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Championship Sunday for the OS first North Carolina open and it's just an absolutely perfect day to grab a paddle and a pickleball and head Uptown for the fastest growing sport in America as we take on the great state of North Carolina at lifetime in Charlotte I'm kimberwood alongside Senior Pro pickleball player.

Dave Fleming and Championship Sunday is bound to be a good one some big time names hitting our schedule today yes a tremendous slate you always wonder how is it gonna work out we've had some upstarts getting into that women's double scratch Keena and strapment good for them they are going to put on a show for us later and we're starting out with.

The dudes and it's bed versus Tyson and this is gonna be something else with men's singles the singles is two out of three the doubles three out of five until to get to mix which will play two out of three well now you're gonna look at Championship Court I mean this is the play place to be it's been rocking all weekend long North Carolina and.

Specifically Charlotte loves their pickleball over 920 total participants in this tour stop the ninth on the carvana PPA tour but you mentioned it you can see the mullet Rd flow and that's the man Tyson McGuffin one of the best singles players in the world facing off against another amazing singles player at Federico stackstrued yeah.

Stack streets had a great run in singles to start the year he's got a gold and three Silvers and would like to add another goal there's the good luck at the man from Argentina now lives down in Florida terrific player in this really added that singles to his doubles game has been making a mark there as well Federico stack screwed rocking the.

Number one seed there's already been a title actually just the last time we played singles competition with Selkirk Red Rock open and Batman won Tyson McGuffin trying to Loop that in is stacked screwed and you mentioned it we're playing best two of three games to 11 points here.

Tyson McGuffin one of the most electrifying men in all of sport not just because of the mullet it helps but because of that quick feat for the man from Washington originally out of Lake Chelan now Coeur d'Alene Idaho and what a great job of covering that open court and Tyson is going to be having a conversation with the crowd this entire.

Match he'll be barking later for sure and he wants to get them behind him these two have only faced off get this twice in their careers and what also might surprise those who know them is Federico Stack Street has won both of those matchups yeah they've been very tight he won 8-11 13 11 12 10.

That's how close this has been in the past we'll see if we get another barn burner here today ice McGuffin just 33 years of age facing off against the 27 year old and stackstrued Stack Street has two PPA gold medals the first came in 2022 and Atlanta versus Rafa Hewitt in the final that was fun we.

Had fed versus Rafa but pickle a little different yeah so you must have the serve to win the point if you're new to pickleball one glad to have you here a little passing shot for Tyson McGuffin yeah he talks about he loves to hit and got F1 in in the states that Ferrari forehand of his.

All right called him Carlos Seitz earlier not sure he's Charles today let me see what that Rica does so well he gets the ball down on the ground and then doesn't let you out of jail so what are some of the areas for Tyson McGuffin to look on the opposing side.

And maybe go after for Stack Street who has just been so good making it to final after Final in 2023. yeah both these guys love to hit their forehand so can you find a backhand easier said than done but nice job there of getting it on the ground and then just when you have a chance to get forward you have to both of these guys are going.

To want to get to the kitchen got to pick the right ball in the right spot so maybe explain to those new to the game of pickleball why are they trying to find that forehand because to maybe the unfamiliar eye it looks like you're getting out of position leaving so much Court to work through yeah you're going.

With the shot you trust more and in this case both these gentlemen love their forehands there are players and some of the ladies really love their backhands and we'll see that in the women's singles later today and it just gives you angles so if you run around the backhand in the corner you can pull that down the line inside in or go inside out.

Back the other way so adding a little bit of Disguise while potentially giving up some Court positioning there's the inside in thank you Tyson yeah we appreciate it this is nice hard to tell which direction he's going off that forehand side.

A little net love for Stacks dude played tennis at the University of New Orleans as well as Tennessee Wesleyan lots of open court but you gotta love the hustle from Stack Street yeah McGuffin was in a weird place earlier this year cam fighting some injuries and we wondered you know is he going to get back and he has come back.

With authority and another final here today took bronze and mixed yeah we saw him pick up double gold at the Selkirk Red Rock open played alongside Brendan long for Men's Pro doubles little cat and mouse to get your morning started yeah and Tyson would like to not.

Be the mouse next time terrific job by staxford again he held that until McGuffin either committed and by committing it can mean you didn't do anything and hit it into the Open Court Federico stack extrude working the inside out saying that's the ball right there the passing shot so if you keep getting beat by that then.

You do what doesn't sound intuitive is to return it to the forehand and that's exactly what McGuffin does there the ball just out of bounds Tyson McGuffin former tennis player picked up the game at about the age of 15 was also a former wrestler started playing pickleball back in 2015. played four or five singles to start.

Quickly one it's funny he talks about just the Journey of pickleball and it's so similar to those coming from the amateur ranks now into the professional ranks as we hit a timeout but it always just gives me just a slight smirk as he ended up going pro in just six months time played an indoor gym floor and all.

Of a sudden here he is playing in gold medal matches in 2023. these two are gonna take a break as are we foreign bracing designed for Comfort injury prevention and improved recovery.

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Yourself at carvana.com welcome back to Championship Court stack screwed up six to three over Tyson McGuffin here in game number one there's a look at this Skechers clad Tyson McGuffin flipping the hair Sony's got him on point I was gonna say he's got to flip his game here though down by three.

Yeah time in six three that's a good way to start if there's anyone that has the ability to run off a streak of points it's Tyson McGuffin no doubt about it good time out there to stop the run from staxrude what did I say.

I'm straight for McGuffin and so you you watch the inside out or the inside in beat you when you return to the back end so you think I'm gonna get him on a return to the forehand and then that happens a nice read from Federico Stack Street found the game went pro in 2021.

And has devoted so much time to the court and it showed a little hands battle do you think of Ben just has to smile he can't even do anything else I mean he's like this Point's over right there wait why are you still here Tyson that's a heck of a cut for Tyson.

McGuffin and stacksrude had the ATP and needed to take one more step I realize this is a long run but if he takes one more step instead of sliding he's got it I don't know if he had room for one more step he had the little choppy one oh and he thought he had it it's been really solid on that inside end going up the line yeah beat them.

Cleanly there had a lot of room but I think it's called out of bounds yeah there was indeed there's gonna be a challenge here I believe and these two also notorious for being great lines callers I'm gonna make this an intimate clear ly.

But nonetheless this is close enough to take a second look at now there is an interesting strategic decision here because mcguffin's already called timeout if this is not overturned he is done with challenges and timeouts for the rest of the game yeah they even just looked over at fed and said just asked again like in out and that said yeah.

Pretty sure that's out but they're gonna take another look yeah he might have one of the fans and there's a look at Pablo very very good friend to Federico Stack Street as we take a look he is his men's doubles partner there's a look at the call and Pablo Tellez was just in a final up.

Against Tyson McGuffin at the sailkirk Red Rock open yeah that was a very good day for Tyson played brilliantly against the left lead Lefty Tellez that's what we keep seeing more and more of these groups of players that either our partners or training partners are supporting each other as they advance.

And get to a stage like this and they're doing anything they can to help whether it's just a supportive smile or a couple of strategic ideas for them to add to their game so they double check this we do have a slew of Championship matches still to come here on the carvana PPA tour this Championship.

Sunday coming up next it's the women's doubles matchup then we will head to the men's doubles matches match up a rematch from the Newport Beach devil shootout close our day with women's singles so the call stands ball out of bounds Tyson loses another timeout also important note we have our mixed.

Doubles final will be played at 6 p.m Eastern on ESPN2 don't miss it it's a good response coming out of a video challenge he's found that twice now this is a scary thing do you start to shift towards that inside out and open up the line the quickest.

Shot sticks with the drop to the backhand side yeah and that is frustrated there because he hit a dynamite serve and got a short return but then couldn't get the ball down so McGuffin was in deep trouble there good recovery let's see if McGuffin can bang some deep serves and this is where is where we talk about.

Cat and mouse up at the kitchen line but there's even the adjustments from the ground strokes The Bass lines for passing shots yeah and it's all set up by the quality of the serve and the return placement so when do you start to make the shift oh and Tyson was behind in that point the entire way yeah and then Stacks.

Through and let him off the hook with a very average drop shot and you brought your opponent right up to the kitchen line and we're tied at seven and this time he makes the adjustment a great stroke from Federico stackstrued yeah because if he doesn't get enough on that McGuffin is there so that was a tough ball from stacksford off the pool.

Extension for Tyson McGuffin cannot volley the ball while stepping on or within the kitchen line so the advantage goes back to Stack Street Hey Kevin winning it from the Baseline not easily.

Done just tremendous and that's the transition tennis players have to make which is that ball he just hit in tennis would have been demolished but you have the safety of the kitchen and he dropped it in there got back in the point and then hit a beautiful forehand path 9-7 for Stack's route for video challenge.

I was gonna say a timeout called however Tyson has none remaining so they're gonna jump back out on the court because of the video challenge that did not go his Direction in terms of it being over called he lost one of his timeouts so McGuffin is acting like we're on a timeout here.

And fed goes I see what you're doing he got a half time out there somehow which I don't think we usually Dole them out in halves well he makes him pay either way yeah so if mcguffin's gonna cut that backhand to try and give himself some time it's going to sit up and then stackster is going to have a choice and.

He's here at a game point oh that was it for Tyson McGuffin a solid read he waited on the forehand out to the kitchen line but game number one goes to Federico stackstrued a great late adjustment in terms of those inside out forehands yeah really really well done there and he was dictating with his serve and then the pass were terrific.

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Welcome back to Charlotte North Carolina as we look to the road to gold for Federico Stack Street this was his path through the draw yeah Flawless didn't never go three uh Jenkins Miner had a great run there he took out Jack sock in the quarterfinals to get a chance to play fed and who's miter lost a Christian all Sean in the.

Bronze medal match so he ended up with a fourth place finish here but a real good run for Jake and McGuffin did not lose the game until a minute ago in his run to the gold medal gotta find a game here here in gold it's a good start Tyson McGuffin known for the wicked serve he possesses plenty.

Of pace on that one great location as well Works through the backhand exactly what he wanted a ball with no spin on it sitting up on the forehand just overcooked it one of my favorite fun facts about Tyson McGuffin in terms of the origin.

Story we mentioned Lake Chelan can you guess the mascot for Lake Chelan High School can't wait for you to tell us all cam I'm gonna wait until he finds a point we'll leave you hanging on the edge of your seat for now don't don't put that out there after fed just dropped a beautiful I won't do that to the mail.

Inside out there nice deflection there standing just in the middle of the court for Federico stackstrued that's such a great read by staxrude because he sees McGuffin go for the Ernie and where his paddle is looking has got to be cross-court and he just sat there didn't over sometimes people run yourself into a problem he.

Just stayed great job great start again for stacks ATP for Stacks dude and even he's pointing to his ear to hear from the crowd oh you love the ones that kiss off the tape because it goes even wider for you quick feat for stackstrued looking for a third gold medal in men's.

Pro singles Tyson getting urged from the right side of your screen yeah and I think they thought that was in and uh it was not unfortunately wife Meg sitting just in the corner there is that the moment no that's not it that's not it oh gosh you know.

Everyone's Googling it right now I want him to get involved don't throw it in the chat yet folks don't ruin it fed had exactly what he wanted there so see him earn one here and then you can drop that bomb on all of us one and it seems as if right now Federico Stacks through just perfect placement.

Well controlled at the kitchen and even from the Baseline I mean if you can't get your returns to the back edge of that Baseline you are having to either guess or read the paddle and it is a very difficult way to play singles against this guy fed is on fire here in Charlotte on fire with a 6-1 Advantage you could.

See the team Tyson McGuffin right there wife Meg on the far left of your screen let's see if they can get their guy rallied here in game number two trailing by five I don't think she's feeling it right now I'm gonna be on my phone all week.

Looks like somebody needs a little hurts TLC live you're on vacation but I don't think you're feeling it huh please your phone it's okay yeah you're good go enjoy yourself Sam you feeling it now let's go everyone needs a break sometimes she's.

Feeling it let's go thank you let's take a look at Tyson McGuffin the mountain goat and his road to gold there it is mountain goats love to see how did they get up those rocks well this is a man who needs to get his.

Mountain Goat on right now and climb the mountain because he is in a big hole here in game number two and he's already dropped game one that's one way to get going looks over to the corner this OS first North Carolina open presented by interlinks is your ninth stop on the carvana PPA tour.

I mean those are outrageous volleys from staxrude look at that right there we need to sputter out like it was so casual come on fed that's unreal you're gonna make people think that what you just did it's easy it was so casual you almost didn't notice the 360. come on.

You're usually going to get one fake swing a match from McGuffin gave it to us there but he found the backhand uh after a great return that will be the prescription for coming back here and again one of the biggest elements for singles play we always talk about the serve the return but also the.

Ability to have great lateral motion and especially have solid volleys at the kitchen line yeah if you don't punch that first ball you're just asking for trouble and they aren't the mercy of your opponent again stuck volley from Stack's room protecting that backhand side is McGuffin.

Corner trying to just find that energy this is an energy player I mean the guy he's got some Fighters over in his corner a whole lot of mountain goat and running across the court there that was impressive nice response from fed yeah great return.

Risky on the sideline caught the sideline though and then McGuffin couldn't Scamper down the next one victory just off the toe of the paddle Federico staxtered using that Perseus from Yola coming out in June three six.

Oh so much hustle but just enough touch from Stacks through and then the Kirk paddle took that you UFC Pond chair at the end October of course so another timeout taken on Championship Court Federico stacked through the number one.

Seed for men's singles action now residing in Estero Florida Trains full time former Collegiate tennis star hitting the pickleball court also potentially becoming a broadcaster based off what we saw this weekend loving the post-match interviews oh absolutely he gave us a nice little and.

Back to you yes fed we'll take it back from you out of break anytime buddy one of the great Personalities in the game actually both of these Two Fellas now hitting Championship Court appreciate the thumbs up Sir you were on TV and we got you so thank you thanks to North Carolina for packing it in here biggest tournament in North Carolina.

History here Cam and fed Stacks are playing at the top of his game we saw DJ young sitting there as well as Pablo Tay as with him just again just nice to have that friendly face we talked about the corner which is literally that corner right there for McGuffin Federico saxrude found the game of.

Pickleball through a friend that used to come to some of his tennis clinics that's where it all began that gorgeous inside out with a just such a severe angle there and stacks route is up four all right I mean Tyson it see it feels like he's.

Just one big shot away from finding some points yeah stackster just keeps painting lines he does what are you supposed to do tip your cap sometimes sometimes that sketch or cap you just gotta tip it Federico Stack Street started off this season with back to back silver medals at the Masters in JW Marriott Desert.

Ridge open yeah and then he won indoors so that's an interesting fact here and here we are back indoors in these two points from another indoor title well that's just a buttery drop right there yeah nothing because McGuffin knows if he pops it up he's dead so he's got to just ease that into.

The kitchen we're at match point match point and Championship point for Federico saxrude and another time now he's gonna make fed think about this one just an extra second I mean what's impressed you the most we we talked about it during one of the breaks but just how smooth fed is in terms of his shot selection and even.

Just contact ball to paddle yeah his movement is just effortless and he's worked really hard on that and then he can get his body to the right strike point so well and then you've got to execute though and what I mean by execute is not just the choices you make but the ball height on these passing shots if you leave it up at all you will.

Get crushed he has kept it very low above the net and it has been really really good and that is an impressive score we talked about how every game between these two had been at the most a seven or eight there's 13 11's and now here he is about to has a chance at 11-3 just Out Of Reach tries to Cuff that and.

Bring it back so McGuffin earns the ball back what we call the score three ten out that is a rare sighting there backhand passing shot attempt from McGuffin but that's how good that short angled return was from Stacks through divorcing second shot championship point.

You gotta love the hands battles in the game of singles it's like a unicorn it is see you love when it happens though and you knew they were going to stare each other down right there Jason McGuffin another terrific return from Stack Street even the one before that he got.

Passed on was right in the corner McGuffin just beat him third chance for a title right here all right wasn't enough there like a merry-go-round going around the net here for Federico Stack Street the two bounce my girlfriend's like get back on your.

Side buddy gotta go for it you have to I mean it's you don't you hate to say it's in the budget at that moment but it is you gotta go for it another two bounce using every inch of the court right now is Tyson McGuffin he's having to be forced into some pretty intense angles.

Yeah he'd love to get a couple here and put scoreboard pressure on because that plus four Championship points saved and there he thought corner it's a good look from McGuffin Camp cam the fan cam and I like that I mean you want to talk.

About changing your strategy goes the opposite direction forces them to try and find the other corner Federico Stacks true just one play ahead right now takes home the title for Men's Pro singles.

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Federico Stacks Jude Remains the top dog here in North Carolina as he picked up gold over Tyson McGuffin and Men's Pro singles he's currently standing Courtside with the third member of our crew Cameron Blackwood thanks cam a Fed not much Cat and Mouse play up at the kitchen line but you're really dictating play with your drives.

From the Baseline was that your plan going in yeah I mean uh I think I think I always say the same thing every player you have a different game plan we all know each other really well I'm sure Tyson knows how to blame me he knows my weaknesses but uh then it comes to uh who execute them what better so I think I I did them.

Well and I'm happy to to go with the trophy and you're playing usually you forget about that stuff so yeah I mean it's going to happen there uh let me uh yes shout out to them DJ and Pablo they were supporting me also shout out to uh Jill and Ted they.

Host us this week so and they were super nice they they made us feel like we're in home uh was amazing also shout out to Ryan Sherry who I was practicing with him a lot of indoors I know he wanted to defend the title this week but at least it's staying in Fort Myers so that's that's good uh and all the guys in the underground and also shout out to my.

Sponsors uh ayola and uh torosox uh Yola for giving me this amazing battle which is going to come out next next month and your first gold was Atlanta last year but what about your singles game do you feel has improved the most uh yeah I mean uh for sure the doubles game helped me a lot for singles uh the soft uh touch in the kitchen line helps.

A lot uh also the hands uh but yeah I mean I I I want to keep improving I think all of us want to keep it broke because the game is uh in such a early stage so that's the amazing part of it congratulations we're going to go ahead and get the turf in your hand on behalf of the carvana PPA tour as well as our title sponsor OS first Josh Higgins.

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To women's doubles we now head on this Championship Sunday Federico Stack Street just picked up the first gold medal of the day over Tyson McGuffin but now The Story Goes to the number one seed and the number one player in the world Annalee Waters partnered up alongside Catherine brenzo facing off against a new opponent in just their.

Second tournament together get this they've made championships Sunday Gretch Kina that's Jana gretchkina and Lauren stratman a dynamic duo now hits Championship Court we saw them in a fantastic semi-final just in the late hours yesterday here in Charlotte North Carolina but this is a tough task off to face Catherine parento and Anna Lee.

Waters let's take a look at Lauren stratman a product of Westmont College for her Collegiate tennis days out of Santa Barbara California now a resident of Austin Texas she sure is and getting a lot of good practice down there really impressed these first dates you wonder how they go they got a bronze in their first match or in their first.

Tournament together and here they are playing for gold really well done her game has been terrific yeah she's been so solid playing that left side and on the right side is Jana gretchkina I'm also lovely loving the mirroring outfits ladies the black and red I mean it is a championship Sunday I mean come on I'm taking a note from Tiger Woods and his.

Uh Championship Sunday red and this is also team free agent you know she's using a demo paddle it says it right on the paddle there for Gretch Kina she should keep writing demo on her paddles with how well she's been playing and again we talked about these new teams roles and understanding how and what you need to do to play well they've got this.

Figured out really impressive well let's head to the other side the number one team here in North Carolina Annalee Waters coming off a month-long break just 16 years old and man is she playing Fearless she is you knew what the break did last year when she came back and she just wrecked everybody same thing happening here and uh I know.

Stratman and Gretch Keena don't want me to say this but I'm going to say it anyway she hasn't lost in women's doubles all year long well and she hasn't lost alongside that woman right there Catherine parento she's played multiple tournaments in 2023 having picked up multiple titles as well Catherine parento is an absolute Force.

Out of Canada she sure is she was hoping to defend all three of her titles from last year she won the Triple Crown in North Carolina just has one opportunity to do so did pick up the bronze and mixed doubles got knocked out of singles by the local favorite Brooke Buckner so congrats to Brooke for that's a big victory for her but these two the.

Challenge cam with these two is you're like okay well they got all the pace and they have the defense to go with it that's why it is really difficult to beat them you can see they have yet to drop a game but I will say that number four seed of them bright that was a very fun matchup to watch Vivian glossman making.

Her professional pickleball debut here in North Carolina alongside Anna bright and I'm hoping that's a partnership we get to see again yeah I mean Anna bright was sort of stuck all of a sudden you know Andrea Coop was hurt in the prior tournament trying to get back couldn't couldn't get here couldn't get healthy and what is enterprise she calls her old.

Tennis buddy the fellow cow Baron Bosman shows up against these two and played terrific and then Gretch Keenan stratman look at who they beat Buckner hadiga Mata then they beat the red-hot Cali Smith and Lucy kovilova who won the last tournament that's a great win and then Irvin and kawamoto looked fantastic yesterday and that was a slug Fest that.

Was daunting as they hit that game three and you take a look I mean they had to take down some top tier teams in order to get to this championship match two of those going to three games played but Annalee Waters and catheter parento already have two titles to their name in 2023 Annalee Waters has five women's doubles titles she's only entered five.

Tournaments this year and picked up each one in terms of women's Pro doubles so we get set now for the women's Pro doubles championship match what kenyana gretchkina and Lauren stratman do in terms of strategy you know the pace is going to be coming their Direction and they've been playing with a lot of pace they have been so let's let's start with.

That maybe our pace is enough to get us going in this match I don't think they want to change what's gotten them here I think they have to be smart with the ball placement they do not want to speed the ball up from Bad locations and we'll see it was interesting against Irvin and kalamoto how most of the balls will actually funnel to Lawrence stratman.

Will that continue here or will Gretch Keena see a lot more balls we'll keep an eye on that for sure well that cross-court match-up might come to fruition between Lauren stradman and Anna Lee Waters not sure if she started on the right she's got ball in hand so maybe she is on that right side but that's one of the other nice Parts about.

These two in their game is just so much flexibility switching from the right to the left and that puts pressure on the other side because you work out a scenario and a pattern that you want then wait a minute annalize in front of me now so that changes everything and that's what makes a great player being comfortable on both sides because it.

Just adds to the available things you can do if you get into a problem in the middle of a match well it's a big moments for Yana gretchkina now in her very first championship match in any discipline here on the carvana PPA tour maybe a few little nerves but Lauren stratman she can settle her she's been.

In this position before it came back in 2021 and get this it was actually facing off against the woman standing on the other side and Catherine parento she was partnered up with Jesse Irvin at the time I was back at the Masters in 2021. I think the the thing that amateur players can learn from this set.

When you go out and play your fun wreck games and I don't care what level or where you wish to get to don't just play one side play both sides and get used to it don't just say I don't have a backhand or whatever get out there and work on those things so that you can play either side and have fun doing it both ways so this is gonna be a fun one.

Let's play Pickleball and Catherine looks to take the first shot just so you're aware as well we're playing best three of five for these gender doubles matchups on Championship Sunday Annalee Waters from the right straddling the center line already a different look as we've seen.

Them dink to Yana gretchkina originally out of Vladimir Russia now residing in Kansas City Missouri played her college at tennis there as well University of Missouri Kansas City and one back-to-back championships in 2018 and 2019 there's a look at Yana recently married as well to another Pro.

Pickleball player Ben Newell yeah Mr Newell's got the upset of the year uh with his impressive victory over Ben and Colin Johns they've only lost once and Mr Norman and Jana just about a month ago has actually gone full-time pickleball she was also an accountant but has since moved away from that and has.

Dedicated herself fully to this game and I also love seeing the approach from Catherine parento and Annalee Waters they talked about it in a post-match interview that they like to kind of spread the ball around to not allow one specific player to get into a rhythm on the opposing side for sure and if.

If you get repetition you start to feel comfortable and then you're grooved and then that flows into all of your other shots throughout the day so you do not want that from an opponent and after a slow start three quick points in a row here for these two and they just keep switching back and forth they're going to play it straight up so.

Far even shifting from that left finding the back end traditionally it's the forehand coming across most people want to do that why aren't we adding degree at difficulty Anna Lee Waters because she loves the two-handed poach there's a two-handed counter from Catherine parento now up 5-0 yeah that.

Ball's got to get down from time stratman and they are going to put a stop to this so after a pitcher's duel to start it with zero zero for a while Grand Slam and a solo shot and it's five nothing here from parento and Waters and they look fantastic.

push yourself of course you would because once you start you can't stop me this is better to make it to the game it takes.

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The game and win the game Select Medical is proud to be the exclusive provider of physical therapy of the PPA tour Annalee Waters the number one player in the world coming back to the pickleball court after a month off and she does not look like she has missed a step right now with a 5-0 advantage in women's Pro doubles alongside Catherine prento just.

Game one action so into that timeout what can the conversation be for Gretch Kina and stratman get the ball on the ground and then find an opportunity to attack and they had two beautiful attacks there that were fended off you can't let that discourage you what there's another one you just.

Can't believe that you found the exact spot in parento can get the paddle there and keep the ball down that's just really good from Catherine and the track just continues they are hitting each of their spots beautifully right now eight zero one second serve.

It's all on a one there that's right dominant that little one was Nice Shot for Lord strapman finding that left hip zero eight one Gretch Keenan and stratman looking to find their first two.

Point and they get their first off the Miss dink and dropping the direction of Catherine parento yeah get that ball on the ground and Gretch King is coming in you can drop and crash just like that 2a2 oh they showed off some really nice.

Hands in defensive plays but the net just got in the way eight two one and it's Catherine parento this time Oh Canada that was impressive and that's what you want to do when your partner's engaged with just let them stay engaged don't try and put your paddle in there they know where the ball's going and.

Where it's likely to come back handling Waters with the paddle check we all do it oh it's always the paddle spot heads up nearly took on an eye great lob it's first lob we've seen in this match really well executed by stratman and then sit right on that.

Kitchen line wait for something and really good finish second third and there's a great point to understand understanding where the next ball goes backhand attack down the middle the reply is likely to be in the middle and that is exactly where Annalee waters went to get that combo and finish it.

Didn't herself going the two-hand little disguise to that oh and strawman had played it so well third shot Drive fifth shot drive seven shot Drive nine shot drive and she was in great position and again parento is able to just keep that going and throws it back into the kitchen that's really.

Impressive but that's you you can't let that deter you because that's the way they are going to be able to hang in there in this match it's just wide gets Annalee Waters and Catherine parento to a game point and gets it off the net so 11-3 for the number one seed.

after a slow start where was Zero Zero for the first two or three minutes of this match it was all the top seed that's why they got the one next to their name and that's why Anna Lee Waters has not lost in women doubles all year long.

Knock knock you were the last person on Earth if there was no one bigger stronger or faster would you still push yourself of course you would because once you start Can't Stop me.

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A dominant performance from Catherine parento and Anna Lee Waters here at the OS first North Carolina open presented by interlinks there's a good look at Yana Gretch Kina and they're going to have to get in into their game and not be discouraged when their attacks keep coming back they got to stay on it and.

They gotta execute better or else it is going to be a short stay on Center Court straddles the sideline and hits a clean winner off a pretty good drop from gretchkina zero zero one second serve zero zero two.

Start out switch stay aggressive from stratman so similar to game number one no points scored after the first two side outs the fundamentals are gonna have to be Perfection to keep this within range gotta make all your thirds get to that kitchen and there's the defense you always know.

You love The Flash and the power of parento and Anna Lee Waters but my goodness the defense there stratman and Gretch Keen are way ahead throughout that rally and don't have a point to show for it gets a shot in.

These two are going to be playing a few more events together come June and July Gretch Keenan stratman that is two for two and podiums no matter how this match ends up again there's the thirds and fifths have got to be made this is your chance to get yourself going in a match.

Catches Annalee she is wearing glasses I'm not sure where that caught her why two zero two side out Kelly Waters with the serve.

And the clean winning dink for Catherine berrento yeah gretzkina in closed middle and had a very aggressive Court positioning if you do that that ball has got to hit the ground great job by parento not trying to over hit a wide open court uh no disguise there full wind up full power coming through the middle there by.

Anna Lee Waters they've erased the two-point deficit and all of a sudden they have the advantage again they were caught with the paddles on the wrong side but their hands are so good they're able to adjust and keep the ball in a safe place and you know if you think all the way.

Back to the very first event of 2023 Yannick Regina actually played alongside Catherine parento to start out the year that was well Anna Lee played alongside Anna bright where she took home the title going back and forth I'll win with Anna I'll win with Catherine back with Catherine here good fire fight.

There but this is this is why this Duo is so lethal you're like hey this is this is tight again oh we got up two nothing and next thing you know you're calling time out and you're in a huge hole again so Annalee Waters and Catherine parento back on top here at game number two in this best of five in Charlotte North.

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The conversation he was a big proponent of those two in terms of putting some strategy together keeping them steady as they go and there you see the up-and-comer Judith Castillo unit has been really really good and is a player on the rise love to see you did out on the court and good to see her supporting her fellow players.

My goodness so many neck cores and I think that's what Lauren saying she's like what are we supposed to do how many times do we have to readjust our paddles off the tape quiet and this is where you've got to get the frustration back in the box and get out there and play seven two one seven in a row.

So the question is do you strike first against this team of Catherine and Anna Lee or do you wait to counter I think you got a strike first on the ball but you got to earn the right to strike first it's a great volley there from Gretch King a much better return deep.

So let's see if they can get to the kitchen line here what is it really fun getting a chance to catch up with Yana grechkin at the beginning of this season just talking about her playing style loves to play with a little bit of a riskier style in accordance to what she has said just in terms of some of her shot selection she.

Likes to be the aggressor finale Waters just finding a phenomenal angle off the bounce again just looking for something reaches in there takes it out of the air and rolls that Cross Court going straight at the body of Ale yeah strapman two for two on great lobs you can see on the track down you don't want.

To swing crazily you want to try and drop that but uh stratman was ready good response here from these two a little discussion about where to take the return here the other thing the Catherine and Annalee are doing very well is when the ball is over over hit they're letting it go it's another one strength of these.

Two don't play out balls there's a big shot from Yana gretchkina she was introduced to the sport back in 2017 in her sophomore year she said her tennis coach actually took them on a retreat and they played for fun and kind of went away from it through covet and then found it again after her tennis.

Career had finished up she said she was more of one of those that slowly started to develop a love for the game I think that love just got away from Yana a little bit sometimes you get in your head who I'm gonna love him I'm gonna love him and instead she could have absolutely tattooed that ball and.

Quickly another game point here but yet instead it's a side out for gretchkina and stratman four ten one second serve yeah thirds and fifths have been a problem here in game number two four ten two Annalee Waters with a great combination the one-two punch off the forehand.

Ten four one game two is theirs parento and Waters are up 2-0 Gretch Kina and stratman look to respond here in game three against that number one seed goodbye.

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Donna gretchkina and Lauren stratman here in their Championship matchup versus Catherine parento and Anna Lee Waters the first championship for Yana gretchkina regardless of whichever way this goes this is a big moment for the two of them in terms of their progression and their partnership you need these opportunities and Reps and.

Learn from it I think what I saw there is we need to go to Catherine Moore we'll see if my lip reading skills and their execution of that is okay there's first one okay got exactly what they wanted out of it just need to make it one zero two.

Side out a nice shot selection for Lauren stratman getting that down at the feet second serve Lauren stratman actually transferred into Westmont where she became a three-time All-American the NAIA level also a three-time player of the year.

That's no joke right there that's no joke coach fire dad throughout her tennis career handling Waters and Catherine parento bring every phase of their game just ridiculous track down and then they know if they throw it up in the air they're still in the point because they.

Both defend so well what a get from Anna Lee Waters because the lob has been working for stratman let's do the little fairy hop from Catherine parento oftentimes when you're trying to find the drop whether it's from the baseline or transition you just got to give a little extra love off the toe.

So sprinkle dust there get it up there the best human willpower of all with that but you know they have funneled they have funneled the ball to rrento oh I'm sorry you're right Catherine's over here it's definitely 3-0 tough sir from Catherine parento.

Opposite area she worked on in her game going more with this open stance from the past year or so that's so good annalize like hey I'm getting frozen out over here so it came running in front of Catherine made a perfect third and then nice inside out we'll see if the isolation continues but when you know you're getting the ball.

That just makes you even more eager and ready and parento has stepped up perfectly that's just a beautiful Drop right there so much depth on that return and then the pressure of Anna Lee in front of you just lurking and that puts pressure on where you want to put the ball even after it's at your ankles.

Man it's been so fun to watch the Resurgence of Catherine parental these two now on the doubles Court they also face off multiple times on the singles Court good camaraderie between the two yeah we went to the next stop on try something different they're putting Yana on the left but this is eight straight and they're three away from just running.

This cleanly to a gold medal Annalee Waters picked up five gold medals and women's Pro doubles to this point in the five tournaments she's played Catherine parento part of two of those hoping to be an additional third now Championship point for Parental and Waters.

They're in parenzo and Annalee Waters giving out hugs and walking away with the gold just absolutely dominant performance smart strategically great execution tremendous run from Gretch Kina and stratman to get here but they ran into a force that is just too much to be reckoned with and Anna Lee Waters remains undefeated in.

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The OS first North Carolina open presented by interlinks Catherine parento and Anna Lee Waters with a phenomenal women's doubles competition they were outstanding now standing Courtside with Cameron Blackwood thanks cam annelie we talked last night you said you're really trying to spread.

The court but today you were in the middle why the change in strategy well me and Catherine have never played Lauren and Jana before and a good start is always the middle especially with a new team I don't think they played together that much if they have ever before so me and Catherine were just trying to you know take middle balls.

Kind of take away their angles and you know see what they could come up with but I feel like the middle ball is a good strategy especially against a team you haven't played before and Catherine you both have incredible coaches over there with Athena and Lee but we see sometimes they're separated talking to you differently but is it the.

Same information just structured towards your strengths yeah I would say for sure sometimes I just go up to Athena I'm like okay what am I doing wrong here do you see anything and then once she tells me her side of the story then I go to Lee and then she we basically come up with very similar ideas but it's amazing to have both of them on our bench it's a.

Great support for us and you're originally from North Carolina I saw your dad in the elevator this morning saying that almost all your family is here but just how special is it to play in front of them yeah it's been amazing they've never seen me play Pickleball in person before because I unfortunately couldn't come last year.

But it's just been amazing to kind of you know show them the sport and have that cheering Squad uh just kind of relaxes me and just lets me play out there there you have it let's get the trophy in their hands on behalf of the cover on a PPA tour as well as our title sponsor OS first we have the president Josh Higgins on behalf of os first I am.

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Arvana bear busy hard seltzer and engage pickleball time for a rematch here on the carvana PPA tour the OS first North Carolina open presented by interlinks I'm Cameron Irwin alongside Dave Fleming One V two we saw this exact same matchup come.

Newport Beach for the double shootout and it was the direction of J.W Johnson and Dylan Frazier they won in just three games played they played outstanding yeah and they defend off multiple game points in the third game of that and rallied to take it in three and this team has been ridiculously consistent all year they have Podium every event.

They have entered they have had four bronze and two Golds and here they are and another gold medal match well let's look to the other side now it's an amazing nugget right there for JW Johnson and Dylan Frazier but here's a look at Riley Newman out of Whidbey Island Washington grew up taking the ferry across the way.

Free fairy Pharaoh it's a big deal because he got to train his tennis career ended up going to Seattle University the Pacific Northwest phenomenal basketball player as well which was one of the most athletic on the court yeah Mom worked for the ferry company so he could take as many as he needed to get that training in practice.

There in the warm-up you can see that forehand dominant grip we call the pancake he's gonna play alongside his partner who we've seen so much experience from especially these two playing alongside one another Matt Wright now a veteran of the game since he started playing back in 2016 a fun story of how he got in he.

Was a phenomenal tennis player at the division one ranks he sure was and last time these two played against Frazier and Johnson they switched it up and put Matt right on the left to start trying to trick it up we'll see if they start that way and go back to where they usually play which is with Riley Newman on the left.

So that's a look at Matt Wright and Riley Newman in terms of their partnership on there they're looking to get back Atop The podia but Dylan Frazier stands in the way the product of Missouri just really impressed with what he has been able to do his career keeps on the rise this tiger is years and his Spears.

On the right side of the Court which is really important they know their roles and responsibilities so well and this team keeps getting better and better look out today for the past hands of Dylan Frazier I mean the fast hands of Dylan Frazier are one thing but what about his partner JW Johnson some of the fastest hands in the game that's why.

They get so much respect from the other side you do not want to try and hit it through these two because you will eat it J dub is coming off winning both mixed and men's doubles at our double shootout out in Newport so a lot of confidence coming in here and these two are having so much fun playing together as well and that's a big part of it and.

Their level has been absolutely terrific and what has really made them effective is they have been able to consistently not make mistakes and complain very clean pickleball and as you can see the result of clean pickleballs just wrecking everybody I mean look at that semi-final cam shut up I mean and you could go all the way through that 1210.

Is the the definitely one that stands out but look at their response in the second game 11-1 over uh nemoth and Cassidy so they have yet to drop a game the winners from Newport Beach and that was their second title in 2023 Dylan Frazier and J.W Johnson picked up the last indoor title as well that was in Minnesota as you now look to the.

Number one seed they have yet to drop the game also and some very dominant performances from them as well so this is one of those tournaments where the one in the two seed look very good and deserving of those seeds for those of you that haven't been following along the Johns Brothers not entered in this tournament so big opportunity for one of.

These two they've only lost once they lost to Ben Newell and clear in a stunning upset so they continue to get warmed up we're gonna take a short break before we get to this men's doubles matchup foreign it takes dedication and training to stay in the game it takes grit and stamina to.

Win the game it takes strategy and skill you keep focus on your approach drop and Champion shots and we'll help you stay focused on your strength flexibility speed and downtime having a sports medicine partner in your court is key to helping you make it to the game stay in the game and win the game Select Medical is proud to be the exclusive provider of.

Physical therapy of the PPA tour thank you foreign lifetime hosting the ninth stop on the carvana PPA tour number one verse number two men to Pro doubles championship.

Match is about to get underway Newman Ryan Frazier and Johnson The Four Pro is at the top of the game in North Carolina Pablo Tellez Federico Stack Street they're also chilling on the bench right now for J dub and Dylan all good friends training against one another and playing against one another yeah they had to play against each other in this very.

Tournament and it did not go well to the gentlemen who are not on the court they're Seated on that bench there but again that little camaraderie circles different groups get together and support each other and we are seeing that Matt is going to indeed start off on the right so they tricked it up last week they're back to.

Where they traditionally prefer to play and this has the makings to be quite a game one time in zero zero two I know so where might the strategy lie for Matt Wright and Riley Newman it's one way to get a point that's one way yeah I mean they know that they got.

To keep the dinks down because otherwise JW Johnson especially is going to reach in and call Verizon and you can't give them too much love for their hands if you get a ball up you must attack different look right there from Matt Wright he was the one reaching into the middle that quick flick and roll I don't feel like I've seen that speed up as.

Often I haven't seen a lot of that and he went outside shoulder of Dylan Fraser so that's twice he's looked to attack Dylan Frazier from a low ball position we'll keep an eye on that zero one one second sir zero one two sign up.

So both sides know there are quick hands on either side and if you choose to speed it up one zero you can see how close together Matt and Riley play ER looking for the counter is Matt Wright you can see him just drop those hips but a great shot selection for JW Johnson out of Pittsburg Kansas.

The Johnson family now resides in Florida come from a very athletic family and a pickleball family at that Julie Johnson the Senior Pro his mother in Georgia his mixed partner and younger sister to match best three out of five.

One one second serve one one two Dylan Frazier nearly brought that back returning the ball to J.W Johnson consistently here to start the match we'll see if that continues you can see Riley pushing all the way to that right side.

Yeah he's trying to speed it up and then get the next ball and counter that's a tough thing to do against this team no no no wait Matt Riley now up by one two what I love that the sliding forehand of Matt Wright yeah they've done a great job of getting to the kitchen line by dropping in the middle of the court.

Because they don't fear a ball that puts them in trouble from there what there's a drive in that same spot and a good start for the top seed there it is for Riley Newman reaching in and rolling that ball through the middle some higher dinks but this is a no Panic team of Dylan Frazier and J.W Johnson it was casual five one two doesn't let.

Anything rattle them and in this tournament they've never had even the opportunity to be rattled they've been so far ahead just playing commanding pickleball so we'll see how they deal with a little adversity here it was a nice cover by Dylan Frazier but he was still on the move on that final shot.

152 see Ernie from j-dub Riley Newman has talked about just how much time he's really spent on that forehand speed up so many teams looking to the middle against him but he said he's just been drilling out like crazy now in Dallas Texas so now the combinations come in terms of Partnerships that one just wide of the.

Court but Dylan Frazier with the initial speed up first matte right finger wag is uh gets them to the six point really good start what and this is what has not been in their game over the last two tournaments Miss dinks just a little sloppy.

So right now they're gonna look to find their game trailing into the first time out and while we're in the middle of this men's doubles matchup let's take a look at some news around the carvana PPA tour next up Atlanta it's going to be a great great another wonderful lifetime facility down there we'll see you May.

17th through the 21st we're always adding new cities camp Seattle and Kansas City see you later this summer and then you saw a spot for this a little earlier USA pickleball national championships PPA working in Partnership it's coming to Dallas in November pickleball Boulevard Camp there's going to be concerts food fun you're not going.

To want to miss it and so much great pickleball as well that is going to be a fantastic event down in Dallas in November actually renamed a street or we just calling that like that's like sponsorship row we are going to rename that street if we can but I love it I mean we should the good people of the.

Farmer's Branch are shutting that street down for pickleball yes they I love it love it love it I can't wait to see you there so Matt and Riley coming out with the Vengeance here 7-1 second third and that's again we talked so much about.

How the importance of the ball bounce if it doesn't JW Johnson can reach and flick that and Riley Newman's out of position not right so good on that backhand counter yeah contorts his body so that he is ready once the Texan has that backhand out in front and it's really effective.

It's got some fast hands in front of him now there oh my and they just keep going and there are words and this is what's so interesting a team like this you build Rhythm but it's tough to necessarily let the words get you there against a team.

Like J dub and Dylan you're not going to get anything back exactly but a tag that doesn't go off the net that's impressive and I like it they just keep going regardless they know that's what they need eight one one solid job for Matt Wright and Riley Newman here in game one here.

Second serve I mean the partner communication from these two is on point today you hear them consistently letting them know the value of the drops what Newman willpower and then an inside out from Matt Wright that Clips the tape and JW Johnson can't handle it and it is nine to one cam.

Right up these two teams have faced off a total of seven times and it's gone the direction of Matt and Riley five of those two but a blast three two have gone to Dylan Frazier and J dub quick hands for Riley Newman and there's.

A forehand speed up from Newman and his hands are good enough to get that backhand dug out of the ground good J dubs sliding one step off the kitchen line and that one Riley sped up but got it way too high good finish from jail again funneling those dinks in the.

Middle and if JW Johnson's not going to pull the trigger on the forehand then it is not going to come back with anything that scares you as long as it hits the ground what and I love the timing of that from Matt Wright it's just deceptive enough where he's sliding back holds it long enough and then it's that slow pull.

Forward second third another game point for Riley and Matt game one to the number one seed that's a stunning score right there coming in with so much confidence we showed Frazier and Johnson had absolutely demolished everybody they've played only losing two points.

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Six Eastern don't miss it up while Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson here in the men's doubles final drop game one to Matt and Riley now look to even the score in the second what so what might be some of the adjustments we noticed just a couple dinks not going.

Their Direction yeah just clean it up honestly Frazier has been attacked saw him jump there it's hard to get a good one zero two block when you're up in the air but also to the credit of Matt and Riley some new speed UPS we saw in game one they've definitely been working on that.

Phase of their game did that stay yes I couldn't tell he was so overextended and off balance he didn't hit it clean at all and that was actually the perfect speed to hit it foreign he seems to be more active through some of the middle right now yeah he's really looking for it and then he's finding.

The perfect location catching J.W Johnson on that paddle side hip and that's the thing some teams come in and are so petrified of the hand quality of Frazier and Johnson they won't take advantage of balls where they could attack knowing there could be a problem coming back but you got to get involved in that.

Nice elevation there from J.W Johnson an even better angle my goodness love the footwork here keeping that on that right shoulder turning that elbow and wrist have you seen a notable speed up location from Matt and Riley in terms of going at JW and Dylan yeah I mean.

They've been trying to find that paddle side hip and then they've been ready they know these things are going to come back second third that one didn't go back that is not coming back if you leave your dank up then you are the one that is going to be attacked but they've gotten a bunch of clean.

Winners off of attacks clean winners meaning a winner not not no reply Riley frustrated with the missed third there what again it's Matt reaching in yep good adjustment from JW Johnson you can see Riley Newman trying to help defend that.

Back and there it is again we've seen this pattern time and time again now from Matt and Riley match is Shifting opening up that backhand side so the question is on the counter from J.W Johnson because it's coming so quick is he still choosing in terms of the counter the.

Location that it's getting Place back and some of the time he just simply does it's just a reaction right and he's just flipping it down but we'll talk about what Riley and Matt are trying to do oh what they weren't even sure Dylan's sitting there going I thought that came.

Off both their paddles yeah so what Riley and Matt are trying to do is if Riley speeds it up to the backhand he is literally trying to feed the paddle of his partner because he expects J.W Johnson hit it back down the line and Matt's been there but JW has been very good here in game number two getting that ball on the ground and.

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Already have more points than they were able to get in game number one side out one for what second serve 142 JW Johnson right now adding a little fuel to some of those kitchen light.

Shots yeah in the thirds from Riley there were way too high even then look at that speed up off the bounce JW Johnson let's go Bud if that keeps happening that changes everything apparently Riley Newman's not the only one that's been working on that speed up on the forehand side yeah we've not seen a lot of that but that was a beauty.

Before and Dylan Fraser had a great look at this one Steve okay Dylan Frazier yeah that tank was way too attackable and again you have to trust that you are ahead and go and have they ever in game number two light up well you mentioned the friendship between Dylan Fraser and J.W Johnson was.

Fun in one of their post-match interviews they were specifically talked about what some of the things are they discussed during the match keeping things a little bit light they talk strategy obviously but these two like to stay nice and loose and their friendship kind of comes to fruition as.

They hit the pickleball court you're wondering who is going to take the first shot and it's the quick flick of J.W Johnson yeah there are a couple opportunities on both sides that were not chosen Matt reached in and left that thing just a little upgrade recognition never get to the kitchen there good pressure.

wow wow Riley Newman he goes with the Lefty and then finds the one off of his shoulder I think he just had his paddle go all the way behind his head first he almost did a merry-go-round there oh you you were correct he almost did all right seven two two.

He went back to the well right at J dub and he was well prepared was he ever 8-2 flip the script I know Alan Roman our referee playing a little soccer there you wait what what.

Reaching in two of the younger players at the professional ranks both J.W Johnson and Dylan Frazier Dylan's been playing the game since about 14 years old started at work earlier in the match and Dylan Frazier's on it now and that's how quickly these players adjust okay I see.

What you did that in the game number one I'm ready in game two what they continue in some more conversation but again Riley Newman has spent so much time on the pickleball court he's the right side in Arizona but since moved to Dallas becoming a pickleball Mecca to your point we're.

Coming a lot of great players there now a log from Matt Wright the first of this match after all the dinking great choice because everybody is leaning in that way and then no communication that ball should be J.W Johnson's on the LOB so just like that this second game is within Striking Distance for Matt Wright.

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Back somehow snatch game too and that's another good point to add on to the mix seven to eight now picked up game number one had a significant deficit in game two which they have now overcome at all keep dropping it in front of j-dub and as long as that hits the ground or in this.

Case it clicked off the tape they feel very good about where that point is going right now and my goodness I'm really impressed with some of the adjustments from Matt and Riley just from a few short weeks ago in Newport it seems like they have not only found different parts of their game but shirt up some others.

And that's deflating oh it is the value of that 10th Point knowing that then you have to defend all the way to 12. that's fair to a point and again that combination to your point Riley just feeding the Beast there the Beast is his partner yes.

Eight nine two j-dub with the third shot Drive yeah yeah hit it right into the paddle Matt lofted his return because he knew he's in trouble and had to unwind the stack in front of Jade up to get to the kitchen every time two missed tanks in a row I know and a hold so back to back for.

These two teams score remains eight to nine eight nine second serve continue to drop like you said right in front of J dub forcing him to have to beat the aggressor sure.

yeah like a buffet of pickleball a little bit of everything both sides playing offense and defense hitting overheads and some great track Downs on both sides and again the mat right lob got him back ahead and they're calling time out because that point took.

Forever and it's nice as Matt Wright had to track down the ball just in front of him at the kitchen he knows if he throws that into the middle he has a safe place to put the ball that's really smart and they found a pattern that's working just unbelievable play between these two teams to get to this point and game number two let's take a look now to our.

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The one to take the shot he was happy the ball was sitting at the net so that message could be delivered even closer they go right at the body of Matt Wright he's looking into the sky going oh I have that Matt and Riley surge in game two and go up 2-0 unbelievable comeback.

It looked like it was gonna easily be a similar score the other way earlier in that game and now they are priming with confidence okay leave that spell I'm about to go we're doing better if I ever lose.

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thank you it starts right here I don't think she's feeling it right now I'm gonna be on my phone all week looks like somebody needs a little hurts TLC live you're on vacation but I don't.

Think you're feeling it huh please your phone it's okay leave it over yeah you're good go enjoy yourself Sam you feeling it now let's go everyone needs a break sometimes she's feeling it let's go.

foreign came back in game number two after being down to two to eight to now go up 2-0 in this men's doubles championship match on the carvana PPA tour J.W Johnson and Dylan Frazier are their oppositions right now they need to.

Find three games to pick up a title for Matt and Riley it's been six Silvers since their last men's doubles title that came back at the takea Showcase in November zero zero one second sir so when you have a team that you've got on the ropes you let them back in the.

Door I mean what can these two of Dylan Frazier and J.W Johnson tell themselves after this point I know that we beat him last time that we had the huge lead that we got to handle these drops in front of us better and then we've seen some of these attacks Dylan Frazier has made a nice adjustment on that Cross Court one he's.

Smacked that down a couple times I saw it that's what got them well in advance in game number two just really nice hands battles the shifting and Court coverage from Frazier and Johnson second third one zero two dink left up just a bit too high so do they push and maybe elongate some of.

These points longer no I think you don't change what you do well we did see one speed up from J.W Johnson off the bounce earlier and it was Perfection we've seen one of one though three zero two again it's the confidence to take it from the practice court to the actual Center Court and especially.

Gold medal match but another good start to game three here a wind-up for Riley Newman right there yeah so Fraser's trying to figure out okay do I got a guard line brings it right across his body it's tough to get the paddle there.

Second third to continue to test the middle one force Riley to have to find a speed up and a few dinks left High and Frazier just recognizes it and sometimes the those three one one that hit the two-handed backhand roll deck you cannot.

Hit it just perfect and it will stay up and a little shake and bake I like that for this team actually especially if the returns to Frazier and it's short three one two well and I feel like they've been utilizing that a bit more trying to implement it more in their game it's another weapon heads up and they're a counter punch.

Team meaning if the opponent does something speeds it up in the wrong place or leaves a dink up then they'll go after it but I think they can initiate some offense off a drive from the Baseline Riley with a nice location sets up his partner yeah and they've done a lot of that in hockey you hear the people talk.

About a pass off the pads where you shoot it off the goalie expecting it to go to your teammate to score a goal same idea here from these two throughout this match a wide array of offense from all four of these athletes in terms of mixing in different speed up locations.

I told you not to go there says Riley Newman Frazier's not gonna give him back what and Newman and Wright tied up yet again but this time it's earlier in game three more fast chirping dangerous little spot in this match after all that trying to work himself in.

And then he's handing the battle to the crowd after the easiest ball he got he's like one of you should have hit that one four four two and J Dobb finally gets on that lob he's seen two fall the direction over the shoulder of Dylan what a overhead not only to get there but to find that angle and put it away that's tremendous.

But I also think there's something to be said about shutting down maybe one of the many tools that Riley and Matt have been using now that is off in terms of availability potentially Riley Let It Go if there wasn't a lot on that Dylan Fraser Drive five four two.

I know Riley continues to just change his location each and every time you just don't know where to put your paddle I'm very Tactical very precise so some teams would be worked up about that because in the middle of that point everybody thought it was over and then J dub stuck a paddle out but we're gonna.

Play through it they have the answer for everything right now team and that's gonna Force the timeout Matt Wright and Riley Newman man they are focused and dialed in here in the championship match for Men's Pro doubles.

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Pro doubles matchup game three Newman and right with the advantage Cameron Irwin alongside Dave Fleming and we've seen Matt and Riley do some wild things from game two now on to game number three both offense and defense on their side we're serving up Double Rainbows here Line to Line on the lobster Cam and then.

It is Matt and Riley again with the difference at the kitchen line and as soon as that ball goes up you know it's going down from Riley Newman and immediately covering the line shifting back to the middle and Dylan Frazier just looks at Riley doesn't say a word anything's coming back.

From a audible perspective what Matt calls a ball that was slow and a foot wide out and make sure everyone knows it and there are two points from running this out and straights and even the dinks going their Direction all of a sudden it is now Match Point Championship Point.

Redemption on the line for Matt and Riley Dylan Frazier J dub burn the ball back Dylan gets it and quickly turns it's not gonna chirp about pagan Riley's gonna go back and play the next rally much better there.

Was a shift towards the interior of the Court after the initial both on it enjoying calling that ball out one more stop to get to another championship point all right.

You oh I know and Matt and Riley only drop one now ten to six look at that France back to serve man Riley back on top in North Carolina.

Your men's doubles champions they play strategically smart their hands were on fire when the ball was on the ground it was them that initiated the attack they set each other up with that beautiful choosing of where they attacked to give the ball to their partner and they came roaring back in both games two and three deserving.

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just have to love the response from Matt Wright and Riley Newman the number one seed as they found their Redemption against Dylan Fraser and J.W Johnson your Victors now at the OS first North Carolina open Cameron Blackwood with the winners thanks cam like you said Redemption they.

Took it to you in Newport winning in three but you came back and won it here in three what were the main adjustments that you and Matt made yeah I think the main adjustment was uh when they continue to dinkus Middle as soon as I got a ball I liked I was trying to uh find JW's backhand obviously that thing is lethal but uh if.

We can get it in the right location uh we had success and then Matt was on the next one but uh after Newport Beach we we lost that one Matt and I had a heart-to-heart phone call a couple days later and uh we rallied we had the big chemistry today and uh finally feels good to get over the hump and like he said you guys are really.

Accurate on your placement there you guys are predominantly the one speeding it up mostly was that the game plan not necessarily I mean we actually tried to be more patient Riley and I fight ourselves a lot me especially probably I like to speed up a ton it works against most players but then when you play somebody who has really quick hands like.

Both of them you eat it a lot of the time I ate it a lot I mean we won in three but they were countering hard and countering Well on a lot of my attacks but over the course of a three out of five game match it can get them on their heels a little bit I try to mix in some lobs just do things to make them a little more uncomfortable so it worked.

Out today but it those guys are tough it did just that you guys came back from two to eight in the second and one to four in the third but this is now your 20th gold medal how special was this one thanks cam for uh keeping the track on that yeah I've been at sitting at 19 for a while uh you know I just moved to Dallas uh broke up with my girlfriend so.

Just a lot of personal things that kind of I've been struggling with but uh luckily mentally I was tough and uh Matt kept me positive all day long and uh now we're excited we're back-to-back Champs in NC and let's run it back in Atlanta let's go there you have it let's get the truck in their hands on behalf of the carvana PPA tour as well as our title.

Sponsor OS first president Josh Higgins on behalf of os first and our socks with purpose program it's my honor to present you with the North Carolina open trophy thank you congratulations Matt Wright and Riley Newman victorious in North Carolina he picked up his 20th gold and by the way he wants you to know.

He's single coming up next we have a women's approach singles Annalee Waters takes the court yet again to face off against Leia Jansen the number three seed not to mention we have the mix to doubles final that we played on ESPN2 come 6 p.m Eastern Jones Newman Waters and sock.

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Annalee Waters is now taking the court for the OS first North Carolina open presented by intra Lynx right here at lifetime in Charlotte facing off against Annalee is none other than Leia Jansen I'm Cameron Irwin alongside Dave Fleming and Leia Jansen is a force to be reckoned with one of the Fantastic.

Singles players on the carvana PPA tour and Annalee water is a tough one to have to face where could she have some success well the good news for Leia is she won the first time these two played the bad news is she's lost the next 16. so to answer your question is She's Gotta Have the fortitude to just wipe that away.

It's zero and zero here she's an aggressive player coming forward Choose Wisely where she comes in try and not give her angles so put the ball in the middle of the court and see if her Brilliance at the kitchen line can be a difference tough task ahead but she has been working hard to try and knock off annalize well we have gotten used to.

Seeing this woman's name on the draw Annalee Waters the 16 year old the number one player in the world so tough to have to face off against turn pro back in 2019 and man is she good at Singles too yeah she used to answer that this is my favorite event she's come off of that a little bit here recently but uh she is.

Uh such a force to be reckoned with it's only lost once in singles this year Catherine parento got her in a semi-final in Daytona so only one loss there no losses in women's doubles just an absolute Force well you mentioned it she has taken one singles.

Loss on the year that was to Catherine fronto so there is the opportunity there's potential and you got to be believing that if you're Leo Jansen without a doubt if she's on the opposite side Channel some Journey Don't Stop Believing over there Leia you gotta do it.

And Leia is as consistent as they come in singles all the time and it's because that aggressive style is really hard to beat and she has worked on the rest of her game the two-anded backhand is a shot that she has where she can pass and it's a good looking Leia Leia out of Washington state as well.

Played Collegiate tennis at Wazoo and to your point she's picked up multiple medals in 2023 whether it was a bronze at the Selkirk Red Rock open or a silver from the Florida open I mean she went three straight in terms of silvers from the Grand Slam in Arizona all the way through Minnesota and on to Florida as you look at her road too.

Yeah uh Lauren stratman's a good win there in the quarter and then Brooke Buckner 11-2 in the third Brooke hits the ball really clean it's from North Carolina had a terrific upset victory of her own beating Catherine parento to get to that match for Annalee Waters.

Didn't drop a game to get to this Championship matchup no I took out a very tough player in her semi-final and Salome Davide Davide went on to win the bronze against Buckner well it's also time to take a look at the driving at home moment brought to you by kirvana I'll get you dialed in here again this.

Is the carvana driving it home moment and it's coming from our last championship Matt and Riley versus J dub and Dylan one of the longer rallies we had seen lots of hands battles but it just kept going Dave yeah Dylan Frazier was ready to almost call that ball out and we wouldn't have had a driving at home moment that would have.

Been bad so this is going to go on for a while both teams hitting overheads gets crazy this is by far the best point of this match because this was as dominating a performance as you will see from Matt and Riley well and there's that backhand like Riley had talked about he said man you got to watch out for Jacob's backhand but if you.

Understand where it could potentially Ricochet back he might have some opportunities we saw the lob that was also a new element for Matt Wright in this matchup they found different offensive positions as again there's the backhand for Riley Newman that's a quality fist.

Pump to end it as well but these are the speed UPS we were talking about as he goes to the high on the backhand because JW Johnson likes to slide and he's looking in the middle there and that's how to drive it home right there and they drove it all the way to the gold medal right and Riley Newman picking up their.

First men's doubles title in 2023 but now it's all about women's Pro singles Annalee Waters versus Leia Jansen get ready for some ground strokes and Baseline passing shots Annalee Waters is gonna be on the move and Leia jansen's going to be coming forward best two of three games to 11.

game one time in zero zero side out zero zero and immediately opening up the court is Annalee Waters great serve unbelievable roll backhand angle that's why she is the top seed in.

Singles so where would you look to return against Donnelly Waters I mean again we talked about in the open of this match if you put it back down the middle you take the angles away but if it's short you create a shorter angle so deep in the middle is the place easier said than done when especially if Hannah Lee's going for that serve but.

You got to try and find a place where you can get to the kitchen line foreign and you can see the emphasis there just knowing the importance of that return for Leia Jansen one of the great fighters in the game incredible competitive Spirit from her point.

And that ball called just out of bounds but Leia Jansen trying to find that back corner really forcing Anna Lee to have to move and she's gonna find her bench here after a timeout call and a incredibly hot start for Annalee Waters here and Emily waters went three straight to start this year out in terms of women's.

Singles title she won the Masters then went on to Desert Ridge as you now see what's coming up in our Championship Sunday yeah Jack sock obviously made his debut here Tennis Channel loves having a big time tennis star playing pickleball so one of his mixed doubles matches as well as a singles match will be featured in that.

Two-hour window on tennis channel four to six Eastern and then the mixed doubles gold Elise Jones Riley Newman versus Annalee Waters and Jack sock will Air at 6 p.m Eastern on ESPN2 make sure you check that out Jack sock making his professional pickleball debut alongside Anna Lee Waters here in North Carolina.

So fun to watch them through this weekend a lot of Buzz coming from Mr sock in his backyard and this Hornet's Nest you talked about earlier two time out so Leia Jansen hitting the reset here as she comes back out against the number.

One player in the world time in 4-0 and just carving that ball all the way across Court yeah so Leia tried a little different approach so I had a chance to drop and come in behind it and gets beat with another angle 16 versus 30 in terms of Ages between these two.

slice return and shorts so that takes away options from Anna Lee as long as that stays low I originally I grew up in Spokane Washington started playing tennis at the age of eight she was one of the top ranked players in.

The Pacific Northwest through every age group beautiful Jansen going and Leia doing a solid job from the Baseline especially on that backhand side just missing after that ball returned to the middle yeah got a good look at that one and had an opening but.

Uh pushed it wide 5-1 point the water serve has really been a nice Setter for everything that comes from that and lay a chance I just cannot even get to the kitchen and now she's in a hurry to get there and that force is a missed return that's one of the hard.

Parts when you're talking about the game of singles you know not only is the return so important but you also have to get in quickly to be able to create some impact up at the kitchen line 7-1 you gotta be on the move as you're hitting that and at eight to one another timeout called by Leia Jansen receiver eight one.

So this women's double or excuse me this women's singles match up annaly Waters off to a quick start I mean just striking the ball beautifully see that thing Tom Moran has that's a hyperbole that thing he uses to warm up and stay loose before he throws it down that thing Tony finau uses on course.

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PPA tour Emily Waters coming out to a hot start in her return to the pickleball court Leah Jansen looking for an answer here against a formidable opponent time out I'm in 8-1 short return beautiful roll 9-1 Annalee Waters again on the Move turn.

Pro back in 2019 she was just 12 years old became became the youngest professional pickleball player in history four years later she's won just about everything imaginable eight Triple Crowns a year ago on the carvana PPA tour the 2019 Nationals she won back at the age of 12 alongside her mom.

Lee Waters currently sitting on her bench yeah they only think slowing her down here is a ball lost in the Shrubbery back there in the corner Lee game one to Annalee Waters eleven to one the paddle tap and we will come back.

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Women's doubles title 0-0 looking for another here I mean just when you think you've won a point she comes storming back I mean Leia Jansen chose to stay back I mean she's emptying the Vault of ideas here stay back she got a ball she thought behind Annalee and Annalee found a better angle.

Zero one foreign Waters she continues to work towards that backhand side at early phases of these points oh and she comes crashing in the light was already thinking that's going to be two nothing after she had to just lunge and throw that ball up in the.

Air but uh got a mistake so she's gotten a Miss serve and a miss sitter from Annalee here inside out 1-0 running all the way across the court Annalee Waters not gonna miss that sitter foreign.

And quickly again the paddle is tossed and a force to time out by Leia Jansen down 0-3 she's gonna take some time to get reset on her bench spit a good amount of time on the pickleball court just thinking of the number of medals that she's had over 42 PPA medals in her career ranging from.

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Already over 10 medals in 2023 alone two missed serves is about the only flaw in the Annalee Waters game here so far that's a great volley right there from Leia Jansen full lunge crowd wants more pickleball they want Leia to get going here make it 2-3 now she's getting close yeah wants to go for the Big Surf put.

Pressure on Anna Lee Annalee just kind of turning her back there to the video board I think she hit her own reset continues to work to that backhand side so if somebody keeps returning to one side do you start to shift after sir you can shift in the placement of your serve can make that more difficult as well.

Three two and just the ability to find angles by taking Pace off yeah roll dive in I mean that's not that's either in the kitchen or not far past it to beat Jansen for because if it's up in the air jansen's got the length in the reach to get to it solid overhead into the Open Court.

Mentioned Leia Jansen from the Pacific Northwest if you want to have some fun with her apart from being on the pickleball court like a true Pacific northwesterner loves outdoor activities might be able to find her on the mountain somewhere probably will find some mountain goats.

I have a feeling she can beat me down a mountain very quickly those are three straight amazing reaction volleys for sure put the ball in the middle of the court on the return so you know the angles are a little bit different and was able to fend that off that's a great Rally from Leia see if she can get.

Another deep servant Force either an error or a short a ball so she can come in and then a little uh video board incident there make it 3-4 a few loose errors from Annalee Waters and increased pressure from Leia Jansen absolutely she's got the same issue as Leia does if.

You hit the Deep serve you're probably not going to be able to come comfortably up to the kitchen line and just waiting so long before hitting that you have to choose which direction to go and I think as she's running she's just keeping an eye where's Leia and then she she would prefer to roll that over there because you have more room.

The shot's a longer distance and over the lower part of the net which is the middle which is 34 versus 36 on the ends and only Waters picking up game one best of three so all she needs is the second game solid depth there from Leia Jansen what are some of the keys to be able to kind of pick that ball clean just off.

The ground to be able to get yourself into the kitchen I mean I think it's your your footwork on how you choose to return depending on what side of your body and you see a lot of these players like to cut that with their backhand and come in from the Baseline Natalie Waters yes it's just frustrated with not being.

Able to put the volley deep enough to take that away from her but again your return Starts Now six three four Anna Lee six three again that volley just the placement so important to keep that within the last foot of the Court keep your opposition at Bay.

Yes because if that's in the middle of the transition area then that two in a backhand roll has all kinds of options and again the drop it just creates so many issues in terms of trying to reach in there and create pressure yeah that's a really frustrating outcome of that rally for Leia Jansen because she did everything she wanted to do.

Weighted got a good ball to come in behind was ahead Annalee was in trouble she did drop it but uh still was in good position but caught the net on that volley play A Johnson sitting alongside her vision coach is what she called it.

Just in terms of working on exactly what she's seeing on the court Annalee Waters and Mom Lee do we have a timeline on when Lee might return so yes I was texting her there quite a bit six months to play full out but she's probably gonna be more like nine months and even in warm-up today off camera guess who's.

Snuck out there with a paddle uh-oh don't tell her doctor that I won't but I think he's listening or she's listening and uh Annalee was hitting some serves and it was Lee who was getting him and returning them and I'm sure she's itching to get back out there but uh rehab she said is hard but uh she is uh.

Excited to know that the end it's not near but there's a plan to get there and she loves that she's able to stay close to the sport she loves through her daughter making some on court adjustments here yeah we saw I think it was Leia herself that slipped on a towel uh uh earlier in this tournament.

So Annalee was more worried about the visual of that and that is just a massive sort of how fast do you think that's coming oh I asked him a tricky question yeah I don't have a perfect answer to that but fast enough to create an error when you're trying to get your feet set and.

Come in and now it is just spiraling I've heard around 40 miles an hour I'll take that okay we did have the speed gun out there for the fans I'm surprised we haven't done any prizes so we need to do that we'll add that to All-Star week later in the year in Vegas just to give people some context yeah.

Dropping that into the kitchen is Annalee and working all the way up to the kitchen just such great footwork from Anna Lee Waters Annalee Waters now at Championship Point looking to add another an honor return she earns one more your.

Women's singles Champion Annalee Waters yeah just a tremendous effort she talked about how much family how many friends are gonna be there does a nice job of going over and thinking our hard-working referees and that was as dominant a singles performance as you will ever see Anna Lee Waters gold medalist again in.

2023. thank you foreign.

Annalee Waters Victorious again here at the OS first North Carolina open presented by interlinks she just took on Leia Jansen and walked away a Victorious now standing with Cameron Blackwood the third member of our crew gotta keep training and getting better but since then I've just focused a.

Little bit more on Singles and just you know try to get better every day something that many people actually don't know is I haven't been feeling too confident my singles game the past I would say maybe six months because my paddle weight was at like eight nine so now I'm like at eight five and I can really like get around my shots a little.

Bit more and I feel way more comfortable on the court I'm taking my time so this tournament was kind of like a coming out party for me really feeling comfortable in my singles again and I'm really excited to play singles for the rest of the year we did just that and someone likely who is so dominant up in that kitchen line how important not only is.

Your serve to keep that deep but also just creating angles from your third yeah big deep serve is something I've been working on for singles also and I was really trying to utilize that in this match just because she has so long she gets up to the kitchen line she has great volleys you know those short volleys that you sometimes can't get to.

But I try to avoid those by hitting really good thirds and today I executed that and like you said you have been off for a month you got your wisdom teeth out but if singles or doubles easier to kind of get back in the groove and find a rhythm um honestly it was kind of just like getting the feel back for the ball in.

General all the events are so different but I feel like probably the easiest one to come back to was singles just because it is a lot of like athletic movements on the court but I also want to say thank you to my family and friends who came on and cheered me out this whole weekend thank you guys to really helped support me through this whole tournament.

And thank you guys to the crowd you are amazing so many of you came out to support pickleball and I can't wait to be back next year let's get the crender ahead we have Josh Higgins here from our title sponsor OS first on behalf of the carvana PPA tour well yet again OS first would like to.

Congratulate you for winning the North Carolina open Anna Lee waters picks up a title yet again here on the carvana PPA tour 16 and continues to be victorious time and time again as you now look to how our day has shaped up to this point Annalee Waters.

Has picked up one more but starting off at the top of the day yeah the winners today have been absolutely dominant I mean look at those scores weren't pushed to extra pickleball anywhere didn't cause a fourth or third game in the two out of three the best showed up and look at this one seed one seed one seed one seed all winning throughout the day and.

Then folks 6 p.m Eastern ESPN2 Elise Jones Riley Newman versus Annalee Waters and Jack sock gotta have your eyeballs on that one you can catch that of course on ESPN2 there's also a window from four to six here on tennis channel for some more of Jack socks pickleball professional pickleball debut this has been a.

Phenomenal Championship Sunday here on Tennis Channel we've got more to come on ESPN but we want to thank you first and foremost