MLP Presents Pickleball Night in America Powered by DUPR
Buckle up, because it's our tightest matchup yet!
We are excited to bring you the most #DUPRNeutral match of the year (23.744 vs 23.755), featuring six top 30 players by DUPR and newly ranked #2 in the world, Dekel Bar.
The women's doubles matches feature a DUPR differential of only .001, with the men not far behind with one team slightly favored at 51%.
Dekel Bar and Vivienne David are going into Championship Sunday at the APP tomorrow, but will find themselves on opposite ends of the court on Tuesday. As Major League Pickleball's fearless leader, Steve Kuhn, would say, "That's spicy!"
Tune in at the same time every Tuesday, at 7:00 CST, and join us on DUPR's livestream or in person at the one and only Dreamland in Dripping Springs, TX.
Team 01 Blue (DUPR 23.744) vs. Team 02 Black (DUPR 23.755)
Women's Doubles, Men's Doubles, then two Mixed Doubles
Games to 21 - win by 2, Modified Rally Scoring until one team reaches game point (20)
Each game is worth 1 point
If the points are tied 2-2 after all four games, a singles Dreambreaker will ensue
One team first discloses its 4-person singles rotation order, and then the opposing team with that knowledge counter-designates its singles rotation order. Each player then rotates in for 4 singles points, until the tiebreaker has a winner. Modified Rally scoring, in a game to 15, win by 2.
$1000 appearance fee per player
+$250 per player for each game won
+$500 per player for winning team
Here's how Modified Rally Scoring works.
You'll be able to check out the full feed on the DUPR, MLP, APP Youtube & Facebook channels.
Team One: 23.744
Thomas Wilson - 6.556 is no stranger to our PNIA Tuesdays, having won the Texas Hold 'Em with Dekel Bar. He also has made a name for himself in singles, known for his speed on the court. He often plays men's doubles with his cousin, AJ Koller (#13-6.498). He played college tennis at Purdue and majored in Psychology and Business.
DJ Young - 6.335 Holds down the #17 spot on our DUPR Doubles list. Originally from Spain, but residing in Dripping Springs, TX, DJ can be found on the Dreamland courts battling it out with Dekel, Vivienne and DJ on the reg and often partners with Thomas Wilson.
Vivienne David - 5.623 hails from Canada and went pro in tennis at age 15. Known for her steady play and her permanent smile, she's the 14th ranked female doubles player by DUPR with one of the highest percentage of points won on tour (60%).
Megan Fudge - 5.230 Is both German and English, but lives in Florida with her pro PB husband, Ryler DeHeart, who joined us for Texas Hold 'Em. Don't let her "sweet" last name fool you, Megan's college nickname, the Butcher, was inspired by her deadly slice forehand.
Team Two: 23.755
Dekel Bar - 6.751 Currently resides at the #2 spot in doubles. His DUPR is even greater than his 6' 3" stature, which he uses effectively to Erne and ATP his opponents seemingly with ease.
Daniel De La Rosa - 6.148 His PB skills are plenty, but he has even more gold medals in racquetball (7 IRT titles). He attributes his excellent hand speed at the net to his raquetball skills. He's not the only pickleball player in the house, though, his wife, Michelle (Key) De La Rosa (5.315) is his usual mixed doubles partner.
Parris Todd - 5.454 started playing pickleball 7 months ago and has been turning heads ever since with her forehand rolls and mid court resets. Also, a former pro tennis player, she could be deadly in a Dreambreaker, she's 12th on our DUPR Singles list.
Maggie Remynse - 5.402 has a full time job as a VP of Product at a startup, but that doesn't stop her from crushing those two handed backhands. Watch for her surprise attack: the one-handed backhand flick roll.
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