Anna Bright, Andrei Daescu Pull Off Mixed Doubles Upset to Take Gold in Austin

Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu took down Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns in mixed doubles to win gold at the PPA Austin Open on Monday. The weekend in Austin saw a lot of rain, making things tough for players and organizers at the PPA Austin Open.

After the men’s doubles championship on Sunday, the rain forced them to stop playing. They moved the other four championships to Monday, including the Mixed Doubles final. Anna Leigh Waters and Ben Johns, who are really good players, went up against Anna Bright and Andrei Daescu.

Ben Johns and Anna Leigh Waters lost to Daescu/Bright in three straight games Monday morning, 11-3, 11-9, 11-3. Here is the summary of the full Match

Set 1

  • Winners: Andrei Daescu and Anna Brigh (11-3)
  • Game Summary: Andrei Daescu and Anna Brigh dominated the first set, winning 11-3. They started strong, taking a quick lead and never letting Waters and Johns back into the game. Andrei Daescu and Anna Brigh capitalized on their opponents mistakes and served effectively throughout the set.

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Set 2

  • Winners: Daescu and Bright (11-9)
  • Game Summary: The second set was a closer battle, but Daescu and Bright again emerged victorious with a score of 11-9. There were several lead changes throughout the set, but Daescu and Bright kept their composure and pulled away in the end. A controversial point arose at 9-9, where a challenge from waters was denied after a review. This seemed to swing the momentum in favor of Daescu and Bright, who closed out the set shortly thereafter.

Set 3

  • Winners: Daescu and Bright (11-3)
  • Game Summary: Daescu and Bright continued their dominance in the third set, winning 11-3 to secure the championship. They again took control of the game early and never looked back. Anna Leigh Waters & Benjamin Johns struggled to find their rhythm and were unable to generate any offense. Daescu and Bright served well and were clinical in their finishing, wrapping up the match in convincing fashion.

Here are some additional details from the match:

  • The match lasted for 55 minutes.
  • Waters and Johns had a higher win percentage on their first serves (both over 88.7%) compared to Daescu and Bright (both around 11.3%).
  • There were eight timeouts taken in the entire match, six by Anna Leigh Waters & Benjamin Johns and two by Daescu & Bright.
  • There was one challenge made in the match, which was upheld by the referee.


Daescu and Bright were the clear winners of the match, defeating Anna Leigh Waters & Benjamin Johns in straight sets (11-3, 11-9, 11-3). Daescu and Bright were dominant throughout the match, with strong serving and aggressive play. Anna Leigh Waters & Benjamin Johns fought hard, but they were unable to match the intensity of their opponents. Stay Tuned with us to know more about today’s championship matches.

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