Parenteau, Waters win gold at the CIBC Texas Open

Catherine Parenteau and Anna Leigh Waters, the top-seeded duo, continued their reign in women’s doubles pickleball, effortlessly outmaneuvering their opponents and solidifying their position as the team to beat. On the Humana Championship Court, they faced off against Lucy Kovalova and Callie Smith, the third seed, in a highly anticipated match.

Despite the fierce competition and determination from all four players, Parenteau and Waters proved why they’re the number one seed, taking the match in a swift three games. Their impressive performance showcased their exceptional skill, strategy, and chemistry on the court.

The final score was a convincing 11-3, 11-3, 11-4, a testament to the duo’s dominance and their ability to work together seamlessly. Their victory was not just a result of their individual talents but also a reflection of their strong bond and friendship off the court.

Parenteau and Waters’ partnership has been a game-changer in the world of pickleball, with their friendly banter and encouragement of each other adding an extra layer of depth to their already impressive gameplay. Their friendship has only strengthened their performance, making them an unstoppable force in the sport.

“In 2024, the dynamic duo of Parenteau and Waters dominated the women’s doubles scene, winning their 17th title together. When questioned about the secret to their unparalleled success, Parenteau shared her insights on what makes their partnership truly exceptional.”

“It’s all about preparation. You have to do the right things in between tournaments. If you want to stay on top of the game, you have to do everything consistently. You cannot go and take a lot of days off, and say to yourself ‘Okay, we just won a tournament so we can relax for a couple of days.’ – No. You have to work hard and stay super consistent and check all the boxes, every week, day in and day out,” said Parenteau. 

“And when you’re prepared, that’s when you’re dangerous because you have the confidence to rely on your preparation,” said Parenteau.