaris and Scott Eibes, both with 645 points. Mat Miller picked up 330 points to move to fourth with 630. His partner Jonathon Cortright jumps to seventh as well.
Still plenty of time to make some noise in the rankings with more tournaments on the schedule.
In a tight race and want to see how dedicated your rival is in their quest for first place? Spend a weekend in the Cotton Boll Tournament in Jonesboro, July 23-25