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Stats Wrap: Championship Sunday at the Selkirk Red Rock Open

Author: Jim Ramsey | April 30, 2024

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(2) Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson def. (9) Andre Daescu and Gabe Tardio, 13-11, 11-1, 11-9.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Seventh career title for Frazier/Johnson.
  • Daescu/Tardio beat Johns/Johns in semis (their second win over Johns/Johns this year)
  • Frazier/Johnson beat Daescu/Tardio for Mesa title in February.

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RALLIES:

1,388 shots.

126 rallies.

11 shots per rally.

42 rallies per game.

75/126 rallies were 9 shots or less. (60%)

51/126 rallies were 10 shots or more. (40%)

Shortest: 1 shot (7), 2 shots (1), 3 shots (8), 4 shots (7).

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

Longest: 44, 36, 33.

(6 rallies were 30 shots or more. 19 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Daescu: 22 drops, 14 drives. (61% drops)

Tardio: 13 drops, 2 drives (86% drops)

Daescu/Tardio: 35 drops, 16 drives. (68% drops)

Frazier: 16 drops, 25 drives. (39% drops)

Johnson: 10 drops, 16 drives. (38% drops)

Frazier/Johnson: 26 drops, 41 drives. (38% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 61 drops, 57 drives (51% drops)

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

Daescu: (8.) 4 serves long, 1 serve net, 3 third shot drops net.

Tardio: (1) 1 third shot drop net.

Frazier: (4) 2 serves net, 1 third shot drive long, 1 third shot drop net.

Johnson: (3) 1 return net, 2 third shot drops net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Daescu: 33/36 = 91%

Tardio: 14/15 = 93%

Frazier: 39/41 = 95%

Johnson: 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-.

Daescu: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 10.

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

Daescu/Tardio: initiated and won 16, initiated and lost 14. (53% success rate)

Frazier: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 8.

Johnson: initiated and won 11, initiated and lost 2.

Frazier/Johnson: initiated and won 26, initiated and lost 10. (72% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 42 and lost 24, for a 63% success rate.

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

Daescu: 3

Tardio: 0

Frazier: 3

Johnson: 3

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

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

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

Daescu: 6

Tardio: 1

Frazier: 5

Johnson: 11.

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Daescu: none.

Tardio: 1 Erne defended.

Frazier: none.

Johnson: 1 Erne.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 1.

Tardio: 1.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Daescu: 11

Tardio: 4

Frazier: 4

Johnson: 5

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GAME POINTS:

Daescu/Tardio: Won 0, Lost 2. (Game 1, 11-10)

Frazier/Johnson: Won 3, Lost 3.

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

Daescu/Tardio: Won 3, Lost 0.

Frazier/Johnson: Won 1, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 6-6-1, Match-high 44-shot rally with several resets.
  • Game Two, 2-1-1, Great Frazier/Johnson defense.
  • Game Three, 0-1-1, 23 shots, almost entirely a hands battle.

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MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Etta Wright and Ben Johns def. (2) Anna Bright and James Ignatowich, 12-14, 11-7, 11-8, 11-1.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Second title this month for Wright/Johns.
  • Johns has won at least one gold medal in 19 consecutive tournaments that he has played in, a PPA men’s record.
  • Wright/Johns lost a game point in Game One, then lost that game, but -won- the match, which is a rare reversal.
  • In Game One, there were 27 more rallies after the first game point opportunity.

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RALLIES:

1,608 shots.

163 rallies.

9.86 shots per rally.

40.7 rallies per game.

93/163 rallies were 9 shots or less. (57%)

70/163 rallies were 10 shots or more. (43%)

Shortest: 1 shot (6), 2 shots (12), 3 shots (13), 4 shots (8).

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

Longest: 32, 32, 27.

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

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THIRD SHOTS:

Wright: 27 drops, 8 drives. (77% drops)

Johns: 34 drops, 15 drives. (69% drops)

Wright/Johns: 61 drops, 23 drives. (72% drops)

Bright: 14 drops, 3 drives. (82% drops)

Ignatowich: 4 drops, 40 drives (9% drops)

Bright/Ignatowich: 18 drops, 43 drives. (29% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 79 drops, 66 drives (54% drops)

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

Wright: (7) 3 returns long, 1 return net, 1 return mishit, 1 third shot drive long, 1 third shot drop wide.

Johns: (8.) 2 serves long, 1 serve net, 2 returns net, 1 return long, 1 return mishit, 1 third shot drive net.

Bright: (4) 1 serve long, 1 return wide, 2 third shot drops net.

Ignatowich: (8.) 1 serve net, 1 serve wide, 1 return net, 3 third shot drives net, 1 third shot drive long, 1 third shot drive wide.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Wright: 33/35 = 94%

Johns: 48/49 = 97%

Bright: 15/17 – 88%

Ignatowich: 39/44 = 88%

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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-.

Wright: initiated and won 0, initiated and lost 0.

Johns: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 5.

Wright/Johns: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 5. (72% success rate)

Bright: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 4.

Ignatowich: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 12.

Bright/Ignatowich: initiated and won 20, initiated and lost 16. (55% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 33 and lost 21, for a 64% success rate.

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

Wright: 3

Johns: 0

Bright: 3

Ignatowich: 6

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 27

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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).

Wright: 5

Johns: 16

Bright: 7

Ignatowich: 14

(25% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Wright: 1 ATP, 6 Ernes.

Johns: 2 ATPs, 1 ATP defended, 1 Erne, 1 Erne defended.

Bright: 3 ATPs, 1 ATP defended.

Ignatowich: 3 Ernes, 1 Erne defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 2.

Bright: (2) 2 in and lost rallies.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Wright: 1

Johns: 10

Bright: 0

Ignatowich: 10

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GAME POINTS:

Wright/Johns: Won 3, Lost 3. (Game One, 10-9, lost point and game)

Bright/Ignatowich: Won 1, Lost 4.

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

Wright/Johns: none

Bright/Ignatowich: Won 5, Lost 2.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 10-10-1: Bright ATP.
  • Game Three, 5-4-1: scrambling rally, Johns ATP.
  • Game Three, 10-8-1: Johns Erne defended winner off his hand.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(4) Lea Jansen and Tina Pisnik def. (1) Anna Bright and Callie Smith, 11-1, 11-7, 11-7.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • First PPA gold medal for Pisnik.
  • Second podium finish for Jansen/Pisnik this year.
  • 14.54 shots per rally is the most in -any- doubles final this year. 25% of the rallies lasted 20 shots or more.

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RALLIES:

1,775 shots.

122 rallies.

14.54 shots per rally.

40.6 rallies per game.

49/122 rallies were 9 shots or less. (40%)

73/122 rallies were 10 shots or more. (60%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (1), 3 shots (8), 4 shots (7).

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

Longest: 53, 45, 44.

(9 rallies were 30 shots or more. 31 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Bright: 4 drops, 4 drives. (50% drops)

Smith: 28 drops, 17 drives. (62% drops)

Bright/Smith: 32 drops, 21 drives. (60% drops)

Jansen: 1 drop, 17 drives. (5% drops)

Pisnik: 40 drops, 10 drives (80% drops)

Jansen/Pisnik: 41 drops, 27 drives. (60% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 73 drops, 48 drives (60% drops)

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

Bright: (1) 1 third shot drive net.

Smith: (3) 1 return long, 1 third shot drop net, 1 third shot drive wide.

Jansen: (1) 1 third shot drive net.

Pisnik: (3) 2 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Bright: 7/8 = 87%

Smith: 43/45 = 95%

Jansen: 17/18 = 94%

Pisnik: 47/50 = 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-.

Bright: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 7.

Smith: initiated and won 3, initiated and lost 15.

Bright/Smith: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 22. (40% success rate)

Jansen: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 2.

Pisnik: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 2.

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

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 29 and lost 26, for a 52% success rate.

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

Bright: 4

Smith: 5

Jansen: 5 

Pisnik: 5

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

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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).

Bright: 3

Smith: 4

Jansen: 11

Pisnik: 7

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

none.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Bright: (7) 6 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Bright: 1

Smith: 10

Jansen: 5

Pisnik: 8

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GAME POINTS:

Bright/Smith: none.

Jansen/Pisnik: Won 3, Lost 8. (lost 6 in Game Three before winning game and match)

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

Bright/Smith: Won 1, Lost 4.

Jansen/Pisnik: none.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 10-0-2: Match-high 53-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 3-4-1: Great Jansen defense, then a winner in a small window.
  • Game Three, 4-3-2: 43-shot rally.

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Federico Staksrud def. (11) Jack Sock, 11-3, 2-11, 11-7.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Ninth straight final for Staksrud (four golds, five silvers).
  • Staksrud’s first tournament as the overall top-ranked player.
  • Sock’s first PPA singles final. .

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

Staksrud: 9, including 2 on the third shot.

Sock: 16, including 9 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Staksrud: (10). 3 on serves, 7 on returns.

Sock: (11). 3 on serves, 8 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Staksrud: 7, including 6 on the third shot.

Sock: 15, including 9 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Staksrud: -8

Sock: -10

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LONGEST RALLY: 12 shots. (Game One: 9-3; Game Three: 8-7)

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GAME POINTS:

Staksrud: Won 2, Lost 3.

Sock: Won 1, Lost 0.

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

​Staksrud: Won 1, Lost 0.

​Sock: Won 0, Lost 1.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 6-1, Staksrud return, then drop volley.
  • Game One, 10-3: Sock Erne.
  • Game Two, 9-2: Sock inside-out forehand winner.
  • Game Two, 10-2: Sock hustle-winner on game point.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Mary Brascia def. (2) Lea Jansen, 7-11, 11-4, 11-9.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • First PPA gold medal for Mary Brascia.
  • Brascia won two silvers earlier this year (both losses to A.L. Waters)
  • Jansen won the Houston title two weeks ago.
  • Match included an 18-minute medical delay for Jansen. 

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

Brascia: 20, including 3 on the third shot.

Jansen: 24, including 5 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Brascia: (9). 4 on serves, 5 on returns.

Jansen: (5). 1 on serves, 4 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Brascia: 6, including 1 on the third shot.

Jansen: 8, including 5 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Brascia: +5

Jansen: +11

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LONGEST RALLY: 12 shots. (Game Three, 8-9: a wild scrambling rally)

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GAME POINTS:

Brascia: Won 2, Lost 3.

Jansen: Won 1, Lost 0.

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

​Brascia: Won 3, Lost 1.

​Jansen: Won 1, Lost 2.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 2-3: Back-to-back third shot winners by Brascia.
  • Game Two, 10-4: Jansen return winner.
  • Game Three, 7-8: Brascia running backhand winner.

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