PPA Texas Open: Thu Sep 30 - Sun Oct 3, 2021 (Recap)

PPA Texas Open


  • Pro Men's Singles – Zane Navratil, Jw Johnson, Tyson McGuffin.
  • Pro Women's Singles - Anna Leigh Waters, Lea Jansen, Catherine Parenteau.
  • Pro Mixed Doubles – Callie Smith & Tyson McGuffin, Jessie Irvine & Jay Devilliers, Anna Leigh Waters & Jw Johnson.
  • Pro Men's Doubles – Ben Johns & Matt Wright, Rob Nunnery & Rob Cassidy, Tyson McGuffin & Riley Newman.
  • Pro Women's Doubles – Simone Jardim & Lucy Kovalova, Anna Leigh Waters & Leigh Waters, Lauren Stratman & Andrea Koop.


  • Sr. Pro Men's Singles – Paul Olin, Mattias Johansson, Scott Fliegelman.
  • Sr. Pro Women's Singles – Jenny Marcos, Charo Chisholm, Carrina De Vera.
  • Sr. Pro Mixed Doubles – Eva Welsher & Scott Moore, Kris Anderson & Dave Weinbach, Helen Wilhelm & Rick Witsken.
  • Sr. Pro Men's Doubles – Rick Witsken & Dave Weinbach, Brent Waiwaiole & Joel Waiwaiole, Dave Fleming & Paul Olin.
  • Sr. Pro Women's Doubles – Eva Welsher & Linda Thompson, Helen Wilhelm & Nathalie Bagby, Kris Anderson & Yvonne Ting.

Find the full results and brackets (for final scores) on PickleballTournaments.com.

HOW TO RE-WATCH: Find most of the matches on PPA’s YouTube channel. The Gold medal matches played on FS2 (Men's Doubles, Women's Doubles, and Men's Singles) may eventually be uploaded to PPA's YouTube channel as well, but I'm not certain at this time.

TIDBITS OF INTEREST (written before the tourney began):

  • This tournament is played in Rockwall, Texas, just outside of Dallas.
  • Looks like we might be dealing with some weather issues, again.  Bummer. (See the Rockwall Daily Forecast on AccuWeather.)
  • In Men's Pro Singles (Thursday), there's a large field of 34 competitors, and that doesn't include Ben Johns. (According to his podcast, he has a college exam on Thursday that must be taken on Thursday. So no singles for Ben this tourney.) Likely favorites include Tyson McGuffin (congrats on the new baby!), Jay Devilliers, Jw Johnson, Zane Navratil, Dekel Bar, AJ Koller, Frank Anthony Davis, Dylan Frazier, and John Cincola.
  • In Women's Pro Singles (also Thursday), the field has 10 contestants. Likely favorites include Anna Leigh Waters, Catherine Parenteau, Callie Smith, Lea Jansen, and Irina Tereschenko.
  • In Mixed Pro Doubles (Friday), we have 27 teams in the field.  Some of the likely favorites include Simone Jardim & Ben Johns, Lucy Kovalova & Matt Wright, Catherine Parenteau & Riley Newman, Jessie Irvine & Jay Devilliers, Lea Jansen & AJ Koller, Callie Smith & Tyson McGuffin, Irina Tereschenko & Callan Dawson, Vivienne David & Dekel Bar, Michelle Esquivel & Zane Navratil, Anna Leigh Waters & Jw Johnson, Leigh Waters & Tyler Loong.
  • In Women's Pro Doubles (Saturday), we have 12 teams in the draw.  Likely favorites include Simone Jardim & Lucy Kovalova, Leigh Waters & Anna Leigh Waters, Catherine Parenteau & Jessie Irvine, Lauren Stratman & Andrea Koop, Lea Jansen & Irina Tereschenko, Callie Smith & Michelle Esquivel.
  • In Men's Pro Doubles (also Saturday), we have 28 teams in the draw. Likely favorites include Ben Johns & Matt Wright, Riley Newman & Tyson McGuffin, Dekel Bar & Adam Stone, Jay Devilliers & Pat Smith, Tyler Loong & Spencer Smith, and Rob Cassidy & Rob Nunnery; interesting new combos: Jeff Warnick & Zane Navratil, Kyle Yates & Dylan Frazier, Joey Farias & Johnny Goldberg, AJ Koller & Thomas Wilson, Collin Johns & PrimeTime Chirico; darkhorse candidates: Daniel De La Rosa & Pesa Teoni, teenagers Wyatt Stone & Hayden Patriquin, and the father-son team Rosti & William Sobek.

WHO: Full team & player list available here at PickleballTournaments.com.

COMMENTARY & FANTASY DRAFT PREVIEW: Available at No Man's Land Pickleball.  (Again, I'm not affiliated with this site, I don't even know who Slim & Gritty are, and I don't agree with everything that they write. But I appreciate reading their commentary.)  

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