Welcome to the ONIX Austin Showdown Powered by Invited. Today’s match-ups will feature the top-ranked pro singles pickleball players, including Ben Johns, Anna Leigh Waters, Federico Staksrud, Lea Jansen, Tyson McGuffin, and Catherine Parenteau.
Follow the brackets live at PPAtour.com and fill out your predictions for Men’s Doubles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles for a chance to win up to a 0 gift card to PickleballCentral.com.
Location: Elevation Athletic Club (Lakeway, TX)
Men’s Singles Draw (Top 5):
1 Ben Johns
2 Federico Staksrud
3 Tyson McGuffin
4 Jay Devilliers
5 Hunter Johnson
To see the entire Men’s Singles Draw, go to PPAtour.com.
– Defending medalists: Ben Johns, Tyson McGuffin, Jay Devilliers.
– Federico Staksrud made the first 3 finals in ‘23 — can he get the mojo back after not reaching Sunday in the last two.
– WATCH OUT FOR: Shick vs. Alshon in round 1. Get. Your. Popcorn. Ready.
Women’s Singles Draw (Top 5):
1 Anna Leigh Waters
2 Lea Jansen
3 Catherine Parenteau
4 Salome Devidze
5 Yana Grechkina
To see the entire Women’s Singles Draw, go to PPAtour.com.
– Defending medalists: Anna Leigh Waters, Catherine Parenteau, Callie Smith.
– Catherine Parenteau is the first person other than ALW to win back-to-back singles titles since Simone Jardim in February of 2021.
– In the last 10 tournaments, only 4 ladies have medaled: Anna Leigh Waters, Catherine, Parenteau, Lea Jansen, and Salome Devidze.
– WATCH OUT FOR: Rematch. If they play each other, Anna Leigh Waters will be extra motivated to battle Parenteau who snapped her winning streak in Daytona.
To see all of the storylines for the Onix Austin Showdown Powered by Invited, visit https://www.ppatour.com/storylines-onix-austin-showdown-powered-by-invited/
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Hey PPA tour! Your graphics for the Austin Showdown has players surrounded by saguaro cactus. Austin is in Texas hill country with oak trees. This ain't Phoenix!
Selkirk nets with the giant bar are trash. A player should never lose a point because it hits the bottom of the net on what would otherwise be almost an unreturnable ball, and certain point.
Whoever is running the scoreboard on these live feeds need to be fired 😂
1:54:47 “vamos coño” seems a touch aggressive….
5:00 Jay Devilliers vs Hayden Patriquin
44:00 Catherine Parenteu vs Brooke Buckner
1:44:47 Ben Johns vs Jaume Martinez Vich
2:31:59 Anna Leigh Waters vs Salome Devidze
3:13:49 Ben Johns vs Christian Alshon
3:49:03 Catherine Parenteau vs Allyce Jones
4:14:20 Connor Garnett vs Federico Staksrud