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CHAMPIONSHIP COURT UPDATES:
9:00am BLQK vs. FLORIDA SMASH
Women's Doubles: BLQK wins 21-15
Men's Doubles: BLQK wins 21-14
Mixed 1 (Schneeman/Johnson vs. Tereschenkko/Hewett): Florida Smash wins 22-20
Mixed 2 (Esquivel/Rettenmaier vs. Todd/Navratil): BLQK wins 21-17
MATCH WINNER: BLQK 3-1
BLQK women led the entire first game. Rallies were relatively short with about 9 shots per point. Zane Navratil was on fire with 11 kills and only 3 errors. Hewett and Navratil didn't miss a single 3rd shot. In the first mixed doubles game, there were 5 lead changes. Lacy Schneeman stood out with 11 kills and 4 errors to help Florida Smash win 22-20. The second mixed game included a 69 shot rally and too many errors by Florida Smash.
11:00am MAD DROPS PICKLEBALL CLUB vs. THE RANCHERS
Women's Doubles: Ranchers win 21-14
Men's Doubles: Mad Drops wins 21-19
Mixed 1 (Brascia/Arnold vs. Bright/Young): Ranchers win 22-20
Mixed 2 (Whitwell/Koller vs. Kawamoto/Ignatowich) 21-19
MATCH WINNER: MAD DROPS PICKLEBALL CLUB 3-2
Mad Drops come off the first game loss and get fired up going toe to toe with the Ranchers and pull off a win in an exciting Dreambreaker. The crowd was electric. Andiamo!
1:00pm HARD EIGHTS vs. THE 5'S
Women's Doubles: The 5s win 21-18
Men's Doubles: Hard Eights win 21-19
Mixed 1 The 5s win 21-17
Mixed 2 Hard Eights win 21-18
Dreambreaker: Hard Eights win 21-19
MATCH WINNER: HARD EIGHTS 3-2
This was an extremely close match with 11 ties in the Dreambreaker - ultimately Hard Eights came through in the clutch under pressure.
GRANDSTAND COURT UPDATES:
9:30am JACKRABBITS vs. LIONS
Women's Doubles: Jackrabbits win 21-10
Men's Doubles: Jackrabbits win 21-19
Mixed 1 (Johnson/David vs. Wilson/McMillan): Jackrabbits win 21-19
Mixed 2 - (Brascia/Stone vs. Wright/Taylor) Jackrabbits retired due to Adam Stone injury - so Lions win 21-0
MATCH WINNER: JACKRABBITS 3-1
The Jackrabbits women dominated the first game. The men were tight but the Lions just couldn't finish. David & Johnson were in sync, powerful, and had a 3.0 K/E ratio to close out the match. Jackrabbits forfeited game 4 due to Adam Stone injury.
11:30am THE BUS vs CHIMERAS
Women's Doubles: The Bus wins 21-13
Men's Doubles: Chimeras win 21-19
Mixed 1 (Koop/De La Rosa vs. Stratman/Lange): Chimeras win 23-21
Mixed 2 (Barr/Burrows vs. Fudge/Tardio)
Dreambreaker: The Bus wins 21-19
MATCH WINNER: THE BUS 3-2
The women of the Bus ran away with the game, earning 8 kills each with an impressive 21-13 victory. The Chimeras men came in and won important clutch points to take it 21-19. In MX 1, there were 13 ties and 5 lead changes. Wesley Burrows controlled MX2 thrashing 12 kills, to take it home for The Bus. In the Dreambreaker, there were 10 ties and 6 lead changes.. Lauren Stratman of The Bus stood out to win 9 out of 12 points in the Dreambreaker to close it out!
1:30pm AT PICKLEBALLERS vs CLEAN Cause
Women's Doubles: ATX wins 21-14
Men's Doubles: CLEAN wins 21-15
Mixed 1 (Goldberg/Bar vs. Kawamoto/Frazier): ATX wins 21-8
Mixed 2 (Tellez/Ansboury vs. Staksrud/Remynse) ATX wins 21-17
MATCH WINNER: ATX PICKLEBALLERS 3-1
ATX Pickleballers pull off the update, winning all games except Men's Doubles, and push CLEAN Cause out of the top seeding spot for the Quarter-Finals. Even with this upset, they won't move to the quarters.
What happened in the Quarters
CLEAN CAUSE vs MAD DROPS
WD: Clean wins 21-15
MD: Mad Drops win 21-18
MX1: (Staksrud/Remynse vs. Arnold/Brascia): Mad Drops win 21-16
MX2: (Bar/Goldberg vs. Whitwell/Koller) - Clean wins 21-10
Dreambreaker: Clean wins 21-18
MATCH WINNER: CLEAN 3-2
FLORIDA SMASH VS HARD EIGHTS
WD: Hard Eights 22-20
MD: Smash 21-14
MX1: (Esquivel/Rettenmaier vs. Yates/Gaytan-Leach): Smash wins 21-13
MX2: (Schneemann/Johnson vs. Daescu/Johnson): Hard Eights win 24-20
Dreambreaker: Hard Eights win 21-17
MATCH WINNER: HARD EIGHTS 3-2
GOING INTO THE SEMI-FINALS
BLQK - looking strong with their 2 female players being in the top three of the total player standings list. They are yet to play a dream breaker unlike their opponents Clean Cause team that already part took in 2 Dreambreakers. BLQK so far in 3 matches cumulatively had 128 kills and 82 errors which gives them a healthy 1.5 k/e ratio. Clean has 181 kills and 182 errors which put that right below the equal ration of kill/error of 0.99
On the other side of the semis are Hard Eights and Ranchers. Similarly Hard Eights played more Dreambreakers than their opponents (a total of 3 of them). In terms of kills the team overall is holding 234 kills and 156 errors in the total of 4 matches they played which gives them solid 1.5 k/e ratio.
Ranchers on the other side played 2 dreambreakers in their 3 matches (skipping having to participate in QFs). Their team total kills sum equals to 157 and errors of 107. This puts them right before their opponents in a pretty healthy k/e ratio of 1.46
Here's the schedule for the semis and the finals Sunday!!