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Stats Wrap: Red Rock Open Finals

Author: Jim Ramsey | July 11, 2023

**STATS BREAKDOWN***

PPA Red Rock Open, St. George, Utah. April 8, 2023.

MEN’S SINGLES FINAL:
Tyson McGuffin defeated Pablo Tellez, 11-9, 11-7.

MATCH NOTES:

  • McGuffin was down 0-7 and 1-8 in Game One.
  • McGuffin’s fourth PPA singles title.
  • Tellez’ first PPA singles final.

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

McGuffin: 6, including 2 on the third shot.

Tellez: 15, including 3 on the third shot.

ERRORS on BASELINE DRIVES:

McGuffin: 1.

Tellez: 4.

ERRORS on SERVE, RETURN, THIRD SHOT:

McGuffin: 6. (2 returns, 4 thirds)

Tellez: 10. (1 serve, 5 returns, 4 thirds)

LONGEST RALLY: 17 shots.

GAME POINTS:

McGuffin: Won 2 out of 2.

Tellez: none.

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

McGuffin: Won 1, Lost 1.

Tellez: Won 2, Lost 1.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 7-8: Rally ends with Tellez Erne.
  • Game Two, 1-0: 15-shot rally ends with McGuffin drop volley and open winner.
  • Game Two, 9-7: match-long 17-shot rally.

WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL:
Catherine Parenteau defeated Salome Devidze, 11-1, 11-6.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Parenteau’s third singles title this year.
  • Devidze’s first PPA final.

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

Parenteau: 8, including 1 on the third shot.

Devidze: 7, (none on the third shot.)

ERRORS on BASELINE DRIVES:

Parenteau: 7.

Devidze: 9.

ERRORS on SERVE, RETURN, THIRD SHOT:

Parenteau: 2. (one return, one third)

Devidze: 12. (9 returns, 3 thirds)

LONGEST RALLY: 10 shots.

GAME POINTS:

Parenteau: Won 2 out of 3.

Devidze: none.

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

Parenteau: Won 1, Lost 0.

Devidze: Won 1, Lost 1.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 6-1: Parenteau ATP.

MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL:
Brendon Long and Tyson McGuffin defeated Dekel Bar and Collin Johns, 11-1, 3-11, 8-11, 11-3, 13-11.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Long’s first PPA Final and gold medal.
  • McGuffin’s fourth career doubles gold medal snapped a string of eight consecutive silvers.
  • Bar and Johns had two championship points in Game Five.
  • Collin Johns is the PPA’s top-ranked men’s doubles player.
  • Bar was trying to become the first person to win a title with both Johns brothers.


RALLIES:
1,770 shots.
190 rallies.
9.3 shots per rally.
38 rallies per game.

122/190 rallies were 9 shots or less. (65%)
68/190 rallies were 10 shots or more. (35%)

Shortest: 1 shot (4), 2 shots (10), 3 shots (18), 4 shots (12).

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

Longest: 40, 39, 30.
(3 rallies were 30 shots or more. 17 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:
Johns: 26 drops, 7 drives. (78% drops)
Bar: 36 drops, 15 drives. (70% drops)
Johns/Bar: 62 drops, 22 drives. (73% drops)
McGuffin: 4 drops, 20 drives. (16% drops)
Long: 29 drops, 39 drives (42% drops)
McGuffin/Long: 33 drops, 59 drives. (35% drops)
Third Shot Totals: 95 drops, 81 drives (53% drops)
***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***
C. Johns: (5). 4 returns-long, 1 third shot drop-net.

Bar: (7) 2 serves-long, 2 returns-long, 2 third shot drives-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

McGuffin: (3). 1 serve-long, 1 third shot drive-long, 1 third shot drive-net.

Long: (15). 1 serve-net, 3 returns-long, 1 return-net, 5 third shot drives-net, 2 third shot drives-long, 2 third shot drops-wide, 1 third shot drop-net.

***Third Shots Kept “In Play”***

C. Johns: 33/34 = 97%

Bar: 51/54 = 94%

McGuffin: 24/26 = 92%

Long: 68/77 = 88%


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-.

Johns: initiated and won 3, initiated and lost 2.
Bar: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 8.
Johns/Bar: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 10. (56% success)
McGuffin: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 5.
Long: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 11.
McGuffin/Long: 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 26, for a 56% success rate.

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

Bar: 7

McGuffin: 1

Long: 7


RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 30.

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


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

C. Johns: 2

Bar: 17

McGuffin: 9

Long: 20

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

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)
C. Johns: 1 ATP, 2 ATPs defended, 3 Ernes defended.

Bar: 2 ATPs, 2 Ernes, 1 Erne defended, 1 Tweener.

McGuffin: 3 ATPs defended, 1 Erne.

Long: 1 ATP, 6 Ernes.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 2.

Long: (2), 1 in and won rally, 1 in and lost rally.


VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:
C. Johns: 3

Bar: 10

McGuffin: 5

Long: 10


GAME POINTS:
Bar/C. Johns: Won 2 out of 7 (Lost two in Game Five).
Long/McGuffin: Won 3 out of 11.

TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)
Bar/C. Johns: Won 3, Lost 1.
Long/McGuffin: Won 3, Lost 3.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game Three, 0-0-1: ATP, ATP defended, scorpion winner.
  • Game Four, 3-3-1: Several resets and an ATP defended/winner. “As good of a men’s doubles point as you will ever see,” – Dave Fleming.
  • Game Five, 8-10-1: Match-high 40-shot rally.

WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL:
Meghan Dizon and Etta Wright defeated Lea Jansen and Allyce Jones, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5, 3-11, 11-8.

MATCH NOTES:

  • Jansen and Jones have five medals this year, the most of any women’s team.
  • Jansen and Jones were serving 7-4-1 in Game Five.
  • Dizon and Wright earn their first PPA gold medals.


RALLIES:
2,573 shots.
234 rallies.
11 shots per rally.
47 rallies per game.
124/234 rallies were 9 shots or less. (52%)
110/234 rallies were 10 shots or more. (48%)

Shortest: 1 shot (6), 2 shots (4), 3 shots (18), 4 shots (12).

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

Longest: 44, 38, 34.
(9 rallies were 30 shots or more. 27 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:
Jones: 33 drops, 10 drives. (76% drops)
Jansen: 34 drops, 29 drives. (54% drops)
Jones/Jansen: 67 drops, 39 drives. (63% drops)
Dizon: 15 drops, 58 drives. (21% drops)
Wright: 11 drops, 34 drives (24% drops)
Dizon/Wright: 26 drops, 92 drives. (20% drops)
Third Shot Totals: 93 drops, 131 drives (41% drops)
***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***

Jones: (3). 1 serve-long, 1 serve-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

Jansen: (9). 2 serves-long, 2 third shot drives-long, 2 third shot drives-net, 3 third shot drop-net.

Dizon: (6). 1 serve-net, 1 return-net, 2 third shot drives-long, 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

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

***Third Shots Kept “In Play”***

Jones: 43/44 = 97%

Jansen: 63/70 = 90%

Dizon: 73/77 = 94%

Wright: 45/49 = 91%


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-.

Jones: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 2.
Jansen: initiated and won 20, initiated and lost 7.
Jones/Jansen: initiated and won 25, initiated and lost 9. (73% success)
Dizon: initiated and won 19, initiated and lost 6.
Wright: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 6.
Dizon/Wright: initiated and won 29, initiated and lost 12. (70% success rate)
Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 54 and lost 21, for a 72% success rate.

DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).
Jones: 6

Jansen: 5

Dizon: 9

Wright: 6


RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 25

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 22% of the rallies.


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

Jones: 5

Jansen: 11

Dizon: 5

Wright: 14

(15% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)
Jones: 1 ATP.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 15.

Jones: (11). 4 in and won rallies, 7 in and lost rallies.

Jansen: none.

Dizon: (2). 2 in, lost both rallies.

Wright: (2). 2 in, lost both rallies.


VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:
Jones: 11

Jansen: 19

Dizon: 14

Wright: 10


GAME POINTS:
Jansen/Jones: Won 2 out of 6.
Dizon/Wright: Won 3 out of 5.


TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)
Jansen/Jones: Won 3, Lost 4.
Dizon/Wright: Won 2, Lost 0.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game Three, 2-0-1: Wright hustles on a drop shot.
  • Game Three, 10-5-1: Big firefight.
  • Game Five, 7-6-1: Match-high 44-shot rally.
  • Game Five, 10-8-1: 31 shots, and holding off a championship point.
MIXED DOUBLES FINAL:
Anna Bright and James Ignatowich defeated Jessie Irvine and AJ Koller, 11-7, 12-10, 11-3.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Irvine/Koller did not convert three game points in Game Two.
  • First PPA title for Bright/Ignatowich together.

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RALLIES:
1,306 shots.
125 rallies.
10.4 shots per rally.
41 rallies per game.
69/125 rallies were 9 shots or less. (56%)
56/125 rallies were 10 shots or more. (44%)

Shortest: 1 shot (3), 2 shots (5), 3 shots (6), 4 shots (11).

(20% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 40, 30, 29.
(2 rallies were 30 shots or more. 14 were 20+.)

THIRD SHOTS:
Bright: 32 drops, 9 drives. (78% drops)
Ignatowich: 1 drop, 23 drives. (4% drops)
Bright/Ignatowich: 33 drops, 32 drives. (50% drops)
Irvine: 4 drops, 2 drives. (66% drops)
Koller: 34 drops, 12 drives (73% drops)
Irvine/Koller: 38 drops, 14 drives. (73% drops)
Third Shot Totals: 71 drops, 46 drives (60% drops)
***Missed Serves/Returns/Third Shots***
Bright: (4). 1 serve long, 1 return-net, 1 third shot drive-net, 1 third shot drop-net.

Ignatowich: (5). 2 serves-long, 2 returns-long, 1 third shot drive-wide.

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

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

***Third Shots Kept “In Play”***

Bright: 41/43 = 95%

Ignatowich: 24/25 = 96%

Irvine: 6/7 = 85%

Koller: 46/47 = 97%

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 9, initiated and lost 4.
Ignatowich: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 4.
Bright/Ignatowich: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 8. (63% success)
Irvine: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 3.
Koller: initiated and won 2, initiated and lost 6.
Irvine/Koller: initiated and won 6, initiated and lost 9. (40% success rate)
Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 20 and lost 17, for a 54% success rate.

DINKS INTO THE NET OR WIDE: (Unstressed, “regular” dinks. Not speed-ups, blocks, etc.).
Bright: 6

Ignatowich: 1

Irvine: 5

Koller: 3


RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 13

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 22% of the rallies.


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

Bright: 2

Ignatowich: 3

Irvine: 3

Koller: 7

(12% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)
Bright: 1 ATP, 1 Erne.

Ignatowich: 1 ATP, 1 Erne.

Irvine: 1 ATP defended.

Koller: 1 ATP, 1 ATP defended, 2 Ernes.

OFFENSIVE LOBS: 2.

Bright: 1 in, lost rally.

Koller: 1 in, lost rally.


VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:
Bright: 4

Ignatowich: 8

Irvine: 9

Koller: 7


GAME POINTS:

Bright/Ignatowich: Won 3 out of 6.
Irvine/Koller: Won 0 out of 3. (Game Two)

TIME OUTS: Did the team that called time out win the next rally? (excluding video reviews)
Bright/Ignatowich: Won 1, Lost 1.
Irvine/Koller: Won 3, Lost 1.

DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 7-7-2: Ignatowich shake ‘n bake defended into a winner.
  • Game Two, 0-2-1: ATP, ATP defended, 2 let-cords, and a winner.
  • Game Two, 2-2-1: Two ATPs in this rally.
  • Game Two, 5-6-2: Match-high 40-shot rally ends with an Erne from AJK.

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