Week 8 continued to impress us with great Jai-Alai action.
For Sunday’s doubles matches, Correa-Manny ran off 10 straight points to beat Jairo-Ben in straight sets (6-0, 6-3). Unfortunately, later in game 5, Correa was injured and forced to retire against Inaki-Roque who subbed for Ikeda-Bradley. In game 2, Carballo-Kubala ran off 6 points in the first set but came back to earn the win over Jeden-Nicolas in a low scoring 3 set match (6-0, 1-6, 6-2). Joseph-Manu needed 3 sets to earn a win over Flores-Aratz (6-4, 3-6, 6-3). Diaz-Goixerri handled Bueno-Benny in 2 sets (6-2, 6-2). Jairo-Ben outlasted Robin-Julen in an excellent 3 set match (4-6, 6-5, 6-3). In game 7, CRB-Douglas handed Flores-Aratz a loss (6-2, 3-6, 6-3).
Robin-Julen lead the doubles standing at 5-2 (71.4%) with Carballo-Kubala and CRB-Douglas tied for second at 6-3 (66.7%). Nicolas-Jeden are also at 66.7% with a record of 4-2. While Inaki-Roque’s record does not count in the official standings, they are an impressive 6-2 (75.0%) as subs.
In Group I singles on Monday, Goixerri handled Douglas in 2 sets (6-3, 6-4) to move to 10-0 in the Group I standings. Nicolas opened up with 4 straight points in his win over Aratz (6-2, 6-5). Manny ripped 6 straight points in the first set against Julen and earned a victory in 3 sets (6-0, 3-6, 6-5). Manu took a 2 set win over Benny (6-5, 6-3). Nicolas earned his second win of the day with a 3 set win over Jairo (4-6, 6-4, 6-2) improving to 5-2. In the final match of the day, Inaki took 3 sets to earn a win over Manny (6-3, 1-6, 6-5) to improve to 6-3.
In Group II singles on Tuesday, RonRon improved to 11-1 with wins over Ben (6-2, 6-2) and Kubala (6-0, 6-2). Bueno beat Jeden who subbed for Bradley (6-3, 6-2). Carballo needed 2 sets for a win over Bueno (6-3, 6-4) and Ben earned a 2 set win over Jeden subbing for Bradley (6-3, 6-5). In the second set, Jeden had a 5-3 lead but Ben came back with 3 unanswered points for the win. Due to an injury, Correa forfeited giving first place Ikeda (11-0) and Carballo (8-4) wins.
Week 8 saw 6 point runs from: Correa-Manny, Carballo-Kubala, Inaki-Roque, Manny and RonRon.
Week 9 kicks-off on Father’s Day, June 19 and 7-matches are scheduled each day this week. Play begins at 5pm EST with Doubles on Sundays, Singles Group I on Mondays and Singles Group II on Tuesdays.
Sunday’s matches are open to the public plus there is a new promotion “H2Hx20” for those in attendance. All you have to do is pick the winner of each match and the number of sets (either 2 or 3). If you get both right, you win $20. This is open for all matches throughout the evening. Each match is individual, so if you pick incorrectly, you still have a chance in the remaining matches.
You can watch the action at 5pm on Sundays, Mondays and Tuesdays at watchjaialai.com, laligasportstv.com, FTF Sports Network or download the free Jai-Alai Channel app. Remember, you can visit the fronton on Sundays to see the great action in person and a chance to win some money in the new “H2Hx20” promotion. Be sure to catch the post-game show with Stu and Andrew for a recap of the action.
And don’t forget to watch “The King of Twitch” (aka El Barba) and Paulie at https://www.twitch.tv/watchjaialai for interactive livestreaming during the Jai-Alai H2H sports betting games at Magic City. Tune in to hear El Barba and Paulie entertain viewers with their insight and answer questions from the live chat. It is entertaining for sure.
The tables below show the standings in a couple of different formats.