Parris Todd yelling in victory at the Pickleball Central USA Indoor Championships
Parris Todd at Pickleball Central USA Indoor Championships. PPA Tour

Todd advances to semis in women's singles

AUSTIN, TX – This could be the year of Parris Todd in women’s singles.

Todd is seeded 21st at the Veolia Austin Open, but it’s clear she's on the rise.

She defeated Madeleine Rasmusen and Ekaterina Biakina, before downing No. 3 seed Mary Brasica in the Round of 16 and Lacy Schneemann in the quarters.

Though Schneemann looked strong to start game one, Todd called a strategic timeout at 5-8, and when she returned, it was clear that something had changed. 

“I was trying to stay in the moment. She got a few points there and she got hot, so I wanted to switch the momentum a little bit. Lacy is such a great player and this wind out here is tough. Everyone is just out here doing the best they can,” said Todd.

The final score was 11-7, 11-1. 

During her post-match interview, Todd also discussed her rather unique serve.

“I’ve been doing that for about a year now. I actually learned it from Ryan Sherry. He likes to stand back off the line. Now, I’m really comfortable with it. I feel like I have more time from back there,” she explained.

Todd will play Kaitlyn Christian in the semis.

Last week at the Pickleball Central USA Indoor Championships, Todd claimed silver in singles.

“I’m definitely hungry. I don’t want to stop here. I want to keep going and I want to get a title,” she concluded.