Nov 6, 2022

Day 2 Notebook: Fantastic Day Of Pickleball Action

BY MELISSA ZHANG 11/06/2022

The 2022 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships continued rolling on Sunday with some incredible action on both the professional and amateur side! Jennifer Dawson, the world’s top ranked player on the Senior Pro Women’s Singles side, earned her second gold medal of the tournament tonight.

Day 2 welcomed Senior Mixed Doubles competition on the amateur side, as well as Men’s Senior Pro Doubles & Women’s Senior Pro Singles. The stunning courts at Indian Wells saw nonstop action all morning and afternoon from Men’s Doubles 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+, 85+ and Women’s Singles 65+,70+,75+,80+,85+.

Among the spectators at Indian Wells were pickleball players Johanna S. Payne and Kenny Besher, the epitome of a pickleball love story. Payne and Besher met one year ago, at the 2021 Margaritaville USA Pickleball National Championships, and recently got engaged. Congratulations to the happy couple – we love seeing Johanna and Kenny back at Nationals where it all started.

On the Senior Pro Women’s Singles side, Julie Johnson and Jennifer Dawson faced off – with Dawson winning a gold medal last night and claiming another consecutive gold medal tonight. She finished her singles run with a resounding 11-4, 11-4 win.

Defending champions Dave Weinbach and Dayne Gingrich made their return to Championship Court, with Weinbach ranked No. 1 in the world and Gingrich ranked No. 3. After many hard-fought battles on their way back to the gold, Weinbach and Gingrich took on David Furman and Scott Fliegelman and defended their title as Men’s Senior Pro Doubles Gold Medalists.

On Tap for Tomorrow: Monday, November 7th

The very best senior women and men in pickleball duke it out tomorrow in the Mixed Senior Pro Doubles 50+ bracket. Last year’s champions, Jennifer Dawson and Dayne Gingrich, will look to defend their title against fierce competition!

There’s a tremendous amount of amateur action tomorrow, with the following brackets all taking to the court:

  • Women’s Age/Skill Doubles 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+
  • Men’s Age/Skill Singles 65+, 70+, 75+, 80+

Where to Buy Event Tickets:

Don’t miss out on the premier event in all of pickleball! Get your tickets for Nationals here.

Where to Watch:

Visit the 2022 Live Cam here to watch a static live camera view of Championship Court beginning at 9:30am.

How to Follow:

Everything related to the event including daily updates is posted here on the main event website. In addition, fans can get updates, photos and videos from the following social media channels at: Event FacebookUSA Pickleball Facebook, Event InstagramUSA Pickleball InstagramUSA Pickleball Twitter.

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