Welcome to the Carvana Arizona Grand Slam Presented by Hyundai. Today’s match-ups will feature the top-ranked pro mixed doubles pickleball teams worldwide, including Ben Johns/Anna Leigh Waters, Matt Wright/Lucy Kovalova, and AJ Koller/Jessie Irvine.

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Location: Bell Bank Park (Mesa, AZ)

Mixed Doubles Draw (Top 5):

1 Ben Johns/Anna Leigh Waters
2 Matt Wright/Lucy Kovalova
3 AJ Koller/Jessie Irvine
4 Riley Newman/Anna Bright
5 Jay Devilliers/Callie Smith

To see the entire Mixed Doubles Draw, go to PPAtour.com.

Storylines:
– Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters won their 2nd tourney here last year as they kicked off their new partnership and are the defending champions.
– The other medalists from ’22 are either not entered or not paired together: Lauren Stratman/McGuffin (Silver) and Callie Smith/AJ Koller (Bronze).
– This will mark event #2 for Riley Newman and Anna Bright as a partnership. They had a match point in the second set to make it to Sunday during their debut tournament but ultimately lost in 3 to Kovalova and Wright. Will they push a step further this week?
– WATCH OUT FOR: JW Johnson/Jorja Johnson, who played a strong match during their loss to Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters at Desert Ridge.

To see the all of the storylines for the Carvana Arizona Grand Slam Presented by Hyundai, visit ppatour.com/storylines-for-the-2023-carvana-arizona-grand-slam/

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