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Stats Wrap: Championship Sunday at the Desert Ridge Open

Author: Jim Ramsey | February 6, 2024

Phoenix, Arizona. February 4, 2024

WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: (1) Anna Leigh Waters def. (3) Mary Brascia, 11-2, 11-1.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Brascia lost to Waters in the final at the Atlanta Open last May.
  • Part of Waters’ 22nd career PPA Triple Crown..

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

Waters: 9, including 1 on the third shot.
Brascia: 8, including 0 on the third shot.

ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Waters: (0)
Brascia: (2). 0 on serves, 2 on returns.

BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Waters: 7, including 4 on the third shot.
Brascia: 11, including 2 on the third shot.

WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Waters: +2.
Brascia: -5.

LONGEST RALLY: 13 shots.

GAME POINTS:

Waters: Won 2, Lost 0.
Brascia: none.

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

Waters: none.
Brascia: Won 1, Lost 3.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 0-0, 12-shot rally, Brascia winner.
  • Game Two, 2-1, 11-shot rally, Waters nice.

MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: (2) Federico Staksrud def. (8) Jaume Martinez Vich, 7-11, 11-2, 11-8.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Staksrud won a silver medal at this tournament last year, and a silver medal last month at the Masters.
  • Vich knocked off top-seed Ben Johns in the quarterfinals, then six-seed Jay Devilliers in the semis. 

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

Staksrud: 22, including 5 on the third shot.
Vich: 20, including 4 on the third shot.

ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Staksrud: (5). 3 on serves, 2 on returns.
Vich: (8.). 3 on serves, 5 on returns.

BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Staksrud: 9, including 5 on the third shot.
Vich: 11, including 6 on the third shot.

WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Staksrud: +8
Vich: +1

LONGEST RALLY: 21 shots.

GAME POINTS:

Staksrud: Won 2 out of 5.
Vich: Won 1 out of 1.

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

Staksrud: Won 1, Lost 2.
Vich: Won 0, Lost 1.

DVR ALERT:

  • This entire match was very athletic. 
  • Game One, 9-7, Staksrud Erne winner.
  • Game Three, 3-5, Staksrud ATP.
  • Game Three, 7-3, 21-shot rally (which made ESPN’s Top Plays)
  • Game Three, 6-10, Vich third shot crosscourt winner.
  • Game Three, 7-10, Vich defends an ATP with a winner.

WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: (1) Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters def. (4) Meghan Dizon and Etta Wright, 11-8, 11-4, 11-8.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Parenteau and Waters now 60-0 in PPA Tour matches.
  • Part of Waters’ 22nd PPA Tour Triple Crown.
  • Dizon and Wright won the Red Rock Open last April.

RALLIES:
999 shots.
118 rallies.
8.5 shots per rally.
39.3 rallies per game.
70/118 rallies were 9 shots or less. (59%)
48/118 rallies were 10 shots or more. (41%)

Shortest: 1 shot (1), 2 shots (9), 3 shots (7), 4 shots (10).

(22% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 30, 27, 26.
(One rally was 30 shots or more. 11 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:
Parenteau: 22 drops, 12 drives. (64% drops)
Waters: 15 drops, 10 drives. (60% drops)
Parenteau/Waters: 37 drops, 22 drives. (62% drops)
Dizon: 20 drops, 9 drives. (68% drops)
Wright: 9 drops, 11 drives (45% drops. Includes one lob)
Dizon/Wright: 29 drops, 20 drives. (59% drops)
Third Shot Totals: 66 drops, 42 drives (61% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***
Parenteau: (2). 1 return long, 1 third shot drive-net.
Waters: (4). 3 returns long, 1 third shot drop-net.
Dizon: (4). 1 return-net, 1 return-long, 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drop-net.
Wright: (7). 1 serve-long, 2 returns-net, 1 return-long, 2 third shot drives-long, 1 third shot drop-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***
Parenteau: 33/34 = 97%
Waters: 24/25 = 96%
Dizon: 27/29 = 93%
Wright: 17/20 = 85%

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-.

Parenteau: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 3.
Waters: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 4.
Parenteau/Waters: initiated and won 11, initiated and lost 7. (61% success rate)
Dizon: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 3.
Wright: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 3.
Dizon/Wright: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 6. (68% success rate)
Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 66 and lost 42, for a 61% success rate.

DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).
Parenteau: 1
Waters: 3
Dizon: 3
Wright: 6

RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 7

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 25% of the rallies.

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

Parenteau: 3
Waters: 9
Dizon: 3
Wright: 7

(18% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)
Parenteau: 1 ATP, 1 Erne.
Waters: 2 ATPs, 2 Ernes.
Dizon: 1 Erne, 2 Ernes defended.
Wright: 2 ATPs defended.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: none

VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:
Parenteau: 4
Waters: 4
Dizon: 8
Wright: 5

GAME POINTS:
Parenteau/Waters: Won 3 out of 5.
Dizon/Wright: none.

TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)
Parenteau/Waters: Won 0, Lost 2.
Dizon/Wright: Won 2, Lost 2.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 10-4-1, 26-shot rally with an ATP and ATP defended.
  • Game Two, 9-4-1, match-high 30-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 5-7-1, Wright ATP defended is a winner.
  • Game Three, 7-5-1, Dizon Erne defended is a winner.

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: (1) Ben Johns and Collin Johns def. (5) Dekel Bar and Tyson McGuffin, 11-3, 11-3, 11-9.

MATCH NOTES:

RALLIES:
1,212 shots.
116 rallies.
10.4 shots per rally.
38.6 rallies per game.
67/116 rallies were 9 shots or less. (57%)
49/116 rallies were 10 shots or more. (43%)

Shortest: 1 shot (6), 2 shots (2), 3 shots (11), 4 shots (7).

(16% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 57, 53, 48, 40.
(7 rallies were 30 shots or more. 11 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:
Ben Johns: 22 drops, 26 drives. (45% drops)
Collin Johns: 9 drops, 7 drives. (56% drops)
Johns/Johns: 31 drops, 33 drives. (48% drops)
Bar: 5 drops, 23 drives. (17% drops)
McGuffin: 6 drops, 10 drives (37% drops)
Bar/McGuffin: 11 drops, 33 drives. (25% drops)
Third Shot Totals: 42 drops, 66 drives (38% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***
Ben Johns: (4) 1 serve-long, 2 third shot drops-net, 1 third shot drive-net.
Collin Johns: (2) 1 return-long, 1 third shot drive-net.
Dekel Bar: (8) 2 serves-net, 1 serve-long, 2 third shot drives-wide, 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drive-long, 1 third shot drop-net.
Tyson McGuffin: (4) 1 serve-wide, 1 return-long, 1 third shot drop-net, 1 third shot drive-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***
Ben Johns: 45/48 = 93%
Collin Johns: 15/16 = 93%
Dekel Bar: 23/28 = 82%
Tyson McGuffin: 14/16 = 87%

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 8.
Collin Johns: initiated and won 2, initiated and lost 3.
Johns/Johns: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 11. (54% success rate)
Bar: initiated and won 9, initiated and lost 7.
McGuffin: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 7.
Bar/McGuffin: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 14. (48% success rate)
Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 26 and lost 25, for a 50% success rate.

DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).
Ben Johns: 2
Collin Johns: 0
Dekel Bar: 1
Tyson McGuffin: 3

RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 16

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 18% of the rallies.

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

Ben Johns: 9
Collin Johns: 4
Dekel Bar: 5
Tyson McGuffin: 1

(16% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)
Ben Johns: 1 ATP defended, 3 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.
Collin Johns: 1 ATP, 6 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.
Dekel Bar: 1 ATP, 1 ATP defended, 5 Ernes, 4 Ernes defended.
Tyson McGuffin: 1 Erne, 2 Erne defended.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Ben Johns: 0
Collin Johns: 0
Dekel Bar: (1) 1 in, lost rally.
Tyson McGuffin: (6) 4 in and won rallies, 2 in and lost rallies.

VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:
Ben Johns: 6
Collin Johns: 5
Dekel Bar: 4
Tyson McGuffin: 3

GAME POINTS:
Johns/Johns: Won 3 out of 3.
Bar/McGuffin: none.

TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)
Johns/Johns: none.
Bar/McGuffin: Won 2, Lost 3.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 2-0-2, match-high 57-shot rally.
  • Game One, 1-2-2, Bar double Erne.
  • Game Three, 4-4-2, wild 31-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 9-7-2, 53-shot rally with great defense..

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: (1) Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns def. (2) Anna Bright and James Ignatowich, 11-6, 11-3, 11-0.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Waters’ 22nd PPA Tour Triple Crown.
  • Waters/Johns beat Bright/Ignatowich in three finals in 2023.
  • Bright/Ignatowich beat Waters/Johns in pool play at PPA Finals in 2023.

RALLIES:
797 shots.
89 rallies.
8.9 shots per rally.
30 rallies per game.
55/89 rallies were 9 shots or less. (61%)
34/89 rallies were 10 shots or more. (39%)

Shortest: 1 shot (4), 2 shots (4), 3 shots (4), 4 shots (7).

(21% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 31, 24, 22.
(One rally was 30 shots or more. 5 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:
Waters: 1 drop, 4 drives. (20% drops)
Johns: 32 drops, 14 drives. (69% drops)
Waters/Johns: 33 drops, 18 drives. (64% drops)
Bright: 10 drops, 2 drives. (83% drops)
Ignatowich: 5 drops, 13 drives (27% drops)
Bright/Ignatowich: 15 drops, 15 drives. (50% drops)
Third Shot Totals: 48 drops, 33 drives (59% drops)

***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***
Waters: (1). 1 return-long.
Johns: (2). 1 serve-net, 1 third shot drive-wide.
Bright: (2). 1 serve-long, 1 third shot drop-net.
Ignatowich: (6). 2 serves-net, 2 returns-long, 1 return mis-hit, 1 third shot drop-net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***
Waters: 5/5 = 100%
Johns: 45/46 = 97%
Bright: 11/12 = 91%
Ignatowich: 17/18 = 94%

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 5, initiated and lost 1.
Johns: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 5.
Waters/Johns: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 6. (66% success rate)
Bright: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 0.
Ignatowich: initiated and won 3, initiated and lost 6.
Bright/Ignatowich: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 6. (53% success rate)
Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 19 and lost 12, for a 61% success rate.

DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).
Waters: 1
Johns: 2
Bright: 1
Ignatowich: 3

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

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 20% of the rallies.

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

Waters: 2
Johns: 9
Bright: 2
Ignatowich: 3

(17% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)
Waters: 1 ATP defended.
Johns: 1 ATP.
Bright: 1 ATP, 1 ATP defended.
Ignatowich: 2 ATPs.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 2.
Waters: 0
Johns: 1 in, lost rally.
Bright: 1 in, lost rally.
Ignatowich: 0

VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:
Waters: 2
Johns: 5
Bright: 2
Ignatowich: 9

GAME POINTS:
Waters/Johns: Won 3 out of 5.
Bright/Ignatowich: none.

TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)
Waters/Johns: Won 1, Lost 0.
Bright/Ignatowich: Won 4, Lost 2.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 4-5-1, Johns ATP, Bright ATP defended, Johns winner.
  • Game Two, 7-3-1, Bright ATP winner.
  • Game Three, 8-0-1, Johns and Waters defense.

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