Anna Leigh Waters hits a forehand dink.
Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau competing at the Veolia Sacramento Open presented by Best Day Brewing. PPA Tour

Waters, Parenteau dominate women’s doubles final as Parenteau earns title No. 40

ROSEVILLE, CA - The last time Anna Leigh Waters and Catherine Parenteau played against Anna Bright and Rachel Rohrabacher, they suffered their first—and only—defeat as a partnership.

That match happened in Austin back in March, and pickleball’s top two women’s doubles teams haven’t squared off since.

That break ended on Championship Sunday at the Veolia Sacramento Open presented by Best Day Brewing, and the No. 1 seeds earned some revenge with a dominant 11-2, 11-1, 11-5 victory over Bright and Rohrabacher.

Waters and Parenteau looked as strong as ever, using aggressive dinks to get ahead in kitchen rallies to overwhelm their high-caliber opponents.

“This one feels good,” Parenteau said. “We’ve been thinking about that loss for a couple months, and now here we are. I feel like we played amazingly well.”

This win gives Parenteau her fortieth career title, and she trails only Waters and Ben Johns for most all time.

“I’ve known Catherine since I was super young,” Waters said of her partner. “She actually played with my mom before she played with me, so I kind of grew up wanting to play with Catherine, and here I am getting to play with her. I’m super excited to be a part of this team and share this success with her.”

Waters and Parenteau will face off for the women’s singles title later on Sunday afternoon.