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Waters and Parenteau Advance to Singles Semifinals of OC Cup

Waters and Parenteau Advance to Singles Semifinals: The singles competition at the Select Medical Orange County Cup is heating up as top seeds Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau secured their spots in the semifinals, set for Friday at Life Time Rancho San Clemente.

Dominant Performances in Quarterfinals

Waters, ranked No. 1, dominated her quarterfinal match against No. 9 Kaitlyn Christian, winning decisively with scores of 11-1, 11-2. She is aiming to add another singles gold medal to her recent victory at the Veolia Sacramento Open earlier this month, demonstrating her unwavering competitive spirit.

Player Insights and Determination

Anna Leigh Waters is famous for being very determined when playing pickleball. She always wants to win, even when playing games with her family. Waters explained that her competitive nature makes her always push to do her best, whether in a big match or a casual game.

“I’m just a very competitive person. I don’t like to lose at anything. I’ll be playing UNO with my parents, and I’ll be upset if I lose, so I feel like I just have this super competitive nature that even if I’m up in a match or in a game, I really just want to keep pushing and win.”

“In any sport I do, I’m super competitive, so out here it doesn’t take much to find the motivation, honestly.” – Waters

Meanwhile, No. 2 seed Catherine Parenteau advanced past No. 18 Rachel Rohrabacher with scores of 11-4, 11-6. Parenteau, who finished as the runner-up at the Veolia Sacramento Open, is determined to continue her strong performance in San Clemente.

Semifinal Showdowns

In the semifinals on Saturday, Waters will face off against No. 8 Judit Castillo, while Parenteau will challenge No. 6 Brooke Buckner. The stage is set for intense matches as these top players vie for a shot at the championship title.

Stay tuned for more updates as the action unfolds at the Select Medical Orange County Cup, where the competition promises to deliver thrilling moments and fierce battles on the pickleball courts.

Waters and Parenteau Advance to Singles Semifinals

News in Brief: Waters and Parenteau Advance to Singles Semifinals

Top seeds Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau secured their spots in the Select Medical Orange County Cup singles semifinals. Waters ranked No. 1, dominated her quarterfinal against Kaitlyn Christian with decisive 11-1, 11-2 victories, aiming to add to her recent Veolia Sacramento Open win with another gold. Parenteau, seeded No. 2, overcame Rachel Rohrabacher 11-4, 11-6, continuing her strong form after finishing runner-up in Sacramento. Waters faces No. 8 Judit Castillo, while Parenteau takes on No. 6 Brooke Buckner in what promises to be thrilling matches on Saturday.

Our Readers Queries

Ques: Why does Anna Leigh Waters wear glasses?

Ans: Anna Leigh Waters wears glasses for two primary reasons. First and foremost, they are prescription glasses essential for her vision; without them, she faces difficulty seeing clearly. Additionally, her glasses serve a dual purpose, providing both eye protection and shielding against the sun’s glare during matches and practice sessions on the pickleball court.

Ques: Does Anna Leigh Waters go to school?

Ans: No, Anna Leigh Waters is homeschooled by her grandmother. She plans to potentially delay college to focus on her professional pickleball career. Waters is sponsored by Fila for sportswear and Paddletek for equipment, including her own paddle design with the brand.

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