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St. Louis Shock and BLQK Brown Bears Dominate Day One of Major League Pickleball in Daytona Beach

By Kyle Whatnall

on Mar 24, 2023

Daytona Beach, FL – The Major League Pickleball (MLP) event in Daytona Beach kicked off today, showcasing some of the most talented pickleball players from across the country. The competition was fierce at the Pictona Hill facility, with the St. Louis Shock and BLQK Brown Bears emerging as the teams to beat after going undefeated on the first day of play.

Maggie Brascia and Dylan Frazier were instrumental in securing the BLQK Brown Bears' success, demonstrating exceptional skill, intensity, and teamwork throughout the day. Their passion and drive were evident in each match, igniting the crowd and contributing to the electrifying atmosphere at the event. Notably, Maggie Brascia ranked fourth in the player leaderboard after day one, winning an impressive 56.21% of the points she played. She also emerged victorious in all four games to 21 that she participated in, further highlighting her remarkable performance.

Several other teams also made their presence felt on day one, with the Seattle Pioneers, New York Hustlers, New Jersey 5's, Milwaukee Mashers, Los Angeles Mad Drops, SoCal Hard Eights, ATX Pickleballers, and Las Vegas Night Owls all finishing with a 1-1 record. The Florida Smash and Frisco Clean Cause, however, were unable to secure a win today, adding extra pressure for tomorrow's matches.

 As the event continues tomorrow at Pictona Hill, the top six seeds will battle it out to secure their spots in the Quarterfinals and Semifinals. With the stakes higher than ever, spectators can expect more thrilling action as the teams vie for a chance to claim the coveted championship title.

Fans and participants alike eagerly await the second day of play, as the Major League Pickleball event in Daytona Beach promises to be an unforgettable experience for all involved.

For those who cannot attend in person, we encourage you to tune in to the Major League Pickleball YouTube channel to catch all the action live. With high-quality streaming and expert commentary, you won't miss a moment of the excitement as the competition unfolds. Don't miss this opportunity to witness the best of pickleball from the comfort of your home.

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