Friday, May 6, 2016

Desert's Marcin Rozpedski wins pickleball U.S. Open

 "...the first men's U.S. Open pickleball champion is none other than the desert's own Marcin Rozpedski. Rozpedski, a Bermuda Dunes resident and sports director at The Lakes Country Club, won the title with a 10-12, 11-8, 11-4 victory over Kyle Yates of Florida on Sunday. "It was a lot of pressure, and I'm kind of a marked man because I won some national singles titles so definitely everybody wants to beat me," Rozpedski said. "It was a thrill.  It definitely brought some old memories playing tennis in the Davis Cup and other big events. They really did it up big." Rozpedski, a 40-year-old former tennis star who recently adopted the sport usually associated with the older set, has had success at national tournaments since they started popping up, but the U.S. Open is a biggie. He said it really had an atmosphere to rival the tennis U.S. Open."

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