Will Ellison took advantage of Dan Tristao’s absence from the South West Championships to regain top spots in both Singles and Doubles in the first rankings updates for the new 2015-16 season.
Will won the Singles comfortably but the event did throw up one or two surprises. Julian Aquilina and Anthony Goodwin both had good wins to reach the quarter finals and rise to positions 17 and 25 respectively. Plate finalist Stuart Kirby rises to number 30, while in the top 10, semi-finalist Ben Beltram edges past Richie Murby to rise to number 9.
Will Ellison teamed up with Charlie Brooks to win the Doubles without too many scares. It’s good to see Charlie back after injury, and his win sees him move up to no. 7 spot. Ed Kay and Ben Beltrami were rewarded for reaching the final by rising to positions 3 and 8 respectively. Semi-finalists Adam George & Theo Parker and Jim Hughes & Alex Rew all make significant upward strides, with Theo entering the top 10 and Adam the top 20. Anthony Goodwin & Rob Whitehorn move upwards after reaching the quarter-finals, whilst Derby Moor were also well represented elsewhere, monopolising the the Plate Final in which Craig Baxter & Jai Singh beat Stuart Kirby & Chris Davey. Craig, Jai and Chris enter the rankings for the first time.
To see the full official rankings, just click on the link below.
Official RFA rankings (opens in separate window).
The official RFA rankings are prepared by Dave Hebden.