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Draw Reveal: Vizzy Atlanta Open

Author: PPA Tour | May 10, 2024

The Vizzy Atlanta Open presented by Acrytech is kicking off on May 13th and the professional draws for all five divisions of play have officially been released. It’s time to dive into the excitement!

As players gear up for intense battles on the court, we invite you to join in the thrill and share your result predictions on social media. To tune into all the action, see the full broadcast schedule and visit PPA TV on Youtube. Tournament results, updates, and pickleball news are made in real time via the PPA Tour Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts, so follow us there to stay in the loop!

Womens Doubles

  • Defending medalists: Bright/Waters, David/Johnson, Parenteau/Todd
  • AL and CP (1) are back, with a single loss on the docket in ’24, looking for title #5 on the campaign.
  • Bright and Rohrabacher (2) have played brilliantly in ’24, with 4 titles of their own and a victory over Waters and Parenteau. 
  • Jorja Johnson and Mari Humberg are a very dangerous 12 seed. 
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Lucy Kovalova and Parris Todd (6) – fun new pairing, but could face AL/CP in the quarterfinals.

Mens Doubles

  • Defending medalists: Johns/Johns, Newman/Wright, Frazier/Johnson
  • Break up, Part 1: Staksrud is paired with Wright as the 3 seed, as in not with Pablo. 
  • Break up, Part 2: Tellez is paired with Ignatowich as the 4 seed, as in not with Federico.
  • Break up, Part 3: Tellez beat Staksrud in men’s doubles on Sunday at MLP (Ranchers vs. Squeeze). 
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Giant killers Daescu and Tardio (8) could play the Johns brothers in the quarters (who they pickled in St. George and are 2-0 against in 2024). 

Mixed Doubles

  • Defending medalists: Waters/Johns, Todd/Newman, Parenteau/McGuffin
  • AL Waters and Ben Johns are the top seed, back together, looking for crown # 5 on the season (#7 in mixed for Ben who won 2 titles with Etta Wright in April). 
  • DEEEEEEEEEEP field, check out these seeds: Black/Frazier (11), Dizon/Daescu (13), Wright/Loong (14), Smith/Devilliers (15).
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Sock/Parenteau (12) – have not hit the podium in 2024. Will this be the week they reach their full potential?

Womens Singles

  • Defending medalists: Waters, Mary Brascia, bronze not played
  • Anna Leigh Waters is back, looking for her 5th title. She has not lost in singles in 2024.  
  • 2024 winners throughout the draw: Mary Brascia (3), Jansen (4), Castillo (5), Devidze (7), Buckner (8).
  • Bouchard (22) returns to try to make another run in singles. 
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Catherine Parenteau (2) – will she secure her first gold of 2024? 

Mens Singles

  • Defending medalists: JW Johnson, Garnett, Kusmider
  • Ben Johns (2) is not the #1 seed for the first time in a PPA singles event he is participating in. 
  • JW Johnson (6), the defending champion, is looking for his first singles medal in ’24. 
  • Jack Sock (10) made his first PPA singles final in Red Rock – can he take the last step in the ATL? 
  • WATCH OUT FOR: Federico Staksrud (1) is him – can he make 10 straight Sundays and put a stranglehold on the #1 ranking with a championship?

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