15 seconds welcome to griffin georgia we are here at the app atlanta metro open we're picking up live here match up here on championship court cal yates and lacy schneemann taking on lauren stratman and julian arnold early round match up here were in game three.

Stratman and arnold took game one eleven six game two went to yates and schneemann 11-9 in a tight one dominic catalano here alongside me cameron blackwood cameron welcome thank you very happy to be here all right we're picking up early here in game number three.

What i'd like to see here in game three is in game one you guys didn't get to see it but julian was all over the place being very aggressive taking over most of the court i would like him to find that fire again see if they can't get some some momentum their way yeah he got a little quieter in game two.

Jillian feeds off that aggression and that high high-energy play i think he had andiamo the second point of the entire map yeah that's how fired up he was in that first game three zero two i like lacy still being aggressive with.

That nice deep serve really set them up for that third shot oh kyle trying to be very active right there in the middle trying to make something happen i like it he got a little frustrated in game number one when they came out and he was doing that just wasn't finding much success but has found it in game two and into game three.

A little love off the tape for yates little breeze starting to pick up as well you can see it start to move the ball here just a little bit a little wide there on the forehand cross court from schneemann and stratman and arnold extend their lead.

4-0 here in game three probably time-out coming if they win this next point so it's either timeout or they're gonna hold and use that end change because the change ends here at six so no timeout i mean i if i'm going to take one i'm gonna take one maybe a little earlier because get that free one.

At six but 5-0 lead here for arnold and stratman that's big side out but schneemann and yates need to answer here they need at least one before that yeah and change well arnold will give it to him five 5-1 and it's just been those simple little dinks that he's been missing i.

Think that's just taking away some of his confidence that he had in that first game kitchen game is not going stratman in arnold's way right at the moment oh nice gift from yates wow great lob from stratman but good run.

Down from yates wow nice points right there good recovery from yates on the ball off the tape and then a great lob from stratman there nice finish from schneemann what i really like what schneiderman and yates are doing right now is slowing it down just a little bit until they get.

That pop-up ball they've noticed that strapman and julian have been missing some of those easy dinks in the kitchen so hitting a couple more there they're creating some pop-ups and getting that finishing ball here comes newman and yates again down 5-0 and then a 4-0 run here for.

Schneemann and yates to get right back in this third game so you and i saw earlier in game one and two yates you can see right there he's looking at his paddle it's very humid here right now and so he keeps going to the the sideline to wipe off his paddle so do the other players right now because the humidity is building up on.

That paddle and what it does it makes it slick so the paddles lose that grit even more when the humidity kind of hits that so you'll see the players today going to the towel with it being overcast the humidity very high and so that you know humid weather right now causing some.

Slickness on all the players paddles oh good adjustment though from schneemann off the tape but we'll go long and we'll have an end change here with stratman and arnold up 6-4 in game number three but cameron what are you seeing you know that's a nice answer though from schneemann and yates as they're going.

Down five zero what if shane and yates need to continue to do here in game three to kind of overcome this little mini deficit now be consistent be consistent make those balls even if they're an easy dink doesn't matter because lauren and julian are missing those not often but make keeping them honest.

Making sure that they're moving them around in the kitchen and it's really creating some great opportunities so continue to be patient and be consistent that's what's going to get them to win here in this third game all right well we'll see what happens here but a nice i like the answer from schneemann and yates after going down.

5-0 answer with four of their own and a 4-0 run but now stratman and arnold get to end change on their terms up 6-4 but again still much better than being down 6-0 on an end change in your 6-4 within striking distance and sometimes two what you're going to.

See today because the humidity and it's so thick in there these rallies are going to go a little bit longer the ball is going to stay in play so look for that as well nice leave right there but it's good stay consistent yeah that's it right just play within themselves a lot of times you think you have to do more.

Than you have to and you don't just put the ball over the net unforced error there from sheamus free point there for stramit and arnold can't have those at this juncture in the match in game three yeah line back there it's tough for us to see right here from where we're our vantage point in the booth.

Because you can't really see that arnold in yeah he's kind of joking back and forth and again those firefights you can get in those firefights all you want but it's the person who can get on top of the ball get it down to the opponent's feet who's going to win those majority.

Time and arnold shows it right there nice finish there from kyle yates julian confirming that that ball did in fact hit the line it was in oh and off the tape actually helped shaniman right there because if arnold is able to not hit the tape that's a clean winner but she can't dig it off the tape see i would like them to slow.

It back down get in those long dink rallies that's when they're finding lauren and julian making those minor mistakes at the kitchen line they're not winning these firefights when it starts to speed up so slow it back down and get consistent that's a nice drive from stratman right there keeps that nice and low.

Arnold can't finish on the block from yates but keep it nice and low like that creates some shape on it yates ends up popping that up just a little oh good read there yates reads that speed up really well there gets two but can't get that third there cam.

Seen a lot of ernie's this game this entire match actually wow what a defense right there from kyle yates on the around the post but stratman just came right back at it incredible point when you're in the third set it's this tight you're back and forth what are you looking to create on your.

Side to finish out this match i mean right now again like you said it's the consistency it's getting out of those firefights and right now arnold and shrapnel are coming out on top and see and that's what the pace they want to play so if i'm yates and shema slow it down wait for your opportunity and they're giving them opportunities.

They need to capitalize on them what a read from yates right there he saw stratman drop that paddle head and go for that lob he had already taken two steps back before she even hit that ball smart thing to do too because you have to establish outside that kitchen line and a lot of times you push off from that kitchen.

Line and it's a fault so for him to recognize it early get both feet set before you can go ahead and take it out of the air was very smart on his part well sheaman and yays get the side out again but they've been stuck on five here for a while i like the change up hey easy ball there for she knew it as.

Soon as it hit her paddle nice finish good set up there from yates you heard stratman go watch because she knew she made a mistake it's there with the put away back within two oh nice counter right there right cam from yates great take by him what's he do there though that sets that up.

That first ball really sets him up for that and instead of waiting what tends to happen is sometimes we think oh let's wait for it to bounce let's have a nice ball in to make sure we're set up for the next one he go ahead and changes that goes straight for that backhand winner and what that does is it takes time away.

From julian and lauren to get set up so anytime you can take time away from your opponent and go in and punch that ball for a winner you should absolutely absolutely do that nice run there from schneemann in the eighth they get back within one eight seven stratman and arnold get the side out.

So yates goes no schneemann wants that one two-handed backhand put away kind of smirks at her that's much better on those put away balls as you're seeing they're creating more of an angle versus the put away ball just deep back into the court where your opponents can get it back so creating those angles and those put.

Aways are getting them the points great hold yeah good hold there from schneemann and yates don't give up any more points get that side out within one i'd like to see another shake and bake here by kyle wow great misdirect on the backhand from.

Yates's stratman was looking for him to go middle there he flipped forehand what a great setup though right it's a good setup right there but schneemann lets that ball drop too much she's got to reach in and get that she let it get on her too much she's got to get that at a higher point.

She let it drop too much goes off the tape kyle again taking that initiative don't let it not letting it drop and punching it right away right and it's a strategy you see a lot from the top level singles players taking that ball out of the air not giving your opponent time to set up.

Yates doing it right now gives them a one point lead the drop i mean yates is back here on the back fence dropping that ball but now flip the script there cam yates and schneemann with a one point lead finally getting off five and now they're ahead.

Nice reset from arnold great job and great work through the transition area by julian arnold there cam absolutely and when you're working your way up to the kitchen some people think you have to do it in one shot it may take you three or four shots and.

That's okay i always say don't hurry up to lose the point oh no an unforced aaron to return a serve from schneemann will flip it and strahman and arnold move into control and will have a match point on their paddle after this timeout and so right now cam you're yates and.

Schneemann what do you need to do i mean they're they're not struggling at all they came back they battled back they took a 9-8 lead but two quick points from stratman and arnold now i would love um for whoever's returning if it's lacey go.

Ahead and hit a nice drop and have kyle follow that in with a nice punch do not let that ball drop really catch them off guard take the ball out of the air keep being aggressive with those angles that's what's gotten them off five and up to nine and they need to go ahead and and see if they can't get this momentum back.

I think right now though with return of serve slow it down get in a dink point just get the side out then come back and and be aggressive yeah our part here too is they got to hold twice as stratman arnold on first server here still slow it down if i'm kyle and lacey nice wow great adjustment from.

Schneemann too as arnold clipped a tape right there wow there's one hold cam another they have it in them wow and that's a gutsy pull there from schneemann too because she reached in and miss hit that pull the confidence that she.

Has just in this match and even in the prior two months is night and day to be able to pull the trigger knowing she can finish that point is giving kyle the confidence then to get a little bigger in this game right here schneemann and yates need to answer here tie this up they do not want.

To have that ball on the other side of the net and another opportunity at a match for arnold stratman that's a good setup there from stratman as they were just going toe-to-toe taking those balls out of the air and if you notice lacey with her dinks she has more of a flick dink with her.

Forehand she she uses a lot of wrist just like in her serve you'll see her more of a flick serve than using her shoulder same thing with her with her dinks in the kitchen and it can create a pop-up which is what you saw and lauren went ahead and finished that one oh i'm long on the cross court thing from schneemann cam and i see the.

Reaction on your face it's just it's upsetting to see that because they did come all the way back battle back what a match uh nice job from schnieben and yates but they'll have some work to do what i like here is kaliye's coming over to lacey big smile on his face you know they're going to get back in this and.

They're going to be a team to watch on that bottom half of the bracket but stratman and arnold moving on in a tough three gamer right there eleven six nine eleven eleven nine we'll take a quick commercial break when we return our next matchup here on championship court number one at the atlanta metro open here in griffin.

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But we do have a good matchup coming here next for you on championship court your four and five seats battling it out in a quarterfinal matchup vivian david and brendan long taking on paris todd and deco bar dominic catalano alongside me i mean someone needs no introduction she's been around for.

Because she's not been around a while but not at all i've gotten to work with her at mlp and she is one of the best out here cameron blackwood joining me she'll be with me all weekend long throughout this national championship series part of the usa pickleball national championship series.

Where the app atlanta metro opened cameron going into this matchup another good one a quarter final matchup we talk about the two teams both have one match under their belt both of these teams had a buy vivi and david and brendan long took out bobby oshiro and johnson cola five and ten so eleven five twelve ten to get here and paris todd and decobar.

Took out megan fudge and ryler de hart 11 3 11 8 to reach this quarterfinal um what are you looking for out of this matchup here cam well this is going to be a great match because you have declan viv on opposite sides of the court right a long time partnership yeah long time partnership so we're used to seeing um them on the.

Same side so they know each other's game incredibly well so i'm looking for them to maybe go ahead and switch it up maybe a little bit so they're not going back into patterns that both of.

Their both of them are used to i'm also looking for a lot of length with paris and decal they're very lengthy players they can cover probably the majority of their core even just with their wingspan so i'm looking for them to maybe get the lead and then once viv uh really settles in.

She can outdink anyone yeah absolutely i mean and that's the thing and i've talked about it numerous times times about vivi and david and what she um what she's done to her game over the past year year and a half when vivian started playing no not too long ago three four years ago vivian was a strictly a resetter she would reset.

She would play soft she didn't have the aggressive play quote unquote now viv has added that to her game and so what she's looking for she's looking for that slow game to set up her pace also look at viv 2 and she has recently gone through a paddle change she was using a different paddle for a little while.

Now she's switched over to that carbon and so i think she's getting a little more action too uh from the paddle so you know look for her to you know she's already looking warm up she's going around the post on her partner already so but yes and and like you said too on the flip side of that.

With paris todd and decobar long players good reach paris i will look to be even a little more aggressive than decal so you look for paris to probably speed up a little sooner than deco paris likes to play that fast game so um.

We got a good one coming up here but this will be interesting to see the first time i've seen paris since mlp where she had that injury so coming back from that and see where she's at so look for a lot of action here in this one a lot of speed ups but a good match coming up for you here.

Yeah and one thing to remember too if you're paris and your decal do not speed up to vivian's backhand i mean that's what she's looking for it's the kill shot for her and and she rarely will miss it so you know when you're going to hit those speed ups yes you're looking for middle because you want the confusion but making sure that.

It's the right height so she can't tee off on that and then when you're as you can see in the warm-up when you're hitting those dinks paris has to be careful not to roll it a little bit too wide viv is so she can get so low that she can wait wait wait wait wait till the last second and then hit that around the.

Post so she's very very dangerous when it comes to that yeah and like you you pointed out exactly that is she likes to sit on that two-hander so she'll have that cocked and ready to go so you got to avoid it as much as possible and then again still not many people probably familiar with brendan.

Long but brendan has over the past year made his presence felt on the pro scene playing very well plays a lot with rob cassidy mixes up a lot but brendan the southwest florida guy i've known brendan since i moved to florida nine years ago uh when you know and brendan has gone through some big.

Changes in his life uh physically he is completely in shape right now looks incredible he's lost the weight of equivalency of a backstreet boy so he's really put himself you know in good shape and in good position the game has always been there and now the stamina there with it he is incredible.

Got some great hands um and that's just it's being known now along and on both tours that he is someone to not be you know looked over oh he's a solid player yeah and then you mix them in with viv right solid team so i'm looking for decal here to set up a lot of those points like i said in the beginning i.

Think they might get a good lead here with his heavy serve yeah if he can hit that heavy serve paris is going to come and swing and hard so they're going to have to deaden that pace and make sure that they can set up their shots in the game they want to play and like you talk about the heavy serve.

With deco bar and that's another weapon of brendan long's watch his surf he hits a very very hard survey it's a heavy ball so look for that to be another weapon for vivian david and brendan long as well so as these players finish their warm-up they're just about finished i think.

Got a one minute call here but we are here in griffin georgia at the usa pickleball national championship series part of the app atlanta metro open here on championship court this quarter final match up let's take a look at the other quarterfinals that could be set right now we have another final set.

Lauren stratman and julian arnold will be taking on georgia johnson and dil dylan frazier thank you the top half your two seed andrea coop and zayn navratil will be taking on lee whitwell and andre de asco let's talk about andre wow is he playing incredible pickleball.

He is andre really is we talked about him a little more last weekend as well and um what happened with andre over the last year so um he's always been a great player but what has happened is he's been able to concentrate a little more on playing um has a great job over there in jupiter florida and his club before he wasn't allowed to travel as.

Much now he's able to travel a little more and play a lot more tournaments and that's just showing in his game um and then also simone jarjim and jw johnson waiting on the corinne carr dj young sarah asbury rafa hewitt match they'll get the winner of that in our other quarter final probably a three setter.

Right there yeah so that one possibly going to three games right there and we'll see who comes out on top of that that's an eight nine match-up with the car young ansbury hewitt but looks like players are ready to go here and we'll have this matchup here on championship court weather has.

Cooperated with us so far today there's actually that big bright orange ball is starting to come out and sky so we'll see but no rain right now rain possible later on late in the afternoon but right now we are good to go vivian david big smiles coming over.

Saying hi to us of course she's so nice she can hit me in the face and smile and you're like yeah maybe i should go hug her yeah and and that's it too right like she she's sucking you in right it's part of her game right she's sucking you in with that big smile i love it but then do not i mean don't go to sleep on that because she's coming right at you.

You know with that two-hander hard and she'll apologize after she drills you right in that left shoulder and and she really means it it's not a sorry not sorry she really does oh she does but she's not taking it back no no no no no who would no definitely not taking it back but looks like we're set paris todd ball in.

Hand she will be serving this two out of three winner moves on to the semifinals right here game one time in zero zero two oh bivvy and david right off the bat around the post winner right there for the side out that's exactly what i was saying paris has to be careful on that.

Roll forehand dink she cannot get it any bit wide nice ernie right on cue from deco bar and that's we need to watch out from deckle right there you know declan viv we're both saying yep yep we know that shot oh good finish right there from long.

And again he comes in takes that ball out of the air and finishes and that's exactly it right there is paris gotta be careful that roll dink on the forehand side because david knows he's gonna have some top spin so she's gonna look to take that around the post especially with decal right there you're not going to want to pop it up at all.

A little confusion in the middle from david and long i'd like to let long have david take that two-hander right there she had set that up let her finish it right there she's more than capable great hands from brendan nice little pull there from bar he just flips out with that forehand and a.

Little wrist flick right on cue what you said cam that aggressive serve from barr right on the line oh just missing that spot right there is long what's he looking for right there cam to keep double honest i mean you have to he loves to suck the.

Middle which i get he's he's a bigger player and he has a lot of wingspan but if you can just keep him honest it doesn't have to be a winner but just make him think oh i got to watch my line i got to watch my line um brendan doesn't even really have to hit it that hard just move it over just a little bit just to make sure that he's not sucked.

Over too much on paris side nice finish there from david and long didn't like his return he knew it was short but david cleans it up nicely he was doing it again trying to keep him honest i i really like that move by him even though it didn't go over i'd like him to continue to to work on that.

Nice combo right there and good read from long as he comes in is watch david attack todd here perfect execution by long right there i mean that's textbook you see him come up split step good position to be able to put that backhand away and that's what a hard drive creates.

Oh and david getting it off the back a little bit right there yeah yeah watch this replay right here is clips right off that left shoulder long trying to get sideways and skinny right there wow that's a good ball right there from long.

Oh and uh so it's tough from our we can't see that corner right here from where we're at so todd and barr called the ball out referee confirmed long and david do not agree with the call but it stands and todd and barr take a 6-3 lead here and.

What is it cameron from david and long they need to do here to answer this three-point lead for todd barr i really like what they're doing right now i like that viv's being a little bit more aggressive off that off of her return usually you see her hitting a nice drop and working her way in but she's hitting that drive and what that's.

Doing is it's creating a pop-up so then brendan's coming in and finishing they're getting a lot of balls like that they can go down the middle with it brendon like we're seeing he's going a little bit behind decal opening that back up i like that viv as staying aggressive.

What i would like though is having brendan maybe give her a few more of those middle balls she just has such a good angle because she's so low and compact to the ground that she can really get it at decal's feet all right we'll see if we have an answer here from david and long on the timeout it's tough right there because you're.

Speeding up at the paris top like at her you know kind of money hot money spot right there right so she wants that ball right there where she's gonna be able to speed that up and counter it's almost a bait right when you're in that dink rally you almost when i'm playing i really like to maybe hit.

Something a little bit higher and then slide immediately because i know the ball is coming back so i can finish brendan honest it's good and taco bar right there with that slap forehand that's twice we've seen that here early on saw it last week in chicago too he's getting that scorpion where he just.

Squats really low and almost takes a ball that's at his waist and hits it ends up hitting an overhead almost sometimes i feel like he's almost sitting on the courtroom he can get that low well he a couple times in chicago last weekend he almost had his knee hit the kitchen as he squatted so low tough right there as long as i pull off.

The tape from bar and that's the combo that long needs to use right there is he noticed todd back off the line see where he's at he's attacking her even if she does counter she's too deep to counter.

She's gonna read every one of those and then a drop right at todd right there wind's starting to pick up just a little bit good defense though from david trying to get back in that point just couldn't get those two resets low enough i like that david.

Is back there doing that i think brendan needs to stay up and i like her to reset that and get them back in the point nice job by vivian david setting that up and what she did was she caught deco bar in the middle here she goes behind and watch her read this ernie perfectly close with that back foot maybe.

What i liked about that though is it doesn't have to be hard to keep someone honest it can just be a nice change of direction maybe a punch even but it doesn't have to be anything super aggressive nice hands there from long but bar trying to speed up but almost.

Speeding up at like 50 60 percent right there trying to get a mistake out of long he doesn't five nine one that's tough right there and i think todd even hits an outball here and the speed up is tough here from long he's way in todd said i'd rather finish this right.

Here puts down right at vivy and david's feet nice job by paris todd paris is moving great doesn't seem to be hurting at all wow that's exactly what they needed here right after this side out nice finish again taking that ball out of the air see it has paris.

Todd backed up all the way in that transition area and the free point there from barr they're gonna take that time out again you know even the best players in the world it happens to and you've seen barr he's trying to get up on the stack right so what he's doing he's moving away from.

The ball before he finishes hitting it right so that's what causes that miss hit right there and it's off the tape and off the end of the net he needs to hit that ball return it first then get over on the stack you guys watching right there it's hit the ball first then go second don't try and do both at the same time.

Vivian david agrees with my advice see that she rarely does but she rarely does agree with me but yes but players are so close to us right here i can't can't say anything right but again a nice little run here from david and longa right back in this on serve within two what do they need to continue to do here to cam back into this lead.

I think what brendan's doing is great right now he's trying to push paris off her line and and viv's consistent enough to do that as well so i think if they can if brendan can keep being aggressive pushing her off the line and then keeping deckle honest they're going to get right back in this.

Oh for sure oh wow oh my gosh so todd tried to light up along here watch that she reads him going for this but she tries to hit him and his paddle just right in the right position at the right time nice finish there from long oh.

I'm getting big right there in the middle all tied up here now at nine cam here we go brendan here keeps everything so compact you never see his paddle coming to his body or behind it everything is out in front that's how he can continue to hit a nice quick forehand backhand and finish that because he's not late with a.

Big swing oh nothing long can do right there bar getting the roll over the tape but a nice run from david and long here to tie this up at nine brendan's filling it he wants this side out quick oh no and again it's the same thing right he's trying to get up on the stack.

But is hitting and running at the same time game point here for bar and todd that is a top shot at a tough point right now if she misses this vivian david it's game over watch her sit wait wait now stays nice and compact all right beautifully done.

I think she practices that a time or two nice and right there david and long fight off two game points nice job see brandon kept pushing paris back in that transition zone and what happens is you watch decal then go to help paris and he goes back in that transition zone so now brennan and viv are in charge of the point get a pop-up.

Good point oh and long gets a ball he wants right there in the middle just can't get on top of it enough that's not the speed up i want out of vivian david right there that she knows it too she needs to get that cross-court stay in that look for something else but.

It'll be a game point number three here for todd barr oh bar tries to duck underneath the speed up from brendan long here watch this brendan comes over long looks at us and goes you ever seen a head shot below the net that's exactly what happened right.

There as deco bar tried to duck underneath it but can they save another game point on the little tricky speed up there from deco bar will give him and paris todd game number one by a score of 11 to nine so game one to todd and barr eleven nine we'll take a quick commercial break when we come back game number two here from.

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Doubles quarterfinal matchup your four and five seeds battling it out here paris todd deco bar taking game a number one eleven a nine over vivian david and brendan long vivi and david to serve here to start game number two the exact start that paris todd and decobar wanted easy one and quick side.

Out oh one recovery from long you look shocked at me no i just love it i love how aggressive he's being right off the bat because he knew that worked for him game one sometimes people want to set into the game and get a feel for it no he knows exactly the game plan and executed it.

Right from that very first wow nice atp there from the big man deco bar watch how patient he is with this he knows this ball is going to sail lets it get as low as possible doesn't do much with it knows david's going to get that back over but finishes beforehand for people at home.

They now have to practice hitting the after the atp hitting that shot which is something that you really didn't have to think about it was just oh it's an atp it's a winner but now you can counter that so looking for the atp and then adjusting.

Right away knowing that the ball is probably going to come back and then hit that finishing ball wow there's that big serve from deco bar goes right off that line and it is a quick 4-0 lead here for todd and bar in game number two this is how i thought game one was gonna go right exactly one more here and possibly a timeout.

From david and barr or david and long but they do hold right there so they stop that little run of four by todd barrow let's go nice finish there from brendan long a little half ernie right here as he just steps over that sideline.

Finishes with the backhand tough return there from barr cuts through that but it was short too a lot of spin on that return right david and long do get on the board off zero so within three here but todd and bar still a ton of momentum here to start game number two wow cam that's a great drive yeah that.

Was one of the first drives i've seen out of paris and i would like her to stay aggressive she has great ground strokes and they're very very low to the net so it creates a lot of people when they go to try and counter that right in the neck top speed up right there from long i think he gets away with one right there.

On the bar forehand though little hands battle right there but into the net off the paddle of paris todd and a side out but todd and bardu adds to their lead camp a lot shorter points than the first game i think people they were trying to really fill out each other who's gonna go for what um.

Weaknesses strengths pattern strategies now i think it's a wow i mean first and foremost talk about the long drive here this is a sick drive where he keeps it so low all barr could do is kind of cut at that but he cuts at it so much it takes off right back into the net incredible shot.

Just like you would do right here with my left hand and my eyes closed sure that ain't nothing so right there so so bars crashing on his drive right but todd gets caught in transition i like to see her try and reset that because by her speeding it up bars in a in a tough.

Position because he's all the way up to the kitchen line and if he's gonna if she's gonna speed up i don't mind that but not middle high at viv's backhand maybe go right at brendan see if you can't get a pop-up or squeeze him a little bit i mean it's tough when he's jumping from.

The center line almost you hear viv say great move he pushed off from about a foot from the center line from the service line it's tough when you know you have someone who's so big and so athletic at the same time cam what do you do on the opposite side if you're david and long dealing with.

Someone like deco bar right there i think they did it great in the first game they kept them honest and i think right now it was such a quick start they almost haven't been able to settle in and calm it back down to the game that was winning them so many points in the first game so i'd like to see them maybe hit a couple more resets get into a nice.

Stinking game suck deckle into that middle to where almost both feet are over on paris side then go ahead and go behind them have viv come over even if she doesn't fake the ernie you have brendan there create some more movement yeah and that's a perfect point right there is that when you go behind deco.

Bar is when his foot's over that center line right and it is often right and you got to be conscious of it when he's planted on his side the last thing you want to do is go to his side because he's going to look for that ernie all day 7-1 lead here game number two todd barr looking to end.

It into oh oh you love them when they're yours i mean the little half apology from paris top but a smirk to her partner deco bar and they take a seven point lead it's tough right there for david to be resetting that if anyone's going to.

Reset deco bar and keep him honest it's got to come from the cross court it can't come from the flat right in front because he's looking for that good setup in mind yeah i'm a much needed side out for yeah david and long have a little bit of a hole but if anyone can crawl out of.

Him it's them so we'll see if they can get a nice drop move on in start creating your patterns of what worked in the first game get some points on the board all right so serve right on the line it looked like from brendan long right there they put a crooked number up on the board and so.

See if they can continue to add on here and trying to force a third game so what i love from paris todd right here is on her return she floats it what does that do because her stacking it gives her time to get into position there's nothing wrong with hitting a soft return a serve keep it deep but if.

You can float that back gives you time to get in position especially as her and bar are stacking and as you can see when you do hit that soft almost loft returning your and you're running in be prepared for the drive which is what she did.

She knew the drive was coming and she set her feet accordingly wow so right on q2 deco bar floats his return but what does he do he keeps it within two feet of the baseline he comes up he's settled he's in position wow nice ball there from deco bar i mean he's ernie and balls that vivian david and brendan long are back at the.

Baseline well he's jumping eight feet yeah true david and long do answer with a couple of their own i like that yeah david did not expect it david trying to scorpion deco bar back here so you watch her squat down try and get on top of this.

But just gets on top of it a little too much and it is match point for bar and todd oh heavy serve heavy drive yep off the big forehand there from deco bar and that will do it here in game number two as todd and barr will move on by a score of 11 9 11 3 over vivian david and brendan long they'll move on to the.

Semifinals who they play yet to be determined but we'll take a quick commercial break when we come back i'll talk with decobar and paris todd about this victory and moving on to the semifinals don't go anywhere consumer cellular has the best customer.

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Yes welcome back here to griffin georgia we are here at the app atlanta metro open and with paris todd decobar at your quarterfinal victory over vivian david and brendon long paris i'll start with you going in that match two players you're very familiar with what is yours and.

Deco's game plan going in there you know i just try and set deckle up as much as i can and it's our first time playing together so it's been really fun you know i've had to carry him on my back today he's a little heavy so it hurts a little bit but just keeping going i love it we're talking about that off.

Camera and i thought she was joking but she's actually serious but you know deca playing with someone like parish likes to speed the ball but it's kind of fits into your game plan of you poaching in the middle there and it happened a couple times is that what you're looking for too yeah for sure she hits great shots that sets me up i like the the.

Fast game as well so it's a good good combination it's been great so far all right well congratulations guys moving on to the semifinals we'll take a quick commercial break hear from griffin georgia when we come back our next matchup here on championship court don't go anywhere.

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Catalano alongside me cameron blackwood another quarterfinal match up here your one and eight seed simone jarjim and jw johnson taking on corinne carr and dj young cameron predictions what do you got here in this one all players are very familiar with.

Each other yes they know each other's game very very well uh and consistency you're gonna see the girls be very very consistent a lot of cross-court dink rallies i'm looking for just for simone to really switch it up a little bit more maybe then corrine keeping dj honest dj loves to squeeze you'll see almost sometimes both of his.

Feet on the opposite side so he'll be over with crin on the other side so i'm looking for them to keep him honest and you know get him a little bit frustrated then they can run with a little bit more on the other side keep it away from jw i mean if he's on then you know you.

Don't want it in the middle you don't want anything low make sure you're ready to slide with his backhand flick anytime you see it low and cocked and ready to go slide quick make sure you counter johnson this all right looks like players are set.

Ready to go simone jargem to serve what are you looking forward to seeing in this matchup again if the difference makers are going to be the ladies you're going to see car and jarjim go back and forth those forehand dinks and see who either dj young or jw johnson step in and take those.

Four hands in the middle a little long with the two-hander from dj young you do not want a slow start against jw and simone you can't afford it no not against two of the best players in the game nice ball there from crink regime saying my bad because i think she played an.

Outball right there but they do get on the board here first 2-0 lead for regime and johnson oh nice move there from dj young cam great move like we were talking about earlier you don't need to let it bounce if you see it charge ahead be confident with your movement and put that paddle out in.

Front one of my favorite shots i'm looking forward to watching dj do is his ernie inside out forehand roll it's a mouthful but it is something to see so we'll point it out here when he he's definitely gonna hit it at some point i speed up good point there from dj.

Young and again it all depends on what dj young comes to play if it's the confident controlled dj young then jarjeem and johnson are in trouble and car gets to roll off i like that from corinne but the apology from dj young right so car hits the tape but it's the apology from young and they take a 4-2 lead here that's a.

Quick four points here something interesting i want to point out as you watched that ball get over to dj and you almost saw him wind up as if he's going to hit a speed up he didn't he hit it a nice roll but you watched simone take two steps back from that line anticipating a speed.

Up because she knew she needed that extra time and if not then she could go ahead and step in and hit a dink but very interesting to watch her movement when the ball goes over as to how the opponents are creating a shot speed up right at the body by jim atkar jarjim and carr early on in their.

Careers were partners the original top team on the female side of the game car couldn't do anything but just try and hope and get that ball back over eventually johnson on top of that with finish the flick wasn't hard it doesn't need to be as long as you can place it just right and jam your opponent.

Create a pop-up wow nice speed up there from jim to give jw johnson that put away 4-4-1 second server all tied up four four four two shout out.

Four four one on leaning in right there catching herself not falling in the kitchen but a nice job ball sails out over our tents here they bring that ball back and play will be second server for dj young.

Cue cam dj trying to get to what you were talking about that ernie forehand roll but he can't get enough of it he kept it just out of his reach enough and not the right ball he was too out of position to go ahead and be aggressive on that love that.

And that's jw johnson being much more aggressive he's gotten that way over the last year year and a half he first started playing mixed doubles he's kind of timid now he's turned into that alpha roll wow that's a nice two-handed overhead.

There from corinne carr in a tough ball it's actually a good lob cam you're seeing that more and more in the game now is men and women are both up in that kitchen using a lob now as an aggressive shot which you never used to see well that was incredible.

I mean wow she gets nice and low to hit this and just flips that down the line she is another player that can get very low to the ground she's loving that new yola paddle she's using i've talked to her about that a couple times and how much more control she gets from it.

You have jadab now with the franklin 462. that all started from corinne's drop really pushed simone back off that line with a nice deep heavy roll and created the point from there yep and you point that out perfectly cam is that it started with the current drop and it also started with her speed up right.

After that corinne going right at j.w johnson not a bad idea right there from a car but just can't get on top of it enough they do creep back within one sometimes that happens you want to be aggressive but you almost only go 70 percent go 100 or or get a drop and get up.

Nice drop right there on the backhand side from jw johnson they regain that two-point lead wow great pickup kept it super low over that net created that pop-up one of my favorite things about watching simone is her court awareness and how much she's reading this game.

It's almost like she's reading a book out here and playing at the same time of where she needs to place that ball what the opponents are doing what jadub is doing and how she can be successful oh and gets jw on the side of the head he's trying to duck and get out of the way of that.

It's a second server here for johnson boy again that's just johnson being aggressive right there in the middle coming in playing hard right decision right there from georgie to start that i liked it i think she was just it was almost a bait shot is to kind of hit something a little higher to.

Suck dj into the middle and then take it hard back behind him so i like the idea she seems executed a little bit better young coming in hot right there cam he needs to he needs to find that fire he plays better when he's fired up and right now he's a little flat-footed a little quiet oh my and what a good third shot from.

Dj young he took something off it he went right at the feet of jarjima she's coming up through the transition area i thought it was gonna be a hard drive it was a great change up wow hands from young off the tape right there cam i think he's just slowly finding his confidence staying quiet with with these.

Nice points that he's getting but his change of speed right now is what's causing a lot of confusion on the side of jw and simone that point is made by corinne carr right there cam i know you're shaking your head saying the same thing right yeah i mean how they're changing up.

The balls and the pace and the direction is just on point right now they're not doing anything super special anything out of what they can or cannot do here it's just staying super compact picking your spots taking a little bit off and watching it create confusion and they're getting a lot of points here and creating a lot more confidence.

On their side nice 3-0 run there from karin young back within one big holes right here though for karen young yeah and i think that karen carr thought that young was gonna take that ball yeah it looked like she almost just stabbed and wanted to bring her paddle back instead of being strong with it.

All right one more hold here see if they can't get a side out second opportunity here for game point for jarjim and johnson nice hold see if they can get back on that run how far dj comes over he's almost on the sideline on the opposite side but he.

Creates such a heavy roll that it allows him to do that and then get back that's good one-two combo from johnson right there as he just put the pressure on carr i'd like dj to be aggressive with this let's see if they can't get a point off of nice.

Deep heavy serve and see if he can't come in it wasn't a heavy a deep serve but it was a heavy surface you got a top spin on it but it was a great return by johnson too okay eight one game point number three oh they just pop up a little.

Miscommunication causes the pop-up in the middle and it is an 11-8 victory here for jargiman johnson in game number one of this quarterfinal matchup we'll take a quick commercial break when we come back game number two part of the usa pickleball ncs championship series here at the app atlanta metro open.

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So griffin georgia site of the ncs part of the usa pickleball national championship series the atlanta metro open part of the app tour a tier one stop here 65 thousand dollars on the line this weekend.

Your one seat simone jarjim jw johnson taking game one over corinne carr and dj young by a score of 11 8 here on championship court they a quarterfinal match-up winner of this moves on and they will face paris todd and deco bar in the semi-finals so you have that match up that'll be coming maybe here i don't.

Know we don't know maybe it'll be it'll be a good match but that'll be a semi-final match-up but it's corrin carr here to serve in game number two wow and jw johnson kind of with a smirk there as he goes off the tape twice and young can't get that second one he keeps that paddle so far out in front.

Of him and just flicks that wrist wow he goes behind young right there but you talked about that early cam before we even started about johnson being able to reach in and use that backhand flick so well and he he's allowed to do that because he's not bringing the paddle back towards him.

So when you're able to keep your paddle out and you just create those little flicks then you're already reset for the hands battles that start coming back at you first attack yes from johnson second one i'm gonna say no it's just a little low on that second.

One you'd probably say no too yeah but i am looking for johnson to be much more aggressive i mean they won that first game 11-8 and he wasn't even firing at 80 so i'm looking for him to get more aggressive make more of a statement on the court right there you hear her say no.

That's what dj young needs he needs that confidence of getting a nice one-two punch wow car trying to speed up at johnson that's just a tough it's a losing battle because again right there you pointed out right he does not take that battle far back it's a very quick short compact swing you can't.

Afford it when you get up to this level oh jarjeem taking that ball out of the air forcing young to try and counter but he over hits it 2-1-1 oh wow jim trying to sneak that ball up and over young but young having none of it.

What's what's wrong cam i wouldn't lob over d over dj young he's tall he's agile he can move really well he can read balls maybe one or two before they're even going to get played if you're going to hit the lob go ahead and go over corrine see if you can't get some mix up there just create any confusion but i would not have.

Picked to lob that all right so it looks like we are going to go into a rain delay here it's just it's misting out right now we've been avoiding this yeah we have what happens is though it's the court seems fine in general but it's the lines that get dangerous lines get a little slick and you know jargin kind of.

Felt it on that last one so i think we're going to go into a little bit of a rain delay all the players agree it's about the safety of these players right now so we'll go into this little rain delay here uh we'll take a commercial break when we come back we'll probably pause you on court so you guys can see put us on in the.

Background just have the screen up there looking for us when the players start to come back out you can come back over and join us but we'll take a commercial break when we come back we'll come back to court see where we're at my.

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