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June 19, 2023

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Update 6:00 PM PST. Season Premier Level Super Final – Seattle Pioneers vs Los Angeles Mad Drops.

Game 1. Women’s Doubles. Los Angeles Mad Drops (Irina Tereschenko/Catherine Parenteau) vs Seattle Pioneers (Meghan Dizon/Etta Wright)

Update 6:14 PM PST. Game 1. Women’s Doubles. LA Mad Drops up 11-3 at the end change.

Update 6:23 PM PST. Game 1. LA Mad Drops beat the Seattle Pioneers 21-6 in the largest game loss of the tournament weekend.

LA Mad Drops Deliver a Dominant Performance, Overwhelming the Seattle Pioneers with a Score of 21-6.

In a women’s doubles showdown between the LA Mad Drops and the Seattle Pioneers, the LA Mad Drops demonstrated their dominance in women’s doubles, securing an impressive victory with an astounding win of 21-6. The magnitude of this defeat makes it one of the largest losses witnessed throughout the tournament thus far.

Right from the start, the LA Mad Drops asserted their dominance on the court. The exchanges between the two teams showcased their skill and determination, with both sides displaying commendable defense. However, it was the Mad Drops who consistently came out on top, executing their shots with precision and forcing errors from the Pioneers.

As the game progressed, the LA Mad Drops continued to widen the gap, demonstrating their relentless pursuit of victory. The Pioneers, recognizing the need to regroup, called for a timeout to halt the Mad Drops’ momentum at 3-9. Unfortunately for Seattle, the timeout proved insufficient in slowing down their opponents’ formidable charge.

The LA Mad Drops showcased exceptional teamwork and individual performances throughout the match. Catherine Parenteau shone with her outstanding play, complemented by Irina Tereschenko’s steady defense. This combination allowed Parentaeu to play aggressively, putting immense pressure on the Pioneers.

Seattle’s attempts to stage a comeback were repeatedly thwarted by the LA team’s defensive capabilities. The scoreline of 20-6 spoke volumes about the Mad Drops’ dominance on the court, leaving the Pioneers reeling from the one-sided contest.

In the final moments of the match, a failed reset by the Pioneers Meaghan Dizon sealed their fate, ultimately resulting in a resounding 21-6 Game 1 victory for the LA Mad Drops.

Update 6:30 PM PST. Game 2. Men’s Doubles. Seattle Pioneers (Ben Johns/Tyler Loongs) v LA Mad Drops (Julian Arnold/Thomas Wilson).

Update 6:38 PM PST. Game 2. Seattle Pioneers are up 11-7 at the end change.

Update 6:50 PM PST. Game 2. Mad Drops beat LA Pioneers 21-19 in Men’s Doubles.

Seattle Pioneers Seek Redemption in Intense Men’s Doubles game.

After a challenging defeat in the previous game, the Seattle Pioneers were determined to turn the tides in their favor. The LA Mad Drops, however, had their own plans for victory, setting the stage for an intense men’s doubles game.

Right from the start, the match was filled with energy and determination. At 3-3, the Mad Drops’ Julian Arnold unleashed an enthusiastic “yeah!” in an attempt to motivate his partner, Thomas Wilson. The players showcased their offensive and defensive skills, engaging in captivating rallies that thrilled the crowd.

The Mad Drops took an early lead, with Arnold displaying his aggressive skillset through powerful overhead shots. Despite the impressive defense from Ben Johns and Tyler Loong of the Pioneers, Arnold’s middle ball attack proved successful, bringing the score to a close 5-6.

As the game progressed, Arnold continued to make his mark, delivering an exquisite forehand roll that found the line at 6-10, prompting a passionate “Andiamo” celebration. The Pioneers, however, remained resilient, with their focused defense preventing the Mad Drops from widening the gap significantly.

At the end change, the Pioneers found themselves trailing at 11-7. Arnold’s attacking attempts occasionally faltered, leading to unforced errors that allowed Seattle to capitalize on the scoreline. However, the LA Mad Drops quickly regained their composure, showcasing their offensive capabilities and narrowing the gap to 13-16.

A thrilling moment arrived at 17-19, as both teams engaged in a nail-biting dink rally followed by impressive defensive maneuvers from Thomas Wilson. Ultimately, it was the Mad Drops who emerged victorious, leveling the score to an intense 18-19.

With the pressure mounting, Julian Arnold unleashed a powerful forehand drive, equalizing the score at 19-19. The tension in the arena was palpable as the match reached its climax. In a decisive move, the Mad Drops’ Thomas Wilson delivered an attack on Ben Johns that left him “handcuffed” unable to respond effectively, securing the game-winning point and a hard-fought victory for the LA Mad Drops with a score of 21-19.

Update 6:57 PM PST. Game 3. Mixed Doubles. LA Mad Drops (Catherine Parenteau/Julian Arnold) v Seattle Pioneers (Ben Johns/Etta Wright).

Update 7:11 PM PST. Game 3. Mixed Doubles. LA Mad Drops are up 11-8 at the end change.

Update 7:33 PM PST. LA Mad Drops win Game 3 21-17. LA Mad Drops Win Major League Pickleball Season One Premier Level Championship in three games.

The atmosphere was electric as the LA Mad Drops aimed to clinch their victory by winning the match in just three games.

Right from the start, the Mad Drops challenged a foot fault call at 3-1, seeking to gain an advantage. However, after careful video review, the call stood, bringing the Pioneers closer at 2-3. The intensity on the court was palpable as every point counted.

At 4-3, Julian Arnold of the Mad Drops struck a shot that inadvertently hit Etta Wright of the Pioneers. Showing sportsmanship, Arnold promptly apologized for the unintentional contact.

The Mad Drops showcased their exceptional defense, seamlessly transitioning into offense at 7-6, securing a crucial point and extending their lead to 8-6. Their ability to turn defensive plays into scoring opportunities was a testament to their skills.

An unforced error by Wright at 10-8 allowed the Mad Drops to widen the gap, leading at the end change with a score of 11-8. As the game resumed, a fierce exchange of hands battles ensued, with the Mad Drops emerging victorious and increasing their lead to 12-8.

The Mad Drops seemed to have a strategy to target Wright with their attacks, putting pressure on the Pioneers’ defense. However, the Pioneers gradually found their momentum, closing the gap to 12-14, which prompted a timeout from the Mad Drops. Both teams strategized, aiming to gain a crucial advantage in the closing stages of the game.

At 13-14, Arnold’s forehand attack fell short, causing a temporary setback. However, Arnold used this as motivation, rallying back to claim the next two points, propelling the Mad Drops to a 16-13 lead. The Pioneers fought back fiercely, with Catherine Parenteau missing her return to narrow the deficit to 15-16.

Ben Johns of the Pioneers stepped up his game, taking control of the court and taking on the majority of the shots in hopes of alleviated Wright of the pressure the Mad Drops were putting on her. Despite his valiant efforts, an attack by Johns sailed long, allowing the Mad Drops to pull ahead at 17-15. The tension was high as both teams battled for every point.

A foot fault by Johns at 19-16 gave the Mad Drops a crucial advantage, but Johns quickly made amends with an impressive put-away shot, closing the gap to 17-19. With the score at 20-17, Arnold made a decisive move, crossing over in front of Parenteau for a powerful forehand volley between Johns and Wright, sealing the game-winning point at 21-17.

The LA Mad Drops celebrated their victory with immense joy and satisfaction, securing the Season 1 Premier Level Final Championship. It was a hard-fought battle, with both teams demonstrating their exceptional skills and resilience throughout the match. The Mad Drops’ strategic plays, defensive skills, and the remarkable performances of all four teammates ultimately led them to a well-deserved Major League Pickleball Season One Premier Level Championship Victory.