The 2016-2017 SDA Pro Tour season resumes after a month break this weekend with the Platinum MFA Pro-Am Boston at the University Club of Boston.
One year after claiming their first Boston title, former partners Manek Mathur & Yvain Badan oppose each other as halves of the top two seeds.
Mathur, world No. 1, and eight-time Boston champion, Damien Mudge, lead the draw as the top seeds. The top partnership clinched their third title this season in the most recent SDA event, November’s Cambridge Cup, and will look to add a fourth title this weekend.
Mudge’s former partner and 2016 finalist Viktor Berg is set to collide with the top seeds with partner John Russell in the semifinals as the four seed. The bottom half of the draw seed Aussies Matt Jenson & Scott Arnold seeded third with a predicted semifinal against two seeds Mike Ferreira & Badan.
The first WSDA event of 2017 also takes place this weekend at the University Club. The draw is lead by current world No. 1, Dana Betts and her partner world No. 9, Stephanie Hewitt.
In the bottom half of the draw, two seeds Latasha Khan and Tehani Guruge face strong competition from first time partners, Amanda Sobhy and Suzie Pierrepont. This event will be a first appearance on the WSDA tour in over a year for Sobhy, the current PSA World Ranked No. 6. Sobhy/Pierrepont will need to get past two new faces on the WSDA tour, Elani & Lume Landman, to secure a spot against Khan & Guruge in the second semifinal.