Dylan Frazier hits a volley.
Dylan Frazier competing at the Veolia Sacramento Open presented by Best Day Brewing. PPA Tour

Frazier outlasts Martinez Vich to book spot in semis

ROSEVILLE, CA - For the second time in two weeks, Dylan Frazier will compete for a spot in Championship Sunday in singles.

The No. 4 seed took down No. 6 seed Jaume Martinez Vich 11-3, 4-11, 11-5 to stay alive at the Veolia Sacramento Open presented by Best Day Brewing.

Martinez Vich impressed with his ability to run balls down and counterpunch en route to taking Game 2 after dropping the first game, so Frazier decided to adopt a higher-risk, higher-reward strategy going into the decider.

“I tried to play some quicker points because I knew that if we got into those long grinding points, [Martinez Vich] was just going to run everything down and that I would eventually run out of energy,” he explained. “I went bigger on my serves and on my thirds, and it worked out well.”

With the win, Frazier is one step closer to making it back to Championship Sunday in singles since his season-opening title at the Hyundai Masters in January.

To do so, he’ll have to get through his friend and men’s doubles partner, JW Johnson.

“I love playing against [Johnson],” he said. “We practice together all the time, so it’ll be a fun matchup. I kind of know his tricks, he kind of knows mine, so it’ll be a good time no matter what.”