Up here seven in a row though for Annalee Waters in this round in this matchup annalize serving off we go and it'll be a side out for Catherine here to start yeah when they last played in the finals at Desert Ridge it did go it's a two out of three and it did go three so uh Catherine can look at that for some.

Confidence and that is on the line nice shot from Catherine also last week when Annalee was not participating up in Minnesota Captain was your champion and she came roaring back against Leia Jansen down 5-0 in game three of the best two out of three and won 11 points in a row drops right in front of parento.

And what a rally here early on yeah we don't get too many of those festive hand battles in the singles game and that was unlucky for parenta there because she was way ahead of the point until that trickled over but look at how athletic that woman is to be able to get that back that's long from Catherine first point.

For Anna Lee yes stick to volley they're just sort of guided it when you guide something it's usually not going to have a good outcome you got to have confidence in the contact winner from parental let's get patience because the tennis ball you can just bounce that into the 30th row But You Gotta Wait make your.

Opponent commit there and smart and sell Kirk paddle I was talking to Catherine earlier here on site got the defense dialed in and it's got extra pop and she is playing fantastic with that cell Kirk now Anna Lee's there to put it away so Catherine currently residing here in the Sunshine State down in Naples.

Only of course in Delray Beach so both Floridians here for the time being at least yeah I don't know if there's a West Coast V East Coast but we can create one here drill let's go sounds good game on you're a West coaster here so uh I know we don't cheer in the booth but uh geography's geography and Catherine with.

Another winner and Dave two big pickleball facilities one in Ybor City just outside of downtown Tampa and one in St Petersburg just announced this week it's awesome how the game is growing in my hometown and I'm sure it is in yours as well yeah and everywhere you look 27 courts going in Michigan.

30 going in Texas it's just it's just awesome great effort by Emily to get there but Catherine pumps her fists after another point and look at how she laid the paddle open to be able to touch this into that open spot that's such a good shot.

Oh my oh Catherine wow the only way Catherine's winning that point is if the ball touches the net and you can see the disgust with which Anna Lee won he's case she's got one of the best players in the world unfortunately injured but right there to give her pointers on what she's seeing.

And no one knows her game better than her mother side out now to Waters trailing 4-1 here in gamewalk Catherine right now is dictate I can't tell you how great a point that is from parento because Anna Lee when she usually does everything went right on a point she wins it she dropped the ball.

She threw a ball down at Catherine's feet that ball she thought she'd get past her and then she's digging again that's great pickleball from parento should also note the last women's player to beat Annalee Waters at a PPA event the great Paris Todd who is back here in Daytona but Dave she's a spectator for.

Singles not playing today so uh she will be ready to go and mixed doubles tomorrow and oh just wide Anna Lee thinks otherwise she could challenge this chooses not to looked wide live but didn't see a second view of it uh that return is deep and finish the periston I told her you couldn't get any.

Good partners at all could you just Riley Newman and Anna bright so uh we'll see where her game is at coming in here this weekend she's excited oh Catherine parental right now just crushing it on Championship court and I think that's the difference in her game and her adjustment to this paddle the pace on that was ridiculous and the shape and.

Catherine is a confident player coming out of Minnesota here and is showing it upside out and that's a good point Dave because Annalee did not play in that event of course take advantage of the rest but nothing like having momentum either Catherine is just absolutely placing everything perfectly right now I.

Mean if you're that far stretched off the court you should be done and it was actually Anna Lee who's done who covered the court the way you should and gets beat with an angle my goodness so side out tanalee Waters trailing by five here in game one six.

Happen right now it's just running everything down I mean again stretched to the absolute limit and then look at this and then be able to get the next ball just outstanding point and then you think I don't know how to pass or I have to do a little bit.

Better and a little bit more and that creates error so it's a compounding problem for Anna Lee Waters and you don't see her in a hole like this too often so can Catherine take advantage gotta make that ball though side out back to Anna Lee trailing seven to one and you don't want to rush it she likes to play fast when she's ahead and.

You can see Anna Lee now slowing things down just a little you don't see that every day side out the other interesting thing for Catherine in this is she got a walk over in the quarterfinal because as I mentioned on another match Lauren stratman unable to go due to.

Sickness so a very fresh Catherine parento coming into this match as well one seven oh off the net and Annalee can't do anything with it nothing going right for the number one player she's like seriously and you know this is this is why sports.

Are the greatest reality TV show you don't know what's going to happen Catherine just too good at the moment and another time out here for Anna Lee Waters as parento is absolutely playing as Flawless a match of pickleball as you can she might have even played an out ball in the middle of that last rally the play there covering their mouths.

With the uh call sheet as uh Lee is covering her mouth with the instruction there because everybody's learning everything they're watching video any little thing they can pick up gets the side out quickly and that's gonna be a point for Annalee Dave one more time for folks just.

Joining us the history between these two players and Anna Lee's Edge over Captain yeah she's 12 and 10 is 1-7 in a row and hasn't lost since 2021. and uh that's a talented player on the other side but this paddle and this confidence and the way that Catherine is playing a more aggressive style here against.

Annalee not sitting back one a game when we last saw them and had Annalee in a little bit of trouble and then here we are that doesn't make it over big cyber Leaf coming from Anna Lee our officials Tom Tattler our lead official Dale Van Scott second referee tracking his Larry Harvard and on video.

With us in the truck Mr Tom Richardson now let's see if Anna Lee can get it going here Dave 3-8 and there's the Annalee Waters we're used to see yeah and uh so what do you have to do when your opponent is playing at the peak of their game you got to raise your level too and.

As beautiful attuned backhand as you will ever see right there and I like Holly Hill here in Daytona Beach strufelios Dave Fleming Cameron Blackwood with us as well on the court Annalee Waters serving to Catherine parento and Catherine's going to get sight out here coming out of the timeout.

Tremendous return she'd gotten beat with the Tui down the line before that let's make her hit a forehand On The Run that's a great great shot coming out of the timeout gets a freebie Catherine's dictated thus far Dave and now it's 9-4 nine four Anna Lee tremendous backhand yeah and.

You saw you're guessing if you leave it in the mid Court there and uh Catherine's first move was to her left the ball coming to the right couldn't adjust and parento Talon went up to get slide out a little Flamingo inside out there you know as a Fleming I love a nice pink.

Bird and uh that's a great Inside Out shot again that short angle that you can't track it down and you use the spin to run it away from your opponent Dave you've talked a lot about the paddle and the confidence that comes with a new pedal for a player yeah you got to get it dialed in and the you know all the defense and the touch that.

Catherine has what's the question there's no doubt she's got more pop now and she's got the whole thing working for her and it looks really good how about that shot though by Anna Lee another Cross Court that grazes the line yeah and you also have some volume coming from uh the youngster so uh you know if she drops that one and hits the.

Forehand on the dead run here and that approach you saw Anna Lee goes straight ahead at parento why do you do that take angles away and you don't want to give an angle because you'll get an angle in return point yeah that called long by Anna Lisa paddle's about to hit the ground or or.

At least be so here we go Hannah Lee water serving down by two here in game one Catherine parento on the other side and Annalee hits it long Captain will have serve yeah she read it just right but uh punched it just a little too deep timeout is effective at least shots have been getting better.

And better Davis this game has gone along and the depth of the return helps her make those better and or the approach shot in that case Too Short gives Annalee too many options no stopping Catherine sign out once again yeah just a great patient overhead there nice firm Pace don't give her a chance.

To get back into this scoreboard pressure when you get to 10 is significant got to get this one oh up against the net and now it'll be game point for Parental yeah I know the conversation annalize having theirs I was ahead all the way in that and then the tape pushed me off the kitchen line and here we are at a game point.

You're watching pound for pound probably the two best players in the women's game parento and Waters and that is going to be wide so Catherine parento is going to be a game up on Anna Lee Waters here in Daytona give that a little Edge the coaching is significant and it's what you need and I'm sure he didn't say.

Miss your return um but uh you're trying to use every little Edge you can get when the margins are getting Slimmer and Slimmer on the tour and Catherine comes out firing two straight points here to start yeah and uh you know Catherine was like I don't care who you.

Talk to over there I'm gonna just keep funneling the ball forward I'm coming forward hitting great first volleys it just seems like annalize been on the defensive most of the day Dave and that's the absolute filth that Catherine has and it was the two shots before that that you thought you're playing with a little more lively paddle than what she.

Used before will she have that in her Arsenal the answer is yes yes and then Phil and she's up three and now four and timeout already Drew like this it four nothing Kathryn serving time in 4-0 and Emily with vintage Waters coming out of the timeout yep and that time.

Unfortunately for Catherine she had to use the paddle as the other half of the clap for her opponent there so good sportsmanship there and I miss hit by parento and you can see these ladies are trying to approach especially Waters down the middle of the Court don't get me stretched out by the ball I hit to.

Create that man is that wide Catherine thinks it's not and Elise says it is point so called wide and confirmed and no challenge which is an option Annalee now has scored three in a row they needed staring a game down and four ZIP down wow and point parento thought that ball.

Was going to travel deep it was a couple inches inside the Baseline she caught it and said my bad and that's as easy a point as you will ever win to the net from Waters side out back to parento tied at four and I can't tell you how big a miss that is just in the the mindset and psyche of parento plays a ball that you just caught.

Oh side out if you don't hit the line you can't win points right now Drew it's that good The Shot making is ridiculous right now and that started with a ball on the line on the sideline and then parental was patient there she pulled in a lead wide and you thought maybe she should come in.

Behind it but waited for one more chance and this is as good as it gets tied at four finally up against the net and looks toward the sidelines for Ben Johns and her mother Liz Waters comes up and gets it out and again if it's high what these athletes are able to do with the ball that is up.

So if that's a little bit lower the detail on the next shot won't be as good but that's still a ball a millimeter inside the line now momentum's starting to swing in the favor of Anna Lee Waters after struggling in game one oh how about this point Catherine parento yes.

That might be the best women's how badly she wants this because she had a two-handed backhand that she could have tugged back Cross Court and really been ahead in the rally and finds the tape and that is just long Catherine right there with her eyes on the line yeah she was beat going to her left and that's one of those just keep come on just a.

Little a little air a little air she's six five willing it deep point and another Point here for Parental and for people that ask well how can I get more on your serve watch the way Catherine drives hor her midsection really rotates those hips through her serve wide and a lead with the side out.

So this is where you got to get the nerves handled you can kind of feel like I've I've got an opportunity here and a miss serve is humongous for Catherine because the heart's going to be beaten she's a talent she won two gold medals this is different right here point it's one thing about Catherine.

Parento the will to win from her is just off the charts right now she is in best position over Annalee Waters that she has been in in a long time another one hit out and Catherine closer to the Finish Line yeah the singles player Anna Lee Waters here we go and parento now with match point.

Yeah and that just Wicked Inside Out forehand has been her shot to go to and here we go foreign ERS comes right back side out so second match point coming up for Catherine after Annalee hits it long.

Afternoon here for Anna Lee Waters parento can't finish it just yet and she went with that same forehand that has been so deadly here but Annalee Waters able to scrape it back down the line 28 years old Annalee Waters 16 years old when Emily was starting to run a rough.

Shot if you're Captain you got to be thinking am I ever going to re-establish my dominance and women's singles good chance here but Catherine hits it up against the net and now those two match points weigh heavily in your head this is when the mental part of single starts to overtake the physical part and.

Then a missed serve when you felt like maybe this is where four or five in a row from the Anna Lee freight train come third chance Catherine hits it wide yeah the feet weren't good there and uh wow Dave our hearts are pounding as well watching this.

Annalee with a winner he's within two time out Catherine parento so you heard the loud roar from time in and Annalee hits it wide Catherine parento gonna have another Match Point here leading 10-8 and a very tight return she got away with there try.

Number four foreign and when you're aiming it and not swinging it and it looks very different from what it looked like just five minutes ago you don't get the results and there's a oh my Annalee Waters within one.

Nine serving ten here momentum building on the waters side oh that's wide Catherine will have side out how good that backhand right there was under enormous pressure is unbelievable Catherine for the match again oh Catherine parento she has done it.

And that's just a look of relief
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