2013 Tompkins Invitational – Philadelphia
One week after winning the final platinum event of the season—The David C. Johnson Memorial at Heights Casino, Brooklyn, Damien Mudge & Ben Gould have extended their 2014 undefeated run in Maryland claiming their second Baltimore Cup in the tournament’s sophomore iteration at the Baltimore Country Club. The Baltimore Cup title also adds to the Australian duo’s season-opening Maryland Club Open title—also hosted in Baltimore at the Maryland Club
Last weekend, the World Doubles Champions’ route to the title seemed effortless without dropping a game on the way to the title. By contrast in Baltimore, the joint world No. 1’s yielded the occasional blemish on what was otherwise another stellar title run.
Up against quarterfinal opponents Graham Bassett & Ian Power—who previously scraped by Irish brothers Dan & John Roberts with the slimmest of score lines 15-14, 15-13, 14-15, 15-14, Mudge & Gould sped to a 2-0 lead before Bassett & Power shot their way to a third-game, 15-14 win. Mudge & Gould responded swiftly to win the fourth 15-4. Continue reading