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Pickleball and we're back at the 2022 app biz city open sponsored by ahc hospitality here at belknap park in beautiful grand rapids michigan it's day number four men's and women's pro doubles i'm chad edwards joining me in the booth.

Is adam stone hello everyone so we're on the fifth stop on the usa pickball national championship series gold medal winners here get the coveted golden ticket to the usa pickleball national championships in indian wells california november 3rd through the or 5th through the 19th.

Or 13th my dates are all screwed up right it means you're living a good life if you if you don't you don't know dates what day it is when things are in the future i don't i don't even know what day it is anymore oh for sure i think it's saturday so we have.

A men's doubles pro match for you between andre de escue and edin leica and gabriel tardio and travis retin maya adam you know these guys pretty well i know these guys very very very well especially the big men the romanian.

Towers uh probably played them somewhere between 10 and 15 times possibly more so looking forward to this action and we are underway little uh full extension lunge there from red meyer uh worked out in his favor after uh lika hits the net tape and pushes it wide.

Oh nice ball nice lean in there from gabe tardio gabe tadio one of the up-and-coming juniors you saw him the last couple of weeks at nextgen absolutely really talented shot maker chad as you can see from those previous two points i did have him on the next gen 4 i believe.

He is 16 years old out of florida and a very talented shot maker good spot there from andre de escue being aggressive in the middle and don't let the fact that his partner uh the fact that he looks like he might snack on small children in between matches he is very much the supporting player in.

This familiar partnership so rhett meyer and tardio off to a quick 3-0 lead great hands there from rhett meyer look for andre de escue to uh put pressure in the middle like i mentioned just like he did there he will continue to do it red meyer handled that one beautifully but i expect that.

Pattern to continue throughout the match excellent job there from ed and lika on the around the post one of his specialties with that length and patience letting that ball travel as far as possible that ball only a couple of inches off the ground doesn't matter the height when we've got the around the post.

Andre coming in hot putting pressure a little bit too big of a swing there from tardio putting that one in the net nice pressure from andre good reach in by rhett maya certainly rhett maya and diescu using their height to reach into that kitchen speed those balls up.

and i'm sure that's not the last time we're going to see diescu speed up that bouncing ball a nice little attempt of the shake and bake a poach there from tardio with the drive from rhett meyer a little bit too extended from tardio to come up with that volley but i like the idea from.

Those two quick snap of the wrist that ball drops in yeah and it was i mean that was shoulder high and shoulder high on ed and lika is pretty high so the fact that that's above your head yes it is oh great eye there from tardio from the backhand roll from ed and lika.

Very difficult to get out of the way of that shot nice youth there with the fancy feet able to nimbly get out of the way of that ball that one does say along after the lead from de-esque and lika i think when tadio turns saw it on he may be about the thickness of my cop.

Muscle this certainly helps to get out of the way for sure sailing just a little deep one thing for sure all four of these guys on the court have some height but they all move exceptional exceptionally well nice pressure there from tardio and rhett meyer tardio with a couple nice.

Lean ends early on in that point and then rhett meyer with that little flick up the middle caught andre a little extended and pushing that counter long brett meyer and tadio up 6-2 everyone kind of settling into this match early on in game one nice hands there from andre de escue.

Uh i do believe this is the first time that rhett and meyer and tardio have teamed up even though they're both florida boys all four players on the court from florida almost identical spot from diescu into rhett meyer's right shoulder this time travis able to get it back but not able to do much with it.

Once again don't miss pickle pong by jj and lo they're in the vendor village today at noon and 3 p.m oh just beautifully disguised there from edinburgh nice little hole looking just like his cross-court dink and pushing that ball past rhett meyer's left shoulder just a beautiful deceptive.

Attack nice job by tardio there off of the kitchen line but able to get enough pace with the with the forehand swing to to handcuff andre de escue and win that point so much power from a small frame stays really compact accelerates through that ball.

All right fired up over there on the far side red meyer and tardio looking strong opening moments opening five minutes of this game one good eye there right spot tardio just trying to do a little too.

Much with that two-handed backhand to come across daisu's body the old pump fake there yeah uh tadio looking for the the shake and bake off of rhett meyer's drive but i wasn't able to get out there so quick side out for diescu and.

Laika let's see if they can snatch a couple more points here nice job there uh lika kind of going for that ernie and leaving a little spot open in the middle of the court red meyer finding it all right wow fantastic job there tardio and redmeyer keeping the pressure on the big.

Fellas from romania scrambling getting back to the kitchen setting up that dink rally retinmeier with a nice combination to finish it great point fellas tardio just getting a little big there we're predominantly seeing third shot drive coming from rhett meyer.

Extensive tennis background looking to drive that third but he comes behind it and goes nice and soft with that fifth just like that so oh yeah absolutely this is good stuff over here patience nice balance control.

And footwork from everyone at the kitchen line we have our first time out of the match here with rhett meyer and tardio serving at 7-3 game one so i was uh just taking note of travis rhett ratner's t-shirt this is a guy that played on the professional tennis tour now wearing a tennis socks t-shirt it just.

It just shows the power of pickleball the power of pickle can convert it over travis rettenmeier also one of the owners of the florida smash of the mlp and and a foe of yours adam with the mad drops and i hear you've got a new team that's.

Exactly right thanks for that lead in chad i wore my mad drops pickleball club uh so we have two new team owners uh ryan sharant from the million dollar listing and uh some some athlete you might have heard of drew brees very exciting stuff heard from him a little bit heard about him a little bit decent decent athlete yeah decent.

Athlete decent football player a lot of success with the new orleans saints so very exciting for us to be a part of that team can't wait for newport beach here in two weeks brett maya tadio 732 after the timeout that's a much better spot from diescu.

They're kind of coming up into the body under the chin little chin music absolutely you know a little something about that baseball chin music absolutely sense of mess odd to get out of the way when it's at your throat for sure talking in his native tongue.

Which means he is not thrilled with that last shot nice job of weathering the storm there from edinburgh to nice counter attacks and his partner sliding over the middle for the finish yeah he read that change of direction very well open the hips up a little bit no love there from the net tape.

Two soft errors there from andre wow there's that shake and bake that they attempted earlier in the game one and successful this time great hands from gabriel tardio as the initial volley from lika was actually a little bit behind him great adjustment by gabe yeah a little a little different angle from rhett meyer there coming deep into.

That left hip force that ball back middle wow great shot from gabe tardio there he just he was pushed out wide and off the line and snuck back in tight to the line and able to hit a forehand attack on the next uh dink great movement by gabe tardio.

Sometimes it's difficult with those guys that have really long limbs and big reach to try to get back to that right arms um pit spot well uh like you said one back well yeah you said when gabe tardio turned sideways he's.

Paper thin well fantastic accuracy there from edinburgh to tag the youngster right rent my asking tardy if that ball was going out right i think tardier might have said something uh so uh there was quite a bit of spin on that ball from lika so i'm not 100 sure what would happen there if you let that go a tough spot going behind andre who was.

Looking to snipe something in the middle excellent dink there by tardio going behind andre catching him a little off balance paul just caught the line yeah a couple of times that uh deyesky and lika have thought the ball was going out or the other partner had called it out and it.

Has dropped in a little confusion there from the romanians in the middle that gives us the first game point for rhett my ontario 10-5 quick timeout from diescu and lika yeah now and chad and i certainly don't think de escue and lika have have uh.

Played poorly maybe certainly not maybe as sharp as we've seen them uh previously but a lot of credit has to go to rhett meyer and tardio here uh tardio's patience has been fantastic he's been pulling triggers at the right time like you mentioned i had him in the next gen series a couple weeks ago and he was.

A little ambitious with some of the speed ups and going for a little bit more and to see him really locked in and focused and picking his spots as opposed to just letting it fly on every other ball it's really good to see him constructing those points yeah i think uh potentially you know rhett my being a little bit.

Older experienced kind of calming him down uh when you get with with younger guys and and you see them out hitting all the time it's kind of like hey let's let it fly and let's go and see what happens right right right definitely i look for the big men to settle in even if they can't.

Uh very much still in play to catch this first game but even if they don't i look for the the veterans andre and edin to settle down as this match continues get into the patterns in the situations that are beneficial to them coming back in and firing it hot unbelievable play from the youngster.

Brett meyer and tadio taking game one eleven five we're going to take a quick break and we'll be back here at the app biz city open from grand rapids michigan.

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my bye and we're back at the app best city open for game two between andre desk who and edin like uh.

Travis ratmire gabriel tardio redmi and tardio taking game one 11-5 sailing just a little wide from that backhand from rhett meyer so we're talking a little bit in the break that potentially desco and and lincoln need to be the ones that start this fire fight right now bretmay and tardio were kind.

Of the ones setting the tone for sure it's it's tough when your opponents are playing patient and picking the right spots but as i mentioned uh ed and lika and andre descu veterans of the game they've been in big spots many times and not only have they been in big.

Spots they've been in big spots together so uh if any team can pull out of it or come with a game plan to change the tides of this match it's those two they made a made a run a few years back at nationals taking a bronze there great result wow nice combination and you saw before that initial speed up chad several dinks.

To the middle from both teams we'll see if that is a continuing pattern just kind of picking and feeling seeing what's working here early in game two good eye nice call there from andre letting ed and lika know that's gonna stay along and it does wasn't as deep as potentially it looked off the paddle.

Sure a couple of inches past the baseline i need dale's wack sure no absolutely i agree he had a little assistance from the net but either way it's a good decision and he's putting uh some controlled pressure on andre who's in the mid court there to court number 11.

Lincoln dies you're still just looking a little little off balance absolutely the second third shot sailing long for tardio and rhett meyer trying to see the flags here of which direction the wind's going i think retina and tardio are going with the wind now.

Nice spot there andre de escue with his favorite little lean in from the middle and often takes that forehand inside out at the opposing left side player like he did there oh my god what does it take to get a ball past these guys.

Oh travis going up to the referee asking something about that point but fantastic play from all four players johnny is potentially asking uh on andrei's ernie or slight ernie whether he landed on that line or not gotcha obviously wasn't called oh wow after a.

Extremely long point we have an incorrect server there from the romanians and that happens after some of those long points too bad nice angle there from travis rettenmeier able to get that ball out wide lika not able to come up with it nice job by andre maximum pressure.

Really reaching in nicely initial bounce attack and then there for the second and the third it was starting to see dusky reach in a little bit more in game two wow and rhett meyer is the thing is is that's one of the best uh shots for ed and lika and i'll talk a.

Little bit more about that after this point nice combination there a lot of middle flips there from redmi but anyway uh ed lika likes to push that forehand up the line but rettenmeier with tardio uh on the right side isn't really taking a ton of metal he's just taking a little bit of middle so he's kind of holding his.

Ground there and much more difficult for ed to get that past him yeah the the movement of the youngster in the in the middle allows brett might have stayed home a little bit more where we're seeing diescu having to uh slide a little bit more than retmier is i agree completely.

ah excellent point nice patience really quality stuff early in game two uh everyone earning points not a lot of errors going on here high quality points yeah daisuke just recognizing that tardio was a little further back away.

From the the line able to get it behind him with the twiner always gets fired up when he does a tweener successfully after the point is over fantastic uh trickery from the big man there hey sometimes when that ball's at your.

Feet it's easier to go from behind than it is to try to scoop it up i disagree chad but no worries i've got a little more clearance than you do for sure for sure i still might want to have children at some point so the short legs make it a little more difficult for me to execute that.

Maximum pressure from andre de escue coming in with the solo shake and bake we don't need to have our partner poach if we can do it ourself and that's that's typical of what we've seen from diescu i feel like that's what he needs to do a little bit more get real big put that pressure on.

Oh just missed it there from edinburgh yes absolutely chad you will notice as as the score gets a little more lopsided toward the opponent uh andre will look to do more and more and i expect that to continue here in game two after losing game one so dasca and lincoln now up 5-4 in game two the one-two combinations from rhett.

Meyer are very very nice at this point i believe that's six or seven one-twos he's had very impressive stuff nice offense from travis that's it that's it i mean that's a tough one there we saw that deep serve and we've seen it from this court.

Multiple times over the last couple of days on a deep serve there that the returners are bouncing off that fence they're in a stack i mean erin's bouncing off the fence and trying to get back over that right side it's almost impossible and it's it's a really tough spot for andre because he knows after that serve that eden's in a tough.

Spot and gonna have trouble getting back over so that's why he's hanging out in the middle trying to protect him and uh great spot there from cardio to go inside out with his forehand with the winner shake and bake baby shake and bake tardio reading that extremely well finishing it with the two-handed.

Backhand and now rhett meyer and tardio back up seven five if we take a quick timeout yeah chad and to be honest with you i kind of saw a little momentum there from de escue and lika and thought that they maybe not wouldn't run away with this game too but would uh starting to get things going in.

In their direction and redmi and tardy are having none of it uh with this last couple minutes uh scoring a couple nice side outs and a couple points as well yeah i've been really impressed with the combination that we just saw of retina's drive tario putting the pressure up at the kitchen line looking looking to close hard.

And again like you said with rhett meyer's one-two combination quick flick ready for it to come back but yes it looks a little cleaner uh rhett meyer i wouldn't say he's a newbie at this point but definitely a little bit younger in his pickleball career and a little since the last time i've seen him some of those combinations and some.

Of those offensive initial speed ups are looking a little more crisp than last time good to see him getting a little bit more feel a little more comfortable on the pickleball court they're at seven five one so.

Wow good patience a lot of ball movement there but i was actually quite impressed with rhett my going a couple of balls middle he's not afraid to go middle there kind of dry draw diescu across onto like his side and then tardio taking the opportune time to speed it up and and.

Attack again oh great patience there he had about a one inch window to clear that pole and he pulled it off nicely great atp there from andre de escue oh and we have definitely chad we have seen he was ambitious yes that was ambitious but we've seen a situation here where they did not stack yeah i was.

Just i just noticed that they came out of the stack for for that one and you do not see that from them very often if almost ever so they know the situation is dire here they need to come up with some points to hang in this match really good attack there from andre de esque at full extension using all of his 6'5 frame and catching tardio on the.

Right side of his body who was looking to load forehand perfect spot from andre it's audio with the reach in right at the feet of the big man a good spot to go of course for any player but especially for a tall opponent take a look here on the replay.

Yup definitely long really impressive from tardio covering so much court oh singing it again the fred meyer was on it too he was very much on it he had he got the last couple of those unable to convert that one roll of the eyes as he was walking back to the baseline.

Yeah good read tadio looking to close as retime was stuck back at the baseline there and lika just held it yeah you know going back behind i'm i'm not upset with tardio's move uh and it was just a perfectly timed shot from ed and lika well played by eden all right here we go.

Always hard to close it out chad last two or the last point it's always tough seven nine daisuke and lika lots of middle dinking here all four players me good speed up good timing from diescu couple too many of those balls right.

There in front of lika's left foot and diescu taking the opportunity to speed it up with his forehand yeah just uh just a little bit too plain so i i wouldn't call it an attackable dink but if you get a little too plain that ball bounces up a little bit uh an opportunity for andre to be aggressive and he was and he.

Was rewarded for it so diescu and lika snatching a couple of points back it's now 8-9 yeah chad and as we mentioned tardio even though he's a young buck in rhett meyer uh not newbies uh around the app tour but definitely the experience uh is in the favor of desk you and like a little a little bit more veterans of the.

Game see if that uh is a is a factor in the tight closing moments of this game too yeah the last uh last few points we've seen retina and tardio kind of back off a little bit and uh at times when you when you get so close you don't want to make a mistake you.

Turn into a little bit of let's just keep it clean and switch from the aggressiveness that they had that got them there nice freebie there uh is always welcomed from your opponent uh but they get another crack at it with andre serving at 892. much better job from both retina and.

Tardio reaching in taking away the reaction time from lika he made a little noise there tardio got caught up uh almost too juicy right there he couldn't believe how high it was and he made the mistake in the net yeah he he got caught moving he was thinking that ball was going to be a.

Little wider than what it was there you go i'd like to see tardio play a little bit more patient pull that trigger a little earlier he's been constructing of the point so nicely so far let's don't get out of that habit oh my goodness i thought that was going.

Into that myself i mean red meyer didn't even move he couldn't believe it yeah that's unbelievable that the big man andre was able to skate that one off the top of the tape for a clean win or unbelievable play sadio was doing an excellent job keeping him honest going back behind him but that open face.

Just missed it yeah i think the timing of wind to dink behind andre during that point was perfect from tardio but the big man with the reach we're at 992. close one wow i'm not sure if that was a little bit of a mishit or or just perfectly placed but that ball plops right inside.

The baseline for andre de escue and my goodness all of a sudden we have a game point for desku and lika to not this match at one game a piece oh my god excellent hands from retina catching that ball off the net mid point and then flipping the switch well as you mentioned before a little bit harder for.

For lika to get skinny than cardio there as he was trying to let that bowl go out but you know big man big target unable to do so wow i mean what in exchange at ten nine two and uh red and meyer catching lika in the shoulder and they get the ball back to try to tie this game up or possibly win it uh after this timeout.

Unbelievable stuff from the fellas here uh this is pickleball guys i don't know what else we can give you uh these points are fantastic yeah little uh should i say unfortunate there we go a little unfortunate yeah little unfortunate that that attack uh caught the net from.

It ended up switching it over tario and retina kind of on their heels ball catches the net and then all of a sudden grandma just turns it on for sure hey and chad just so you know this is not a winners bracket final this is not a gold medal match this is round two play this is round two play of men's.

Pro doubles incredible yeah first uh first match for lika and diescu wow redmeyer in trouble in big trouble and crashes back to the middle with a huge forehand to get himself in a better spot in that point and capitalizes.

With the point fantastic play again good read so just like that now we've got match point for rhett meyer and tardio at 11 10 1. hiccups shot it again but tell you what throwing everything but.

The kitchen sink out there what the hell you got to do to win a point around here chad my goodness second match point for retina and tardio oh my great point and i'm fine with with travis pulling that trigger there he pushed it a little wide he was gonna get that ball to the right side of lika's.

Body which is not easy to do uh but sailed it wide and here we go still playing yes so for everyone back home oh yes so if you do not contact the ball on an ernie attempt and any part of your paddle or your body crosses the plane of the net that is a fault and you lose the point we saw it there.

Julie scott right on the call lika a little frustrated with himself throwing the paddle down on the court and his butt cap popped off he threw it against the fence see if he can refocus here and a big moment in game two so match point again for uh tardio and rhett meyer and there we've got it that's it.

So it's a tough one you've got a ernie violation crossing the plane of the court of the uh net then you miss a ball into the net throw your paddle down and then you oh you miss a ball deep then you throw your paddle down and hit a ball into the net to end the match yeah that's not not the.

Best way to finish but you know it happens to the best of us so retin meyer and tadio taking this one 11 5 12 10. we're going to take a quick break and then we'll be back for post-match interviews here at the 2022 app beer city open from grand rapids michigan.

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It's been a big part of your life but you've kind of transitioned over to pickleball recently in the last year or two and then we also noticed that you're wearing uh this lovely shirt uh tell us a little bit about this shirt and uh and your first couple years of this uh playing this great sport pickleball yeah so i played.

Tennis my whole life from the time i was a little kid uh very pressure filled felt like a job uh stress body fell apart and i found pickleball about 10 months ago and it was the most fun i'd had on a court most fun i had in sports so the transition was pretty seamless to be honest it was like.

I don't know why i'm not doing this i just want to do this all the time so i found out a way that i could do it all the time and that's what i do now well absolutely i think that uh uh it's been a couple months since i've seen you play but some of your decision making and some of your shots you're definitely stepping up your game and we love to see.

That gabe tardio so i had the pleasure of doing some commentary for you in the next gen series a couple weeks ago and while you played fantastic i would say you were a little loose maybe going for some ambitious attacks here and there i thought in this match here that some of your patience and waiting for the right opportunity was really on point was that.

A decision you made coming in uh to today and into the second round match oh yeah for sure um in action we had a little fun with wyatt um here of course i take it more serious um these are of course better players in here so i mean you have to if not if you.

Like mix like uh i don't want to say stupid um bad shots or like bad decisions you're not gonna win so that yeah yeah definitely higher stakes out here might pay the price a little bit more for some ambitious attacks but fellas.

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We're back for a one to fifteen women's pro doubles match between the 14th seed mary brasher and maggie brasher and the number two seed arena tereshenko and lauren stratman mary and maggie 23 and 19 four year age gap four inch hot differential and a little fun fact i.

Just got from you chad is that you were 12 years older or 12 years younger than your sister and 12 inches taller exactly yes my sister did not get the hot jeans she's a solid 5 foot 2. yes chad so we have the brasha sisters who are out of california starting to play a little bit more frequently uh out here on the app tour and have recently.

Uh there was a trade in major league pickleball that allowed the sisters to be on the same team so they are teaming up not only for tournaments but for major league pickleball as well we saw irina tarashenko play lauren stratman in singles here on those are today saturday that.

Would be thursday maybe two days ago yeah thursday sorry i forget what day it is and now they're here partnering up for women's doubles a little bit of a surprise to see them down here well especially at as the two seed up but uh there they did lose second round to.

Anna bright and georgia johnson which is a very very strong team so while i would say that it is a slight upset it's really not much of one uh in my opinion uh pretty pretty evenly matched with i would probably give the edge to stratman and tara shinko there so it happens yeah brighton and johnson definitely can cause some trouble if those balls that.

They rip stop landing in yes definitely a more a little bit more of a hot and cold team so makes a lot of sense if they get on a good run that they can upset some very good teams so mary brush is set to serve and both teams very comfortable with each other irena and stratman while.

Haven't partnered together a ton have definitely played multiple tournaments together so familiarity should be not be an issue for both squads wow beautiful shot there from lauren stratton uh one of her favorite spots to go on that right side is at the right shoulder of the player in front of her.

In front of her and you saw it there executed to perfection maggie cleared herself well there but stratman coming back into the body catching her jamming her on that forehand side again the old hop to the hip hit it to the hip and maggie did the hop there and rarely a great situation when that happens.

Nice job there and notice irena tereshinko often pulling that cross-court backhand dink wider played a little bit more to the middle possibly targeting maggie brash's forehand dink we'll see if that pattern continues tarashenko splitting the middle with that two-handed backhand seeing good ball movement.

And good attack tough one there uh mary brasher winding up to handle the strapman drive maggie tried to call her off she was unable to pull the paddle back and we've seen that over the last couple of days typically that no call comes right as the ball is hitting the pattern yeah it's it's i mean they're when.

They're ripping it's hard it's hard to have the perfect timing on the call but you got to let your partner know so tarashenko and stratman now up full one just missing that ball wide i like the pressure though nice drive and uh kind of a solo shake and bake there.

From irena that's the fifth or sixth ball that we've seen in these first two matches here i think they thought that was about a foot outlander to put in well i don't think maggie hit it as clean as she wanted got a little bit of wind that's pushing that.

Ball down as well lauren stratman's boyfriend julian andiamo arnold stepping into the booth really really quickly good control there from brasher resetting it and tarashenko just not able to bring that ball back up over the net just too good from tarashenko she's got.

A lot of power behind that two-handed backhand forcing that ball to pop up from mary nice pressure there tereshinko and stratman while the brashes have definitely had some success on the double sport mario brasha having some really nice success recently on the.

App tour and singles yeah i think we're uh safe to say now that the majority of of the top players here on the tour have that extensive tennis background uh yes that is absolutely true i believe mary brash is just finishing up playing college tennis as well.

A bit of slight hesitation there between mary and maggie yes i think so chad a little bit off the kitchen line and didn't fully release on that backhand maybe thinking maggie was going to come over with the forehand didn't hit it as clean as they wanted to maggie feeling a little bit of the pressure there tarashenko.

Really opens that face on the backhand cross-court dink generating a lot of spin and tear shank going straight up 7-3 missing that one a little deep tarashenko for years has been that dominant spin player that we've seen oh definitely you better better have your footwork on point when she.

Starts getting going carving that slice backhand once that ball bounce it really takes off really nice initial speed up there from lauren stratman uh to her favorite spot that i mentioned before maggie neutralized it nicely but the pressure from tarashinko and stratman on the.

Subsequent couple shots was just too much and we are switching sides at 8-3 in this race to 15. yeah these these uh games to 15 are always a little bit uh a little bit tough because you know anything can happen in this one game to 15. and as we get tighter and.

Tighter uh with the talent in the sport it is really really important to stay focused and stay locked in because if you lose if you lose lose it for a little bit even just a minute or two uh that can be the difference in this one game to 15. so yeah you definitely don't have that first game where you can kind of.

Feel things out and see where you're gonna go it's almost like now for the brashers they've given away this lead a little bit so there's no more feeling it out they've got to find that strategy come with it a little bit of change of wind direction for them now.

Yeah we saw the wind right there already as it has been a factor throughout the weekend well just like that absolutely and that has really been the difference i think so far is uh mary's court positioning she's quite a few feet off the kitchen line and tereshinko and.

Stratman have been much closer and able to put more pressure even if you strike that counter attack just like you want to if you're a few feet off the kitchen line against a quality opponent uh not always going to be the best situation for you david just give him way too much time to react.

Dropped in somehow i think i don't think irena hit that exactly like she wanted to but she will absolutely take it she even said sorry when she oh did she i didn't notice that yeah she knew it was a mishit but still it's good pressure either way better better job by mary's stats well she was already up there as well but you.

Already saw the difference of being up at the kitchen she's able to take that ball early get it down at tereshenko rather than vice versa yes neutralize that good drive from stratman very well nice job i was a little unsure of her decision to let that ball bounce but she had a very quality two-handed backhand.

And was able to win the point very nice read from maggie brasil coming over covering the middle and the speed up from stratman yes crashing back to the middle there uh and i i like the initial speed up for stratman just looked a little late on the second ball great spot.

Third shot definitely left up and strapman put that right at maggie brash's right foot a nice spot out here from the brash's sisters trailing tereshenko and stratman 9-4 yeah we haven't really seen a ton of rhythm so far in this match the points have been a little bit shorter uh mostly the brashes on defense and.

Tereshinko and stratman imposing their will a little bit more but uh we'll see if maybe the brashes can add a little link to some of these points and get a little bit of rhythm going because it's been a little a little hit or miss so far in this match yeah tarashenko and stratman.

Definitely doing a good job keeping the brash's sisters off balance between tarashenko spin and strapman's power it's uh it's definitely hard to find that rhythm that you're talking about trying to get in that groove and with it being a one to fifteen so we're coming back at nine four one.

Yes this is a huge huge two points here uh if the brashes can get the ball back with zero or one point damage really like their chances to to to possibly make a comeback but if tarashenko and stratman can extend their lead it's gonna be a lot of trouble for the brash's sisters.

Tarashenko read that one well just overcooked it yeah definitely a good look in my opinion one of the better poachers on the female tour oh she can't believe it threw her head back maggie she thought she was right on that reset and i think she was we don't sometimes we don't do anything.

Wrong chad we just hit the tape nice lean in there another example of the court positioning stratman having all her momentum forward able to extend and crush that forehand brash's sisters a little bit back on defense in silver was becca and marcus woodhouse could i please get those four.

Individuals oh it's a well-timed love from mary stratman reaching back with the backhand and then mary just getting a little too big trying to end that i think that's exactly what happened the lob was very well executed he's like there's just a little bit of.

Power missing from the brash's game right now uh obviously newer to the sport oh jeez and as you can see when tereshinko with that spin does get a let tape roll often it just pushes back.

Down the net rolled down the net and pushed back into the net i'm not sure what happened there referee era uh referee air 13 42 good reset nice job there for maggie brasha with a nice big forehand swing on a attack which we won't call it bad we'll just.

Say a little ambitious from lauren stratman there yeah a little little too much reach on that one not able to get much power on it brasher reading it extremely well yeah hard to blame her too much because the offense has been working really well so far in this match can't be perfect that one wide as well.

Mary a little unsure if it was wide irena confirming definitely wide the old too juicy being known to miss a few of those all right couple errors here still a pretty lopsided score here chad but uh the brashes have the ball back and let's see if we can tighten that gap a little bit puts pressure back on.

Tarashenko and stratman i like that sequence right there tarashenko and stratman want stacking now they've gone back to the stack oh good try good try it was easier for her to pick up this scorched ball than absolutely spinning ball right there it happens to me all the time chad especially someone who.

Likes to take short hops the spin is tough to handle the power less in my opinion there's the spin again she got a little handcuffed wasn't sure to volley or bounce when you make that late decision and that ball bounces with spin makes it very tough on you yeah you get caught not moving your feet and then it.

Just eats you up i think the decision for the brashes to stay or for for maggie to stay cross-court thinking with arena is is a very difficult one they've had success going more at lauren a little a little funky there a little awkward uh with the with the shot from mary maybe a little spin affected it but.

Uh we mentioned it beforeena was laughing because she was so far ahead yeah right so she uh she got off the ground lost her base there and made the error and this has been a slow creep it hasn't been anything crazy but these last couple minutes not a lot of ground uh from stratman and.

Tereshinko on their lead the brash is right back in it good coverage from mary just not quite able to get it over heir tereshenko right there yeah terry shane god would have liked to see her go with a drop there the scramble was really nice on the previous couple balls though but.

Very tough to execute that lob in that situation let's go nice job there by maggie getting those feet set around stepping around the backhand to hit a forehand neutralizing the spin nicely forcing stratman into a tough attack.

Yeah we're starting to see that more that inside out forehand just giving you the i'll finish my sentence just giving you the ability to change directions excellent job by mary brasher there finding the open court now we've had a six point run from the brash assistance.

So good they're so good it always seems like she is going to to possibly take that line and she barely very rarely does putting that ball to the forehand side of maggie brasha but the combination of spin and full extension there just makes it tough tough tough to handle great shot by lauren stratman.

Good eye there way to step in and get big in the middle from tarashinko mary bresh is stepping over to her left to hit a forehand and cannot keep it in the court so match point here for tarashenko and stratman a little unlucky with the ball off the top of the net.

Yes but a valiant uh attempt at a comeback there from the brash's sisters but a little too much from stratman and tarashinko they're that last couple points to seal it 15-9 they will be moving on and this bracket will be back and one second after a few words from our sponsors.

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Podium but every winning shot starts right here paddle tech let's go again here with us right now but the truth is she's actually scouting our next match that's why she had to leave but you know when you have a partner like lauren who's got fast hands.

Laser drive and eclectic personality what else can you ask for and yeah the sisters are very tough team i feel like laura and i had a good talk about strategy and we're able to execute it and we're kind of ready for their counter so i just one of those matches where you have a plan and you're able to execute it that's nice and also hit a.

Fair amount of leg cords which uh which always helps can't complain yes let cords are always a good strategy so irena i'm going to put you on the spot and ask you a question here i have not been interviewing very long this is maybe my third time in the booth doing interviews and i would have to say that you are my.

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Uh i would like to um be interviewed by you again hopefully on center court hopefully we can both move up to the center court soon i like that idea and i will continue to do my best irina and you continue playing like a professional champion.

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Picture of the grand river in downtown grand rapids we're back here at belknap park for a men's quarter quarter final that's what i want to say semifinal bit i have been off all day today that's why i'm here chad i'll be off next time so you guys you got you got to have my back then chad.

Very excited for this matchup we have julian arnold and stefan averne both from austin and both very powerful shake and bake poach drive their third types players we got a righty and a lefty we are definitely in for some fireworks in this match and we saw retin meyer and tardio earlier certainly no.

Slouches when it comes to speeding a ball up and gabriel taught gabriel tardio with the youth able to cover a lot of court for sure so uh definitely looking for this uh exciting match we have julian owner one of the the highest energy players out here on.

Tour loves to get himself and his partner fired up he is actually my teammate for the upcoming mlp in newport beach we are both teammates of the mad drops and a little fun fact here i hurt my calf going into the first mlp and our replacement choice with stefan.

Avern and he was on our team for about 15 minutes 15 minutes before the uh kelvin the coconut test unfortunately for him he did test positive and we we had to pick up ben newell so a little interesting stuff there and i am very much looking forward to this match like i mentioned earlier we have a lot of firepower on the court.

Uh very just just wondering how much dinking we will see and sometimes when we get in these match-ups with with with players that are shot makers and have that offensive ability sometimes we're surprised and get into a little bit of a slower uh dink type of match i'm not.

Sure that that will be the case here but it's very interesting to see moving forward i think rhett meyer and tardio need to take a similar approach uh their match against isu and lika they moved the ball around they were.

Patient they chose the right ball to speed it up and then once it was your time they stuck with that rapid fire but again kavern and arnold potentially looking to come out hot but yes commentators curse we always talk about we're going to see this and then we see the complete opposite sure so yes.

It will be cool to see stefan avern probably known a little bit more for his athleticism his scrappiness and his put away power uh a little bit less adept at starting the fire from the kitchen line with speed-ups uh as he is fresh to the game look for uh julian arnold to at all parts of the.

Court whether we're in the back of the court or the front of the court starting the fire and and hopefully his his partner stefan will step over with that big lefty forehand to uh to complete that speed it up clean it up combination that we've seen all weekend arnold originally making a bit of a splash with his singles game.

Now becoming quite more effective at his doubles game yes and as he mentioned he just looked at just now yeah it's just now he just looked at us in the booth and he said you know what can you do but beat him with energy all you can do is beat him with energy i have no doubt we'll see it hear a couple on diamonds and.

This match his favorite catchphrase absolutely very vocal player tardio starting us off there's that drive we've we saw earlier from rhett meyer yeah high percentage of those those four hands on the third shot or drives from him look at that wrist that was that was very slippery uh the dink left a little.

High but not too high and gave tardio with the full extension wrist misdirect just such a high level shot from gabe that's what we have kind of been accustomed to seeing out of retina and tardio retime driving it tardio just coming forward putting on the pressure and staying in.

That attack mode i'm just gonna stop being surprised chad a little ambitious there from tardio he's trying to cover all 40 feet of that one yeah several feet off the kitchen line going with the uh the bounce ground stroke speed up there julian arnold wagging his finger to the booth saying no no no.

And we're trying to get the ball back from three courts over when it bounced off of cardio's forearm yes as i mentioned i do believe caught the other way yes it is the first time oh good we're we're going to get there we're going to get there it's taking a full suckle but now avern.

And arnold their chance to serve brent myantardio jumping ahead early 3-0 nice look there on the uh shake and bake as we mentioned in the pregame expecting to see it that move from arnold he's going to be all over the court very quick player a little too big on that swing with a.

Nice counter from gabe tardio off of the stuff i'll navern lefty drive yeah tario did a good job of not trying to go back cross court there to a burn while he was still back behind arnold and his movement like a little bit of indecision from raven there on that shorter ball sometimes it's hard with that shorter.

Ball that's not sitting up you want to drive it but you can't guardio pulling that trigger cross court almost looked like a vern was maybe even looking for a possible ernie there as he stepped over to his right great return from stefan tougher tougher ball to drive there hard deep return gets on you quickly.

Good disguise from arnold great hold little loop on that back swing with a relatively plain dink from travis rettenmeier and julian arden know exactly what to do with that ball good spot from tardio not trying to do too much with it just taking a little bit of pace off putting it behind arnold.

Tardio again really looking for that attacking ball staying short and counter-attacking down at the feet of arnold nice exchange from the fellas there little pep in a step there for julian arnold.

Energy so important to his game nice hold there from julian arnold with the mid-paced attack kind of getting gave tardio off balance and deciding to go with the lob which was definitely not his first choice we had our first on diamond right there all of it being a smaller one too good of a read from tardio.

Sliding over to take that middle typically you see the forehand sliding over and taking that middle but tardio was seeing more of it very capable of generating power yes and in that specific situation where julian arnold is attacking from gabe knowing that it's going to be tough.

For julian to get that ball to the right side of his body like that ball was just a fraction deep yep what so oh wow good resets from.

Arnold to keep him into that audio taking a semi semi lob yeah that was a very high level point and stefano verne definitely wants that back like i mentioned one of the best parts of his game is that clean up power but that got in the way on that one yeah oh geez better spot from arnold on that.

One just a little bit of sexy time chat yeah a little sexy hold there with the top spin from from julian arnold and the let's go come on so we're at five two two retinaer and tadio nice pressure from the fellas we've seen stefan a couple times with that little.

Half ernie with the left-handed forehand lots of power generated there uh and and the follow-up there from julian arnold a beautiful play from the boys in black oh wow nice job there very nice patience from all four players and then julian arnold changing up his spot jerked that backhand to the middle and the previous.

Point or two and took that one up the line tardio not able to counter and there's a larger one yeah that was a big one we're expecting to see that and there it is there it is he made brief eye contact with me got me excited wow phenomenal pressure way to stick with it nice scramble on the far side.

From tardio and rhett meyer but too much pressure that's all you can say and we have our first time out here in this quarter final match up we saw a one one game race to 15 from the ladies earlier this will be two out of three as we are still in the main draw vern and arnold starting to find their rhythm a little bit.

Julian moving all over the court but being able to sell a couple of nice speed ups one through the middle the other one down the line yes nice job there and and kind of what we mentioned in the pre-game has kind of been the pattern that's been going on we have stefan uh kind of.

Focusing a little bit more on dinking and counter-attacking and and julian looking to to kind of start the fire a little bit more frequently i would expect that to continue i have no idea how it stayed in and and the boys on the far side they they called it out just letting their partner.

Know and that ball dropped in i can't believe it to be honest that's what happens when you get to the big part of the court right exactly tell our students that all the time so that's one of the benefits just double checking right server now hey julian.

Tatio just just yeah we're looking to get a replay here did we get it cleaned up yeah we're going back 15 seconds is referee taking control.

Love to see it travis all right we're back after a little bit of confusion village getting his head out of the way just in time.

Wholesaling a little deep brett meyer looking to get a little fired up now vernon arnold taking the lead six five one to a real one took the step and then jumped the kitchen nice read there from the young buck.

Tardio that's great hands there because the quality of attack from julian arnold was pretty high there great hands kind of right around his belly button from travis rettenmeier and we've seen a little bit of a switch here from rhett meyer and tardio redmi now playing on the right.

Setting up in front of arnold wow nice point guys a lot of action lots of you almost think we're watching a basketball here game here with all the squeaking shoes the footwork the athleticism the movement from these guys is top-notch great slide there from stefan avern.

Knowing that tardio was coming in hot looking to be aggressive yeah didn't have much of an other option there when he's reaching in so far oh there it is nice spot there and even julian kind of even gave the bait to the middle uh looking for him to go out wide which he did and was unable to convert kind of chuckling to himself as he walks.

Back to the line and i saw that one a few times at the next gen a couple weeks ago and i didn't it is slippery as hell and it made a couple people look silly at the next gen how can you blame them uh unable to convert that time though i like hitting that shot myself but you can you can overcook it when you get a.

Little excited on it definitely uh nice move there uh with the third shot and the poach a little love from the net but he was in a good good position either way a little back and forth to vernon arnold now back up eight seven oh he's caught guardio stepping over to hit a backhand.

And julian can't believe how much court he had open uh but they do take the lead before handing the ball back to rhett meyer and cardio poor decision there on the lob as he is a couple feet off of the kitchen line would it like to see him drop that start that dink rally one more.

Time yeah even though arnold isn't the tallest player out there he's definitely got the hops fail to get up there and get that ball and the power to finish for sure great stab tennis backhand volley and the finish with the swinging forehand volley nice combination from julian arnold.

Ball back eight seven one just a very nice dipping shot there from julian arnold the spin i mean it's at travis's chest as it's crossing uh julian's own kitchen line and by the time travis is making contact with the ball it's down into shoe tops great spin.

Great execution from julian arnold we have a time out from rhett meyer and tardio the boys in black of vern and arnold will be serving in this game one of the quarter-final match at 9-7 have seen that offensive pressure the second half of this game won from stefan avern.

And julian arnold it is it's quite an onslaught and it's not easy to weather that storm when they get hot with their with their driving and they're dropping their poaching and their their quick hands at the kitchen see if red meyer and cardio.

Can get a these next two points for a quick side out without any more damage done better place lob from rhett meyer a little more height yeah you can you can tell from the person that they're lobbing reaction if if it was well disguised or or if they're already you know halfway to the baseline probably.

Shouldn't have lobbed that one he definitely caught julian arnold a little confused there not quite enough acceleration on the change of direction and just sat up too much from a vern for sure i i told you that that is one of the parts of his games he's working on is those creating the offense from the kitchen.

Tried it there unsuccessfully so oh wow great spot from retina great pull from travis there after an incredibly patient point from all four players getting back within one nice pressure and communication from stefan avurn and julian arnold there.

Keeping their opponents in the back of the court wow so beautifully played from julian arnold there as you can see julian has a little bit more take back and a little bit more going on on some of his dinks and and and some previous tournaments i think that's got him in trouble with some dink errors and.

We have not seen that yet chad he's doing a much better job of cleaning up those loose errors on the dinks i think the uh the control with his footwork has been a lot better as well usually he's moving a little too much right and and we know sometimes that take back can give a little disguise on the attacks but great job by him uh.

Cleaning up that part of his game to have a few less uh loose errors great hands and i like the initial speed up from gabe tardio there but just too much on the hands from andy almo julian arnold and that brings us to game points for raven and arnold 10 8.

Nice counter gabe tardio getting partner getting them pumped up there able to stave off that game point getting the ball back with the chance to get this thing tied up nice combination there julian arnold with the beautiful speed it up clean it up he did not need his partner for that combination he did it.

All himself uncharacteristic drive error from rhett meyer yeah i think he's he's looking for that inside and going for a little bit of a tight window opened up that front shoulder a little bit too much we've got another game point for avon and arnold wow.

Great job by the boys in black good hands good control and a nice overhead finish and fired up from julian arnold so avern and arnold taking game one 11 8 we're gonna take a quick break and we'll be back here to the app beer city open from grand rapids michigan.

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Of this men's pro doubles quarterfinal vernon arnold taking game one eleven eight interesting i don't dislike it but probably not the right ball to do it on i'd probably say i disliked it it was very ambitious very ambitious but yes absolutely chad i think the the.

Difference here is we saw red meyer and tardio in complete control against the romanian towers playing patient picking their spots and they are a little bit more on their heels in this matchup with the boys in black arnold's done a very good job of disguising his speed ups but also they're setting the point up very well.

I missed it nice counters there yes i think you're exactly right chad i think about six months ago we would have seen arnold pulling triggers quicker now he's waiting two or three more dinks waiting for a little bit better opportunity and as you can see in game one that's paying off another.

Unforced error from rhett meyer a little a little down on himself there smacks his hip with his paddle there we go makes up for that mistake with a nice deep shot there but uh going back to what you were talking about with julian arnold and hitting three four more things you in order to sell that speed up you have to.

Set a baseline of what your motion's going to be with your dink if you dink once and then speed it up not a whole lot of setup there absolutely true i like that baseline comment a little too much there yeah it's tough when you're in that offensive mindset as a poacher and they.

Are able to neutralize at your feet it's so difficult to pull back and try to hit a soft shot there perfect example of it wow so good there the scramble able to hit four five six maybe even seven.

Scramble shots get themselves to the kitchen neutralize the point and then pick up a great opportunity for a ernie from stefano vern well played nice way to get in nice job there from gabe tardio putting pressure forward with his court positioning creating an offensive opportunity.

We had rhett meyer say finally after he hit that one it's been pretty tough to get balls past avon and arnold come on now a couple of quick points yeah i think i think julian might have changed his mind on his spot there cost him nice job there tardio kind of bouncing.

Around and choosing to step left to look for a forehand beautiful shot at his hip from julian arnold let's go nice spot good pressure uh travis rettmeyer did a nice job on that initial ball by uh julian arnold but just too much offense there on the subsequent two shots.

And i was watching arnold's body language in in that point he was just so relaxed and so smooth with that not trying to get too big and not trying to create too much you hear him say no you just missed the easy one a lot of the times when you get in those fast exchanges and then that slower ball comes back.

It's hard to try and give it enough to get back over the net when you've been used to giving it so little for sure direction by tadio yes he's uh the kids got some slippery stuff and he showed it right there catching julian arnold uh very much.

Creating some imbalance from him with his deception a little different ball from arnold trying to speed that one up he'd been doing a great job of keeping that ball in front and then that one just getting a little deeper not as easy to get over the net thank you for joining.

Oh my us what a point i mean chad some of the the athleticism and the explosiveness and these scramble points is pretty impressive out here wouldn't you say that and the body control i mean they're moving at full pace and these balls are twisting and coming into the hips rent mine had a great get off of the hip.

Unfortunately that one that one there screening tardio from the from the overhead but it's tough to get these balls past these guys no no for sure nice adjustment from stefan looking for the ernie and decides he just went from the ernie look to the step back inside out for hand top spin rip no big deal.

Just a quick little adjustment there chad well i think he uh he went against the ernie because there's a little bit of indecision from brett meyer and tardio thinking that ball might go out with the indecision and land it in yes great adjustment by him there's that put away power from stefan avern.

Uh very similar to tyler loong uh kind of similar to that same same whippy action exactly so that ball goes up to those left-handers it's night night about 98 of the time but he set that up very well with the region he didn't try to do too much with it just chose the right spot then we see any on any old banana.

It's a banana ball right there not only does he have topspin he has side spin keeping that ball out of the strike zone of red meyer no chance for him there unwinding the stack beautiful drive we're seeing arnold now playing with a new yola paddle got a couple there from avern and arnold nice run to get to.

Same exact pattern uh red meyer neutralized those better but the let tape on the last ball sealed sealed his fate i was just about to say that the difficulty changes with this one because you got a vernon arnold lefty-roddy combination when we saw them earlier against the.

Big romans though that same ball was working because it was going to left foot of eddie right right drawing andre over now you've got the two forehands tougher to keep that that middle ball but so i think we see that obviously arnold is the alpha here but the fact that stefan is left-handed it takes a little bit of pressure off of julian.

Having to cover so much he doesn't have to come over yeah so it's maybe it's 60 40 instead of you know one-third two-thirds which is a big deal good exchange from retina mile yeah great counter and a nice job after that initial backhand counter to get over to that that right side for the.

Forehand put away on the next ball not always easy to do good reach in from tadio catching aven coming back into the court yeah very nice job there by gabe tardio with rhett meyer out wide tardio if he held his position would had a backhand there he slid over with travis so that he could get a forehand and he was rewarded.

That returned sailing just a little deep so now retina and tardio creeping back within one oh tadio just said nice stop nice shot stupid you could have said a lot worse very much so very much so but.

Oh wow tough you're trying to make a little bit of a run here yes unforced error missing that drive deep and then you try to make up for it and push too hard and miss the next ball i think that's exactly what happened chad there it is and a very nice job by stefan reverend we've seen him.

Step over to his left no his right a couple times to look for that forehand a much different look than a right-hander over there who is sliding to catch the backhand i like that one two one two punch stephon sped it up arnold was there to finish it bad luck there from tardio even though i do think his decision.

There was a little bit questionable rewarded with the let tape but uh yeah tough one seven five two avon and arnold in the lead good patience from renmer and tadio tario with the quick flick through the middle yes very nice job by tardio not giving.

Away too much too early not giving his opponents a head start and able to find that middle that was a much much better compose point there exactly exactly so it wasn't no no forcing uh waiting for an opportunity seeing it and going for it and that's when they're at their best.

For sure nice put away there from cardio travis rettenmeier and tardio's ear letting him know he enjoyed that let's get it going right here see if they can do it oh where's he going yeah that's a good question i was was about to say they're doing a.

Much better job of setting the points up tario getting a little ambitious there hoping that he jammed avon but unfortunately going back behind tardio that's a very nice dink there penetrating linear dink with spin uh i wouldn't say that arnold wasn't there.

For it but that combination of uh spin and pace a little too much for him to handle now we're all tied up at seven apiece so that was actually set up by rhett meyer there with a good penetrating dick dink pushed avon off of the kitchen and then tario able to catch him while he was.

Still back wow nice job great ernie from stefan but red meyer right there with the backhand counter high level point from the fellas there and we have a lead of 9-7 for tardio and rhett meyer game two good roll from arnold.

Yes very good roll from arnold rhett meyer with the with the stab but not in his strike zone couldn't come up with it we have a timeout on the court seven nine one with avern and arnold serving so quick mention for some upcoming tournaments here on.

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And the prize money jumping up to 60 000 now from 35. that's not the one and he kind of changed up his pattern there went with a few middle dinks instead of that cross-court dink battle with tardio but definitely think he probably should have dinked at least one more there chad yeah definitely needed to set that up a.

Little a little longer wow great rip there nice hold uh for the inside in red meyer leaning a little bit towards his middle favoring his backhand julian able to get it to his right side good hands from rhett maya yes i agree because i think that the uh the speed up from tardio put travis in a little bit of a tough spot and he bailed himself.

Out nicely there tardio with the paddle flip right after that error said it all taking a timeout interesting the offensive timeout at 982 after a when we had a timeout just a few points ago i wonder if cardio saw something and it looks like he might have because he goes right to the chair.

Sits down and starts chatting with his partner about a possible strategy to finish out this game too yeah he uh he took a double take for for the score there and then re-asked for it and took a quick timeout and it looks like quite an intense conversation from those two right now.

Let's see what they come up with again tadio an up-and-coming junior travis retmire only been in the sport for about 10 months but a long time competing at the high level on the tennis circuit so that experience transitions over here ottawa.

Perfect example of turning defense into offense i would have liked to see navern or arnold kind of create an angle a little bit more there instead of trying to hit it harder through the middle of the court and we've got game points.

Unfortunately trying to scrape a couple back here nice job there and we saw three or four points ago chad uh rhett meyer not ready for that inside out forehand from arnold very much ready for it that time good adjustment probably hitting an outball but you.

Wanted to hit it just to be sure anyway just padding those stacks chad you know he wants the winner not the air uh stuff on committing to that ernie and unable to hit it as he wished he could have so happened potential game point here arnold's staving off that one right here right here and diamond.

And a slight stare down too which we like to see not not the four the four stare downs that dave weinbach gave yesterday but you know oh oh no the net got involved even though julian shot was going to be pretty pretty good either way uh net sealed the deal and they could not close it out again.

Let's see the boys in black can tie this thing up oh and that's one of the two needed to tie it up 9-10-1 game two men's quarterfinal match men's pro doubles.

Oh good try from stefan he had quite a bit of rotation on that ball quite a bit of top spin but couldn't quite get it down expression looking back at us there i can't believe that ball landed in yeah it did so one for two on that uh on that far sideline for stephon avern.

We're all tied up oh good read by trenton maya yeah so i think julie might want to fix his spot on that uh third shot drive the last two times he's gone to that retina forehand or travis uh very ready for it so we're all tied up village ends.

Oh wow we have an incorrect server at 10-10-1 now serving 10-10-22 trying to slide to his right to open up that forehand and and stefan was not late on his slide it was just a perfect spot from gabe tardio on that backhand poke and there we have game two wow for.

Retina and tadio i tell you what the defense is on point for toddy on retime with those arnold and avon overheads chad what the hell you got to do to win a point around here i mean my goodness i mean they're hitting it clean i really want to hit it as hot yeah maybe so start changing it up in some way shape or form we'll be back with game three.

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back here in beautiful grand rapids michigan at the 2022 app beers city open sponsored by ahc hospitality for game three of this quarterfinal men's pro doubles match between 12th seed steppen avon and.

Julian arnold taking on travis rhett meyer and gabriel tardio vernon arnold taking game one eleven eight rhett mario of brett my antario coming back taking game two 12-10 and a little sorry didn't mean to hit you.

But but i used the net anyway yeah you usually when you apologize you fist pump when you're walking back to the to the kitchen line to serve sorry i'm not sorry sorry not what's sorry confirmation there on the call i think gabriel tardio knew very tough there for arnold looking straight down on the ball.

Good job by avern to uh come through with the call there uh always helps when your partner helps you in those tough spots yeah i was just about to say retina and toddy are doing a much better job now staying out of the middle nice job there great job by stefan showing a little emotion as well we see.

It all the time from julian arnold but stefan a relatively stoic player getting pumped up on that one so you mentioned chad that we are in a quarterfinal match here the winner will move on to the semis and will play decal bar and jw johnson quite familiar with deco bar aren't you mr stone a little bit.

Just a little had some good runs with the big man just died on julian as he went to speed it up also going over the high part of the net which is also diff always difficult hey there's the angle yeah the loose arm angle there uh it's been it's been a.

Tall task for any of the four players to put the ball away at the kitchen line when their opponents are back at the baseline great scramble from the guys but uh the the angle and the pace uh too much for travis there nice put away from julian oh.

Tried a little bit of spin caught the net travis trying to keep the youngster tardio who like we said is certainly um see him out here on the app tour but nice job there but like you mentioned travis rettenmeier been a lot of big spots in his sports career i am not sure.

Tardio has been as many so keeping him positive keeping him pumped up is gonna be key to their success in this game three two one two yeah it's unfortunately sometimes age wears down the body but age is also a good thing when it comes to experience and being able to stay composed in a.

Pressure situation for sure he's got his little floppy hair going all over the place he's just bouncing around smacking balls fantastic job i gave with the quick hands on that point very under pressure yes that was a little uncomfortable but i kind of but i kind of liked it too so you know.

But excellent job from arnold applying the pressure and sticking with it you go julian his motto beat him with energy so far so good uh in game three uh tied up at 2-2 but they are serving on a one see if they can get a little lead here.

Ball sailing just deep breath my doing an excellent job starting that speed up into a vern tardio there to add apply a little bit more pressure yeah it's definitely a little steamy out there chad as you can see from stefano vern looking like myself a little bit i don't think there's a dry spot on his.

Body i would say that uh he's a little more chiseled underneath no no no chat chat no no no no no absolutely not i think we look the exact same you should check out stefan's instagram he's got some steamy picks on there if i filled in for him no one would know the difference i promise you.

We're 2-2-2 here all twos in game three all been here we've all been there just keeping it going i don't know how he got one of those balls back from arnold i'm not taking it on the half volley just flicking it and rhett my there flicking it low and.

Hard with pace and the stab just a crazy point there so yeah this is some high quality stuff chad we have speed ups we have resets we have dinking and as i mentioned before just in case the viewers can't hear at home this sounds like an nba basketball match.

The footwork and the squeegee screeching of the shoes the athleticism full display in this match wow great pressure from gabe tardio stepping up driving in and then closing it off just pushing avon back with each ball there until he was off balance and a great job sticking with it as you mentioned tough.

Defense out here nobody is finishing in one shot you better be ready to hit several if you want to win the point just out oh gabe gabe knew it he kind of did the the pre come on but he knew he pushed it a little wide and he did as the replay shows i thought we were gonna get a double.

Ernie right there kind of leaning toward the oni as well good change of direction from tadio as arnold was trying to slide over cover that hole in the middle and he says how i do think even though he was sliding to the middle he did have his legs underneath him he knew it right when he hit it.

It's always tough to miss that return you're giving away a free point way to come back across the body of tardio there by arnold that quick explosiveness getting all over that ball oh good eye there stefan leaving that inside out forehand dink a little bit high crashing back to.

The middle to counter attack but unable to keep it in the court so rhett meyer and tardio trying to gain a couple back here good move by tario going spin to spin there arnold and tardio getting more and more open face on that cross-court exchange.

Podio choosing to change direction good spot to drive catching a vern coming across the court in that stack yeah exactly right stefan had a decent look with the forehand there but his legs were not underneath him nice hold and flip with the inside out i think that travis was definitely looking.

For that ball to be put to the middle which arnold has done several times so far in this match a nice switch of spots from julian so renmar and tardio are able to get one back oven and lead a vern and arnold leading 5-4 make that 6-4.

As we'll switch ends nice crash and forward from stefan and doing a nice job of extending that paddling getting it to the middle not hooking it over to rhett and meyer's backhand side which i think he would have been more ready for so both games have been won from the end closest to us here retina.

And tardio now going to finish heading that way a little early it seemed like the wind was somewhat of a factor but it's kind of died off now yeah it has we can we can see the wind sox moving a little bit but nothing like they were earlier chad is crunch time here this has been a.

Very highly contested match throughout uh no no uh extended leads uh in any of the games really from all the players has been very back and forth and i expect more of the same to close out this game three yeah i think tardio and and rhett meyer need to establish that point.

Move the ball around a little bit show a little bit more patience and then with arnold and avern to close this out arnold's got to stay in that dink a little longer like he was earlier set it up and then use that excellent speed up or change of direction that he has a little unlucky with the net.

It gives and it taketh away the net everyone's everyone's friend until it isn't better spot from rhett and meyer avon just getting a little too big trying to counter-attack yet and never easy especially in that down the line exchange to let those.

Balls go out even when they're sailing very long nice eye from travis nice job a couple times there of stefan avern counter-attacking from a little bit too far back in the court a few feet off the kitchen line like to see him get up a little bit tighter yeah that last one just a little.

Too big it was almost like a wet noodle being swung trying to come from that big oh catch and release tardio with this scorpion yeah tardio with the downy soft block and then a a fantastic little sneaky speed up in the.

Catch and release the flinger there from julian arnold always an issue any time anyone can fling it cardio even yelling at him what the hell was that just too good of an overhead yeah absolutely and some nice little deceptive roll soft.

Shots from julian i think cardio thought he was going to speed one of those up got gabe off of balance and able to get a lob reward to put away the next ball wow great pressure from the men in black sustained pressure we mention it so many times it takes three four six eight of those powerful aggressive shots to win.

And that's what it took there nice out in front stab volley from travis rettenmeier crashing through jump in the kitchen there to finish for avon it's unbelievable too because i think travis shot was going to land in the.

Kitchen he's going to land in the kitchen and steph on after the third shot drop aggressively coming forward great court coverage from him to get the ernie look potentially a little too close to the lawn that was the only thing yeah i mean it's unbelievable arnold trying to set up that inside out.

Forehand dink to be able to hit that flick down the line but tardia recognized it the hands out here chad unbelievable and a big old andiamo there my man julian arnold beat him with energy baby okay i think gabe had it there he had julian in a tough spot.

Just clipped the tape and just like that is it is it nine five no that was just five eight five six oh it's quiet out so no point out no no point scored by that right there i appreciate eddie uh in my ear there the production team eddie and webby letting me know that's how pickleball.

Works you get two serves you do not convert a point it will be a side out thank you eddie so a quick timeout here the leave from bret meyer and tardio after their quick side out avon and arnold looking to close this one out up 8-5 yes that was a very big deal chad uh not.

Giving up a point uh while rhett meyer and tardio were serving so they get the ball back with a three-point lead in game three fellas coming back on court now well i see that julian no no stefan and travis are the sweaters on their team.

Uh gabe tardio the kid he doesn't even have a so uh simone here next to the booth saying he's from bolivia and bolivia is like 120 degrees so this feels like sweatshirt weather oh nice patience holding on yes the dink on the line and.

Travis doing a great job of being patient and slapping that forehand around the post nice put away and just like that tardy on retmire serving again still at five eight a little early lob there kind of crazy that he jumped that early and was able to still comfortably get back in and.

Return that ball but an excellent disguised love from gabe tardio i think that one was much more balanced and uh disguised the difference between a couple of the earlier ones in the match absolutely that's exactly what i was about to say myself now retinmar and tadio chad who wants it here getting a couple.

Back lots of side outs here at the end of this game three who is going to take control we will find out soon wow fortunate there with the let go going from the fence to the kitchen like a rocket youth that's exactly right he went he did go from the fence to the kitchen and was only a foot or two from.

The line when he made contact with that speed up got another timeout here this time from avon and arnold so rhett maritadio able to get three back here and now we're tied eight eight so that was a nice little fun fact there from simone jargin bolivia the home country of gabriel.

Tardio and i didn't know it was very hot in bolivia now i know chad you know are we on a one here we are on a two we're on two eight eight two okay we're on a two so a little a little bit with the usa pickleball national championship.

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Golden ticket silver and bronze put into the lottery and we're back at eight eight two for rhett meyer and tardio oh it's an eight eight one you were right i was right you were right great shots yes good hands from all players nice speed ups there good extension there from stefan on the uh.

Ball right before the put away from julian excellent job there of the extension and the spin down if he we've seen a little little change of pace there adding more spin we've seen red meyer's hands if he blasts that ball you know it's coming back great adjustment from stefan.

Please visit our village which is perfect spot from arnold sold it with that big back swing keeping them guessing and then spinning it up into bretmayer's body yes i i really like julian's frequencies he is not going to.

The same spot too much and not allowing oh retime wanting that one back i think he hit an outball there earlier in the point as well but when the ball's going this fast i mean unbelievable yes unbelievable firefight i i don't i don't blame them at any way shape or form for that hitting of the outball the.

The ball is flying around the court so we're at match point here 10-8-1 for avon and arnold and there it is a vernon arnold taking this one in three 11 8 10 12 11 8 over travis renmer and gabriel tadio we're gonna take a quick break and be back here with post match.

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Doubles match so you decided to take it to three you wanted a little bit more tv time um tardio and rhett meyer kind of switched up a little bit toward the mid of game two there push you a little bit deeper uh what did you do going into game three to kind of correct that um you know i just think we stay.

Positive with each other i think we kind of maintained the same game plan that we had been doing all uh all match um when i get to game threes i like to tell myself uh this little mental game of like we're just we're just playing a mini game to six let's let's get to six get the side switch and then take it from there so uh you.

Know we're not trying to bite off more than we can chew so uh taking it one point at a time just playing smart pickleball but uh also aggressive pickleball because that's kind of our style we both love the drive and crash um but yeah i think we both just uh held our cool and.

Made a few less errors than they did yeah and along with that aggressive style of play obviously julian trying to take three quarters of the court you being the lefty sliding over do you ever try to say hey you know just let me take some of those balls in the middle i mean i think what i love with julian.

Is that we could kind of do go back and forth so if it's working that way i'm encouraging encouraging him to keep doing it but we could i could also slide over and he knows exactly what to do so it's awesome playing with like a well-rounded player like that i will say there was one point travis hit a ball that looked like it.

Was a drop that was going to bounce halfway inside the kitchen but you took it as as an ernie how early was that decision so i actually did the exact same thing the match before that so it was still in my head i just thought it was going out so i played it safe but i could have probably put it away right there and.

There well are you going to say something that's why the reason i'm taking three-fourths of the court is because half the time he's standing over here in the green or earning something so it works out well i think i can't ernie so i'm too small i can barely jump i just run now you've.

Got the hops i mean honestly that's that's the cut off the corner of the kitchen right there well jillian stefan congratulations we hope to see you back here on center court number two a little bit later we're gonna take a quick break when we return for some more men's doubles action here at the.

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Match no no chad this is senior this is senior pro oh no oh wait a second this is our senior pro men's doubles gold medalist dave weinbach and dean gingrich from yesterday qualifying for the men's pro draw as well so we've got riley de hart and rapha.

Hewitt taking on dave weinbach and dane gingrich yes the lefties uh hewitt and de hart and chad this is a little bit of an interesting situation you don't see the the senior pros mix in too frequently into the pro draw and this is a tough spot for ryler de hart and rafa hewitt because they're playing seniors and you don't.

Want to lose and the thing is this one this is pickleball anything can happen and two they're very good so uh the fact that well it's a gingrich online pucker not no slouches whatsoever uh definitely a tough spot uh for for hewitt and de hart here we only just saw weinbach take this make the switch over to.

Senior pro the last couple of years a year and a half two years ago yeah it hasn't been long at all yo he did win a uh us open pro i think in 2018 yeah i think that is correct and yeah at the beginning of my career i played dave quite a bit and he he got me the the.

First few times i started to to switch the tables a little bit but i've done a decent amount of losing to dave weinbach uh especially early in the career and the man is he's got some hands on him so uh the combination of him and dan giegrich uh is definitely uh no no slouches on the pickleball court into hardin hewitt have their.

Hands full and this race to 15. so we don't typically see two lefties with the heart and hewitt nice job there of the uh we'll call them the young bucks in this situation hewitt and de hart uh kind of forcing dan gingrich to bend there and get down lower than he wanted to created the dink air in the net.

Yeah i think they're the hot and hewett they need to move that ball around like they just did and then almost right on cute is gonna be the one that's gonna step in and put that ball away oh for sure rafa hewitt known as an aggressive player some great success in mlp the first mlp.

Of the year winning with team blqk 25 000 for him nice little backhand poke there from dave weinbach one of his favorite shots on that left side so de hot and hewitt picking up two weinbach and gingrich now trying to get a couple back.

Dave just missing that one one nice casual smooth counter attack from riler to heart on that initial speed up from dave weinbach slippery very smooth didn't try to do too much with it just a little slide of the paddle from dane gingrich we saw that a few times.

From him and his men's and a mix of doubles the previous two days a little disappointed in himself there kind of coming across across the body a little too much missing it in the net yeah i think that's those two dink airs more than we saw the previous two days combined from dane.

It happens weinbach's still having a little bit of power behind that forehand yeah and he kind of switches over he takes the shoulders and below a little more of a sweeping top spin shot kind of goes with the pancake punch for that put away but does get a decent amount of power on that shot.

A little unlucky off the tape there threw off rider to hart's rhythm oh good exchange there hewitt reading the down the line and then the heart there to put it into weinbach's chest nice job there of going soft there from.

Dave weinbach don't think the power was there but i do believe that ryder to heart thought he was going to speed that up the switch to soft created the air thinking is typically an issue in pickleball we start overthinking nice hands there from the senior pros well we we won't.

Even cover them they're the pros in this tournament they are the pros and they showed it right there crows are pros nice deep return difficult to get the lift needed on that low spinny return.

nice pressure from dave and dane so we see the the differences in weinbach and gingrich's game weinbach is a lot more explosive at times gingrich very composed and hits through the ball smoothly both effective styles.

Dane was uh right on that one ryler to heart with the lefty speed up to the middle i think dane was where he needed to be but couldn't convert i had to overcook it a little bit oh good try there nice nice first volley there from dane gingrich rafa hugh with a fantastic top spin drive there.

So ryler to heart we we have uh we saw travis rhett meyer earlier good buddies with rider to heart from their tennis days i believe they both live in sarasota florida in florida and often team up in these men's pro events both lefties have uh one for rafa and one for de hart now have been ready for.

That dane gingrich line speed up i think that's it's a little uncommon to see a lefty being on the left there so potentially gingrich still playing it like he's got a righty in front of him good reach in from ruffa hewitt nice job there dink left a little high hewitt knew what to do with it yes you're exactly right chad you got to.

Mix up your spots a little bit on those on those lefties always tricky the the patented weinbach no no no don't you dare touch that we've all uh heard it one too many times or maybe more than once too many great job from dane gingrich with the paddle manipulation there makes roth i.

Think he's going middle dave weinbach there to clean it up the speed it up clean it up combo we've talked so much about the reach from one from gingrich just sells that holds it out in front no movement and a slight slip of the wrist nice job there with ryler to heart putting that.

Forehand attack kind of up in the grill of dane weinbach who slapped a backhand but unable to get a good pace on that shot good spot from the hot that's right dave was loaded up kind of committed to the backhand there tried to get that back around to the forehand side but just took it in the took it in.

The hip oh the twina that's cheeky second one we've seen today oh good try yes so we had edin lika earlier with the tweener rafa there a beautiful tweener dropped it right in the kitchen unable to get forward though oh good ball movement from weinbach and.

Gingrich and then weinbach a little lean in flick thank you i think he caught the floppy hat caught the floppy hat caught the brim that's part uh protected from the sun but uh part of the issue with wearing the floppy hat might catch it yes that's a great sell we talked about.

Them being on those first two lines great hold and hook there from dane gingrich up the middle rafa getting caught with his feet still moving hard to reach in to the kitchen and take that ball if you're not set so weinbach and gingrich jumping forward to.

It up jumping up to a 6-4 lead we're looking at the replay now bob unitch unable to see it and it's so close and we're a little bit blocked we're a little bit blocked by ryler's elbow i'm not sure what the call is there it's too tough bomb unitach not.

Seeing the call i i uh rather to heart back here saying that it was good there's no there's no replay anyway here so we can only take a look out of it we can't really can't really affect what happens on the court no.

Replay challenge available at this event a little frustration showed from hewitt and de hart here perfect time for a side switch at 8-4 see if they can regain their composure always tough to come back from uh a questionable call or something that doesn't go your way but you have to put it past you and refocus.

Well we spoke about it earlier too with these one to 15 matches oh we got a little chat oh here we go here we go we're gonna stop talking some choice words out there the word cheat being thrown around yes and nobody likes to hear that one uh but what i what i was saying before that.

Little altercation um those games these games to 15 if you start kind of getting on the back foot a little bit far too hard to get your rhythm back here so the heart and hewett having to flush it change up their strategy a little bit.

Weinbach and gingrich have been able to move that ball around keep the heart and view it spread out oh stare down dave weinbach unfortunately that is not the way to change the strategy against dave weinbach probably one of the best guys still on tour that can guess correctly where the ball is going yes.

The anticipate and slap at that counter uh we've seen it for years from dave oh the slippery little little rabbit show click it shoulder roll it shoulder wiggle waggle and uh weinbach there for the put away so weinbach and gingrich now up 10 4. so i don't know how he didn't get caught.

I thought so he did two is that weinbach took that ball out of the air and then tapped his paddle in the kitchen hewitt kind of picking up on that as well chad this is spicy right now it's a little slight a little bit of controversy but uh i did hear the paddle tap.

But my question to you is once that paddle taps and you lift it up you've re-established instantly but uh at any time within the motion whether before or after when you're hitting a ball out of the air if the paddle touches part of the kitchen its fault oh okay.

I've only been playing on tour for five years oh now we have a possible hinderance oh this is oh this is getting real spicy so dave weinbach defends the a or hits the atp and says let's go and it is defended by rafa hewitt a possible hindrance call.

So yeah it's it's a hard one let's go whether they take it as let's go i got that ball or let's go to gingrich to put that ball away right uh so i guess it could be uh construed as partner communication but chad i'll just flat out say i don't think that it was.

In this in this regard um i'm i'm peacekeeper in this situation ryler asking weinbach to be honest we definitely have some chippiness going on here bob unitaic and rafa hewitt still jawing over on the sideline about a possible hindrance call i would have to say i was not expecting this.

I kind of was because it's it's kind of snowballing now it's it's it's going from one to two to three now we have backhands in the middle oh man this is getting heated very heated all right so weinbach and gingrich up 13-4 and we've still got the chipping.

Going away back and forth a little wide from weinbach located behind clips oh they avoided letting them get to 14. so this this game still very much in play see if they can make run can if a it was a good opportunity to start got.

What he wanted on that initial ball good stab there by gingrich so i'm just just thinking about the difference between pickleball and baseball uh if i was playing baseball with weinbach right now he'd probably already had a ball in his ear hole right uh pickleball's a little different baseball play is it kind of quick to uh.

Yeah strike back yes i know exactly what you're saying two very nice drives uh lefty drives there from riler to heart and two missed first volleys from dave weinbach so four turns to six and they are still serving on the far side see if they can close that gap a little bit more yeah hewitt hewitt and de hart just.

Can't let this get to them they've already uh after the first one gave away a quick couple of points the second one kind of got to him as well now they have to try not to do trying not to do too much sure and that's not always easy uh they have both have an extensive sports background in.

Tennis and i'm sure have been in much more dicey spots than this one so maintaining composure and finding a way to dig out of it they should be able to accomplish that but it's tough sometimes when it rains it pours especially a couple different controversies here this quick game to 15.

Good hands on both teams there weinbach getting a couple of quick stabs yes especially the last one from dave sounded like gingrich hit the ball but he just hit his backside as he was coming as he was coming back yeah looking for the behind the back on a nice counter attack from ryler to heart that was a better swing from the heart.

Taking it early out in front hitting through trying not to come down on that one too much compact controlled and pace good spin from weinbach rafa here with a nice with a nice woo.

There and a little little jawing holding extending holding that finger up in the air for several seconds still going with it there it is there it is we talked about it earlier patented weinbach there don't you dare touch that.

Weinbach also the one we were talking about earlier that likes to say out once you've already hit it welcoming sponsors campus palace a national palace solutions provider well disguised by gingrich nice combination little shoulder waggle like we've seen a few times for him mixing up his spots.

Nicely good combination that brings up match point for weinbach and gingrich perhaps a little bit of frustration coming from the heart on that one but weinbach and gingrich taking this one 15-8 and moving on we're going to take a.

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