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Selkirk Texas Open Stats: Gold Medal Matches

Author: Jim Ramsey | July 11, 2023

Rockwall, Texas, June 4, 2023.

MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

Ben Johns defeated #19 seed Jaume Martinez Vich, 11-2, 7-11, 11-5.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Vich’s first PPA medal.
  • Johns’ fifth singles title this year.

CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Johns: 24, including 1 on the third shot.

Vick: 18, including 3 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Johns: (4). 0 on serves, 4 on returns.

Vich: (5). 0 on serves, 5 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Johns: 7, including 5 on the third shot.

Vick: 13, including 7 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Johns: +13. 

Vich: 0.

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LONGEST RALLY: 27 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Johns: Won 2 out of 2.

Vich: Won 1 out of 1.

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TIME OUTS: Did the player that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

 Johns: none.

 Vich: Won 2, Lost 0.  

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DVR ALERT:

  •  Game Two, 3-8: a patient 27-shot rally, the longest gold medal match rally this season.
  •  Game Three, 2-1: 16-shot rally ends with a Vich winner.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

Anna Leigh Waters defeated Lea Jansen,  3-11, 14-12, 12-10.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Waters’ 25th career PPA singles title, and seventh this season.
  • Jansen’s eighth singles medal this season leads the PPA.
  • Jansen had match points in the second and third games.

CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Waters: 20, including 2 on the third shot.

Jansen: 21, including 1 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Waters: (3). 2 on serves, 1 on returns.

Jansen: (6). 2 on serves, 4 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Waters: 12, including 9 on the third shot.

Jansen: 12, including 7 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Waters: +5.

Jansen: +3.

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LONGEST RALLY: 14 shots. (Game One, 10-3)

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GAME POINTS:

Waters: Won 2 out of 6.

Jansen: Won 1 out of 5.

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TIME OUTS: Did the player that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

 Waters: Won 3, Lost 2.

 Jansen: Won 2, Lost 2.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 5-2 and 6-2: Jansen drop-volley winners.
  • Game One, 10-3: match-long 14-shot rally.

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MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns defeated Lindsey Newman and Riley Newman, 11-2, 8-11, 11-6. (Two-out-of-three format)

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MATCH NOTES:

  • 18th career title for Waters/Johns, and sixth this season.
  • Riley Newman has reached the finals in three straight tournaments with three different partners.
  • ESPN broadcast, best two-out-of-three.
  • Triple Crowns today for both Waters and Johns.

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RALLIES:

1,360 shots.

109 rallies.

12.5 shots per rally.

36.3 rallies per game.

53/109 rallies were 9 shots or less. (48%)

56/109 rallies were 10 shots or more. (52%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (2), 3 shots (6), 4 shots (5).

(11% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 41, 40, 39.

(6 rallies were 30 shots or more. 22 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Waters: 13 drops, 9 drives. (59% drops)

Johns: 26 drops, 12 drives. (68% drops)

Waters/Johns: 39 drops, 21 drives. (65% drops)

Lindsey Newman: 15 drops, 2 drives. (88% drops)

Riley Newman: 21 drops, 9 drives (70% drops)

Newman/Newman: 36 drops, 11 drives. (76% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 75 drops, 32 drives (70% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Waters: (2). 1 third shot drop-net, 1 third shot drive-net.

Johns: (3). 1 return-long, 1 return-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

Lindsey Newman: (3). 2 third shot drops-net, 1 third shot drop-wide,

Riley Newman: none.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Waters: 20/22 = 90%

Johns: 37/38 = 97%

Lindsey Newman: 14/17 = 82%

Riley Newman: 30/30 = 100%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Waters: initiated and won 3, initiated and lost 3.

Johns: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 10.

Waters/Johns: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 13. (43% success)

Lindsey Newman: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 9.

Riley Newman: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 4.

Newman/Newman: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 13. (51% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 24 and lost 26, for a 48% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Waters: 4

Johns: 2

Lindsey Newman: 2

Riley Newman: 0

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 8.

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 14% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Waters: 3

Johns: 12

Lindsey Newman: 2

Riley Newman: 8

(22% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Waters: 2 Ernes defended.

Johns: 1 ATP, 1 Erne defended.

Lindsey Newman: 2 Ernes.

Riley Newman: 1 ATP defended, 1 Erne.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Waters: (5). 4 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally.

Lindsey Newman: (2) 2 in and lost rallies.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Waters: 4

Johns: 4

Lindsey Newman: 4

Riley Newman: 7

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GAME POINTS:

Waters/Johns: Won 2 out of 4.

Newman/Newman: Won 1 out of 5.

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Waters/Johns: Won 2, Lost 0.

Newman/Newman: Won 3, Lost 0.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game-opening rally: 20 shots with variety. Set the stage for this match.
  • Game One, 4-2-2: 37 shots with scrambling.
  • Game Three, 1-0-2: Waters and Johns defense.
  • Game Three, 7-4-2: great scrambling.
  • Game Three, 6-9-1: Johns misdirection forehand volley winner.

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MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

Ben Johns and Collin Johns defeated Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson, 11-6, 11-4, 11-8.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Seventh title this season for the Johns brothers.
  • 30th career men’s doubles title for Ben Johns.
  • Johns brothers scored ten unanswered points to end of game two and to start game three.

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RALLIES:

1607 shots.

123 rallies.

13.1 shots per rally.

41 rallies per game.

61/123 rallies were 9 shots or less. (50%)

62/123 rallies were 10 shots or more. (50%)

Shortest: 1 shot (1), 2 shots (1), 3 shots (9), 4 shots (5).

(13% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 52, 42, 41.

(8 rallies were 30 shots or more. 28 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Ben Johns: 44 drops, 4 drives. (91% drops)

Collin Johns: 16 drops, 2 drives. (88% drops)

Johns/Johns: 60 drops, 6 drives. (90% drops)

Frazier: 7 drops, 4 drives. (63% drops)

Johnson: 21 drops, 23 drives (47% drops)

Frazier/Johnson: 28 drops, 27 drives. (50% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 88 drops, 33 drives (72% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Ben Johns: (3). 1 serve wide, 2 third shot drops-net.

Collin Johns: (2). 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

Frazier: (2). 1 return-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

Johnson: (4). 1 third shot drive-net, 3 third shot drops-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Ben Johns: 46/48 = 95%

Collin Johns: 16/18 = 88%

Frazier: 10/11 = 91%

Johnson: 40/44 = 91%

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SPEED-UPS:

I counted the instances when a regular dinking rally or dinking opportunity was accelerated, and that shot or the ensuing hand-battle led directly to the end of the rally. (therefore, not including speedups that were eventually re-set during the same rally, or when a team became clearly defensive.) Here are those “starts”, and the ensuing result for that -team-.

Ben Johns: initiated and won 11, initiated and lost 5.

Collin Johns: initiated and won 2, initiated and lost 2.

Johns/Johns: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 7. (65% success)

Frazier: initiated and won 11, initiated and lost 12.

Johnson: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 14.

Frazier/Johnson: initiated and won 26, initiated and lost 26. (50% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 39 and lost 33, for a 54% success rate.

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DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).

Ben Johns: 2

Collin Johns: 0

Frazier: 2

Johnson: 4  

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 11.

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 15% of the rallies.

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CLEAN WINNERS: (No net-cord, no opponent’s paddle).

Ben Johns: 9

Collin Johns: 2

Frazier: 4

Johnson: 9

(19% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Ben Johns: 1 ATP, 3 Ernes.

Collin Johns: 1 ATP 1 Erne, 1 Erne defended, 1 Tweener.

Frazier: 1 ATP defended.

Johnson: 2 ATPs, 1 ATP defended, 2 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 10.

Frazier: (4). 3 lobs in the same rally, lost that rally, 1 other lob in, lost rally.

Johnson: (6). 1 in and won rally, 3 in and lost rallies, 2 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Ben Johns: 5

Collin Johns: 8

Frazier: 9

Johnson: 10

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GAME POINTS:

Johns/Johns: Won 3 out of 5.

Frazier/Johnson: none.

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TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)

Johns/Johns: none.

Frazier/Johnson: Won 2, Lost 2.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 1-4-2: Johnson backhand ATP.
  • Game Two, 7-4-1: 42-shot rally with several Collin Johns resets.
  • Game Three, 0-0-2: Collin Johns Tweener.
  • Game Three, 4-5-2: Two ATPs in this rally.
  • Game Three, 5-4-1: Match-high 52-shot rally with three lobs.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters defeated Meghan Dizon and Etta Wright, 11-1, 11-3, 11-7.

Stats are incomplete. A portion of the match is unavailable because the broadcast switched coverage. We will recover the stats if/when the complete match becomes available. 

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