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Stats Wrap: Acrytech Atlanta Open Gold Medal Matches

Author: Jim Ramsey | July 11, 2023

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns defeated Parris Todd and Riley Newman, 8-11, 11-1, 11-6, 11-3.

  • Todd and Newman (#6 seed) led 5-0 in Game Three.
  • In his career, Newman has reached the Mixed Doubles Finals with six different partners.
  • Johns’ 28 clean winners is the second-most in any final since the start of 2022, trailing only his 31-winners at Red Rocks last year.
  • Waters/Johns have 17 Mixed Doubles gold medals, the most in PPA history. 
  • First Mixed Doubles medal for Todd.

RALLIES:

1610 shots.

162 rallies.

9.9 shots per rally.

40.5 rallies per game.

92/162 rallies were 9 shots or less. (56%)

70/162 rallies were 10 shots or more. (44%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (3), 3 shots (11), 4 shots (5).

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

Longest: 36, 34, 27.

(2 rallies were 30 shots or more. 14 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:

Waters: 24 drops, 10 drives. (70% drops)

Johns: 31 drops, 24 drives. (56% drops)

Waters/Johns: 55 drops, 34 drives. (61% drops)

Todd: 18 drops, 6 drives. (75% drops)

Newman: 35 drops, 11 drives (76% drops)

Todd/Newman: 53 drops, 17 drives. (75% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 108 drops, 51 drives (67% drops)

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

Waters: (6). 2 third shot drives wide, 1 third shot drive long, 2 third shot drives net, 1 third shot drop wide

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

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

Newman: (2). 2 third shot drops-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Waters: 28/34 = 82%

Johns: 53/55 = 96%

Todd: 23/24 = 95%

Newman: 44/46 = 95%

SPEED-UPS:

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 11, initiated and lost 9.

Johns: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 5.

Waters/Johns: initiated and won 26, initiated and lost 14. (65% success)

Todd: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 8.

Newman: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 6.

Todd/Newman: initiated and won 20, initiated and lost 14. (58% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 46 and lost 28, for a 62% success rate.

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

Waters: 3

Johns: 7

Todd: 5

Newman: 6

RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 14

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 21% of the rallies.

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

Waters: 9

Johns: 28

Todd: 7

Newman: 13

(35% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Waters: 3 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

Johns: 4 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

Todd: 1 ATP, 1 Erne defended.

Newman: 1 ATP, 7 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 10.

Waters: 1 in, lost rally.

Johns: none.

Todd: 1 in, won rally.

Newman: (8.) 4 in & won rallies, 4 in & lost rallies.

VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Waters: 4

Johns: 4

Todd: 5

Newman: 6

GAME POINTS:

Waters/Johns: Won 3 out of 5.

Todd/Newman: Won 1 out of 1.

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

Waters/Johns: Won 2, Lost 1.

Todd/Newman: Won 1, Lost 2.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 4-7-2: Todd ATP.
  • Game Two, 5-1-1: Newman Erne, but he loses his grip and his paddle flies into the stands.
  • Game Three, 2-5-1: A nine-shot rally that is almost all scrambling.
  • Game Four, 2-9-1: Todd vs Johns hands-battle.
  • Game Four, 3-9-2: Johns Double Erne.
  • Game Four, 6-1-1: Newman lefty ATP.
WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

Anna Bright and Anna Leigh Waters defeated Vivienne David and Jorja Johnson, 11-4, 11-3, 11-5.

  • David-Johnson, #7 seed.
  • Johnson’s first Women’s Doubles Final.
  • Fourth win this year for Bright/Waters, and seventh for Waters.

RALLIES:

903 shots.

104 rallies.

8.7 shots per rally.

34.6 rallies per game.

71/104 rallies were 9 shots or less. (68%)

33/104 rallies were 10 shots or more. (32%)

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

(19% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 28, 25, 25.

(Five rallies were 20 shots or more.)

THIRD SHOTS:

Bright: 18 drops, 5 drives. (78% drops)

Waters: 21 drops, 15 drives. (58% drops)

Bright/Waters: 39 drops, 20 drives. (66% drops)

David: 3 drops, 0 drives. (100% drops)

Johnson: 20 drops, 16 drives (55% drops)

David/Johnson: 23 drops, 16 drives. (58% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 62 drops, 36 drives (63% drops)

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

Bright: (1) 1 third shot drive-net.

Waters: (5). 1 serve-net, 1 return-net, 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drop-net, 1 third shot lob-long.

David: (1) I serve-long.

Johnson: (7). 1 return-wide, 1 return-net, 1 return-long, 3 third shot drives-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Bright: 22/23 = 95%

Waters: 33/36 = 91%

David: 3/3 = 100%

Johnson: 32/36 = 88%

SPEED-UPS:

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-.

Bright: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 1.

Waters: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 3.

Bright/Waters: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 4. (77% success rate)

David: initiated and won 2, initiated and lost 4.

Johnson: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 3.

David/Johnson: initiated and won 9, initiated and lost 7. (56% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In these instances, the team that initiated the speed-up won 23 and lost 11, for a 67% success rate.

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

Bright: 1

Waters: 2

David: 1

Johnson: 2

RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 14

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 19% of the rallies.

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

Bright: 9

Waters: 5

David: 3

Johnson: 4

(20% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Bright: 2 ATPs, 1 ATP defended.

Waters: none

David: none

Johnson: 2 ATPs.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Bright: 1 in, lost rally.

Waters: 2 in, lost rallies.

David: 1 in, lost rally.

Johnson: 2 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rallies.

VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Bright: 5

Waters: 3

David: 7

Johnson: 3

GAME POINTS:

Bright/Waters: Won 3 out of 3.

David/Johnson: none.

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

Bright/Waters: Won 1, Lost 0.

David/Johnson: Won 1, Lost 2.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game Three, 1-0-1: Bright ATP defended-winner
  • Game Three, 4-3-2: Johnson nice lob/smash combo.
  • Game Three, 3-5-2: nice defense.
  • Game Three, 6-4: Match-high 28-shot rally.
MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

Ben Johns and Collin Johns defeated Riley Newman and Matt Wright, 11-7, 11-7, 11-7.

  • Johns/Johns are 5-0 against Newman/Wright in the Finals this year.

RALLIES:

1,499 shots.

137 rallies.

10.9 shots per rally.

45.6 rallies per game.

78/137 rallies were 9 shots or less. (56%)

59/137 rallies were 10 shots or more. (44%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (1), 3 shots (6), 4 shots 11).

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

Longest: 65, 47, 36.

(6 rallies were 30 shots or more. 14 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:

Ben Johns: 25 drops, 27 drives. (48% drops)

Collin Johns: 19 drops, 3 drives. (86% drops)

Johns/Johns: 44 drops, 30 drives. (59% drops)

Newman: 17 drops, 36 drives. (32% drops)

Wright: 4 drops, 5 drives (44% drops)

Newman/Wright: 21 drops, 41 drives. (33% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 65 drops, 71 drives (47% drops)

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

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

Collin Johns: none

Newman: (1) 1 third shot drop-net.

Wright: (1) 1 third shot drive-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Ben Johns: 50/52 = 96%

Collin Johns: 22/22 = 100%

Newman: 52/53 = 98%

Wright: 8/9 = 88%

SPEED-UPS:

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 7, initiated and lost 3.

Collin Johns: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 1.

Johns/Johns: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 4. (76% success)

Newman: initiated and won 23, initiated and lost 16.

Wright: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 8.

Newman/Wright: initiated and won 29, initiated and lost 24. (54% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In these instances, the team that initiated the speed-up won 42 and lost 28, for a 58% success rate.

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

Ben Johns: 2

Collin Johns: 0

Newman: 5

Wright: 2

RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 5

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 10% of the rallies.

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

Ben Johns: 18

Collin Johns: 9

Newman: 10

Wright: 5

(30% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Ben Johns: 2 ATPs, 1 Erne.

Collin Johns: 6 Ernes.

Newman: 1 ATP defended, 3 Ernes defended.

Wright: 1 ATP, 1 ATP defended.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 5.

Ben Johns: (2) 1 in, a third shot lob, won rally. 1 in and lost rally.

Collin Johns: none

Newman: none

Wright: 1 in and won rally, 2 in and lost rallies.

VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Ben Johns: 6

Collin Johns: 13

Newman: 3

Wright: 5

GAME POINTS:

Johns/Johns: Won 3 out of 7.

Newman/Wright: none.

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

Johns/Johns: Won 2, Lost 0.

Newman/Wright: Won 0, Lost 1.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 4-8-1: nice defense and a Collin Johns Erne.
  • Game Two, 7-10-2: Ben Johns fourth-shot Erne.
  • Game Three, 5-5-2: Ben Johns dink winner.
WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

Anna Leigh Waters defeated Mary Brascia, 11-5, 11-4.

  • Brascia’s (#6 seed) first PPA Singles medal.
  • Waters has more singles titles than the rest of the field combined..

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

Waters: 11, including 3 on the third shot.

Brascia: 6, including 0 on the third shot.

ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Waters: (5). 3 on serves, 2 on returns.

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

BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Waters: 3, including 0 on the third shot.

Brascia: 5, including 3 on the third shot.

WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Waters: +3.

Brascia: -2.

LONGEST RALLY: 15 shots. (Game Two, 6-1)

GAME POINTS:

Waters: Won 2 out of 4.

Brascia: none.

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

 Waters: Won 2, Lost 0.

 Brascia: Won 3, Lost 1.  

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 4-0: 14-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 6-1: 15-shot rally.
MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

JW Johnson defeated Connor Garnett, 11-4, 7-11, 11-9.

  • Johnson #5 seed, Garnett #11 seed.
  • Johnson’s fifth career PPA singles title.
  • Garnett’s first PPA Final.

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

Johnson: 27, including 2 on the third shot.

Garnett: 26, including 4 on the third shot.

ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Johnson: (3). 0 on serves, 3 on returns.

Garnett: (4). 2 on serves, 2 on returns.

BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Johnson: 7, including 2 on the third shot.

Garnett: 9, including 7 on the third shot.

WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Johnson: +17.

Garnett: +13.

LONGEST RALLY: 17 shots.

GAME POINTS:

Johnson : Won 2 out of 8.

Garnett : Won 1 out of 3.

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

 Johnson: Won 2, Lost 0.

 Garnett: Won 1, Lost 2.  

DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 3-9: Garnett two-handed backhand.
  • Game Two, 6-10: Garnett forehand volley.
  • Game Three, 6-4: Match-high 17-shot rally ends with Johnson winner.

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