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STATS WRAP: Vizzy Atlanta Open

Author: Jim Ramsey | May 21, 2024

Lifetime – Peachtree Corners, Georgia. May 19, 2024.

MIXED DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns def. (3) Anna Bright and James Ignatowich, 11-7, 11-9, 0-11, 11-3.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Waters/Johns’ 32nd title is the most for -any- doubles team.
  • Waters/Johns match record is now 162-6.
  • Waters/Johns were “pickled” in Game Three. They served only at 0-0-2 to start the game.
  • Waters/Johns led in Game Four 6-1 after being “pickled” in Game Three.
  • Bright/Ignatowich led 9-5-2 in Game Two before losing 11-9.
  • Johns now has at least one gold medal in each of his last 20 tournaments, a PPA record for male players.
  •  Johns has played in 60 PPA tournaments, and he has earned at least one medal in all 60.

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RALLIES:

1,568 shots.

144 rallies.

10.9 shots per rally.

36 rallies per game.

85/144 rallies were 9 shots or less. (60%)

59/144 rallies were 10 shots or more. (40%)

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

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

Longest: 43, 37, 37, 30.

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

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THIRD SHOTS:

Waters: 14 drops, 2 drives. (87% drops)

Johns: 34 drops, 21 drives. (61% drops)

Waters/Johns: 48 drops, 23 drives. (67% drops)

Bright: 12 drops, 1 drive. (92% drops)

Ignatowich: 44 drops, 9 drives (83% drops)

Bright/Ignatowich: 56 drops, 10 drives. (84% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 104 drops, 33 drives (75% drops)

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

Waters: (3) 1 return wide, 1 return net, 1 third shot drop net.

Johns: (2) 2 returns long.

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

Ignatowich: (4) 1 serve net, 1 return net, 1 third shot drive net, 1 third shot drop net.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Waters: 15/16 = 93%

Johns: 55/55 = 100%

Bright: 12/13 = 92%

Ignatowich: 51/53 = 96%

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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 3, initiated and lost 1.

Johns: initiated and won 16, initiated and lost 6.

Waters/Johns: initiated and won 19, initiated and lost 7. (73% success rate)

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

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

Bright/Ignatowich: initiated and won 20, initiated and lost 11. (64% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 39 and lost 18, for a 68% success rate.

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

Waters: 3

Johns: 3

Bright: 5

Ignatowich: 4

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

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

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

Waters: 5

Johns: 9

Bright: 2

Ignatowich: 14

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Waters: 1 Erne.

Johns: 1 ATP, 4 ATPs defended, 1 Erne.

Bright: 3 ATPs, 1 ATP defended.

Ignatowich: 1 ATP, 1 Erne defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 5.

Waters: none.

Johns: (1). 1 in, lost rally.

Bright: (4). 2 in and won rallies, 2 in and lost rallies.

Ignatowich: none.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Waters: 8

Johns: 7

Bright: 8

Ignatowich: 9

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GAME POINTS:

Waters/Johns: Won 3, Lost 0.

Bright/Ignatowich: Won 1, Lost 0.

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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 2.

Bright/Ignatowich: Won 2, Lost 4.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 5-3-1: nice rally, Ignatowich ATP.
  • Game Two, 4-1-1: 29-shot rally with great defense.
  • Game Four, 3-6-1: Match-high 43-shot rally.
  • Game Four, 7-3-2: Nice rally including a defended ATP.

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MEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(2) Dylan Frazier and JW Johnson def. (3) Federico Staksrud and Matt Wright, 4-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Frazier/Johnson’s 8th title together, tied for 2nd all-time among men.
  • Frazier/Johnson’s match record is now 117-23.
  • Staksrud/Wright led 5-1 in Game Three before losing 11-7.

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RALLIES:

1,800 shots.

132 rallies.

13.6 shots per rally.

33 rallies per game.

61/132 rallies were 9 shots or less. (46%)

71/132 rallies were 10 shots or more. (54%)

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

(4% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 58, 55, 44.

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

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THIRD SHOTS:

Frazier: 11 drops, 5 drives. (68% drops)

Johnson: 29 drops, 25 drives. (53% drops)

Frazier/Johnson: 40 drops, 30 drives. (57% drops)

Staksrud: 31 drops, 0 drives. (100% drops)

Wright: 11 drops, 18 drives (37% drops)

Staksrud/Wright: 42 drops, 18 drives. (70% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 82 drops, 48 drives (63% drops)

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

Frazier: (1). 1 third shot drive net.

Johnson: (4). 1 return long, 2 third shot drops net, 1 third shot drive net.

Staksrud: (4). 4 third shot drops net.

Wright: (1). 1 serve wide.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Frazier: 15/16 = 93%

Johnson: 51/54 = 94%

Staksrud: 27/31 = 87%

Wright: 29/29 = 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-.

Frazier: initiated and won 7, initiated and lost 7.

Johnson: initiated and won 10, initiated and lost 5.

Frazier/Johnson: initiated and won 17, initiated and lost 12. (58% success rate)

Staksrud: initiated and won 3, initiated and lost 5.

Wright: initiated and won 13, initiated and lost 14.

Staksrud/Wright: initiated and won 16, initiated and lost 19. (45% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 33 and lost 31, for a 51% success rate.

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

Frazier: 1

Johnson: 5

Staksrud: 2

Wright: 3

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RALLIES ENDING IN THREE SHOTS OR LESS (excluding winners): 4.

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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).

Frazier: 4

Johnson: 11

Staksrud: 8

Wright: 4

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Frazier: none.

Johnson: 1 Erne.

Staksrud: 1 Erne.

Wright: 1 Erne.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 12.

Frazier: none.

Johnson: (1) 1 in and won rally.

Staksrud: (1) 1 out.

Wright: (10). 3 in and won rallies, 5 in and lost rallies, 2 out.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Frazier: 6

Johnson: 8

Staksrud: 14

Wright: 6

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GAME POINTS:

Frazier/Johnson: Won 3, Lost 1.

Staksrud/Wright: Won 1, Lost 0.

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

Frazier/Johnson: Won 0, Lost 1.

Staksrud/Wright: Won 3, Lost 1.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 1-4-1: Staksrud ‘Tweener on a volley.
  • Game Three, 4-1-1: Frazier great defense.
  • Game Three, 6-5-1: 55-shot rally.
  • Game Three, 6-7-1: Match-high 58-shot rally.

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WOMEN’S DOUBLES FINAL: 

(1) Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters def. (9) Jade Kawamoto and Andrea Koop, 11-9, 11-2, 11-8.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Parenteau/Waters’ 16th title together, adding to their women’s record.
  • Parenteau/Waters’ match record is now 78-1.
  • Kawamoto/Koop led 9-6-1 in Game One before losing 11-9.

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RALLIES:

1,303 shots.

107 rallies.

12.17 shots per rally.

35.33 rallies per game.

45/107 rallies were 9 shots or less. (42%)

62/107 rallies were 10 shots or more. (58%)

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

(11% of the rallies were four shots or fewer.)

Longest: 44, 34, 34, 33, 33.

(Five rallies were 30 shots or more. 21 were 20+.)

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THIRD SHOTS:

Parenteau: 14 drops, 9 drives. (60% drops)

Waters: 24 drops, 12 drives. (66% drops)

Parenteau/Waters: 38 drops, 21 drives. (64% drops)

Kawamoto: 7 drops, 14 drives. (33% drops)

Koop: 9 drops, 15 drives (37% drops)

Kawamoto/Koop: 16 drops, 29 drives. (45% drops)

Third Shot Totals: 54 drops, 50 drives (51% drops)

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

Parenteau: (1). 1 third shot drop net.

Waters: (4). 1 serve long, 1 return net, 1 third shot drop wide, 1 third shot drop net.

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

Koop: (1) 1 serve long.

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***Third Shots Kept in Play***

Parenteau: 22/23 = 95%

Waters: 34/36 = 94%

Kawamoto: 19/21 = 90%

Koop: 24/24 = 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-.

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

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

Parenteau/Waters: initiated and won 15, initiated and lost 13. (53% success rate)

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

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

Kawamoto/Koop: initiated and won 8, initiated and lost 9. (47% success rate)

Speed-up Totals: In the instances I counted, the team that initiated the speed-up won 23 and lost 22, for a 51% success rate.

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

Parenteau: 0

Waters: 1

Kawamoto: 2

Koop: 2

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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 12% of the rallies.

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

Parenteau: 4

Waters: 10

Kawamoto: 1

Koop: 5

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

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HIGHLIGHT REEL: (ATPs, Ernes, etc.)

Parenteau: 4 Ernes.

Waters: 1 Erne.

Kawamoto: 3 Ernes defended.

Koop: 1 Erne defended.

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OFFENSIVE LOBS: 7.

Parenteau: (3). 2 in and won rallies, 1 in and lost rally.

Waters: (3). 1 in and won rally, 2 in and lost rallies.

Kawamoto: (1). 1 out.

Koop: none.

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VOLLEYS INTO THE NET:

Parenteau: 6

Waters: 5

Kawamoto: 2

Koop: 4

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GAME POINTS:

Parenteau/Waters: Won 3, Lost 2. (Lost two in Game Four @ 10-4.)

Kawamoto/Koop: Won 0, Lost 0.

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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 1.

Kawamoto/Koop: Won 0, Lost 3.

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game Two, 8-1-2: Match-high 44-shot rally.

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MEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(2) Ben Johns def. (1) Federico Staksrud, 11-3, 11-7.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Ben Johns now has at least one gold medal in each of his last 20 tournaments, a PPA record for male players.
  • Johns has played in his 60 PPA tournaments, and he has earned at least one medal in all 60.
  • Johns is now 10-2 all-time against Staksrud, and 4-0 in finals against him this year.
  • Staksrud has now played in ten straight finals (four gold, six silver). The record is 13 straight, by Ben Johns.
  • Staksrud beat Johns at the Cincinnati final last September, the same day Johns won his 100th career title.

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

Staksrud: 14, including 3 on the third shot.

Johns: 16, including 5 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

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

Johns: (2). 0 on serves, 2 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Staksrud: 8, including 3 on the third shot.

Johns: 3, including 1 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Staksrud: +3.

Johns: +11.

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LONGEST RALLY: 14 shots.

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GAME POINTS:

Staksrud: Won 0, Lost 0.

Johns: Won 2, Lost 1.

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

​Staksrud: Won 0, Lost 1.

​Johns: Won 0, Lost 0.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 5-2: Match-high 14-shot rally was a wild one.
  • Game One, 0-3: Johns ATP-defended shot is a clean winner.
  • Game One, 1-1: Staksrud wins a rally on the ball hitting a dead spot.
  • Game Two, 10-4: Johns great anticipation.

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WOMEN’S SINGLES FINAL: 

(1) Anna Leigh Waters def. (14) Parris Todd, 12-10, 10-12, 11-5.

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MATCH NOTES:

  • Game One: Todd lost five game points, then lost game.
  • Game Two: Todd saved four match points, then won game. 
  • Waters is now 26-0 in finals since her last silver medal, losing to Parris Todd in June of 2022. 

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

Waters: 22, including 1 on the third shot.

Todd: 10, including 1 on the third shot.

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ERRORS on SERVES and RETURNS:

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

Todd: (2). 0 on serves, 2 on returns.

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BASELINE DRIVE ERRORS:

Waters: 13, including 6 on the third shot.

Todd: 19, including 4 on the third shot.

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WINNERS/ERRORS PLUS/MINUS (from above):

Waters: -1.

Todd: -11.

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LONGEST RALLY: 21 shots. (Game One, 0-0.)

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GAME POINTS:

Waters: Won 2, Lost 5.

Todd: Won 1, Lost 5.

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

​Waters: Won 2, Lost 4.

Todd​: Won 2, Lost 4.  

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DVR ALERT:

  • Game One, 0-0-: 21-shot rally.
  • Game Two, 5-7: Waters drop winner.
  • Game Three, 2-1: Waters lob-retrieval winner.

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Jim Ramsey/PPA Statistician.

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