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Stats-Wrap: Tournament of Champions Gold Medal Matches

Author: Jim Ramsey | August 22, 2023

Tyson and Catherine TOC

Brigham City, Utah. August 19, 2023.

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(4) Catherine Parenteau and Tyson McGuffin def. (19) Tina Pisnik and Pat Smith, 11-7, 11-5 (retired).

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Smith retired after the second game, citing a “likely slight concussion” he suffered the previous day.
  • First PPA final for Pisnik.
  • Triple Crown performances from Parenteau and McGuffin.
  • Parenteau/McGuffin called time out at 6-7 in Game One, won 11-7.

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RALLIES:

891 shots.

83 rallies.

10.7 shots per rally.

41.5 rallies per game.

47/83 rallies were 9 shots or less. (54%)

36/83 rallies were 10 shots or more. (45%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (0), 3 shots (9), 4 shots (9).

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

Longest: 39, 25, 25.

(One rally was 30 shots or more. 9 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Parenteau: 7 drops, 5 drives. (58% drops)

McGuffin: 15 drops, 19 drives. (44% drops)

Parenteau/McGuffin: 22 drops, 24 drives. (47% drops)

Pisnik: 18 drops, 2 drives. (90% drops)

Smith: 2 drops, 15 drives (11% drops)

Pisnik/Smith: 20 drops, 17 drives. (54% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 42 drops, 41 drives (51% drops)

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

Parenteau: (3) 1 third shot drop net, 2 third shot drives-net.

McGuffin: (1) 1 third shot drive-long.

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

Smith: (3) 2 third shot drives-net, 1 third shot drive-long.

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Parenteau: 9/12 = 75%

McGuffin: 33/34 = 97%

Pisnik: 19/20 = 95%

Smith: 14/17 = 82%

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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 8, initiated and lost 3.

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

Parenteau/McGuffin: initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 6. (70% success)

Pisnik: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 4.

Smith: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 3.

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

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 23 and lost 13, for a 63% success rate.

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

Parenteau: 1

McGuffin: 1

Pisnik: 1

Smith: 2

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

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 15% of the rallies.

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

Parenteau: 2

McGuffin: 4

Pisnik: 4

Smith: 5

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Parenteau: none

McGuffin: none

Pisnik: 1 Erne.

Smith: 2 Ernes.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 3.

McGuffin: (2) 1 in and won rally, 1 out.

Smith: (1) 1 in and won rally.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Parenteau: 1

McGuffin: 2

Pisnik: 3

Smith: 5

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GAME POINTS:

Parenteau/McGuffin: Won 2 out of 4.

Pisnik/Smith: none.

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

Parenteau/McGuffin: Won 1, Lost 0.

Pisnik/Smith: Won 3, Lost 0.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 6-5-1: Pisnik Erne.
  • Game Two, 2-4-1: Match-high 39-shot rally.

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MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(7) James Ignatowich and Tyson McGuffin def. (1) AJ Koller and Riley Newman, 5-11, 4-11, 11-0, 11-7, 11-8.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • A rare 12-rally “pickle” in Game Three. Only two people served.
  • Ignatowich’s first PPA men’s doubles title completes his “singles-doubles-mixed” sweep of 2023.
  • Part of McGuffin’s first Triple Crown.

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RALLIES:

2,213 shots.

171 rallies.

12.9 shots per rally.

34.2 rallies per game.

86/171rallies were 9 shots or less. (50%)

85/171 rallies were 10 shots or more. (50%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (6), 3 shots (7), 4 shots (5).

(10% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 71, 52, 45.

(11 rallies were 30 shots or more. 38 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Koller: 27 drops, 6 drives. (81% drops)

Newman: 38 drops, 9 drives. (80% drops)

Koller/Newman: 65 drops, 15 drives. (81% drops)

Ignatowich: 26 drops, 21 drives. (55% drops)

McGuffin: 8 drops, 30 drives (21% drops)

Ignatowich/McGuffin: 34 drops, 51 drives. (40% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 99 drops, 66 drives (60% drops)

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

Koller: (5). 2 returns-long, 1 return-net, 2 third shot drops-net.

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

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

McGuffin: (1). 1 return-long.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Koller: 31/33 = 93%

Newman: 45/47 = 95%

Ignatowich: 45/47 = 95%

McGuffin: 38/38 = 100%

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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-.

Koller: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 6.

Newman: initiated and won 20, initiated and lost 20.

Koller/Newman: initiated and won 35, initiated and lost 26. (57% success)

Ignatowich: initiated and won 5, initiated and lost 9.

McGuffin: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 9.

Ignatowich/McGuffin: initiated and won 17, initiated and lost 18. (48% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 52 and lost 44, for a 54% success rate.

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

Koller: 4

Newman: 2 

Ignatowich: 1 

McGuffin: 0

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 12.

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 11% of the rallies.

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

Koller: 10

Newman: 15 

Ignatowich: 11

McGuffin: 13

(28% of the rallies ended with a clean winner)

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Koller: 1 Erne, 3 Ernes defended.

Newman: 1 ATP, 3 Ernes, 2 Ernes defended.

Ignatowich: 1 ATP defended, 2 Ernes defended.

McGuffin: 8 Ernes.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 4.

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

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

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Koller: 3

Newman: 5 

Ignatowich: 11 

McGuffin: 5

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GAME POINTS:

Koller/Newman: Won 2 out of 4.

Ignatowich/McGuffin: Won 3 out of 6.

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

Koller/Newman: Won 2, Lost 0.

Ignatowich/McGuffin: Won 3, Lost 3.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 3-3-2: 27-shot rally with great defense.
  • Game Two, 8-4-2: Newman Double-Erne.
  • Game Four, 2-2-2: A solid hands-battle from shots 4-24.
  • Game Five, 4-3-1: A wild 39-shot rally.
  • Game Five, 5-10-1: Match-high 71-shot rally.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(4) Catherine Parenteau and Parris Todd def. (3) Allyce Jones and Callie Smith, 8-11, 11-5, 11-5, 11-1.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Parenteau’s second-career Triple Crown.
  • Todd’s 14 clean winners is tied for the most in a women’s doubles gold medal match this year.
  • 15-minute rain delay, Game Three, 3-2-2.

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RALLIES:

1,374 shots.

111 rallies.

12.4 shots per rally.

27.75 rallies per game.

50/111 rallies were 9 shots or less. (45%)

61/111 rallies were 10 shots or more. (55%)

Shortest: 1 shot (0), 2 shots (3), 3 shots (8), 4 shots (16).

(24% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 34, 31, 28.

(2 rallies were 30 shots or more. 10 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Jones: 21 drops, 6 drives. (77% drops)

Smith: 28 drops, 6 drives. (82% drops)

Jones/Smith: 49 drops, 12 drives. (80% drops)

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

Todd: 23 drops, 18 drives (56% drops)

Parenteau/Todd: 47 drops, 28 drives. (62% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 96 drops, 40 drives (70% drops)

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

Jones: (2). 1 third shot drop-net, 1 third shot drive-long.

Smith: (2). 1 return-long, 1 third shot drive-long.

Parenteau: (2). 1 return-long, 1 third shot drive-long.

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

***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Jones: 25/27 = 92%

Smith: 33/34 = 97%

Parenteau: 33/34 = 97%

Todd: 38/41 = 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-.

Jones: initiated and won 4, initiated and lost 3.

Smith: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 10.

Jones/Smith : initiated and won 14, initiated and lost 13. (51% success)

Parenteau: initiated and won 12, initiated and lost 9.

Todd: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 11.

Parenteau/Todd : initiated and won 25, initiated and lost 20. (55% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 39 and lost 33, for a 54% success rate.

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

Jones: 2

Smith: 2

Parenteau: 0 

Todd: 2

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 9.

GOOD FUNDAMENTALS: The two categories above accounted for only 13% of the rallies.

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

Jones: 6

Smith: 11

Parenteau: 8 

Todd: 14

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Jones: 1 Erne, 2 Ernes defended.

Smith: 3 Ernes defended.

Parenteau: 6 Ernes.

Todd: none.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 5.

Jones: (4). 1 in and won rally, 3 in and lost rallies.

Todd: (1). 1 in and won rally.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Jones: 7

Smith: 11

Parenteau: 7 

Todd: 5

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GAME POINTS:

Jones/Smith: Won 1 out of 3.

Parenteau/Todd: Won 3 out of 7.

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

Jones/Smith: Won 2, Lost 1.

Parenteau/Todd: Won 2, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 5-8-2: Todd dink clean winner.
  • Game Three, 0-0-1: wild rally.

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(2) Tyson McGuffin def. (4) Connor Garnett, 11-6, 12-10.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of McGuffin’s first PPA Triple Crown.
  • McGuffin trailed 9-2 in Game Two.

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

Garnett: 16, including 2 on the third shot.

McGuffin: 13, including 2 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

Garnett: (8). 1 on serves, 7 on returns.

McGuffin: (1). 0 on serves, 1 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Garnett: 10, including 5 on the third shot.

McGuffin: 9, including 7 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Garnett: -2.

McGuffin: +3.

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LONGEST RALLY: 12 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Garnett: Won 0 out of 3.

McGuffin: Won 2 out of 4.

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

 Garnett: Won 0, Lost 2.

 McGuffin: Won 2, Lost 0.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 6-6: Garnett defends an ATP with a winner.
  • Game One, 10-6: McGuffin volley winner on game point.
  • Game Two, 9-9: Garnett backhand ATP.
  • Game Two, 9-10: McGuffin falls but gets back into the rally.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Catherine Parenteau def. (2) Salome Devidze, 11-2, 11-6.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Part of Parenteau’s second career Triple Crown.
  • Parenteau trailed 2-5 in Game Two.

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

Parenteau: 9, including 0 on the third shot.

Devidze: 10, including 3 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

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

Devidze: (8). 2 on serves, 6 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Parenteau: 4, including 3 on the third shot.

Devidze: 9, including 5 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Parenteau: +2.

Devidze: -7.

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LONGEST RALLY: 10 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Parenteau: Won 2 out of 4.

Devidze: none.

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

Parenteau: none.

Devidze: Won 1, Lost 0.  

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DVR ALERT:

  •  Game One, 10-2: Parenteau game-point drop volley winner.

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