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California Black Bears Roar into MLP Mid-Season Quarterfinals with Dramatic Win Over Florida Smash

California Black Bears Roar into MLP Mid-Season Quarterfinals: In a surprising twist at the MLP Mid-Season Tournament, California Black Bears have secured a spot in the quarterfinals with a dominant victory over the Florida Smash. After a previous defeat, the Black Bears made strategic roster changes, including adding Brandon French and substituting Michelle Esquivel.

These adjustments paid off well as Esquivel’s stellar performance alongside Amanda Hendry and Rafa Hewett drove them to victory in crucial doubles matchups. With their second consecutive win, the Black Bears now prepare to face the formidable Bay Area Breakers, while the Smash looks to rebound in the consolation bracket.

The California Black Bears have secured their spot in the MLP Mid-Season Tournament quarterfinals following a decisive DreamBreaker(what is dreambreaker?) victory over the Florida Smash.

Results Overview

Regardless of a previous 3-1 loss to Florida last month, strategic roster changes and key substitutions proved crucial for the Black Bears.

Adding Brandon French during the waiver period and substituting Michelle Esquivel for Susannah Barr proved significant. Esquivel presented her skills with standout performances alongside Amanda Hendry in women’s doubles and Rafa Hewett in mixed doubles, highlighting her exceptional play on the left side.

Hewett’s crucial role included an essential 7-3 victory over Travis Rettenmaier, securing California’s 21-17 victory and marking their second consecutive win after a challenging 0-6 start to the season.

Next, the Black Bears will face the No. 2 seed Bay Area Breakers in the quarterfinals, while the Smash moves to the consolation bracket to face the loser of the Atlanta Bouncers versus Frisco Pandas match.

Team WD MD MX1 MX2 DB
California Black Bears 13 25 18 27 21
Florida Smash 25 14 25 25 17

 

In this match:

  • WD (Women’s Doubles): California Black Bears 13 – Florida Smash 25
  • MD (Men’s Doubles): California Black Bears 25 – Florida Smash 14
  • MX1 (Mixed Doubles 1): California Black Bears 18 – Florida Smash 25
  • MX2 (Mixed Doubles 2): California Black Bears 27 – Florida Smash 25
  • DB (Deciding Contest): California Black Bears 21 – Florida Smash 17

News in Brief: California Black Bears Roar into MLP Mid-Season Quarterfinals

In an exciting turnaround at the MLP Mid-Season Tournament, the California Black Bears secured their quarterfinal berth with a powerful victory over the Florida Smash. regardless of a previous loss to the same opponent, strategic roster changes, including the addition of Brandon French and Michelle Esquivel’s substitution, proved crucial. Esquivel’s standout performances in women’s doubles with Amanda Hendry and mixed doubles alongside Rafa Hewett presented her exceptional skills. Hewett’s crucial 7-3 win in the deciding contest sealed California’s 21-17 victory, marking their second consecutive win after a challenging start to the season. Up next, they face the Bay Area Breakers, while the Smash heads to the consolation bracket.
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