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Waters and Johns VS Parenteau and Alshon in Mixed Doubles Final

Waters and Johns VS Parenteau: Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns, alongside Catherine Parenteau and Christian Alshon, have clinched their spots in the mixed doubles gold medal match following compelling victories on Saturday afternoon. Both pairs started strong, each taking the first game of their matches convincingly with scores of 11-3, but faced contrasting challenges as the matches progressed.

Waters and Johns’ Gritty Comeback

Waters and Johns encountered a tough battle against the third-seeded duo Jorja Johnson and JW Johnson. After dropping Game 2, they found themselves on the brink in Game 3, trailing 10-4 with their opponents holding multiple match points. However, displaying remarkable resilience, they mounted an impressive comeback to snatch victory with a 12-10 win in the decider.

Johns credited Waters’ unwavering performance throughout the match: “Anna Leigh played exceptionally well under pressure. Her consistency was crucial, especially during our comeback in the third game.”

Parenteau and Alshon’s Steady Performance

In the second semifinal, Parenteau and Alshon faced Vivian Glozman and Hayden Patriquin, securing their final berth with scores of 11-3, and 14-12. Despite a late surge from their opponents in the second game, Parenteau and Alshon maintained composure to close out the match.

Reflecting on the match, Alshon acknowledged the challenge posed by Glozman and Patriquin’s comeback: “Hayden and Viv did a great job of coming back and really put the pressure on us, We just had to put the lead we had aside and try and play smart pickleball.”

Anticipated Gold Medal Match

The stage is now set for an intriguing gold medal match, where Alshon will strive for his first mixed doubles title. Waters and Johns previously met Parenteau and Alshon at the Desert Ridge Open in February, with Waters and Johns emerging victorious after a hard-fought three-game battle.

Waters and Johns VS Parenteau

News in Brief: Waters and Johns VS Parenteau

In San Clemente, CA, Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns, alongside Catherine Parenteau and Christian Alshon, secured spots in the mixed doubles gold medal match with compelling victories. Waters and Johns staged a gritty comeback against Jorja Johnson and JW Johnson, overcoming a 10-4 deficit in the third game to win 12-10. Johns praised Waters’ consistent play under pressure. Meanwhile, Parenteau and Alshon defeated Vivian Glozman and Hayden Patriquin 11-3, 14-12, navigating through a late comeback attempt. The final sets up a rematch from February’s Desert Ridge Open, where Waters and Johns edged out Parenteau and Alshon in a hard-fought three-game battle, promising an anticipated showdown.

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