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Women’s SemiFinal Battle of PPA Tour’s OC Cup 2024

Women’s SemiFinal Battle of PPA Tour’s Orange County Cup presented by FitVine Wines witnessed exciting action in the women’s divisions on Saturday, setting the stage for a grand finale on Sunday at Life Time Rancho San Clemente.

Women’s Singles Dominance

In women’s singles, the top seeds Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau showcased their dominance with convincing victories. Waters dispatched No. 8 seed Judit Castillo in straight sets, displaying precision and power throughout the match to secure an 11-2, 11-4 triumph. Meanwhile, Parenteau faced an incredible challenge from No. 6 seed Brooke Buckner but managed to control the game, claiming victory with scores of 11-7, 11-5. Their commanding performances set up a highly anticipated final for the gold medal.

Doubles Drama

The doubles competition saw equally intense action as partnerships competed for a spot in the finals. Waters and Parenteau continued their stellar form, overpowering Allyce Jones and Irina Tereschenko with dominant scores of 11-1, and 11-2. Their alliance on the court was evident, as they swiftly secured their place in the championship match.

On the other side of the bracket, Jessie Irvine and Tina Pisnik engaged in an exciting three-set battle against Parris Todd and Tyra Hurricane Black. After dropping the first set 7-11, Irvine and Pisnik rallied back with determination, claiming the next two sets 11-2, 11-7. Their composure under pressure earned them a hard-fought victory and a spot in the finals against the incredible duo of Waters and Parenteau.

Women’s Standings:

Singles

Matchup Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Anna Leigh Waters vs Judit Castillo 11-2 11-4 0-0
Catherine Parenteau vs Brooke Buckner 11-7 11-5 0-0

Doubles

Matchup Set 1 Set 2 Set 3
Anna Leigh Waters / Catherine Parenteau vs Allyce Jones / Irina Tereschenko 11-1 11-2 0-0
Jessie Irvine / Tina Pisnik vs Parris Todd / Tyra Hurricane Black 7-11 11-2 11-7

As Sunday approaches, all eyes will be on the women’s doubles final, where Tina Pisnik and Jessie Irvine will seek to upset the favored pair of Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau. The stage is set for a battle of skill, strategy, and sheer determination as these athletes compete for glory at one of Pickleball’s premier events.

 

Women's SemiFinal Battle of PPA Tour

The Select Medical Orange County Cup has not only showcased high-level competition but also highlighted the togetherness and sportsmanship within the pickleball community. With each match, players have demonstrated their commitment to excellence and passion for the sport, ensuring a memorable weekend of competition and companionship in Rancho San Clemente.

 

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News in Brief: Women’s SemiFinal Battle of PPA Tour

The Select Medical Orange County Cup presented by FitVine Wines featured exciting semifinal action in women’s divisions, setting up an exciting finale at Life Time Rancho San Clemente. Top seeds Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau dominated in singles, securing convincing wins. In doubles, Waters and Parenteau continued their dominance, while Jessie Irvine and Tina Pisnik staged a comeback victory. As the event heads towards Sunday’s finals, anticipation builds for competitive showdowns and displays of sportsmanship, highlighting the essence of pickleball community spirit at this prestigious tournament.

Our Readers Queries:

Ques: Who sponsors Catherine Parenteau?

Ans: As of August 2023, Catherine Parenteau is sponsored by Selkirk and Sketchers in the Professional Pickleball Association (PPA).

Ques: Is Anna Leigh Waters in the MLP?

Ans: Yes, Anna Leigh Waters is part of the Major League Pickleball (MLP). She was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2023 MLP Draft.

Ques: What racket does Catherine Parenteau use?

Ans: Catherine Parenteau uses the Selkirk VANGUARD Power Air – Invikta pickleball paddle.

Also read: Recap from Day 4 of PPA Tour’s Orange County Cup 2024

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