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Kayla Travis and Jenny Travis of Calvert City were Gold medal winners in Women’s Doubles and Jennifer Wilson of Benton was a 3-time Silver medalist in Singles, Women’s Doubles, and Mixed Doubles at the Cincinnati Open over the weekend. Fourteen players from Calvert City Pickleball participated in round-robin and double elimination events and brought home eight medals, two being gold and six being silver medals. There was stiff competition with some events having as many as 32 teams competing for medals.

For the second straight year, Baird Wealth Management has been the main sponsor for the PPA Tour stop in Mason, Ohio at the Lindner Family Tennis Center. With 977 entries, Pickleball Pro and amateur players flocked to Mason on September 6-10 to participate in single’s, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.  Center court was the place to watch the Who’s Who of Pickleball play like #1 Men’s player Ben Johns, Colin Johns, #1 Women’s player Anna Leigh Waters (just 16 yrs old), Catherine Parenteau, Tyson McGuffin, JW Johnson and Dylan Frazier, Thomas Wilson, Vivian David, Jade and Jackie Kawamoto, Tyra Black, Anna Bright, Jorja Johnson, James Ignatowich, Jesse Irvin, Lea Jansen, Lucy Kovalova, Lauren Stratman, Riley Newman, to name a few.  #1 Ben Johns got his 100th win Sunday while playing with his brother Colin in the Pro Men’s event.


Gold Medal Winners:

Jenny Travis and Kayla Travis – 4.0 Women’s Doubles (10-34 yr)


Silver Medal Winners:

Jennifer Wilson and Rachel Stewart   – 4.0 Women’s Doubles (35-49 yr)

Jennifer Wilson and Brent Thompson – 4.0 Mixed Doubles (35-49 yr)

Jennifer Wilson – 3.0 – 3.5 Women’s Singles (10-49 yr)

Jason Jones – 3.5 Men’s Singles (50-59 yr)


Other participants included:

Marvin Travis, Dax Myhand, Jacob Hill, Brigette Thompson, Mackenzie Wilson, Landon Wilson, Amy Lockwood, Bill Adkins


Submitted by:

Darlene and Parvin Latta

USA Pickleball Ambassadors Marshall Co