Daescu and Wright Mount an Extraordinary Comeback at the Veolia Austin Open

Andrei Daescu PPA 2024 (Picture Kerry Pittenger)

In a match filled with twists and turns at the Veolia Austin Open, Andrei Daescu and Matt Wright pulled off an incredible comeback against James Johnson and Dylan Frazier. Starting with a significant deficit, Daescu and Wright overturned an 11-0 loss in the first game to get a spot in the final.

James Johnson’s has a renowned wrist agility, but he and Frazier faced an uphill battle against Daescu and Wright. The duo’s prior experience and chemistry became evident as they found their way back from a daunting setback to a comfortable win in the next two games scoring 11-4, and 11-5.

Environmental conditions added an extra layer of challenge to the match, with both wind (noted at around nine miles per hour) and rain influencing play. Nonetheless, Daescu and Wright adapted superbly, turning potential disadvantages into positives.

The capability of Daescu and Wright to recover from their initial game loss really shows me their mental toughness, I mean c’mon, they got pickled in game 1! But that’s why we play best of 3.

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