Spent the weekend watching and photographing a money tournament in Phoenix, AZ. Some very solid players including Dennis Nevolo, Nick Meister, Amit Inbar, Joel Kielbowycz, Connor Farren plus a couple journeyman pros: Roman Borvanov and Brian Battistone.
I'd never seen Meister or Nevolo play, but after their first matches I knew they'd likely be in the final. They play today at 10:30 a.m.
Inbar beat Farren in a really good match 6-7, 7-6, 10-4 (played a match TB by their own agreement). Inbar then retired to Meister (6-1, ret.).
On the top half of the draw, Borvanov beat Battistone 4 & 3 in one quarter. Nevolo just destroyed former UNLV player Kielbowycz 6-1, 6-2. In the semi finals, in a very, very high quality match Nevolo beat Borvanov 4 & 4. Both players have remarkable foot speed and both are extremely consistent players.
Unfortunately, I have to miss the finals today. Should be a good match.