The fourth act comes in LA
For the fourth time in 2023, the best teqers will once again showcase their skills in Los Angeles, California.
On the second weekend of the summer, the City of Angels will host the Teqball Tour with world-class players entering the competition.
In three categories (men’s, women’s and mixed doubles), 77 athletes will face each other from 16 different countries.
Carolyn Greco and Margaret Osmundson headline the event, the top-ranked duo aim to play in their fifth consecutive final in women's doubles on home soil after collecting two gold medals and two silvers in 2023 at US-based events. Their biggest challengers could be the Brazilian team of Vania Moraes da Cruz and Ester Viana Mendes: they faced off in Miami last time with the South Americans coming up victorious. Gabriella Kota will be the only representative of Hungarian women, the 10th-ranked player on the list of this category's World Ranking will be paired up with Rafaella Fontes, who owns the fifth position on the same pecking order. Argentine Fiorella Pellegrini Boaglio has three top 5 finishes under her belt so far in 2023, this time she will try to reach the podium with Brazilian Marina Leal on her side.
The men’s double will feature only Szabolcs Ilyes of the Romanian powerhouse twosome of him and Apor Gyorgydeak, he will team up this time with Hungarian Boldizsar Levik in Los Angeles. Americans Dennis Correia and Luka Pilic finished fourth in Miami earlier this year and won a tournament in Los Angeles in January, but they split up for this event with Correia having his fellow Santhy Montufar as his partner, while Pilic will participate alongside Griffin Freeman, another American. Santos teammates Leonardo Lindoso de Almeida and Leonardo Santana have made it to the semifinals twice in 2023 but they are still looking for their first top-two finish.
The Brazilians are also forced to be reckoned with on the field of mixed doubles as Moraes da Cruz and Lindoso de Almeida being the highest-seeded line in this competition, but Carolyn Greco with Frankie Diaz and Margaret Osmundson with Luka Pilic will do their best to become triumphant in LA.
The group stage will be held at the Bishop Mora Salesian High School, then the tournament moves to the Santa Monica Pier on the last for the finals.
The whole event from Los Angeles will be broadcasted by ESPN and streamed on FITEQ’s YouTube channel.