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CHAMPIONSHIP COURT UPDATES:
8:30am BLQK vs. JACKRABBITS
Women's Doubles: BLQK wins 21-14
Men's Doubles: Jackrabbits wins 21-19
Mixed 1 (Hunter & David vs. Navratil & Todd): BLQK wins 21-8
Mixed 2 (Hewitt & Tereschenko vs. Stone & Brascia): BLQK wins 20-11
MATCH WINNER: BLQK 3-1
Jackrabbits win Men's Doubles game - upset of the day?
10:30am RANCHERS vs. CHIMERAS
Women's Doubles: Ranchers win 21-14
Men's Doubles: Ranchers win 21-19
Mixed 1 (Bright & Young vs. Koop & De La Rosa): Ranchers win 21-16
Mixed 2 (Kawamoto & Ignatowich vs. Fudge & Tardio): 21-15
MATCH WINNER: RANCHERS 4-0
Clean sweep from the Ranchers.
12:30pm HARD EIGHTS vs. CLEAN CAUSE
Women's Doubles: Hard Eights win 21-14
Men's Doubles: CLEAN Cause wins 23-21
Mixed 1 (Daescu & Johnson vs. Bar & Goldberg): Hard Eights win 21-9
Mixed 2 (Remynse & Staksrud vs. Yates & Gaytan-Leach): Clean wins 23-21
Dreambreaker: CLEAN Cause wins 21-14
MATCH WINNER: CLEAN CAUSE 3-2
Dekel Bar leads the men in kills and singles star Federico Staksrud (who as of the end of Friday group play is ranked 1st in individual player standings) comes through to help Team Clean come out on top in the Dreambreaker.
2:30pm BLQK vs. LIONS
Women's Doubles: BLQK wins 21-19
Men's Doubles: Lions win 22-20
Mixed 1 (Todd/Navratil vs. Wright/Taylor): BLQK wins 21-19
Mixed 2 (McMillan & Wilson vs. Tereschenko/Hewett): BLQK wins 21-15
MATCH WINNER: BLQK WINS 3-1. Lions beat the odds to win Men's Doubles match but ultimately fall short to dominant BLQK.
4:30pm THE RANCHERS VS THE BUS
Women's Doubles: The Bus wins 21-19
Men's Doubles: The Bus wins 21-18
Mixed 1 (Burrows/Stratman vs. Bright/Young): Ranchers win 21-10
Mixed 2 (Kawamoto/Ignatowich vs. Barr/Lange): Ranchers win 22-20
Dreambreaker: Ranchers win 21-17
MATCH WINNER: RANCHERS 3-2. Impressive performance by The Bus who statistically was predicted to lose considering DUPR matchup head to heads - in the 70 to 20 percentile range per doubles game. The Bus took both gender doubles games and The Ranchers fought back in mixed and brought in the win during the Dreambreaker.
6:30pm HARD EIGHTS vs ATX PICKLEBALLERS
Women's Doubles: Hard Eights win 21-9
Men's Doubles: Hard Eights win 21-16
Mixed 1 (Kawamoto/Frazier vs. Johnson/Daescu): ATX wins 21-15
Mixed 2 (Ansboury/Tellez vs Gaytan-Leach/Yates): Hard Eights 21-18
MATCH WINNER: HARD EIGHTS 3-1
Hard Eights were aggressive and confident, showing a strong performance in gender doubles, falling in MX1, then O.G. Kyle Yates and Cierra Gaytan-Leach delivered in the clutch.
GRANDSTAND COURT UPDATES:
9:00am FLORIDA SMASH VS LIONS
Women's Doubles: Florida Smash wins 21-8
Men's Doubles: Florida Smash wins 21-13
Mixed 1 (Schneeman & Johnson vs. McMillan & Wilson): Florida Smash wins 21-13
Mixed 2 (Esquivel & Rettenmaier vs. Taylor & Wright): Florida Smash wins 21-19
MATCH WINNER: FLORIDA SMASH 4-0
Newcomer Lacey Schneeman rises up to the #1 spot on total player standings stats board for the first half of the day.
11:00am THE BUS vs MAD DROPS PICKLEBALL CLUB
Women's Doubles: The Bus win 21-19
Men's Doubles: MDPC wins 22-20
Mixed 1: (Brascia & Arnold vs. Lange & Barr): The Bus wins 21-18
Mixed 2: (Koller & Whitwell vs. Stratman & Burrows): MDPC wins 21-15
Dreambreaker: MDPC wins 21-15
MATCH WINNER: MAD DROPS PICKLEBALL CLUB 3-2
Nail biter! All of these games were close - two exciting teams really got the crowd going! Julian Arnold closes out the game-winning point in our first Dreambreaker of the day.
1:00pm ATX PICKLEBALLERS vs. THE 5's
Women's Doubles: The 5's win 21-17
Men's Doubles: ATX Pickleballers win 22-20
Mixed 1 (Jardim & Nunnery vs. Frazier & Kawamoto): The 5's win 21-15
Mixed 2 (Padegimaite & Newell vs. Ansboury & Tellez): The 5's win 21-18
MATCH WINNER: THE 5'S WIN 3-1. Padegimaite and Jardim dominate with kills.
3:00pm JACKRABBITS VS. FLORIDA SMASH
Women's Doubles: Florida Smash wins 21-19
Men's Doubles: Florida Smash wins 21-13
Mixed 1 (David/Johnson vs. Schneeman/Johnson): Jackrabbits win 21-13
Mixed 2 (Esquivel/Rettenmaier vs. Brascia/Stone): Jackrabbits win 21-13
Dreambreaker: Florida Smash wins 24-22
MATCH WINNER: FLORIDA SMASH 3-2
Most exciting game of the day? Quite possibly. Florida Smash owns gender doubles and the Jackrabbits owned the mixed category. Veteran player & team owner Travis Rettenmaier faces off with Adam Stone to clench the win.
5:00pm CHIMERAS vs. MAD DROPS PICKLEBALL CLUB
Women's Doubles: Chimeras wins 21-16
Men's Doubles: MDPS wins 22-20
Mixed 1 (Whitwell/Koller vs. Koop/De La Rosa): Chimeras win 21-11
Mixed 2 (Fudge/Tardio vs. Brascia/Arnold): Chimeras win 21-17
MATCH WINNER: CHIMERAS 3-1
Errors and told the story of this match - Andrea Koop and Daniel De La Rosa from the Chimeras were very aggressive and made just a single error each compared to 10 errors from MDPC. The Chimeras had an impressive 5.0 Kill/Error ratio.
7:00pm CLEAN CAUSE vs THE 5'S
Women's Doubles: CLEAN wins 21-19
Men's Doubles: CLEAN wins 21-18
Mixed 1 (Nunnery/Jardim vs. Bar/Goldberg): 21-19
Mixed 2 (Staksrud/Remynse vs. Newell/Padegimaite): 21-18
MATCH WINNER: CLEAN CAUSE 4-0
Friday's matchup of Clean Cause and The 5's showed 4 very close games, separated only by a few errors and no more than a 3 point lead at the finish.
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