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Staksrud and Patriquin First Win in PPA Tour

Staksrud and Patriquin First Win: In California’s capital, Sacramento, the tension was visible as the stage was set for the men’s doubles finals match of the Veolia Sacramento Tournament, a clash packed with ambition and legacy.

For Hayden Patriquin, the occasion marked a crucial moment in his pickleball career, stepping onto the grand stage of a PPA final match for the first time. Alongside him stood Federico Staksrud, both players bearing the shared dream of securing their maiden men’s doubles titles.

On the opposing side of the net stood the formidable duo of JW Johnson and Dylan Frazier, composed to score their own mark in history. With three consecutive men’s doubles golds already under their belts, they were on the edge of matching a record set by the noteworthy Ben and Collin Johns.

As the battle unfolded, each point contested with passion and determination, it was Patriquin and  Fed Staksrud who seized control of the court, displaying a mastery of skill and strategy. With a resounding 11-7, 11-7, 11-0 victory over the top-seeded pair, they engrave their names in gold, their win is a testament to their absolute resolve and synchronized play.

“I’m loss for words right now,” expressed Patriquin, his voice filled with emotion as he held his first PPA title. “It feels great to finally be here and get the gold. I’ve been working hard, and I’m glad I could do it with Fed.”

Staksrud, gracious in victory, extended praise to their opponents, acknowledging the relentless passion of Johnson and Frazier, who had maintained a flawless record since March. “It’s been an amazing run for JW and Dylan,” remarked Staksrud, his respect evident. “They’re probably the best team in the world right now, and they’re gonna keep on winning titles. Part of me being here lifting the trophy is because of them.”

Staksrud and Patriquin First Men's Doubles Win
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In the battle for bronze, a spirited contest arises between the third-seeded pairing of Tyson McGuffin and Dekel Bar and the sixth-seeded duo of Riley Newman and Gabriel Tardio. In an exciting encounter that showcased the unpredictability of the sport, McGuffin and Bar emerged victorious, prevailing 2-11, 12-10, 11-6, securing their place on the podium.

News in Brief : Staksrud and Patriquin First Win

In a thrilling men’s doubles final at the Veolia Sacramento Tournament, Federico Staksrud and Hayden Patriquin secured their first PPA title with a commanding 11-7, 11-7, 11-0 victory over the top-seeded duo of JW Johnson and Dylan Frazier. This win marks a significant milestone for Patriquin, who was playing in his first PPA final. The match showcased their skill and strategy, with Staksrud and Patriquin overcoming a formidable team with three consecutive golds. Both players expressed gratitude and respect for their opponents, acknowledging Johnson and Frazier’s impressive record.

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