Round 1: Andrea Koop (10th pick)
Round 2: Dylan Frazier (15th pick)
Round 3: Federico Staksrud (34th pick)
Round 4: Maggie Brascia (39th pick)
The BLQK Black Bears left Mesa with a 1-2 record, falling just short of a playoff berth. The Bears will look to regroup at MLP Daytona and improve upon their result but do they have the horses to do so? Their 4th round selection Maggie Brascia did not play in the first event and her presence might be just what the Bears need to make a playoff push.
Mesa Team Point Differential (Ranked out of 12 Teams)
50.10% (6th): The Bears finished with 1-2 record as did the Milwaukee Mashers but had a lower team point differential (total points won vs total points lost). Since only two teams can advance from each group they were the first team left out of the playoff bracket.
Mesa Player Point Differential Rankings (Ranked Out of 48 Players)
- Andrea Koop: 25th (48.97%)
- Dylan Frazier: 13th (52.11%)
- Federico Staksrud: 5th (54.55%)
- Maggie Brascia: N/A didn’t participate
- Megan Fudge: 48th (44.13%)
Mesa Team Match Results (5-8)
- St Louis Shock 3-2
- New Jersey 5s 2-3
- Milwaukee Mashers 0-3
Mesa Player Match Results (Group Stage Only Includes Dreambreakers)
- Andrea Koop 2-6
- Dylan Frazier 4-3
- Federico Staskrud 4-4
- Maggie Brascia N/A
- Megan Fudge 2-5
Megan Fudge, who was brought up from the Challenger league to fill in for Brascia, finished dead last in player point differential so the addition of Maggie should be a plus for this team. However Federico Staksrud played way above his level finishing 5th overall in player point differential and we aren’t sure he can repeat that type of performance given his recent doubles results on the PPA tour. Regardless BLQK is going to have a formidable men’s team with Dylan Frazier commanding the right side so the question becomes what mixed doubles combination can come through with some big wins for the Bears and owner Ritchie Tuazon? BLQK owns the best dreambreaker lineup in this group with Staskrud, Frazier, and Brascia all regularly competing in singles so their goal has to be to get a split in mixed so they can try and sneak out a win in the dreambreaker.
Maggie Brascia: Given that she did not compete in Mesa, Brascia is our wild card pick here. We’ll see if Maggie steps up to the plate and provides enough of a steady force on the right side to send BLQK to the playoffs.