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Veolia Sacramento Open 2024 Championship Wrap-Up

Veolia Sacramento Open 2024 Championship: This was an exciting pickleball tournament held from June 5th to 9th, 2024, at Life Time Roseville in Roseville, California. People from all over came to watch the best players compete. The big matches happened on Sunday, where players showed off their skills and determination to win the championship.

Men’s Singles Standings:

Player Name Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Federico Staksrud 11 11 0
James Johnson 4 5 0


Federico Staksrud

Federico Staksrud has been nothing short of spectacular this year, establishing himself as a consistent force in men’s singles pickleball. Staksrud’s performance in 2024 has been a masterclass in excellence, earning him a medal in every tournament he’s entered. With four gold, six silver, and a bronze just last week, his dominance is unquestionable. Staksrud’s eight career men’s singles titles place him second only to the legendary Ben Johns, showcasing his determination and skill on the court.

What is perhaps most impressive about his eight career titles is the diversity of his victories; each of his finals wins has come against a different opponent. This list of defeated competitors includes top names like Hewett, Devilliers, McGuffin, Ben Johns, Martinez Vich, Garnett, Quang Duong, and Sock, underscoring Staksrud’s adaptability and mastery against the best in the sport.

JW Johnson

JW Johnson has carved a path of persistence and determination to reach this final, defeating three higher-seeded players in a row. His journey included a gripping semi-final where he bested his doubles partner, Dylan Frazier, in three hard-fought games. It has been 13 months since Johnson last tasted victory in a singles championship at the Atlanta Open, making this final appearance particularly significant. His five career men’s titles place him fourth all-time, trailing only behind Tyson McGuffin, who holds six. Johnson’s relentless pursuit of excellence and his ability to rise to the occasion under pressure make him a formidable contender.

Bronze: Quang Duong Vs Dylan Frazier

Women’s Singles Standings:

Player Name Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Anna Leigh Waters 11 11 0
Catherine Parenteau 3 4 0

Anna Leigh Waters

Anna Leigh Waters continues to redefine dominance in women’s singles pickleball. On Thursday, she delivered a performance that can only be described as ruthless efficiency, securing four “pickles” in her eight victorious games and conceding a mere 15 points. Today, she stands on the verge of history, with the opportunity to tie Ben Johns at 38 career singles titles.

Her recent history against Catherine Parenteau adds an extra layer of intrigue to this final; the last time they met for a title, Waters victory at the North Carolina Open in April with commanding 11-4, 11-4 victories. Waters’ record against Parenteau is an astonishing 16-1 in finals, with Parenteau’s lone victory coming at the PPA Championships in October 2021. Waters’ impressive record in PPA finals includes wins over seven different players: Todd, Parenteau, Mary Brascia, Jansen, Tereschenko, Devidze, and Callie Smith, showcasing her versatility and dominance.

Catherine Parenteau

Catherine Parenteau has been a model of consistency and excellence, not dropping a single game in her four matches on Thursday. Her nine career women’s singles titles rank second only to Waters. Parenteau’s last title came at the Tournament of Champions in August 2023, and she enters this final with the confidence of having defeated Waters in the semifinals of the Florida Open in 2023. A two-time “Triple Crown” winner, with victories in North Carolina in 2022 and the Tournament of Champions in 2023, Parenteau is no stranger to the big stage and is poised to challenge Waters once again.

Bronze: Brooke Buckner Vs  Dominique Shaefer

Mixed Doubles Standings:

Player Name Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4
Anna Leigh Waters / Benjamin Johns 11 11 11 0
Anna Bright / James Ignatowich 5 9 0 0

Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns

The duo of Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns continue to set the standard in mixed doubles pickleball. Together, they have gathered 33 titles, with Waters possessing 35 overall and Johns 48. This year alone, they have secured six titles, three of which came against their main rivals, Bright and Ignatowich, in the finals. Their perfect 6-0 record in finals against Bright and Ignatowich speaks volumes about their alliance and dominance on the court.

Anna Bright and James Ignatowich

Anna Bright and James Ignatowich have proven to be resilient competitors, showing flashes of brilliance. In the Atlanta Open final three weeks ago, they managed to “pickle” Waters and Johns in Game Three, a feat that underscored their potential. However, despite their capabilities, they have yet to overcome Waters and Johns in a final, holding a 0-6 record against them since teaming up in March 2023. Their victory in pool play at the PPA Finals last December and their title at the Red Rock Open in April 2023 highlight their potential to disrupt the established order.

Bronze: Jorja Johnson/JW Johnson vs Etta Wright/Riley Newman

Men’s Doubles Standings:

Player Name Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4
Dylan Frazier / James Johnson 7 7 0 0
Federico Staksrud / Hayden Patriquin 11 11 11 0

Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson

Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson stand on the edge of history as they aim to tie the men’s doubles record held by the Johns brothers by winning four straight tournaments. Their nine men’s doubles titles together are second only to the Johns brothers, and their overall match record of 126-23 coming into this final highlights their dominance. Remarkably, they could lose 102 straight matches and still maintain a winning record, underscoring their extraordinary consistency and skill.

Hayden Patriquin and Federico Staksrud

Hayden Patriquin, making his first PPA final appearance, pairs with Federico Staksrud, who is in pursuit of his first men’s doubles title. Staksrud has come close several times, earning five silver medals, including two this year. Patriquin, who earned a men’s doubles bronze with Callan Dawson at the Indoor Championships in March, will be looking to make a significant impact in this final.

Bronze:Dekel Bar/Tyson McGuffin vs.  Riley Newman/Gabe Tardio

Women’s Doubles Standings:

Player Name Set 1 Set 2 Set 3 Set 4
Anna Leigh Waters / Catherine Parenteau 11 11 11 0
Anna Bright / Rachel Rohrabacher 2 1 5 0

Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters

Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters continue to be a dominant force in women’s doubles, with 17 titles together, including six this year. Waters’ remarkable streak of 22 straight finals victories was only recently interrupted by a loss to Bright and Rohrabacher in March. Parenteau’s 23 career women’s doubles titles rank second all-time, just ahead of Lucy Kovalova, showcasing her sustained excellence and partnership with Waters.

Anna Bright and Rachel Rohrabacher

Anna Bright and Rachel Rohrabacher have been incredible opponents, winning four titles together during a remarkable five-tournament run in March and April. Their victory over Parenteau and Waters in the Austin Open in March, marked by a higher count of “clean winners,” demonstrates their capability to challenge the top seeds. Although they lost to Parenteau and Waters in the Masters title match in January, their competitive spirit and tactical alliance make them a significant threat.

Bronze: Vivienne David/Parris Todd vs.  Hurricane Tyra Black/Jorja Johnson

Veolia Sacramento Open 2024 Championship
Image credit: PPA Tour

Each matchup brings its own narrative of rivalry, skill, and strategic brilliance, with seasoned champions and rising stars composed for competition.

News In Brief: Veolia Sacramento Open 2024 Championship:

The Veolia Sacramento Open 2024 showcased exciting pickleball action across various categories. Federico Staksrud claimed victory in the men’s singles, displaying consistent dominance. Anna Leigh Waters secured the women’s singles title, maintaining her unparalleled excellence. In mixed doubles, Waters and Benjamin Johns continued their reign, while Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson succeeded in men’s doubles. Catherine Parenteau and Waters dominated women’s doubles. Each matchup featured intense competition and highlighted the alliance of seasoned champions and emerging talents on the pickleball circuit.

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