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Hard Eights Advanced to Quarterfinals by Beating Slice

Hard Eights Advanced to Quarterfinals: In an exciting display of skill and determination, the SoCal Hard Eights have secured their place in the quarterfinals of the MLP Mid-Season Tournament. competing against the Chicago Slice, the match was defined by intense doubles matchups and crucial individual performances. With Erik Lange, Irina Tereschenko, Max Manthou, and the newly acquired Yana Newell leading the charge, SoCal overcame their season’s winless start in DreamBreakers(what is dreambreaker?). Their hard-fought victory sets the stage for a challenging battle against the highest-ranked Las Vegas Night Owls, while Chicago regroups in the consolation bracket.

The SoCal Hard Eights clinched a spot in the MLP Mid-Season Tournament quarterfinals with a hard-fought victory over the Chicago Slice. In an exciting matchup marked by alternating victories in the doubles games, SoCal’s Erik Lange, Irina Tereschenko, Max Manthou, and newcomer Yana Newell rose to the occasion under pressure.

How it Went

None of the teams had secured a DreamBreaker win this season entering the match, with SoCal at 0-3 and Chicago at 0-2. However, the Hard Eights’ composure and standout performances from Manthou and Tereschenko proved decisive. Both players secured 5-3 advantages over their opponents, Megan Fudge and Brendon Long, ensuring a 21-16 victory in the deciding contest.

Next up, SoCal faces an impressive challenge in the top-seeded Las Vegas Night Owls in the quarterfinals. Meanwhile, Chicago moves to the consolation bracket, set to face the loser of the Brooklyn Aces versus Miami Pickleball Club match.

Team WD MD MX1 MX2 DB
Chicago Slice 24 26 20 25 16
SoCal Hard Eights 26 24 25 15 21

 

 In this match:

  • WD (Women’s Doubles): Chicago Slice 24 – SoCal Hard Eights 26
  • MD (Men’s Doubles): Chicago Slice 26 – SoCal Hard Eights 24
  • MX1 (Mixed Doubles 1): Chicago Slice 20 – SoCal Hard Eights 25
  • MX2 (Mixed Doubles 2): Chicago Slice 25 – SoCal Hard Eights 15
  • DB (Dream Breaker): Chicago Slice 16 – SoCal Hard Eights 21

News in Brief: Hard Eights Advanced to Quarterfinals

The SoCal Hard Eights secured a spot in the MLP Mid-Season Tournament quarterfinals with a victory over the Chicago Slice. In a tense matchup marked by alternating doubles wins, SoCal’s Erik Lange, Irina Tereschenko, Max Manthou, and newcomer Yana Newell delivered standout performances. Manthou and Tereschenko’s decisive wins, each securing 5-3 advantages, led to a 21-16 victory in the deciding contest. SoCal, previously zero wins in DreamBreakers this season, now faces the top-seeded Las Vegas Night Owls next, while Chicago moves to the consolation bracket.

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