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Pickleball downtown grand rapids michigan the site of the 2022 app beer city open we are here at bell nat park as you can see right there great overview of this beautiful facility brand new championship court we're on pro men's and women's doubles all day for you.
Both brackets have started and are underway we have a consolation matchup for you here to start our broadcast lina padigamente and megan fudge be taking on michelle esquivel and lee whitwell thank you guys for.
Joining us beautiful hot and humid summer day here in grand rapids michigan as players pedigumente and fudge finish their warm-up esquivel and whitwell are ready to go this is one game and match to 15.
On the bottom half these ladies looking to stay alive and fight through that bottom half give you kind of a recap megan fudge and elena podigamente lost to paris todd and susannah barr in the first round four and seven.
Whitwell and esquivel won their first round against maggie and mary brusha 11-8 5-11-11-6 but then fell to the kawamoto sisters jackie and jade eleven three eleven five which set this match up on the bottom half cluj and pedigamente took out cindy song cindy sande and ivy tincture.
15-7 and we are almost ready to go here on championship court we were out here it was a late one last night till about 10 30 10 45 with simone jarjim and j.w johnson taking out zayn navratil.
And host andrea coop in three games in that gold medal match it was an incredible one finishing under the lights here at beautiful bell knapp park michelle bumgardner our usa pickleball certified referee and the beer city open is part of the.
Usa pickleball national championship series golden tickets on the line here this weekend but today saturday our final day of pro match-ups and looks like we're ready to go megan fudge will start us off serving one game to 15 here.
To start our day megan fudge with the winner down the middle and they are on the board her and pedigumente so what we're seeing early have been roaming around the facility for the past couple hours watching these first couple rounds the.
Wind has started to pick up and right now is at the back of esquivel and whitwell so any ball that pedigamente and fudge hit on the drop shot side will die a little bit a nice finish there from megan fudge.
She wins the hand battle basketball just misses that sideline right there not big finish there from lee whitwell it's a packed house here early on this beautiful saturday afternoon a little confusion in the middle there from esquivel and whitwell who's going.
To take that last ball splits both of them second server so wow oh big point there big ball from lee well as she goes left forearm of podigamente one two two.
Good resets there from well just can't get that last one over second server good talk there from megan fudge to podigamente as she's telling her to watch watch and not take that ball out of the air as it was going to go out and it does yes.
Great spot there from well big forehand winner everybody only always thinks about lee well in her resets but it's a lot of power behind that big fudge forehand the winner well and esquivel not able to get that last ball down.
Resets just a little high but three well just caught a little bit reaching in she looks over at me kind of smiles laughs about it always a character is lee whitwell if i'm fudge i want to go over to whitwell side with that drive esquivel's.
Already there she's in a good position feet are set whitwell's coming up and over on the stack like to see her try and drop that ball in opposite or even drive opposite looks like escobar changed her mind a little bit almost looked like she's going to pull that on the two-hander and then.
End up trying to dink that to the middle good spot there in the middle from esquivel side out see if they can put a crooked number up here on the board wind's starting to pick up even a little more now good switch what a good spot there from fudge in the.
Middle no damage done inside out feeling it right there in the middle sliding over sliding over and then finally with the forehand put away fudge missed opportunity right there but.
Great defense from whitwell as fudge tried to go down the line on here oh what an atp there from megan fudge esquivel just goes a little too wide on this that's a great shot there from whitwell no timeout here from escovalle and whitwell.
But we will get the automatic timeout on the end change as fudge and podigamente are up 8-1 whitwell and asquale obviously a bit frustrated at this start as you can see here on screen coming up august 10th through the 14th we will be back in new jersey for the app new jersey open.
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As we come back into play ladies already fudged to serve up 8-1 here our fudge and podigamente at over esquivel and whitwell eight one two unfortunately for whitwell and asquale the unforced errors continue and fudge and podigamete.
Extend their lead to eight all right if anything's going to happen here it's got to happen soon from esquivel and whitwell and there's a free one nice little speed up there and here come esquivel and whitwell good spot right there from podigamete using her length and her size to reach.
In take that ball out of the air just missing that drop is well they do answer get two back good defense there from both fudge and podigamente to dig out every one of those low put aways from esquivel um.
Great job by whitwell and esquell controlling the kitchen line here fudge and pitigamente eventually worked their way up but esquivel with the chicken wing attack on the right side of fudge causing the pop-up and the put away good coverage though from esquivel as whitwell went for the ernie.
Esquivel covering in the middle but just a little too much megan fudge off the tape and out and another point here for fudge and podigamente welcome nice dig from podigamete and fudge going around the post again and finding success well goes just a little too wide can't.
Get enough cut on that beautiful shot by megan fudge so a time out here from your four seed michelle esquivel and lee whitwell down by 10. i heard esquivel earlier saying that they've been down by more than this before and come back why not do it again.
If anyone can i believe these two can we'll see what they have up their sleeves after this time out but two points away are fudge and pitigamente than from moving here along on the bottom half of this bracket thank you guys for joining us this afternoon or morning on the west coast.
We'll be here all afternoon and evening bringing you men's and women's pro doubles here at the 2022 app beer city opens from grand rapids michigan part of the usa pickleball national championship series golden tickets on the line all weekend for all players megan fudge to serve as we return and.
Resume play oh nice ball there from megan fudging a good setup and she pulls esquivel wide on that dink and opens up the middle for her beautifully as she finds success there in the middle and a match point on her pattern yeah good spot there from esquivel.
As they fight off one match point basketball looking to poach right there oh nice ball there from esquivel she recovers she's looking to poach right there looks like fudge thought she saw some daylight but esquivel closed that off quickly.
At this point in the match cannot have missed third shots and not give yourselves opportunities to score good adjustment from whitwell on the very next ass not coming back they're off the paddle of lee whitwell good coverage again in the middle from.
Esquivel big forehand finish from lee whitwell all went well with the speed up at the right shoulder of megan fudge here watch her speed this up on the forehand the pop-up by fudge whitwell telling esquivel just slide over a little bit i'll take this finish this and a quick timeout from megan fudge and.
Lina pedigumente as they sense esquivel and whitwell on a little bit of a run here don't want to give them any more momentum than need be so they burned that time out good time out here from fudging podigamente again this a bottom half bracket match game to 15.
On the women's pro double side semifinal number one being played on the women's side right now anna bright georgia johnson taking on susanna barr and paris todd and then the kawamotos are awaiting the coupe jarjeem ramenzi ansbury match to see who they'll play in the other semifinals.
Whitwell sitting on that big forehand in the middle wants that one back for sure but they're gonna have to hold two more match points here they've held one let's see what they can do with the next just wide great defense from fudge and podigamente just stay in that but an onslaught from esquivel and whitwell and.
It is match point number three good pressure right there from whitwell and they fight off two more we'll see if they can chip away at this lead anymore what defense well not falling in.
Oh and just goes wide what a point here unbelievable grit and determination from whitwell and esquivel we were blocked fudge and podigamente asking if referee michelle bumgarner saw that she did not so call stands.
Oh well trying to make something happen right there that's tough on a ball very low good recovery from podigamente and fudge second server but esquivel and whitwell do get one more back but now have to fight off two more match points they fought off three already.
Let's see what they got if they can fight off a couple more and the unforced error from esquivel will end the match fudge and podigamente move on in the bottom half your four seed michelle esquebel lee whitwell done for the day fudge and podigamente win 15-7.
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Going to pop back up again back to championship court here at the 2022 app beer city open part of the usa pickleball national championship series on championship court right now a good matchup for you guys i got i got weinbach in my booth right now.
We got the seniors taking on the juniors as weinbach says right now dave weinbach and dane gingrich taking on zane daverthill and d.j young zane and dj had a buy first round gingrich and weinbach took on jack foster and eric forsyth moved on 11-4 12-10 so a good match up for them but we'll.
See how fast navratil and young start considering this is their first match of the day zane navertill coming off a long and grueling night and day yesterday he started off his day at 9 00 a.m and ended at 10 30. a very long and grueling day.
Taking a silver medal with partner andrea coop they lost to simone jargim and j.w johnson in the gold medal match under the lights here at beautiful bell nat park weinbach and gingrich your 23 seed taking on your two seed zane navertill and dj young larry scott your usa pickleball.
Certified referee on the call we will be underway shortly as these players are still warming up i'm sure larry will get these guys going but again thank you guys for joining us here.
Our second matchup of the day first was in women's pro doubles now we're on to men's pro second round matchup and as we finish up our warm-ups and larry scott goes over rules and regulations with these four boys take a look at.
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Yesterday from the app ought to be a fun one here in this matchup four personalities for sure on the court i have no doubt there will be some talking back and forth between all four of these players throughout this matchup but as weimbach said.
It's the seniors versus the juniors here we'll see what happens as they start to hopefully wrap up warm-ups here is a warm day here in grand rapids michigan high humidity sun is out wind seems to have calmed down just a little.
Early on in the morning wind was a definite factor but seems to have calmed down as of late dane gingrich out of california a very post-worthy social media.
Guru all about the mindset of pickleball one of the better coaches out there in the game weimbach also been teaching playing for years so with his experience we'll see what they can do against the youngsters zane navratil and dj young.
Jay navratil part of the app clinic series run at all of our app tour stops a recent transplant from wisconsin now into the austin texas area dj young also a transplant to the austin texas area.
Via california zane navratil recently moving to austin that austin area flooded now with high level pickleball pros all over that landscape and dan granat and jose derese passing through the booth checking out their.
Fellow senior pro seeing how they're going to hang today dj young and zayn navratil moving back now they're getting into their serves once they finish serving and returning we will get started here so navratil.
Looking to change his luck after the first two pro days a silver medal in pro singles he lost to james ignatowicz and a pro in a silver medal in pro mixed doubles yesterday with partner andrea coop they lost to simone jargim and jw johnson in three.
So looking to change his luck a little update here in the booth from semifinal number one we were trying to update you on earlier i don't have a score as of yet but i have word in my ear own is posted susanna barr and paris todd in a battle.
Against anna brighton georgia johnson 11-9 11-8 so paris todd and susannah barr sitting pretty in the winter bracket final a nice pairing between todd and susanna barr susanna barr one of the best dinkers resetters in the game i think that allows paris todd to play a little more free and easy and fast.
And obviously they're doing well as they've won three rounds taking out megan fudge and linna podigamente in the first corrin car and vivian david in the second and then anna brighton georgia johnson in the semifinal the other semifinal is set andrew coupe.
Simone jargim will be taking on jackie and jade kawamoto and i have it on good knowledge that that match will be next here on championship court between coop and jharjeem and kawamoto and kawamoto so we've got some good matchups for you coming up shortly because i imagine we'll have also.
A men's match in between there after the jajim coupe kawamoto kawamoto match and then more than likely that women's winner bracket final here on championship court but we're ready to get started here dj young and zayn navratil to receive gingrich and weinbach to serve.
Again larry scott your usa pickleball certified referee on the call dj young starting off early with that backhand wrist flick and a quick side out with that patent spin serve i know gingrich has not seen it much as gingrich and weinbach maine stays on the senior pro tour.
Dipping their hand in the open pro division today dj young looking to play hard and fast here early and weimbach fired up early here and nice pull right there from dj young again dj young looking to be aggressive here early on.
Oh and never till going behind gingrich dotting that left hip inside out here great shot from navertill gingrich was wind up and ready for that forehand nice shot from weinbach almost getting naverto leaning a little.
Bit to the middle that's a beautiful drive right there from dj young and when he's got that going and you start hearing him little growl that's where you need to watch out for dj young nice ball down the line from young three one two.
looking to extend the lead and i'm hearing some some chirping early on the court with the coming in hot right oh and here we go getting a little heated here between.
Maverick and weinbach and ridiculous dude look at my face a timeout here from gingrich and weinbach and weinbach continuing to chirp back and forth with navratil he is visibly upset over the ball two points ago and that transferred right into the next point.
As he dumped that one into the net and it is a seven one commanding lead for navertill and young in game number one of this two out of three second round match up here this is game number and match number one for dj young and zayn naverto as i said.
Earlier weinbach and gingrich took out foster and forsyth four and ten and we'll see if weinbach can get those emotions under control here as we come out of this timeout again a six six-point lead here for navratil and young.
Good time out here for weinbach and gingrich as they hold young trying to do just a little too much with that two-handed backhand and a good get from gingrich dropping that ball nice and low weinbach looking for that ernie no no no a little long there on the backhand flip.
There from dj young good cross-court dink battle between young and weimbach young and here comes weinbach and gingrich within three here a little confusion in the middle from young and navertill on a gimme overhead.
Nice finish there from weinbach on the backhand expecting that ball from young gets on top right between the legs and gingrich and weinbach now within one too easy there for dj young a little slap forehand watch him flip this.
Up and over staring at that put that ball easily a foot in ball off the tape and off of dj young and we are tied at seven navratil and young started hot up 7-1 but a 6-0 run from gingrich and weimbach.
Good pull there from dj young right at the body of dave weinbach weinbach looking at gingrich thinking saying well that ball probably going out but so hard to get out of the way of that ball seven two nice pull in the middle from gingrich finding a little space.
A nice ball right there in the middle or on the sideline excuse me and just like that weinbach and gingrich take a one-point lead here after going down 7-1 weinbach and gingrich rattle off seven straight and are now up 8-7 here in game number one of this two out.
Of three young and navertill in their corner discussing what needs to be done but not much discussion from gingrich and weimbach as they are moving along nicely here after getting down early did a great job calling a timeout regrouping and getting right back in this first.
Game and second round matchup here on the men's pro double side this the first match for zane navratil and dj young as there are two seed and had a bye our one seed on the top half j.w johnson and deco bar took out neil matarotta and rosie.
Rosenthal 6-9 in their second round match-up so our 1-2 seed being tested early here today that's too good right there from dj young that inside out dink from him one of the best in the game because what he does is he holds you in the middle there because if he sees you.
Lean to the sideline he's going to flip middle but if he sees you stay in the middle he's going to flip sideline with that inside out forehand dink right on cue trying to light up weinbach there on the ernie but clips the top of the tape and it is a two-point lead here for weinbach and gingrich.
And good inside out double up there from dj young big side out for navratilian young trying to stop this run nice calm and collected dj young in the middle right there watch them just nice and easy flip this that's when dj's playing his best right there when he can control.
Those emotions and just flip that nice and easy not trying to do too much with it oh nice hands and a little finger wag from dj young as we are all tied here at 9.91 a good return there from weinbach nice and deep and the wind picks up right is.
Zayn never till goes to serve that a huge gust of wind ball sails nice and long for weinbach and gingrich yeah nice attack there from zane navratil as he finishes nicely good block there from gingrich on the first.
A little slap forehand there from dave weinbach and it will be a game point here on the paddle of dane gingrich and dave weinbach battling their way back here good eye there from navertill not to play that flick see if young and navratil can answer.
A nice block there from gingrich off his hand totally legal but we're all tied up here at 10. ball kind of scooted away from dj young they'll have another opportunity here to take a one-point lead and get a game point on their paddle that's a big finish there from dj young.
And a good setup with a one-two combo right at weinbach you see the first forehand flick pop-up and a put away from dj young and a time out from gingrich and weinbach as they're going to talk about this and try and freeze navratil and young as it will be a game point on the paddle of zane navratil when we return from.
This time out and thank you guys for joining us here at the 2022 app beer city open in grand rapids michigan part of the usa pickleball national championship series golden tickets on the line all weekend long for amateurs and pros alike it's our last day of pro coverage here with men's and.
Women's pro doubles this is a second round matchup our next matchup here on championship court will be semi-final number two on the women's side andrea koop and simone jargim taking on jackie and jade kawamoto one ticket is already punched to the winners bracket final by paris todd and susannah barr after they took out anna.
Breit and georgia johnson nine and eight as we come back in zane navratil to serve oh weimbach splitting the difference between young and navratil great shot at a big time there for dave weinbach oh gingrich left his feet got to stay solid there.
As soon as he leaves his feet he limits his motion and limits his reach stays on his feet he's able to reach that ball and long on the block from weinbach it'll be a game point again here for zane avertill and dj young nice little cut backhand drop right there match point number game point number two.
For navratil and young young upset with himself he didn't know why he wanted to go to that spot would it probably like to go middle with that left that a little high and gingrich and weinbach fight off two more game points as gingrich will try and tie this up here.
good spot there from dj young the ball is not coming back off that carbon paddle of dj young and it'll be game point number four for young and navratil 11 10 1. dj young visibly upset with himself on that drive he's almost on his heels he's.
Hitting that gotta be moving forward push off that back right foot and finished by zane navertill right there 12-10 what a battle though from gingrich and weinbach as they were down 7-1 early battled all the way back and took a game point and took navertill and young to the edge but in the end.
Navertillon young 12-10 victory in game one we're gonna take a quick commercial break when we come back game number two here on championship court at the 2022 app beer city open.
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Starts right here paddle tech let's go again heaven great aerial shot of bell nat park here in grand rapids michigan site of the 2022 app beer city open part of the usa pickleball national championship series with golden tickets on the line all.
Weekend amateurs and pros alike we're back here second round match up navratil and young weinbach and gingrich game one to navratil and young game two just getting underway there's that little flip middle that dj young has when he runs around that forehand he's got many options and you got to beware.
A little wide on that drop zero one one a little short on the drop shot there from dj young and all tied up here early at one two one one nice dig out there from.
Dane gingrich as he's looking down going i don't know if that was going to be in or not i had to play it good two-handed backhand there from dane gingrich and he's fired up here 3-1 lead here for weinbach and gingrich.
In game two right there from weinbach let's do this just wide on the cross court reset from gingrich and all tied up again now at three big finish in the middle right there on the shake and bake from zane navratil and dj young.
young paddle taps in the middle oh and avertill missing the two-hander oh and off the tape second server here for gingrich and weimbach down by one.
And a side out here to navertill and young and look who it is in the booth with me wants the best seat in the house for this match lee well hi lee good morning everybody how are we thanks for having me dom we're good you're missing some did you see spicy in.
The first game here i did it was very spicy and i'm looking at the score going what is going on yes navertil and young had a 7-1 lead in game one and weimbach and gingrich came all the way back maverto and young look to be in control here a little bit more in game number two.
Over weimbach and gingrich but weinbach and gingrich have the senior fans over here cheering them on and i see her here jose darisi and dan granat over here cheering their boys on so how are you doing today lee i'm well i'm excited to to sit in and watch this match and commentate with you always a.
Pleasure we got another good one coming up next with coop and jerjeem and the kawamotos that's going to be a that's going to be a long long match yes if the kawamotos have anything to say about it they're going to drag it out yes we may be here a while with that match i know you guys played the kawamotos.
Earlier you and michelle esquivel um they are brick walls the kawamotos annoyingly so i mean they're so they're so unassuming when they play but they get everything back yeah and no matter what great shot you think you've hit you're like yeah it's not that good which is great i love it.
Dj's he's been hot and cold in this match he's hit like two three good shots and then a couple bad that's the story of dj young a lot of times rightly absolutely the guy is so talented and sometimes mentally he goes a bit on a vacation yeah but right there.
He's here right yeah but when he's going there's not many more athletic gentlemen on the tour than dj absolutely oh and i thought gingrich had an advantage there after he reset reset and then attacked but navertill did a good job zane was waiting on that last shot.
They got an 8-3 lead they're slowly pulling away yeah that's a great angle there that's a lee witwell angle i've seen you hit that angle earlier today after a similar point you guys you're done with this i'm going to hit the angle and this absolutely you know and this is this is a tough.
Match for zane and dj because on paper they're supposed to win right and you know i'm sure mentally the thinking these guys are the seniors right and that's exactly it and gingrich and weinbach were playing that card before the match started it's the seniors versus the young guns right like.
They're playing that card it is a mental game for them they're trying to get in their heads going you're supposed to beat us you better if you don't it's not going to look good absolutely gingrich a little wide on that thing he can't believe it himself they do get one back.
Wow it makes it look so easy lee well zayn surf set everything up right that that return was short zayn was able to attack that third and dj zero just cleaning it up i mean he turned around as he was hitting that forehand going that's he's not coming back as soon as it's off his paddle he's.
Walking away absolutely that's confidence right there and the confidence all on the side of zayn naverton dj young right now up 9-4 in game number two now we were in a similar position in that first game it was a 7-1 navertillon young lead it looked like all the stars were aligning and staying in and where.
They should be in an easy navratil young first game victory but weimbach and gingrich came all the way back and actually took a 9-7 lead and had a game point on their paddle navratil and young had to fight off a game point and then flip the script to in a tight first game.
So if weinbach and gingrich can get back into that mentality you never know come back in this second game i do like the navratil young partnership though i feel like zayn is a good is so strong mentally that i think he could be a great calming influence for dj and pull it back when he starts to.
Maybe slip a little bit yep yeah gingrich has seen that a couple times from young young putting his hands up i think he was shocked that he hit that ball because gingrich has put that ball away about three times now dane is just seeing that so clean in that middle on his two-handed backhand.
So what i'd like to see dj do is he said he's hit two shots from that run around forehand he's either flipped middle or he's going with that hard cross court dank i like to see him pull right down the line see if gingrich is looking for that now because dane's over the last one get him on his right hip yeah.
Dane went in for that back and again just missed it maverick young laughing at that return ravertil missing very wide just missing that i think he's trying to body him up right there again here come weinbach and gingrich the consummate veterans just not giving.
In they don't care what the score is no they they came here to play and they're going to play and dane told me the only way he's going to get his duper rating up is bike getting as many points as he can against these young guys this today so he's this is what he came to do hey he got ten first right there's you can't get any.
More can't get any closer there it is fired up dane gingrich he went lefty overhand good reset and the right-handed finish he's fired up careful with those chest bumps guys i might break a rib and they're within 2. so young.
That's the way i say the highlight reel shot you're trying for right there it's not what you need right there at that moment that's the kind of shot that's going to get in your head a little bit gingrich is ready for that you know young's got to just stay in that point stay in that cross court look.
For something a little better than that oh we're tied up at nine wow nine four to nine nine and if i'm if i'm dane i'm telling dave to give dj that ball again yeah i'll give it to my back end weimbach asking gingrich if that was out we'll never know we'll never know.
A lot of top spin a lot of top spin and a slight wind you just got to make that third i mean there is there is comfort knowing that zayn's coming with his chainsaw right so oh and he gets it right there why why would dj young ever change the highlight reel shot he's going for it.
All the time it would it would be out of character if he didn't absolutely and making it is the confidence builder not making it chipset your confidence yes and it's match point not yet says dave weinbach the seniors say we're gonna do this on.
Our terms hey gingrich got what he wanted right if even if they do lose this game his duper's going his duper's going up it is no matter what but right now that is not what they are thinking about yeah right right now they're thinking about win and get this third game dane is seeing the ball the.
Size of a soccer ball right now i would say football because i'm british but no one would understand no i that's a great drop by weinbach to set that up and i don't i don't i don't mind that speed up right there from gingrich he's got it he just overhit it right that is the right time to do it.
Oh big ernie there weinbach staring down the kitchen line a little double check here make sure you know he's clean as can be i mean he is unlikely well he is clean there i have no words i have no words and 10 10. still.
So young's missed a drive on a third now lee and a drop like you said you can't miss those right now not at this juncture oh no oh free point happy birthday dj another match point here for navratil and young nice drop from dj.
Oh painful painful beautiful drop but his drop he was about 10 feet behind the baseline so he's got to sprint all the way up there but yeah he came in so casually and still got there with plenty of and time ball in there for gingrich and all tied here now at 11.
Dj needs to go into go back to playing pickleball and creating the opportunity versus rushing the opportunity right now and the team in red have to just do their thing gingrich running through that shot that slap forehand there from zane navratil hard and on an angle.
That's not coming back no it's not but now they got some work to do is we're tied again so in my opinion weinbach and gingrich they involved navratil a little too much on that absolutely right and because gingrich is having a lot of success against young go to young absolutely don't let never.
Tell move that ball in and out and just like that it's another match point for young and navratile oh he jumped again he jumped out of the way again and it does not get any closer than that 12 10 13 11 victory for dj young and zayn navratil lee what do you got well you know.
If i'm in the backdraw i'm if i don't have to play weinbach and gingrich i'm looking at this score going uh-oh you brought it exactly pay attention to these guys i've got to take them seriously yeah they can hurt me yes they can as they took the number two seed to the brink in both games there but navertill and young move on 12 10 13.
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Starts right here paddle tech let's go again back here on championship court i'm with dj young and zayn navartill after a dramatic match against dane gingrich and dave weinbach zane coming in 7-1 lead early look like.
You guys are cruising gingrich and weinbach come back what are you guys thinking as they're making that comeback uh we don't think a lot we just see ball hitball well clearly you weren't thinking too much right there as they came back though dj what is going through your mind though i.
Know not much through zanes but they come back they actually at game point there how do you fight that off use rely on zane to do all the right things when on the right time and then if not i'll just mess it up sometime game two is very similar up 9-4 they come back again zayn is they getting annoying at that point.
Um i mean in all seriousness we play a very high risk style when dj and i play together and they were reading some of our speed ups pretty well we're fortunate that uh if we just got a couple extra extra points and dj clutched up for a couple good hands battles at the end there and that was the difference and it seemed like dane.
Was sitting on that two hand or when you were trying to speed up there and then you started going cross-court a little more do you see that too dj yes good answer we're going to take a quick commercial break when we come back women's pro double semi-final andrea coop simone jargim taking on jackie and jade calamoto here on championship court.
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Women's pro doubles semifinal matchup your number one seed andrea coop and simone jargim taking on your eight seed jackie and jade kawamoto the kawamoto sisters taking out lee whitwell and michelle esquivel along with rachel wrecker and amanda hendry.
Take a look at your bracket and how these players got here paris todd and susannah barr sitting pretty in the winter bracket final awaiting the winner of this match you see how they got there we already talked about that but paris todd and susannah barr taking out anna bright and georgia johnson.
And before that taking out vivian david and corinne carr to get to this point so winner of this faces susanna barr and paris todd in that winter bracket final with a shot and a spot in the gold medal match later on this afternoon and evening as the players finish their warm-up here.
Again your one seed simone jargeem and andrea coop looks like players are just about ready my only issue right now is i do not see a referee at the moment and we are tracking down our usa pickleball certified referee and who's.
Going to be on court here for this matchup jackie and jade kawamoto finishing getting ready jackie in the white hat the right-hander jade kawamoto with no hat and your left hander that's how you're able to tell the.
Kawamotos apart easier to tell them apart on the court than off the court as one's righty one's lefty makes it so easy for me they would confuse the heck out of me but it looks like we are set we have our referee on court and we are ready to go.
Talking with simone jarjim and andrea coop earlier both of those ladies here late last night playing in that gold medal match for mixed pro doubles andrea played with zane simone played with jw simone and jw coming out on top of that in three games but talking with both of them.
A little sore this morning little tired because not much rest as a quick turnaround to be back here this morning for women's pro doubles as our referee gets hooked back up and our players are just about set to get this semifinal underway.
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Comfortable to cheer okay so players are ready to go these ladies all set warmed up and it looks like the kawamotos will start serving and just so you guys know we have this match up here semifinal paris todd suzanna barr awaiting the.
Winner of this matchup and our next matchup here on championship court after this one just giving you a little preview before we're going to start this one another fun one zane navratil dj young will be taking on altoff merchant and austin gridley who got through riler to heart and rafa.
Hewitt two and four so it'll be another fun one here on championship court i'm anticipating some very long drawn out points throughout this match as the kawamotos are brick walls and we'll get everything back as well as andrea coop and simone jarjim.
For great defensive players but it's gonna be about who can turn that defense into offense here in this matchup jade kalamoto to serve a little short from jackie in a quick side out there for coupe and charging.
Just missing that around the post coop with the third shot dropped to the fifth shot drive and coop and jarjim on the board first in this game number one and nice spot there from jackie jackie off the top of the tape right.
There second server taking that right off the forehand of andrea coop jarjim instantly going my bad but we're all tied here at one early in game number one what a drop there from jackie calamoto.
Setting up sister jade to come in first forehand knot i'll put away but second one she'll come in and end that point and take a one-point lead so so like about all four of these ladies is they will not get into a dink battle very often that is going to the same.
Spot more than two three times they're gonna move that ball inside and out reset flat to the other opponent they're going to keep you guessing good job there from the cal motors opening up the court pulling coupe off but not able to execute with the forehand put away is jade.
That's good pressure dink there from jackie off of her backhand coop not staying too low through that kind of picked up the ball ends up going long jackie missing that big forehand right there again all smiles though from jackie if she'll.
Shake that off and try and get the next one okay three one great resets good hands battle incredible point by all four of these ladies but jarjeem able to end that and put.
That at the feet of jade kawamoto sec sir two three two all tied up here at three game number one of this two out of three to 11. it's there too for jim she hooks that back just a little too much side out kawamoto is looking to.
Regain the lead so coop called that last ball on the sideline wide second server on the reset attempt there from jargim great lob there from jackie kawamoto you and again another mistake there from.
Jackie on that left-hand side from jargim and coop i'm going to continue to go to jackie a little more here coop gets handcuffed there's balls coming right at her shoulder backhand fight off but then.
Right at that right shoulder such a hard ball to get because of chicken wing right there hard to think if you want to go to backhand or forehand from there oh jarjeem with the third shot lob and it works up over the top of jade kawamoto.
Upset with herself right there it's kind of an in-between ball i believe she can do something with that but try to do a little too much with it that is a picturesque kawamoto point as they just kept getting everything back until they were able to finally get on top of a ball as jackie puts that big forehand.
Away coop trying to speed that up right there on the forehand but off the tape and kawamotos take a two point lead here six four go just a little wider just missing is jade kawamoto on the reset right there but good pressure.
There from simone jim four six one uh nice spot right there and what they did was they extended jackie count motor to the sideline right and so both commodores aren't the tallest of players so if you can extend them sideline to sideline you're going.
To create some holes and that's exactly what happened right there is sharjeem and coop extended jackie to the sideline and opened up a hole in the middle wow that is a great pressure gank there from jackie calimoto she doubles up to the backhand side of jarjim regime got that right foot caught in the.
Mud that's beautifully done charging makes that look easy here on this little misdirect backhand that's hours of work on that shot right there good leave there from the kawamotos side out but jajeem and coop.
Answer and we're all tied at six oh nice ball there from jim flipping middle seeing a slight opening and had the kawamoto sisters split just enough jackie another unforced air right there off the top of the tape six one.
Take a one-point lead here battle back we're down 6-3 now take a 7-6 lead coop to serve and good ball right there by jackie kawamoto at the feet of simone jargeem got that little backhand roll going right now she went backside on jade once now she goes roll in the middle.
And just when it looked like the cow motors were in control this first game the veterans coupe and sharjeem and your one seed take control up eight six nice job by jackie calamoto coming over and taking that ball in the middle if jade were to take that she'd have been in the transition area i think.
Coupe and jarjim would have been able to get back to the kitchen good work from the kawamoto sisters get that side out see if they can answer here oh wow andrea koop getting some home court love in here aka the net lord.
Otherwise known as susanna barr she gets a lot of those we've seen that i mention it because her in paris around watching this matchup see who they play next coupe and jarjim side out they're going to look to add to that.
Lead great work by the kawamotos right there continuing to put pressure on get one back but coop and jarjeem side out see if they can extend this lead and get closer to taking game number one here in this women's pro doubles semifinal matchup.
Eight seven one again off the tape right there kommoto's a little confused in the middle and they will burn a timeout here down by two nine seven in this game number one again winner moves on to the winner bracket final well they will face paris todd and susannah barr.
But our next matchup here on championship court will be dj young and zayn navertill taking on altoff merchant and austin gridley there'll be no love lost on that match be a lot of talking between zane and altoff i'm sure as the two of them have.
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We will see you guys in chicago and looks like we might have the possibility of a medical time out here on championship court as jade calamoto seems to have something or an issue.
With her wrist is her left wrist rarity to see both teams over there discussing what the issue is we'll get confirmation if they are taking a medical timeout or not all right so we will take a medical time out here on championship.
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So what's happening is jade calamoto got hit by sister jackie on the wrist from what we're hearing it's a pretty bad bruise um hopefully not anything worse than that but we will get as much information as we can and get that back to you but we are still in the middle of a.
Medical time out so we'll just hold here and we'll get back to you with any information we can get you all right back here on championship court dominic catalano alongside me lee whitwell back with me hey so.
Jackie and jade calamoto back on court warming up a little bit jackie with white hat jade no hat and the left-hander jade is the one with the wrist issue we got a clip of what actually happened and it was a swing here right there.
And it was the ball off the tape from andrea coop where was confusion in the middle and jackie just quickly went to hit this watch again jackie the right hander goes to get that and clips the back of jade's wrist jade.
Visibly in pain went over and i didn't talk with them but i was kind of eavesdropping on the conversation she definitely is in some pain looks like she's going to try and attempt but you see her grimacing on every ball right here.
Unfortunately the wrists are tricky there's so many bones in the wrist and the right tap in the right spot can really do a lot of damage and fingers crossed um she's able to play not just here because.
She's a great addition to major league pickleball she's on the team we're in newport beach in two weeks right so i'm sure she's thinking about that too yes exactly there's there's more than just this match you know that she's worried about there's a lot of tournaments a lot of events coming up that she's part of.
So there's about six five to six minutes left on the medical timeout so we got the replay one more time just show you guys a different angle here ball off the tape and then right there is where jackie gets the wrist of jade and that's what's causing this issue in pain right now.
So we're almost at the end of the medical timeout and here's so here's what happens here is that after the medical timeout is over so for you those you guys at home so they have a timeout remaining right and everybody's like well if they want an extra minute.
Can they take that well there's a technicality to the rule with that now they can take that extra minute time out after the 15 minutes are up but what needs to happen is they need to come back onto the court they need to get into position the referee needs to say the score and then.
They can call that timeout they cannot sit on the bench or the sidelines and call that time out they need to get to the court and almost into a playing motion or stance or rhythm and then call the timeout it's an oddity one of those odd rules in pickleball but it is a rule i was.
Discussing that with bob swiss helm during this medical timeout but a serious discussion going on right now about what is happening with jade and jackie kawamoto at the moment as information comes in i will give it.
To you but we are almost up on the medical timeout and decision must be made at that point of to what jackie and jade are going to do had a few medical timeouts this weekend for players it looks like sharjeem and coop are warm and they're fine and they're ready.
To go but we'll see what happens here with jade kalamoto all right it looks like a decision is almost made here one minute left in the medical timeout so i can almost i can hear our trainer over there so brent our trainer on staff.
I know he's in in pure trainer fashion he's like i'm a competitor too i know he doesn't want you know jade to get hurt but i know how intense the kawamotos are right now too and i know she does not want to quit but lee you were over there in the huddle what.
Was the discussion we were just figuring out what her grip strength was and seeing how much pain she was engaging how much pain she's in she wants to try and play um she's deciding she's going to go try and play.
And see what happens okay the suggestion was maybe pull out rest it right come through the backdraw um trust your game in the backdraw but she's like i want to i want to try it now and then here's the thing too you run into we.
We're all athletes we've all been through injuries and soreness and stiffness and things like that here's my take on that too is like okay if she does pull out here and she's like okay we're gonna drop into the back draw we have to wait an hour and a half now what happens now it gets stiff now.
It gets worse now if it's swollen you know there's two ways of looking at it it's trying to rehab it right right get it ready right you can get it right and you've got to use that right and you've got both ways and so there's so many ways to look at it as a competitor i think i would be the.
Same way she is right now i'm going i'm going i want to play she's going to try we'll see what happens right you forget that that's what happens but you don't and you're like okay.
We paid money to play in this tournament we're playing for money i have to try and win right and it's nothing personal no but i think unfortunately in the pickleball space right now because pickleball is so new we're all still friends correct exactly that's the hard part yes yeah all right game point.
So middle was open right there found a hole this gonna be a test here on a return to serve i'm sorry they switched sides wow i mean she cannot put that ball away right now no but she's still resetting like a champ oh are you serious i mean.
That's just the heart of a lion right there finds the open hole beautifully done there from jade calamoto and now what you're seeing they're putting jade they're putting their back hands in the middle now what it does is it's eliminating the amount of court that her.
Forehand has to cover right so now her forehand only has to cover the sideline and there's a little bit of it right there so hey she's battling through it there was nothing terrible about how she was playing right there she misses that last forehand dink but hey let's see after this timeout in between games one and.
Two what happens we'll take a quick timeout coupe and jarjim take game one eleven seven over the kawamotos we'll be back with game two after these quick messages hiya my name is stacy townsend and let's learn to play better pickleball with.
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Back here on championship court game number two game one going to coupe and jarjim over kawamoto and kawamoto 11-7 oh good set up there from jade and now we were talking off camera and we'll get to it after this but i'll hit on it.
If you're jarjeem and coop you know are they targeting her they have to they have to they they have to again money on the line this is a professional sport but we talk about oh they're going to turn into the bad guys for doing that they're.
Not though they're sticking to the gamepad right they're playing the game it doesn't make them bad or mean or anything it's just that's the name of the game and in all honesty they're not changing anything they're keeping the ball moving inside and out i think if they did try and isolate her i think it would take.
Them out of their game correct and i i mean let's face it the only way that creep and charging become the bad guys of pickleball or bad as a pickleball as if it's a wreck game and they're really picking on you know right um other than that they're just playing and you're playing to win even though.
You're playing against your friends and talk about it too when when she goes to hit that two-handed backhand isn't that though even though she's left-handed isn't that more of a right-handed shot absolutely the right hand comes into play so much in that.
Two-handed backhand so you know she's going to be looking to hit more back ends and be able to manipulate the ball a lot more on the backhand side yeah so the two-handed backhand will take some stress off of that left hand absolutely i got it oh wow.
One of the things that's very underrated in the kawamoto's game is their ability to defend and and get the offense oh yeah they are we talked about it with coop yesterday how annoying they are to play against because they get everything back good spot but again they've switched to the backhands in the middle that's not.
Usually how they play so the communication in the middle is going to be a little off they're still holding their own but two one one she just gave the signal to switch so go back to the four hands in the middle.
right there it just shows she had the overhead and she's like i can't yeah i can't yeah she deferred to jackie there almost caught jackie a little too far in the middle three one covering.
You know though an injured jade is still better than a lot a lot of people out there right now a lot of pros i'll take an injured jade seven days a week i'll take it into jade over me any day she's still resetting like a champ staying in every point that third is perfect.
But again too talk about you know the they can reset like nobody's business right but you eventually have to turn it into offense you can't just only play defense no and they do have good offense but i wonder right now if if jackie's feeling a little bit more pressured to create something more to protect jake right.
She's definitely coming over and taking more balls right back in it the crowd is on edge right now there's going to be an eruption and there it is eight minute rally there offense defense we had it all what a point from all four of these ladies.
I mean sharjeen battled her way out of the transition area on about five or six balls in a row you saw the relief in her face when that ball went in the net oh yes everybody asking are we in the right position where are we supposed to be.
Extending their lead to three inching away slowly that's it's it's tough andrea and the commodores very close they've known each other for years you guys have all gotten to know the kawamotos over the past couple years on tour and everything two of the nicest ladies out there.
Absolutely nothing but respect for the kawamotos they're genuinely nice people and you know this is not a stunt no she's pulling out because she's hurt yeah and it'll be interesting to see if they're gonna pull out this and drop down maybe go try and get some help go to the trainer see what he can do.
But we'll uh we'll eventually get to see what's going to happen but for you poor jade jade is not yeah she's not happy but it's very unfortunate because we had a good first game we look like we're on our way to a good second game but.
It's just too painful it looks like right now so we'll see if she can get anything done but we will take a commercial break here next match up here on championship court zane avertill and dj young back out here taking on altoff merchant and austin gridley don't want to miss that one here from the 2022 app beer city open.
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2022 app beer city open here in grand rapids michigan at belle net park men's pro doubles coming up next for you here on championship court it's a quarterfinal matchup austin gridley altoff merchant taking on zayn navratil.
And dj young your two seed and also and also merchant and austin gridley your five seed should be a good one here on championship court looks like players and teams are ready to go and as you can see there one team has punched their ticket.
To the semifinals j.w johnson and deco bar who took down joey farias and john baptiste in the quarterfinal match up seven and nine looks like that was a good match but navertill here to start.
Quick side out for merchant and gridley oh and merchant taking a peek right there i think he did have the atp but decided to try and come back up and over thank you just wide there from dj young so confirming that ball was out.
And merchant and gridley on the board first just long right there from altoff merchant oh and gridley right there in the middle has that but off the tape in that very close right there on that call on the sideline from.
Gridley wow nice little slap forehand there from dj young and they take a 2-1 lead does him and naverton oh good try right there from navratil on the cover young trying to go for that ernie nice ball down the middle there from dj.
Young as he finds an opening watch him run around this forehand merchant's got to cover the line right there which means gridley's got to get in the middle another winner down the middle there for navratil and young the ball is in right there off the paddle of altoff merchant and the.
Running backhander he's peacocking early up there dj young has a laugh about it so does zayn navratil all good friends on the court here.
Navratil goes around the post attempt can't hook it back in and gridley and merchant within one three four two oh gridley trying to flip that down the sideline clips the top of the tape but merchant and gridley get two back and now we're.
Within one it's the awkward hit right there he's even laughing at himself right there but it works um a little confusion in the middle right there altoff doesn't take a real big backswing i think because gridley's.
Paddle was right behind him good spin right there from dj young some tough top spin on that making it very difficult for gridley to reset that and get back in quick side out there for young and navertile merchant good setup right there but over.
Hits that forehand yes wide merchant trying to tell gridley leave that one go but ridley plays it and it's a 7-3 lead here for navertill and young oh the merchant can't get on top of it young having his way right there and a time out here from altoff merchant and austin gridley as they find themselves.
In a five-point hole here in this two out of three to eleven against your two-seat zane navratil and dj young and thank you guys for joining us all weekend long we are here on championship court next matchup here on championship court women's pro doubles winner bracket final simone jharjeem and andrea koop.
Taking on susanna barr and paris todd that'll be a good one for you coming up next here on championship court after this quarterfinal matchup on the men's pro double side get you caught up j.w johnson and decobar are in the semifinals already with an eleven seven eleven nine over.
Farias and jean baptiste dylan frazier and chuck taylor have also moved on to the semifinals after they took out william sobak and james ignatowicz winner of this match gets frazier and taylor and dj young throwing up the third shot drop lob.
And a six point lead for navratil and young good angle there from austin gridley they're gonna need much more of that here to get back in this first game nice pressure there from gridley and merchant they get to side out.
About five feet out there off the paddle of altoff merchants and nice body shot there from dj young as he goes right at the chest of austin gridley hands from gridley on the back door from navertill oh and grindly sneaking that between dj young and zayn navratil here.
As navertill trying to stay there for the ernie but gridley keeps it just out of reach trying to get out of the way right there navratil speeds it up right at the body again so young at the body of gridley navratil at the body of gridley that's good pressure there from navratil.
As he keeps altoff merchant pinned back there at the baseline oh good hands there from altoff merchant winning that hands battle against navratil but still a 9-3 lead here for young and navato what an angle there from gridley.
Just wide as young can't dial in that forehand cross court dink right now the inside out he had it working against weinbach and gingrich earlier on young goes off the tape 4.92.
941 oh gridley off the tape will give never telling young a game point here in game number one dj a little short on that drop but still another chance here on the battle of zane navratil to end game one.
That's too good there from d.j young and game one will go to young and navertill as they were almost seemed like they were in pretty much control that whole game so we'll move on to game two right after this quick commercial break here at the 2022 app beer city open.
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back here at belknap park site of the 2022 app beer city open part of the usa pickleball national championship series dominic catalano alongside me lee whitwell for the call on this quarterfinal matchup winner gets dylan frazier and chuck.
Taylor that's a new partnership coming into the scene but i appreciate you lowering your standards and having me in the booth as always always lee wow we've lowered them low enough to let me do this so no matter what anybody else may say right right.
That's a nice drop there on the backhand from altoff merchant as he looks over into the booth as i compliment him ball off the tape right there pops up for young but can't put that away and merchant gridley off to a good start here in game number two.
I'd like to see all top try to get a little bit bigger on the court and insert himself a little bit more wow i can't get it down merchant had one that i think he would love to think he could put that away but navertile just nonchalantly backhands that back over.
But they do gain a two-point advantage here to start game two nicely twice in a row from gridley will give navratil and young two quick points and we're all tied here oh what hands from dj young.
Couldn't quite get that ball down it went straight into dj's strike zone and he was ever ready sitting forehand and bam beautiful finish there from dj young and it's the last thing that merchant and gridley want is a hot dj young oh wow.
That's off great block right down the line i think it was a slight miss head but hey it worked he'll never say that or admit that oh great block there from austin gridley what makes that so good right there lee well dj was sitting very forehand ready.
There and that ball went across dj's body to his left hip and kind of jammed him up he couldn't get his ball over that paddle wasn't going to come over quite as fast and i think if if austin and altoff recognize this they're going to go behind dj a little bit more.
When i know we talk about uh a hot dj young if he gets hot um that's trouble for your opponent but it's the same way with altoff merchant if he starts feeling good his cut back hand danks are lethal if he can get that ball at your feet causes you to hit up on ball and then he feeds off of emotion if him and gridley can get going here.
And you look at him right now he's got some bounce in his step he's getting back to the kitchen line in a hurry or the baseline in a hurry when we see a hip thrust you know he's hot oh yeah he's on fire at that point it's close we're close to one see right there is a.
I want to call it a rookie mistake but it's not reading the third and not backing up enough and getting caught right right you can't continue to move forward on a high third no you gotta freeze set your feet i mean you can but it's gonna dwell yeah you can't.
You're right just one end well no that's three-thirds but uh three easy kitchen balls at austin's let get away from her some easy points that's good pressure dink there from dj young as they even up the score here at five dj does such a good job of hitting.
Pressure dinks he's not playing patty cake he's pushing that ball at your feet forcing you to hit a difficult ball gridley going right to the wheelhouse of dj young and a paddle drop that sign of time out here and it's a time-out from merchant and gridley as naverty and young regain the.
Lead score three in a row what is it that merchant and gridley need to do here lee to get back in this so i think unfortunately with the the way that um austin holds his paddle gridly dj is able to carve the ball and do so much and manipulate the ball so much.
That you're so limited with with that grip on what you can do with the ball you can't manipulate it back so they're getting very flat dinks back and in altop's not able to insert himself i think we need to get altoff into that point more and inserting himself with a couple of yes's commands.
And the bounce in his step as we talked about earlier so he's feeling it because altoff is a great tactician of the game and can really build the point um and with two lefties on the court like i'd like to see altoff take control of that middle a little bit more yeah absolutely and i think that i'd almost like to see gridley when he does.
Get the ball flat on his side attempt an ernie even just attempt it fake it what it'll do is bring that ball back to altoff and automatically involve him exactly it'll force them to hit to alt off he's just dj's just baiting now dj's hot he's feeling it and he's just gonna if i'm if i'm correct he's just gonna.
Run this show and just have fun you're 100 right he's baiting him into hitting that ball in the middle right there you got to go behind him like you a little said on the score here score is correct wow great hands though from navrtell and young to get a couple of those back.
That lob just a little bit short a little bit too predictable oh wow the miss hit lob perfect work on that all week they're gonna take that all day right here to stop that momentum though um.
you hear austin tell merchant good pressure and that's exactly what merchant does with his things he puts pressure on like to see gridley do a little more of it you know autopsy used to playing with maybe slightly more dominant players that run the show and and he's the.
Setter-upper right in a case like this he is the veteran of the game and i feel like he needs to take control a little bit more at this point and do more stuff that's tough right there gridley all the way to the sideline to try and get that and then leaves that hole open in the.
Middle merchant maybe need to slide over just a little bit cover that middle give up the sideline oh nice angle there and jump to the sideline by gridley ah merchant thought he had something there in the middle for a second.
But naverto with a great recovery to get to that two-hander their lead just extends just a little bit on off the tape merchant trying to make something happen right there but unfortunately navertill and young extend that lead to three.
And time out here from gridley and merchant two points away are navratil and young from moving on to the semifinal where they would take on dylan frazier and chuck taylor as we get an update check on that men's.
Pro doubles bracket and looks like stefan auburn and julian arnold take out travis retinmeyer and gabe tardio in three 11 8 10 12 11 8 what a match right there lee absolutely i like that matchup of arnold and or vern of burns works a lot on his game.
He's a lefty i think he's a good compliment to arnold so excited to see them hopefully on center court soon i like stefan's game very solid big left-hander first time i got to see him was in boca and very impressed when he played with.
Karen yes all of a sudden that's a nice fill-in for corinne and one of the nicest guys out there too and long on the forehand there from gridley and it is a match point here for zayn navratil and dj young if i'm getting rich and weinback i'm looking at this going man.
If only right would have kept advancing i mean 12 10 13 11 where those scores is incredible all right big side out and hold right there for merchant gridley they're not out of this only four points down here they get a couple together it puts a little pressure on navratil and young.
All right not many misses on that backhand side for merchant but we've seen two in the last five points i feel like he's not taking that middle and moving so therefore he's getting caught a little flat-footed and being pulled out of the game which they're doing a very effective job.
Tough ball right there for gridley to do anything with it balls at his feet trying to flip that ball down the line that's a very high risk shot and that will do it game and a match 11-4-11-6 dj young and zayn naverto will move on where they will face.
Dylan frazier and chuck taylor that is bound to be a good one lee absolutely it's uh i mean these are two new partnerships i think dj and have played a couple together but there's still it's a relatively new partnership dylan and chuck extremely new.
Partnership yep so we'll be fun to see absolutely all right we're gonna take a break here but next up it's all about the ladies women's pro doubles winner bracket finals jarjiman coop taking on barr and todd here on championship court from the 2022 app beer city open don't go anywhere.
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You're very familiar with altoff you know his game what's your game plan going in against him and playing against austin um i mean we just wanted to spread the ball out because we know that both of those players are so good when they're in a very stationary spot and so we're really trying to create angles and.
That's the only way with two players who have such phenomenal hands like altoff and and austin the only way to get the ball past them or through them is by getting them a little bit off balance for those opportunities and that's what dj is a special specialist at that's for sure and it seemed like dj you were trying to push austin off that line.
Cross court very successful with it when you do that what are you looking for i'm i'm mostly looking for zane to ernie but he never really does it so i think i'm going to start pushing him around see if we can get it done all right moving forward you're moving on you have dylan frazier and dylan is playing with chuck taylor moving on to.
That matchup what are you looking for out of that matchup they were hawking you guys watching this match uh that's just like that's just the go-to huh that's like what are you looking for what are you looking for at the beginning of the match what are you looking for at the end of the match are you trying to finish this in two games.
You want to go to three games i don't know i mean we know these guys i don't know chuck as well as i know dylan of course but we're just going to keep trying to spread the ball and be offensive and try to win it in two games lucky i like these guys we're going to take a quick commercial break women's pro winner bracket final up next simone.
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Did too so downtown grand rapids right there on your screen beautiful time of year here in michigan we're here at the 2022 app beer city open.
At beautiful bell nat park great setting for this wonderful pro men's and women's doubles day the ladies bracket moving on nicely so far this is our women's pro doubles winner bracket final the winner of this moves on to the.
Gold medal match loser drops down to bronze finals what do you got lee i think in this heat winner gets a rest and the loser drops down to bronze and has to battle it out further in the heat right and and it's so it's been so important this weekend because it's been so hot and humid we've seen a lot of.
Cramping and i think right now the battle is not to sit in the gold medal match the battle is to get the longest rest in recovery absolutely players finish their introduction and warm up preston with the commentating savannah bar is uh suzanna bartholomew.
Aka susannah it's her competitive alter ego that she channels she does have a couple of those so what are you looking for lee this match up somebody to win the last point that's such a dynamite drop in right there lee you know.
I think coop and jarjim have played together a lot yeah great they know each other's games um i'm gonna look at paris and susanna or savannah depending on who she channels right so look to stress simone a little bit and tire her out on the movement yeah.
You know she's been battling with injuries and if they've played their cards right if they've done their homework i expect them to really pick on simone knowing that they're going to play the long game and hopefully you know draw the era from.
Possible into retiredness whatever you want to call it coop is solid i mean i was going to mention earlier in the men's match when zane was playing against uh gingrich and weinbach that uh you know there's been two late days for them yep and uh but coop's in the same boat but.
She's looking fresh as a daisy she's right over here drinking hydrating smiling for the camera getting ready to go and um you know she's such a fierce solid competitor she gives you nothing yeah it's exactly it but yeah it's gonna be i think it's gonna be an interesting match up.
Two totally different styles on each side of the net you're just gonna be so traditional and solid with jargim and coop get everything back wait for the right opportunity speed up play solid on the opposite side paris todd new to the sport single specialist starting to get a lot better in doubles is in the metal.
Hunts pretty much every tournament now in doubles as well and susanna could be an x factor here absolutely you know just a little different style of play absolutely and you know jordan likes her cross court thing so if i'm paris i'm looking to try to see if there's.
Something middle that i can pick off knowing that she hates thinking up the line instantly charging putting the pressure on reaching in and getting that and if these guys do their job and put pressure on early i think they could this could be a runaway too bar trying to do a little too much with.
That last one but good pressure put on before that absolutely and i think they've got to start taking a little bit more risks against the season team because like we said earlier they're not going to give them anything they got to create just like that yeah big forehand right.
There from susanna barr with that new air paddle from selkirk getting the love as that ball tips the tape and just drops over no bounce anything and this is jarjim's first tournament.
With the eula paddle you know i'm looking to see her put a little bit more on that ball and manipulate that ball a little bit more and she's loving the paddle now she is she really likes it she speaks highly of it good pressure there from andrea cooper good hands there from coop as that ball.
Clipped the tape that's a tough ball two zero one two zero lead susanna was almost turned around flipping that ball back over her head absolutely my goodness we're going to see simone go to that lob too she's very she's a very offensive lobber got it.
Wow yeah just a little long right there very good blob to defuse what was going on yeah great hands by all four of those ladies right there the pressure dink there from bar and they are on the board here looking to see barr short hop that ball into a lob.
She's also very good at the offensive lob good serve there from paris todd she hit that ball straight down dude todd that's an incredible overhead those are from our beach volleyball practice days working on that yeah 3-2 lead here now for barr and todd.
That's a good counter from simone jargim right there on the run on the move that's a tough ball and see if i'm if i'm tactically playing todd and barr i'm going to make barr hit the third todd can get hot on those drives right lower and lower and dippier and dippier right you're going to deal with one of.
Two things you're either going to have the the paris hot drive where she gets hot or you're going to get the susanna barr where she it's like a half drive half drop and sometimes when she's on with that those can get nasty too so let's pick your poison absolutely but a 5-2 lead here now for bar and todd after.
They went down 2-0 lee almost looked like susanna barr had a put away coop says no not this time and i think she thought she had to put away and that's why she missed that next shot exactly what hands what a fight right there there's a difference right there of six two they're still serving or two five.
Side out correct big swing that's good ball right there from andrea coop she goes right at the belly of susanna barr kind of handcuffs her a little bit pulling that ball a little bit towards her left hip suzanna was sitting forehand on that.
Shot just wide you're hearing susanna barr that's what you guys at home can hear on our court mike one of the best communicators in the game she's always talking to her partner yours mine yours mine some players do like that some players don't like that.
If you're going to play with her you're going to get that absolutely what a trap oh my god off of a very hard ball from susanna barr incredible from simone jarjim all tied here at five now i think they expected a reset from there.
And coop was like nope nope i'm attacking down 5-2 to a 6-5 lead great run todd getting a lot of top spin on that forehand right there that ball came off the ground on the bounce with a lot on it heavy ball bar expecting the speed up but over the.
Top of it a little too much and a two-point advantage for coupe and jargin and i think um because it's it's muggy and hot the ball is a little slower so i think what we're seeing a lot of the times on some of the misses are players being slightly ahead of that.
Ball that ball coming through the air a little slower than normal i like the move from todd but she was about a half step slow correct she went a little too late she's got to go a half step sooner it's not a bad read next up here on championship court j.w.
Johnson and deco bar taking on stefan auburn and julian arnold another good one coming up next here on championship court wow i mean the fact that your team got that overhead back incredible but it speaks to it speaks to her understanding of the game right.
Paris toss sped it up at her she popped it up what did she do immediately she created space she backed up giving her time to get that next ball three neck courts in a row from cotton bar if i am coop and shark team i am ready to fling a paddle at them oh my gosh but i mean even though they do get those.
I mean great adjustments you watch the one off the tape to coop she took a step back she let it bounce she almost took a breath and then played another good ball but after the third run you're like seriously like here's the start yeah this is just rude right all tied at seven great take from susannah barr.
So just when jarjeem dug bars out bar digs jarjeems out yeah i'm sorry sorry i didn't see that i will recall second service that is a lot of top spin rolling over that net that's what got that ball over on that net dropper rolled straight over yep.
Look at that just dies and we're sorry but not sorry i have expected bargain lob on that ball yeah i thought she was going to pull the trigger on lob have we seen one yet out of here no surprise i'm very surprised she loves that offensive lobby there it is it went a little bit long.
It's like she read our minds yeah and we're waiting for it right there but that was pushed about two feet long kind of slide out now so two side outs at seven seven back to jarjim and coop good spot right there from paris todd she just hit such a clean bally that shot right there shows how good she.
Is in singles nice shot so we continue to trade side outs here at 7-7 no one wants to get eight you were saying wow i mean that was an onslaught from the two of them right there but did you see paris's drive to set that up that thing was like a.
Millimeter over the net and a head dip to it right it's going down as it gets over the net that's nasty all of a sudden barr and todd as soon as i said something no one wants to get eight they go to eight and nine take a two-point lead.
Time-out coupe and jarjim you're in their corner what are you telling them right now they need to do with coop and jargin um pray no no no no i um i think paris is getting very hot right now in there and you know she's creating some.
Stuff for suzanne and susanna's putting stuff away like nobody else so i think if they can keep susannah back a little bit yeah and put a little bit of pressure on her thirds if i'm if i'm cooper and charging i am slicing my return to susanna's forehand.
Hoping that with her grip she's not going to pick up that slice that well she might pop it up or it might just drop in the net and put a little bit of pressure the returns are these guys the returns that they're hitting right now are not pressure returns that's why i think they need to manipulate the ball a bit more that's.
Why todd's able to come in and attack that correct so put a pressure return to the forehand of bark bar likes to drop the third a lot and with some pressure she likes to drop that third but if you put some cut and spin on it she'll a lot of times she can pop that someone anyone can pop that up correct okay.
Let's see if i can figure this out here right i mean they went to her right they went to her but it was a very that ball didn't have enough on it but they got i mean they got away with something there yeah but it was better than a todd third drive right so now todd trying to make.
Something happen on the backhand right there good job by coop and jarjeem right and i think that was the first backhand they've allowed todd to hit on the draw on the ground stroke in a while that she's been cranking forehands not backhand so that was a good tactical change up there a little long there off the paddle of.
Susanna barr trying to make something happen she does like to reach in a lot and sometimes that's what she'll get it's a risk reward and you know if i'm them i'm to give her that ball that looks attackable that isn't that one there that's a great return from paris todd.
Wow what a hands battle right there and all tied up here at nine coop and jarjim answer i'm looking in between points i'm watching lean back up against defense coupe take her time come over get the towel i mean.
We talked about it right they were both here until 10 30 11 o'clock last night in a gold medal match and then back out here today does the fatigue start to set in wow great work there from paris todd one of the one of the elements i'd like paris to add right there you know she could i'd like her to threaten the.
Ernie a little bit too yeah and it is a game point here for todd and barr nice drop from the bar and there it is there's that pressure third that we talked about we didn't see that's like the first one i think we saw that much pressure on if she gets that going that's trouble for jersey magoo.
But a great matchup here 11-9 victory for barr and todd we'll take a quick commercial break when we come back we'll see if coop and regime have an answer here in game number two of this semifinal or this winter bracket final match up on women's pro doubles at the 2022 beer city open.
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Paddle tech let's go again so championship court here at the 2022 app beer city open part of the usa pickleball national championship series women's pro doubles winner bracket final.
Number one seed andrea coop and simone jarjim taking on your number seven seed susanna barr and paris todd bar and todd taking a tight one in game number one 11-9 and leigh pointed it out we pointed it out susanna barr had that third shot drop working on that last point.
That could be trouble for bar and regime if she can dial that in and i'm looking at regime to really almost take the returns on her back and she's got such a lovely backhand slice and she can create a lot of problems on a third a heavy ball creates a third problem a little net love there for.
The hometown girl andrea coop she'll take it then a little net love against the net lord oh that's tough right it's usually susanna barr's forte that ball gets popped up from bar and the put away there from andrea coop nice swinging two-handed backhand there from.
Simone jargin but this is exactly how game one started a 2-0 lead for coupe and jarjim was answered by a 5-0 run that's a great lab retrieval a little ryan sherry going the dark horse susanna bars nickname that's a good drop.
Yes great spot cross body looking for the forehand pouch when when that happens too it almost looks like you think that that ball clipped the tape or anything regime just got handcuffed hit her in the right hip and susanna held that ball for a while oh how are you gonna do that twice to the.
Net lord you know i think they're thinking you guys got a lot in game one it's our turn there it is and they do we're on the net drop side i'm not gonna lie i'm feeling a little bit of pressure we got michelle sitting next to me here oh yeah and she's eavesdropping on every word i'm saying.
And uh she's the pro she is the pro little too much reach right there from bar i like she's trying to make something happen but there's a difference between aggressive and borderline not right correct it's a great drop again right into that kitchen.
That bar got caught in between nice little start here to game two for coupe and jarjeem just misses that sideline the outcome and the fist pump from simone's regime right here i thought she almost clipped her it did but she got out of the way the out oh.
Missed the fist pump still on first server here our coupe and jarjeem interesting how they've been picking on paris a little bit more when susannah had made a couple of unforced areas back to back to back and yet they redirected that ball to paris what are they seeing.
A little mind boggling a little bit right well if you've made three unforced errors in a row i'm i'm gonna try to you know open up that wound a little bit more right and not give people some salt open it up but it's like they're almost like oh paris you haven't played in a while let's pull you back in not sure what they're seeing.
But yes paris was very involved in the last three points now they're back to it tough right there good speed up from sharjeem as she wins the hands battle with todd but she wins it because they go one two three and then she goes to bars redirect to bar where bar was sitting watching.
That point and unfold right yep one five here that's a hard ball right there maybe that's two back ends that paris has sprayed if i'm paying attention i'm if i'm gonna find her back and when she's back just long right there off the paddle of.
Susanna barr serve there it was good i thought i was like i thought they called it wrong and then coupe just served too early before bob swisshalm our usa pickleball certified referee finished the score but two it's a little low right there i like to.
See todd just get back into that get another ball there's no pressure they got plenty of time they've got to just settle in play pickleball figure out their strategy again and if this goes three it goes three right you said it if it goes three you think advantage barr and todd because of the late night last night for coupe and.
Jarjeem if the temperature was nice and cool i'd be like it doesn't matter but yesterday was brutal we saw cramps left and right players going for ivs when they were done for the day upset with herself on that one because she resets that 99 of the time perfectly we'll give her a new paddle as an excuse.
For one shot nice good cover by paris todd there yeah because barr got pulled to the sideline and then she went hard cross court wasn't able to recover fully todd covered for her good partnership bar pops that up just a little bit could be able to.
Caught finish that lava and a dink yep a flop a flop and it doesn't sound good doesn't look good if it's nice to see the crowd coming out andrew coop's got a great beer city community here or grand rapids community i should say.
Yeah so score is one five here todd and barr trying to put a crooked number up here yeah good finish great footwork there from paris todd as she slides over fading since simone into that to speed up and paris todd going i'm gonna clean it up suzanna just back up so i can run.
The show yep it's nice to have a partner like that a little short on that push but susannah not moving her feet quite as well as she was in game one got to bend those legs move those feet correct over doing the upper body more than the lower body wow.
Oh wow what hands from sharjeem suzanna bar was full attack mode lee absolutely she's like uh-uh not today going backside on bar there looks like bar had an advantage for a half a second but then can't get that forehand down and george jim's like thank you.
Confusion in the middle there was going for it and then bailed and jojim's like what are you doing coop i am older than you don't make me fall see if barr and todd can get back in here oh that is an attack if i've ever seen one lee.
Absolutely they're on full on beast mode now and they're finding their groove and i think no matter what happens in this game so long as they keep this pressure up they're in a good spot for game three right if they can pull it out in game two great for them wow.
I mean this girl is incredible lee you don't want to get into a battle with paris on her forehand side that is just it's no rookie 101 no no that is just instant death no rib height is not a good spot against paris she's like thank you happy birthday to me speaking of birthdays i do have to give a special birthday shout out.
Leslie basley i know you're watching happiest of birthdays to you glad you want to spend your day watching us and listening to dominic commentate hope you have a wonderful day terry treat her well okay so good adjustment right there from jarjim and coop as they went the last two thirds to the backhand of todd.
Gotta stay away from that forehand if you want to survive bar and taunt answer with two so they're now within two in game two that's such a good cross-court thing from jargim any time you can get susanna going to the one hand.
Yeah you're on the offense just misses that sideline that is a hard shot on the backhand because you naturally come across your body yeah i mean she just misses that sideline i mean that's like an inch out right there but a time out here from bar and todd as coop and jarjim double them.
Up 8-4 here in game number two trying to force a third game you're in the corner of bar and todd what do you got for them right now as far as strategy goes moving forward in game two i mean they're pressing at the right times they're making a few unforced errors but i like the pressure moves.
It's like if i'm talking to bar i'm like hey let's move our feet a little bit more let's not get too complacent and that slow keep your eye on the ball don't assume i think sometimes you know we get caught on the assumption of i think what they're going to hit versus to what they actually hit yeah but i like the pressure that they're.
Keeping up and uh you know that foot needs to stay on the gas yeah absolutely and even if it doesn't result in a win like you said in game two have that momentum moving to game three because you feel like the legs of your regime and coupe almost like.
Almost like they need this win more than they do correct meaning and coop need this win a little more than bar and top one less match one less match and honestly if they end up losing this game 11-9 it's still pressure yeah and we keep saying that though but it's i i don't see any fatigue on that.
Side right now i don't see any of it they're still playing you know everything to the wall here and it's just they're playing great i'm not seeing the fatigue yet one of the adjustments that uh coupe and have made is um in the speed up they're forcing susanna.
Off the line and the minute coop gets that ball she's rolling it down to susanna's feet and catching her on that backhand where susannah stayed on that line she's got a better angle on that ball yeah right there yeah push her off dipping if she stayed on that line she's got a better she's got a better look at.
It it's a higher ball yeah if she's attacking right yeah game point here for coupe and jarjeem good dig from coop another good dig but just a little too much susanna bar but if they're gonna go lee they gotta go now correct and here's the thing it's like i don't think it matters what happens this game.
I think coop and georgie are gonna win this game but did they need to get a few more points to put a little bit of pressure on this game going into the third well and that point ri