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Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters Won OC Cup 2024

Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters Won: Under the bright Southern California sun, Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau clinched their eighth title of the year at the Select Medical Orange County Cup presented by FitVine Wines. The top-seeded pair defeated No. 6 seeds Jessie Irvine and Tina Pisnik with an 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 victory on Sunday afternoon.

Waters and Parenteau’s journey to the title was remarkable, as they didn’t drop a single game throughout the tournament. However, the final wasn’t a walk in the park. Irvine and Pisnik brought their A-game, pushing the champions to their limits in the last two sets.

We had to fight really hard, especially in the last two games,” Parenteau admitted. “They were really tough and making a lot of balls. They have awesome resets, so we had to be very specific on our targets, move the ball around, and wait for a good opportunity to go for our attacks.

 

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Irvine and Pisnik’s Commendable Tournament Run

This week was a statement to Irvine and Pisnik’s skill and determination. They secured impressive victories over No. 2 seeds Anna Bright and Rachel Rohrabacher, as well as No. 5 seeds Hurricane Tyra Black and Parris Todd, to reach the final. Despite their loss, their performance throughout the tournament was commendable.

Waters and Parenteau’s Strong Partnership

For Waters and Parenteau, this title marks their nineteenth together. The bond between the 17-year-old Waters and Parenteau is a special one, rooted in years of friendship and mutual respect.

I’ve known Catherine since I was like 11,” Waters reminisced. “She was playing with my mom, and I always wanted to play with her, so now that we can play together, it’s pretty special.

Despite their success as a team, Waters and Parenteau will have to set aside their partnership later in the day. They are set to compete against each other for both the mixed doubles and women’s singles titles.

Bronze Medal Match Highlights

In the bronze medal match, Hurricane Tyra Black and Parris Todd displayed their prowess by defeating No. 8 seeds Allyce Jones and Irina Tereschenko 11-1, 11-4. This victory added another layer of excitement to the day’s events, showcasing the depth of talent in women’s pickleball.

As the sun sets on another thrilling day of competition, the pickleball community eagerly anticipates the upcoming matches. With Waters and Parenteau squaring off in multiple finals, fans are in for an exhilarating conclusion to the tournament at Life Time Rancho San Clemente.

News in Brief: Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters Won

Under the Southern California sun, Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau clinched their eighth title of the year at the Select Medical Orange County Cup. The top-seeded duo defeated Jessie Irvine and Tina Pisnik 11-2, 11-6, 11-8 in the finals. Waters and Parenteau dominated the tournament without dropping a single game, though Irvine and Pisnik pushed them to their limits in the final. This title marks the pair’s nineteenth together, highlighting their strong partnership and mutual respect. The tournament also showcased commendable performances from other teams, adding excitement and anticipation for upcoming matches at Life Time Rancho San Clemente.

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