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Stats Wrap: Championship Sunday at the North Carolina Cup.

Author: Jim Ramsey | April 10, 2024

Cary, North Carolina. April 7, 2024.

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Ben Johns and Collin Johns def. (14) Augie Ge and Jaume Martinez Vich, 11-2, 4-11, 11-5, 11-6.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Johns’ 21st PPA career Triple Crown.
  • Johns brothers’ 39th PPA career title together.
  • Ge/Vich: first PPA career doubles final for either player.

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RALLIES:

1660 shots.

134 rallies.

12.4 shots per rally.

33.5 rallies per game.

72/134 rallies were 9 shots or less. (53%)

62/134 rallies were 10 shots or more. (47%)

Shortest: 1 shot (3), 2 shots (5), 3 shots (7), 4 shots (9).

(17% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 81, 52, 40.

(9 rallies were 30 shots or more. 25 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Ben Johns: 40 drops, 4 drives. (90% drops)

Collin Johns: 27 drops, 3 drives. (90% drops)

Johns/Johns: 67 drops, 7 drives. (90% drops)

Ge: 24 drops, 16 drives. (60% drops)

Martinez Vich: 6 drops, 6 drives (50% drops)

Ge/Martinez Vich: 30 drops, 22 drives. (57% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 97 drops, 29 drives (76% drops)

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

Ben Johns: (2). 1 return long, 1 third shot drop net.

Collin Johns: (4). 2 returns long, 1 return net, 1 third shot drop net.

Augie Ge: (6). 2 serves long, 1 return long, 2 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive wide.

Martinez Vich: (2). 1 serve net, 1 third shot drop net.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Ben Johns: 43/44 = 97%

Collin Johns: 29/30 = 96%

Augie Ge: 37/40 = 92%

Martinez Vich: 11/12 = 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 7, initiated and lost 5.

Collin Johns: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 3.

Johns/Johns: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 8. (63% success rate)

Ge: initiated and won 9, initiated and lost 7.

Martinez Vich: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 10.

Ge/Martinez/Vich: initiated and won 19, initiated and lost 17. (52% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 33 and lost 25, for a 56% success rate.

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

Ben Johns: 1

Collin Johns: 1

Augie Ge: 2

Martinez Vich: 5

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

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 17% of the rallies.

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

Ben Johns: 8

Collin Johns: 2 

Augie Ge: 1

Martinez Vich: 11

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Ben Johns: 6 ATPs

Collin Johns: 1 Erne, 1 Erne defended.

Augie Ge: 5 ATPs defended.

Martinez Vich: 1 ATP, 6 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 21.

Ben Johns: 0

Collin Johns: 0

Augie Ge: (10) 4 in and won rallies, 6 in and lost rallies.

Martinez Vich: (11). 6 in and won rallies, 2 in and lost rallies, 3 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Ben Johns: 4

Collin Johns: 5

Augie Ge: 6

Martinez Vich: 7

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GAME POINTS:

Johns/Johns: Won 3, Lost 0.

Ge/Martinez Vich: Won 1, Lost 0.

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

Johns/Johns: Won 0, Lost 1.

Ge/Martinez Vich: Won 0, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 4-0-2: Ben Johns nice ATP.
  • Game Two, 2-1-1: Johns brothers defense in 40-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 4-2-1: match-high 81-shot rally.
  • Game Four, 3-1-2: 52-shot rally ends in a great firefight.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters def. (6) Vivienne David and Lacy Schneemann, 11-4, 11-6, 11-7.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Waters’ 24th PPA career Triple Crown.
  • Parenteau/Waters’ 15th PPA title together.
  • David/Schneemann’s second PPA silver medal together.

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RALLIES:

835 shots.

113 rallies.

7.4 shots per rally.

37.6 rallies per game.

83/113 rallies were 9 shots or less. (73%)

30/113 rallies were 10 shots or more. (27%)

Shortest: 1 shot (1), 2 shots (4), 3 shots (12), 4 shots (10).

(23% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 21, 20.

(No rallies were 30 shots or more. 2 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Parenteau: 11 drops, 28 drives. (28% drops)

Waters: 10 drops, 12 drives. (45% drops)

Parenteau/Waters: 21 drops, 40 drives. (34% drops)

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

Schneemann: 17 drops, 19 drives (45% drops)

David/Schneemann: 24 drops, 23 drives. (51% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 45 drops, 63 drives (41% drops)

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

Parenteau: (5) 1 return net, 1 return long, 1 third shot drop net, 1 third shot drive wide, 1 third shot drive net.

Waters: (4) 2 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive net, 1 third shot drive wide.

David: (3) 1 serve long, 1 return long, 1 third shot drop net.

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

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Parenteau: 36/39 = 92%

Waters: 18/22 = 81%

David: 10/11 = 90%

Schneemann: 34/36 = 94%

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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-.

Parenteau: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 6.

Waters: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 4.

Parenteau/Waters: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 10. (54% success rate)

David: initiated and won 1, initiated and lost 1.

Schneemann: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 1.

David/Schneemann: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 2. (71% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 17 and lost 12, for a 58% success rate.

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

Parenteau: 1

Waters: 1

David: 1

Schneemann: 3

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 15

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 23% of the rallies.

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

Parenteau: 5

Waters: 8

David: 4

Schneemann: 7

(21% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Parenteau: 2 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

Waters: none.

David: 1 Erne.

Schneemann: 2 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 6.

Parenteau: 2 in and won rallies, 2 in and lost rallies.

Waters: none

David: 1 out.

Schneemann: 1 in and lost rally.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Parenteau: 7

Waters: 2

David: 8

Schneemann: 9

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GAME POINTS:

Parenteau/Waters: Won 3, Lost 3. (3 losses in game one)

David/Schneemann: none.

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

Parenteau/Waters: Won 1, Lost 0.

David/Schneemann: Won 5, Lost 0.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 1-5-1; Match-high 21-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 6-4-1: Parenteau defense.

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MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns def. (13) Tina Pisnik and Dekel Bar, 12-10, 11-3, 11-0.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Waters’ 24th PPA career Triple Crown.
  • Part of Johns’ 21st PPA career Triple Crown.
  • Waters/Johns have 31 PPA titles together.

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RALLIES:

1,178 shots.

112 rallies.

10.5 shots per rally.

37 rallies per game.

58/112 rallies were 9 shots or less. (52%)

53/112 rallies were 10 shots or more. (48%)

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

(18% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 40, 33, 31.

(6 rallies were 30 shots or more. 12 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Waters: 1 drop, 4 drives. (20% drops)

Johns: 47 drops, 11 drives. (81% drops)

Waters/Johns: 48 drops, 15 drives. (76% drops)

Pisnik: 14 drops, 4 drives. (77% drops)

Bar: 5 drops, 20 drives (20% drops)

Pisnik/Bar: 19 drops, 24 drives. (42% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 67 drops, 39 drives (62% drops)

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

Waters: none.

Johns: (8.) 1 return long, 6 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive net.

Pisnik: (3) 2 returns net, 1 third shot drop net.

Bar: (5) 1 serve net, 1 serve long, 1 return long, 2 third shot drives net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Waters: 5/5 = 100%

Johns: 51/58 = 87%

Pisnik: 17/18 = 94%

Bar: 23/25 = 92%

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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 10, initiated and lost 8.

Johns: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 4.

Waters/Johns: initiated and won 20, initiated and lost 12. (62% success rate)

Pisnik: initiated and won 0, initiated and lost 3.

Bar: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 10.

Pisnik/Bar: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 13. (38% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 28 and lost 25, for a 53% success rate.

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

Waters: 0

Johns: 2

Pisnik: 2

Bar: 1

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

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 24% of the rallies.

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

Waters: 5

Johns: 7

Pisnik: 1

Bar: 10

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Waters: 1 ATP defended, 1 Erne, 2 Ernes defended.

Johns: 1 Erne, 1 Erne defended.

Pisnik: 3 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

Bar: 1 ATP, 3 Ernes.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 2.

Bar: 1 in and lost rally, 1 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Waters: 6

Johns: 2

Pisnik: 6

Bar: 9

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GAME POINTS:

Waters/Johns: Won 3, Lost 1.

Pisnik/Bar: Won 0, Lost 1 (Game One).

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

Waters/Johns: Won 1, Lost 0.

Pisnik/Bar: Won 3, Lost 0.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 10-8-1: Match-high 42-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 6-0-1: Waters erne off the top of her paddle (amusing).
  • Game Three, 3-0-2: Waters and Johns switch sides twice.
  • Game Three, 4-0-2: Waters defense.
  • Game Three, 8-0-2: Johns dink winner. 

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Ben Johns def. (2) Federico Staksrud, 7-11, 11-5, 11-6.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Johns’ 21st PPA career Triple Crown.
  • Staksrud’s six PPA career PPA titles is second only to Johns.

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

Johns: 15, including 2 on the third shot.

Staksrud: 18, including 5 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Johns: (4). 1 on serves, 3 on returns.

Staksrud: (6). 3 on serves, 3 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Johns: 8, including 8 on the third shot.

Staksrud: 12, including 7 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Johns: +3.

Staksrud: 0

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LONGEST RALLY: 16 shots. (Game Two, 7-3)

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GAME POINTS:

Johns: Won 2, Lost 5.

Staksrud: Won 1, Lost 0.

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

Johns: Won 0, Lost 1.

Staksrud: Won 1, Lost 2.  

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DVR ALERT:

      - Game One, 5-4, Staksrud ATP, Johns defends it.

      - Game Two, opening rally: Staksrud great backhand save.

      - Game Two, 5-2: Staksrud ATP.

      - Game Two, 8-3: great rally.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL:

(1) Anna Leigh Waters def. (2) Catherine Parenteau, 11-4, 11-4.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Waters PPA career title #100.
  • Part of Waters’ 24th PPA career Triple Crown.
  • Parenteau’s nine PPA career singles titles is second only to Waters.

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

Waters: 14, including 3 on the third shot.

Parenteau: 10, including 1 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

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

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

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Waters: 7, including 3 on the third shot.

Parenteau: 10, including 3 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Waters: +5.

Parenteau: -3.

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LONGEST RALLY: 15 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Waters: Won 2, Lost 1.

Parenteau: Won none.

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

Waters: Won 1, Lost 0.

Parenteau: Won 1, Lost 3.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 4-0: 10-shot rally, Parenteau winner.
  • Game Two, 5-0: Waters ‘Tweener.
  • Game Three, 9-2: Waters running forehand winner.

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