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PPA Riverland Open Mixed Doubles Live Blog

by The Dink Media Team on

We are following the live pickleball action from the PPA Riverland Open in Port St Lucie, FL. Yesterday was a chaotic day in the men's singles division. We had upsets all over the bracket in true March Madness fashion.

The top ranked men's player, Ben Johns, lost to the 4 seed JW Johnson who is playing at an elite level. The number 38 seed, Alex Neumann, made a Cinderella run to the semifinals before losing to Tyson McGuffin.

As of late, the mixed doubles field has been the most ripe for upsets and if we're lucky, we'll see a little more chaos today.

Look at this match Smith/Koller vs Koop/Johnson in round one. There nowhere to hide in this bracket. It is going to take a couple of big wins to make it to Championship Sunday.


Leigh Waters and Patrick Smith take down number 1 seed Kovalova/Wright. Smith will face off against his old partner Jay Devilliers in the semifinals.

Lucy Kovalova & Matt Wright powered through the loser's bracket then go revenge on the team that put them there. They end the day in third.