PPA Takeya Showcase Mixed Doubles
Mixed dubs day at the PPA Takeya Showcase. Absolutely loaded field, two streams from the PPA, new partner combinations, what’s not to love. Check where your favorite player is playing and tune in.
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Down to 8
One team flying under the radar is Callie Smith and Steve Deakin. They are a strong duo that does not receive much attention. They have three wins on the day including a gritty 11-1, 16-14 win over Yates/L.Waters. Unfortunately, Johns and Jardim stand in their way of advancing.
The final matchup saw team NewGuffin going head to head partnered with the finalists of the women’s singles division. Team Takeya was too much to TM and AL taking the match 11-6, 11-5.
Your final four teams are:
Johns/Jardim vs Deakin/Smith Wright/Kovalova vs Newman/Parenteau
Matt Wright/Lucy Kovalova vs Riley Newman/Catherine Parenteu
All That Glitters is not Gold
The battle for Bronze was just as action packed as the rest of the day. Major teams battling it out in games to fifteen then a final match best two out of three. The Bronze Medal Match came down to Newman/Parenteau vs Devilliers/Esquivel.
Again in this match, it took three games to decide a winner. Some of the best play you will ever see on a pickleball court and the fastest hands battles you can imagine. Devilliers and Newman traded some body shots throughout the match. After splitting the first two games, Newman/Parenteau were able to play great at the start of game three. This is the second time today where their ability to come out strong in game three gave them a big lead that did not allow their opponents to catch.
Fantastic play all day long, it is a different game with four people on the court and is a reminder of how great doubles Pickleball is. Congratulations to the teams advancing to the finals and to Newman/Parenteau on their Bronze Medal. We will see them partnered again for the Rocky Mountain Championships next week and for Tournament of Champions later this month.