Catherine Parenteau playing women's singles.
Catherine Parenteau competing at the North Carolina Cup. PPA Tour

Parenteau ousts Bouchard in quarterfinals

CARY, NC – Second-seeded Catherine Parenteau won the all-Canadian quarterfinal matchup against Genie Bouchard 11-5, 11-4 on Friday at the North Carolina Cup.

A veteran on the pickleball scene, Parenteau was impressed with Bouchard's play. 

Remember that Bouchard made her PPA Tour debut in January.

“I went to study a little bit before the match,” confessed Parenteau. “She’s gotten a lot better since the last tournament, so it’s super exciting to see her rising quickly. I think we’re gonna see a lot more of her in singles.”

Parenteau, meanwhile, was pleased with her performance.

 “I felt like I did a good job staying in the present moment and just focusing on being aggressive first,” she explained. 

Parenteau will go head-to-head with Salome Devidze in the semis.

It was Devidze who won their most recent encounter.