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1994 WOMENS 9-BALL: Jeanette LEE vs Ewa Mataya LAURANCE - 19th U.S. OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL

1994 WOMENS 9-BALL: Jeanette LEE vs Ewa Mataya LAURANCE - 19th U.S. OPEN 9-BALL CHAMPIONSHIPS FINAL
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ball

hi this is kelly oyama with my guest mary keniston guarino we're coming to you from chesapeake virginia the 10th anniversary of the women's us

open

this is the

final

match between ava

mataya

and

jeanette

lee well ava's had a long way to go to get to the

final

s here she lost in the very first round and i think she had to i think this is going to be her 10th match in a row she just came off a real strong win off over robin bell 11-7 i believe was the final score

jeanette

is the champion on the winner's side and playing very strong but before we get started we've got a special treat the number one player in the world right now lori john jones is going to sing the national anthem to start off the final the match of the tournament early whose broad stripes and bright stars through the perilous fight all the run parts we watched were so gallantly bursting in air gave proof through the night that our flat was still there oh say does that star spangled banner and the home absolutely this little girl is so confident she just takes it up to the next octave good job laura you dabbed it we loved it i don't even know if the match is going to compare to that but here we go okay i guess we're getting ready to rock and roll here a couple last minute adjustments it looks like all right this is the race to 13 this is the finals of the 10th annual u.s

open

nineveh

championships

it is one place to thirteen thousand she's from charlotte north carolina she's sponsored by brunswick she's a former us champion she lost her first match three days ago since then she's won nine in a row she's got a high run of 122 in straightforward she was the runner up in the world's championship she is the only player who has not suffered away this week please welcome the lady in black jeanette but if ava wins this tournament she will tie jean baloci belucas's record for three-time u.s open champion uh-huh so i'd like to see ava win it she's had a long dry spell and as you probably all know she's put a lot of herself into promoting our game for several years to the detriment of our own uh game itself jeanette won the lag yes ava has given a lot she was starting to feel like uh maybe she'd lost it and that she was a has been but she's still right there oh yeah you know and she's had a lot going on in her life and you know and everybody knows it when your head isn't clear uh you know it's tough to play good pool but i think she's back on the track now she's recently married gotten married and she's very happy she has a new home things are going well for her and uh you know when your life's right it's uh it's a lot easier to play good pool it certainly is okay here we go jeanette won the lag and who's gonna break the first rack she's had a powerful break uh all week long she didn't hit that one as well as she wanted to but she still made a

ball

and got straight in on the one and i'm betting she's out she's played real well all week long jeanette kind of shines in the finals generally this is a pretty routine out too it's a nice one to get started with you know there's not really too much you have to do here other than pocket the walls yes pretty much laying in natural paths stop stop stop stop stop nothing funny has come up yet now like i said this is pretty routine and uh you know these are the always the kind of racks you want to start with there you have it first game jeanette lee coming out fast and loose so she wasn't quite so lucky with the break this time but she didn't pocket a ball so now ava has to figure out what to do obviously she's going to have to push these balls are laying a little bit uh trickier much i was pushing out to where she could uh pocket the wall uh i don't think she'll try to do that she's got to contend with the three ball here going over it and making sure she hits the one she's been playing uh good safes all week long let's see what she comes up with here jeanette's going to shoot she likes to shoot she's going to try and come to rails tight pockets but i'm betting if she'd made that she'd have been out ava doesn't really have that much to do here it's gonna be very difficult to get any type of a shot at the two ball well i think you just gotta pocket the ball and uh and uh play for either uh billiard on the two combination two might go i mean uh maybe maybe it does it looks like it doesn't off the table on the camera she's looking at the three well if that's the case then she's doing okay i don't know if she's got a full pocket though i don't think she does she's got to make sure she doesn't clip the six as she comes in yes good shot okay i believe she can shoot the four ball in the same pocket so she'll just need to come up off the bottom rail with the three and give herself an angle some sort of an angle on the high side so that she can either go one rail down to the five ball or come out two rails which is the way i would prefer yes definitely two rails that scratch is just staring you in the face going one rail and wade crane always told me that uh you know one rail is better than none two rails is better than one and so on you know an extra rail is always better it's easier to control your speed and get the right angle and so on and so forth i don't think she okay well don't there that's perfect nice angle she got off the rail six balls right in the pocket yeah she needs to get out here to let jeanette know that she's come to play jeanette's the kind of player that if he senses any weaknesses whatsoever it really fires her up and she becomes uh very fierce very fierce that's right we've seen so many times in players like earl strickland that just steamrolled unbelievably with a weaker player okay good shot good shot and here again yeah two rails is better than one i don't think she sees it that way no that's i think one of the differences between the men's and the women's game is that you know we don't see the outs the same way nor pocket the balls the same way ouch that hurts yeah see what's nicer about shooting that shot two or else you can really hit really hard rather than uh you know rolling it i hate to roll a ball that's probably the weakest part of my game is you know trying to roll the ball for shape well jeanette's going to take advantage of that opportunity game number two janette lee ava needs to really bear down yes those kind of mistakes just you can't do that anymore seen a dramatic change in jeanette's game in the past year she has gone from uh you know basically just a shot maker to a player you know she plays good oh she's sure she's had some good schooling she plays every day all day long her straight pool game is unbelievable she's one of the few girls on the tour who really pursues a straight pool game and she's learned a lot about the balls and different things she can do with the balls from it she's becoming quite a player uh-oh trouble just let the cue ball go okay name is faced with another opportunity it's still early in the set it's a race to 13. well that's right we're going to 13. that's right anything can happen here that's a long set machines just bear down and get out looks like the main problem here will be from the four to the six definitely she just needs to get a good angle so she can drag the cue ball back up the table oh she's coming oh she's gonna have to be coming around the table this time that looks like trouble she's really gonna have to put a good stroke to it yeah she's gonna go to the side rail them back see i i kind of would like to have my cue ball more on the center of the table where you can just come you know to the rail back to this rail and float down i guess she wanted to come around now she's changed it looks like she's going to try and go two rails well i don't know if a lot of she missed the ball oh okay well knowing jeanette she'll just pocket this ball and stay pretty much where she's at and slice the six in do that or just hit it with a high ball and go forward and pretty much end up in the same place she stiffed it and missed the ball herself but she's gonna get lucky no she didn't get lucky ava's got to come around the table a little probably but but ava can see this four ball well even though it's not an ideal uh situation here ava is very fortunate to get back at the table now this is a definite stroke shot well she could just she could just pocket the four and come out in the middle of the table and cut the ball in like she can do that what i would like to do and i'd like to see her do is come all the way around the table with it and uh basically it's just hit it with a lot of spin just like that very nice very nice there you go come on she got that beautiful shot see what most people tend to do on that shot is to try to let the speed they try to hit the ball too hard instead of just letting the spin do the work for you you just have to get get it to the point on the rail that you want to get with a lot of spin and the spin will just take you exactly where you want to go that was a great shot okay this time again the same thing you know just uh let the spin come up with the spin come off the side rail and you'll have a nice angle just hit it hard enough to come off the second rail oh she's going one rail with it that's tough to control that shot plus you never know what kind of an angle you're gonna have slow down she left herself a little tough she's gonna have to really bear down here and make sure she makes this ball she did went in rough but it did go in that's right after three games and janette lee two and ava

mataya

one oh this is ava's first crack at breaking the balls she made a ball lost control of the cue ball it was elected to push doesn't have a pocket for the one she's gonna have to play safe somehow i think i might give this one back to ava it's not really too much you can do here except maybe uh put the one on the side rail and bring the cube all over by the two of the eight you can take the chance of i think she's gonna go between the eight and the nine with it but you run the chance of running into the ball which is what she did maybe's got a perfect opportunity to sew her up behind the eight ball i can't tell if the cue ball is sitting completely on the rail or if it can get yeah she may be shooting at the ball well if she she also can roll right behind the two yeah i think she's supposed to play the ball i don't know i think i'd roll right up behind the two that's what she's gonna do there she did yep so that's a better shot let your opponent make the first mistake okay she made a good hit and may have hooked her may have i think ava can see a piece of it she can she might be i don't know if she's got a pocket for it though i don't think so i was going to kick one rail with the one ball hopefully send the one up table and keep the cue ball down there she miscues she still hit the ball is she gonna get a rail i couldn't tell i don't think she got a rail i don't know if she got a rail no she didn't so jeanette has ball in hand and it's really there's nothing that looks too tricky nope two to the three maybe it's pretty stunning i've been pocketing the ball i mean it's gonna leave the cue ball rolling as i say right about where it is and play the two ball back to the three one rail one rail up for the five on the side six in the corner seven in the corner eight back in the corner that looks pretty routine yeah there's nothing uh really tough here scroll up after four games since jeanette on top three games to win well so far they're really uh there has jeanette hasn't had to do too much to run those racks they're all laying pretty nice it's nice when you get up to the table and uh sometimes things happens and other times they're just laying there yes okay no success on the break and i believe she has a shot on the one no i don't think so no no she's getting down like she might have a shot but it certainly doesn't look like it from where i'm at i think she might just be crossing it yes trying to come behind the it was an error but not a fatal error probably jeanette made her first mistake but wasn't penalized too severely no favor can get on the two ball it could become costly for jeanette she missed looks like the beginning of a trap no jeanette elected to attempt to make the ball and still a trap well the whole thing here is to try to hit the cue ball on the bottom by the one ball on the bottom side to send the one up table and keep the cue ball down here more right on the nose making it good i guess might be might be i think she has a shot at the two it was due for a break there just going to follow it around two rails what do you like to do here mary you like to come two rails out of the corner or play one rail straight up i never like to play one rail straight up when the object ball is uh when i'm on the wrong side of the object ball even when it's sitting that far out she came she drew it to the side rail yeah i would have either tried to do what she did or uh yeah i think that's what i would have done because you know you're on the wrong side of the ball to try to hold one rail it's a real difficult she's still not out of the woods she's really gonna bear down to make this ball if she makes it she should be in pretty decent shape for the five i would hit it hard enough to hit that second round go back and forth she said it perfectly hit it real good real good she's got perfect position basically just stop and shoot the six and oh she's going to come up a little she get enough well she's gonna have to put a little stroke to it two rails spin her way out of it yeah again this is the same kind of a shot you know just hit it hard enough to get it going and let the spin take care of the rest for you nice and smooth stroke the ball that's it just like that don't go behind the eight all right now this is the same shot that she missed before trying to go one rail with it let's see if she comes out the corner this time very good that's the way yeah because even if you come a little bit too far you know you can still go up and down the table but you know you know that you're gonna be uh you know you have a pretty decent a pretty easy shot on the eight ball that way and did she come too far it looks like she did she's gonna have to come all the way around the table yeah but it's pretty routine you just have to make sure that you have it spinning fast enough so that you don't go into the corner with it make sure the angle shortens up she's got this down now there she goes that's the same type of a shot the cluster in her very first match that she lost with the linda haywood she had the same shot and she didn't spin it enough she just put a medium spin on it and hit it a little too hard and it scratched in the corner okay after five games i tires two games to three jeanette likes to play a fast game too and i think gabe is doing a good job of uh you know keeping the pace to her liking yeah yeah i mean he was a little bit on the slow side but she seems like she's playing even a little slower than normal okay came up dry and left a shot a nice shot center ball she should be able to come up and shoot either two in the side or uh in the corner pocket down here or if he goes too far in the quarter pocket up the other way so it's pretty much just make the ball well there's a couple balls here that can be a little tricky we'll see how this rack progresses it looks like she's a little off angle here she would have liked to have been straight in or a little straighter i think this is one i would just try to english and that's it just like that keep your angle well the four to the five is the key to the game here what i would like to do is come off that side rail enough to where i thought she missed that yeah so i would have one would have wanted to be on the other side of the six for my four ball and that way just you know one rail back over to the other side right rather than trying to do what she did i don't like to roll them i like to shoot them in fact it's a little bit uncharacteristic of jeanette because usually uh you know she likes to do it the same way that's it slow down okay she might have jacked herself up a little here but no i think she's gonna have to follow this one follow it two rails i don't know if she's got enough to enough angle to uh come off that side rail or not i think she's following it went into a ball but she came out fine as grady would say fortuitous role for two of this role this one you just want to try to hit it hard enough to get it off the rail it perfect you can roll straight up for for the seven ball come over and check here we have a little position to see where you want to be for the seven there you go nicely done good angle plenty to get back across the table a lot of people don't realize that you don't need that much angle to get to the other side the whole key is to hit the ball real full that's it see she hardly hit that ball got over there beautifully watch the side okay that works i think we're gonna have a tie ball game here now she's drawing it back and i think i would roll up and shoot it in the side oh she is rolling it up oh that ball almost rolled off yeah scared me what does they say a brooklyn tree tree tree tree i have to say i think we have two of the prettiest ladies on the tour out here tonight yeah they both look real good they're both in black looking kind of elegant exactly as it should be for the us open finals well she hit that one square ball but no reward same situation that might be crazy but on this one i think i would kick it kick it which way to the side rail or the end rail go to the end rail and leave the cue ball down there and uh you know because you've got the you know the five is a little bit of a trouble ball over there just send the one up here and if i hit it right come off the end rail and get over there by the five and the eight well jeanette's looking at a little bit different situation she gonna try and send a one up by the five eight she went for the ball she went for the ball and got away with it ever can see the ball i don't think she can bank it across side can she see the whole ball i think she can oh no hit i thought she could see it i think she thought she can see it fortunately for ava there's a couple balls tied up up here yeah do something plus they're laying uh bad you know you got to go from one side to the other back and forth back and forth back and forth right so there's a tricky little out here i think she's going to go into them now take a chance right here no no i guess she thinks uh she thinks she can get from the floor and get right on that rail unless she's planning on coming underneath it depending on where she ends up whether to shoot it or play safe come up maybe not go straight she's thinking i don't know what she's going to do now she doesn't either i don't think that's where she wanted to be i wouldn't have minded being shooting it real first yeah yes she could play a good safety if she was over here a little more i don't like where she ended up so maybe just try and thin the ball behind the eight you try and stay there yeah either that or uh to hit the go with the cue ball underneath the eight and try to put it right to six down table but uh you know but if you end up catching this the eight coming through you're in trouble i think that's what she's doing sending the cue ball down yeah but she did catch the eight yep but she didn't leave ava i'm not sure anything uh the favorite can come to the side rail with the cue ball and come back out yeah she's really gonna have to stroke it i have to dab this stay down and stroke it and make it oh she got back there but she didn't make the ball right and again bing bing bing yes a little bit on the wrong side maybe but yeah you know just high ball come back on the same side shoot the six in the same pocket oh she's straight in oh that's where she acted i thought it was tough hello well this is the time i mean ivan needs to pour it on she needs to make this out and get a good shot at the one and just put something together here because janette is showing a little bit of yeah she shot that very tentatively and that's something that you don't see jeanette do too often no you know she may uh want to win this tournament so bad knowing it pretty much would lock up player of the year that maybe uh putting a little bit too much pressure on herself well this is becoming a jeanette just leaped out of that chair i think it was in serious trouble now i'm just going to make sure she gets out now shake it off and back to work beautiful speed straight in online and jet jeannette retains the lead four games to three regates regains the lead that's right she's been the leader the entire time those are the things that you really can't afford to do you know jeanette showed a little bit of weakness and uh they really needed to put her away and make a punisher for it right that was the time to close on that match right right well at least the nine didn't go in yeah that's usually what happened this is exactly what normally happens what happened when i played her the other night missed a seven ball i shouldn't have missed and uh took a break come back racked him up and boom on the brake sure all right looks like we're ducking again and not a great duck i don't think she got there no she could see the ball but uh you know there's really not much of a reward in making this fall well i believe she's going to attempt to make the ball yeah i think so too she's trying to draw it all the way back yeah i think i would just concentrate on making the ball and then playing a safe on the two you might have an angle to make the two i think it's possible sorry it looks like you've got a good path to come between the four and five to get to the three well i don't know what she was thinking see now that's twice dave has done that uh in this match and in the previous match uh tried to cross a ball when there was an obvious kiss right involved the rule of thumb as i've been told is if you can't shoot the cue ball into the pocket if you can't shoot the cue ball into the pocket in other words if the object ball is blocking the pocket in the pocket then you've got a kiss and uh in both instances that was the case and she did get a kiss but we won't tell ava she's playing too good anyway we don't want to bring it up right now maybe during the next few days we might approach that and again they're laying pretty routine just draw back for the six she's got a little angle i think if she draws back she's fine yeah she went around the seven pumped into it made it even better because now she can shoot it in the side she wants and she can hit this bowl any way she wants she chose to shoot it in the corner roll up for the nine yep it's always nice when you have choices though nicely done five three uh again nothing on the break can i even see the one yeah i think so yeah well if she makes it come right back up table to get to the two yep hit this with a touch of inside so you float down on the other side of the five and the nine i think i draw this two ball i don't think i want to go forward with it because then you have the eight and the four to contend with so i think i just want to try to bring it over to the side rail she's going forward with it oh she went way around it okay that's perfect though yeah that's all right she must have a bigger angle off the bottom rail it looks like the five does go by the nine here into the left hand corner pocket so if she can get fairly straight on the four ball i think she's coming back just i don't know where she's going i think she was coming back to shoot the four on the side that's exactly what she shares that way now she didn't draw it at all she tried to spin it there now she could probably shoot this with the draw and uh left hand spin so that when it hits the rail it comes back towards her really got to concentrate though when you're elevated off the rail like that yeah missed the ball see she got her position but uh she's missed a lot of balls so far in the set well she's she's trying to create things that aren't there you know and when you when you start doing that you know it's awful tough you know unless your confidence level is real high right and i don't think ava's confidence level is real high you know she's poured her guts out to get into this spot and uh you know she's got to be tired and i know she wants to win it so bad that sometimes that that works against you she doesn't seem to be as focused as she was when she played robin no she's starting to appear to be a little bit disgusted actually yeah you know she's not uh she doesn't look like that she doesn't have that tough viking look no well jeanette's not that happy with the position she got here no but that's a good shot maker not completely out of the woods yet though nope just choosing to come up one round i think she'll get out maybe showing too much weakness nice speed coming out of the corner ava's got a good angle to get on the right side of the eight how'd she do she did good this is real nice just roll the 8 in then yep or even just hit it with a little bit of force follow and just bump it down whatever you like oh she's hanging in there even with all this she's struggling that's right 5'4 lee well ava has made a lot of mistakes and she's still in the match there so yep and it's early race of 13 is such a long night i don't even know if we'll be awake by the end i don't know but i hope one of them takes a break soon i have to go to the ladies room well ava just scratched she made a ball in scratch giving jeanette ball in hand uh balls were all spread out real nice i don't really see any problems here ava has not had any opportunities with her break no she's not breaking well really doesn't look like anything could go wrong here no the main thing is just staying on the right sides of the balls i think i would play the two in the corner down here the lower right hand corner because uh if you take the chance of playing the two in the side if you don't get exactly where you want to be uh you know then you have to contend with the traffic down here so i think the corner is the best spots you know she didn't draw that enough i don't think and now she's got to contend with the seven the nine the eight uh you know unless maybe she can just roll forward a little bit and take the toughest shot i don't know she's looking like she's gonna stop the yeah but see now she's jacked up and you know see the side pocket was a you know it's the cinch way to go uh as far as pocketing the ball but it was the i think the wrong way to go uh for the run out but she made a good shot the shot maker she's still uh in a little bit of trouble she's on the wrong side of the floor again she's gonna have to force it to the rail and try and get back out enough to get a shot at the six i'll do that or she's gonna follow it two rounds seven oh she got a little bit lucky there right now again just make sure you don't scratch let's see all this is because uh you know her pocket selection on the first uh shot with the ball in hand you know it could have been real should have been much easier than it is right oh she started to go around nope she's okay well she's got a shot but it looks like she's almost straight in on this one now so she's going to have to take a tougher shot on the eight which is going to give her a player yeah eight in the corner just make the ball she's showing excellent ability to do just that yeah she's getting out but she's not getting out the way i've watched her get out all week you know she's played real smart and played good angles and so on and so forth and uh so far on this match she just seems to be uh you know pocketing balls but you know not playing her patterns not thinking as clearly as she's been thinking all week nonetheless after 10 games jeanette's in the lead six games to four she almost scratched went in the side and right back out again oh she made a ball but i don't think she has a pocket no but she can pretty much stick her behind yeah i think she's gonna put her behind the three and the four here she just has to make sure that uh that the one doesn't end up on the same side of the table and she's gonna put the one behind those balls instead say what i think i like that a little better put the cue ball behind nice shot ava's got a one rail kick she's looking at which very easily could pocket the ball here if she hits it gotta make sure you don't kick underneath it and uh scratch bingo right in the nose oh she got a nice break there yes she did she hit it well and was rewarded for her effort well jeanette could see it but she's left a very small opening here ava's gotta come with a real nice shot to open the run not even sure she wants to shoot at it no i don't see how you can shoot at this ball you have to hit it so then oh but she did great shot i think she can see enough to play a safety possibly yeah i think she can kick the two rails and come up behind it and leave the cue ball here and send the two up table oh window yeah see she needed to hit that ball square you know she was very fortunate not to scratch you know by coming underneath it like that all right well let's see what jeanette does here she's firing and she made it i think dave is in trouble that's hitting the balls with a little authority again she's picking up her pace i think she's been sitting in the chair thinking all right i've had enough of this it's a big game here too yes it is we're back to fast and loose seven to four she gets out here maybe we should take a break here yes she is i can tell looks like we have a break in the action and we're going to take a short break we'll be back with you in just a couple minutes okay we're back we're ready to resume play it's 7-4 jeanette lee and jeanette's breaking the balls quite nicely i might add she's got a shot she's gonna have to cut the one in the side though i don't know if that's the shot gotta let that cue ball go right i think barry must have turned the air conditioner on again it's a little nippy in here right now a little nippy i'm sitting here in a sweatshirt and t-shirt i'm not envying these girls out there in sleeveless vests okay well she successfully pocketed the ball and it looks like she was got a little bit of trouble for letting loose to that cue ball well i think she's going to take out the shaft and leap over it nothing wrong she hasn't done this the whole tournament missed it once missed it twice big game here be the difference between eight to four and seven to five she could pocket the two a little bit of spin off that bottom rail she can end up right over perfect for the three the whole key to this ball is to not uh hit it real firm just hit it with a nice speed i don't think she got where she wanted to be though she didn't hit it hard enough no she didn't spin it that was the stroke just to let the ball float over but she's been hit hard enough alright so now we have to duck just cross the ball and bring the cue ball down here and get the seven the only thing dangerous is if we get the uh three ball back over by the nine i'm sure we stay under the yeah i don't think you need to hit it that hard just get it out to the middle of the table and uh make sure the cue ball gets down here she might be going the other way with it no exactly what okay good shot now she's looking to leap nope wrong again she hasn't taken that shaft out this tournament she generally does yeah i mean on that last two ball there i mean difficult kick here a lot of green oh beautiful coming back around but i think i don't know jumping here she might be able to say around it just to pocket it but then she's not gonna have anything yeah there's no reward just gonna cross it can't quite tell what she's going to attempt she's gonna try and get the cue ball back by the nine i can't see from here what she's doing maybe she can make it maybe she can i guess she's straight up good strength nice stroke good stroke gonna be real careful not to hit it go into the seven ball here she did did but she's okay yeah it's not ideal but you have to be very confident here good shot pockets it nicely she's missed this shot a couple times today trying to come out off it yeah i like to just hit it with a low ball and just slide right up i like to do it the way she did this time she did it perfectly the us open is promoted by barry berman and it's sponsored by brunswick billiards brunswick billiards also sponsors ava mataya so it always has a little extra meaning for ava when she can win a tournament that brunswick sponsors well that was a big game for ava to win she needed to win that one to keep staying in there yes close coming back from her break it's always important too so right now she's trailing seven to five and she needs to she needs to get a rack or two together yeah she doesn't have any success off of her break uh when she pockets a ball she never has a shot or things are laying bad and she needs to scratch didn't scratch didn't make anything again and janette can see the one perfectly it's a five blocking the pocket up here is that yes it is that's what she's looking at right now where's she gonna play the three ball at well looks like she's gonna have to play it uh in one of the sides no i can't tell how much angle she's got now she's gonna shoot the three five it looks like boy the five is sitting a little bit outside of the pocket oh ava looks like it looks like she can come one rail and make the ball so she tried to kick safe did she get a rail i don't think so i don't think there's any rail after contact no i don't think there was either it's kind of a funny shot you shoot it and it's hard to remember exactly what the cue ball did well jeanette still has a problem up here even with ball in hand so i think i'd shoot the five off the four ball you know because now you you know you gotta you know you don't know how it's going to end up i mean you know she ended up like okay but you know you can control both balls better when you're closer to them you know i think she's going to have to shoot the four up table and uh you know which is okay she's kind of straight and she's straight up force it out a little bit right you know i mean she's not thinking uh as well as as she usually does she's going to go to the unreal and back up she bobbled it and this time ava's left a shot that's right this could close the gap yeah she's thinking very poorly it's just like she's just trying to cinch cinch stuff rather than uh win those games and yeah you know she's not she's not trying to run out the way she knows how she's still in a little bit of trouble here sure is she's just gonna come one rail back up into the middle of the table hope nothing bad happens she hit it perfectly well kind of perfectly ball drifted a little bit on her the last second she's gonna have to make it in the corner maybe not she looks like she's coming out no she's going in the corner jeanette had two real good opportunities on an open rack and didn't get out it's good for ava to win these wrecks but it doesn't build confidence the way it would if she had broken run out these two racks i think she's still a little shaky yeah they both seem to be uh right shaking either really he was starting to question why she's getting such bad i don't know why she doesn't change her spot you know she's keep breaking from the same place and doesn't get any results time to move yeah yeah okay okay but you did the right thing you know when you're not being you're not breaking the ball successfully you know you just got to try something different keep moving around you find something that works again you know she's uh jeanette didn't do what she wanted to do there no she's gonna have to go rail first with this two ball does it without a problem however she's you know but she's still you know out of line tough be careful he's going to draw it into the corner okay that pocket's giving her a little trouble down there this is a tough shot your speed's got to be so good and you got to hit the ball exactly where you want to hit it i don't know i kind of just like to draw it off the bottom rail and try to bring it up by the middle diamond between the side and that's what i do yeah yeah see if you just put a little more stroke to it you bring it right to the middle diamond important thing here is to make the five nice good shot but again she's on the wrong side of the six but it looks like she can pretty much yeah she can stay there you know pretty much the area but it always makes it that much tougher you know when you got to do a little bit extra and take a tougher shot right she missed it that pocket's giving them both bits down there so you well a missed opportunity for ava mataya is going to put jeannette in the lead eight games to six neither one of them seems to be able to capitalize on the other ones mistakes no i think she can use the six to hold the cue ball it's possible it's hard to tell from here she's thinking so it was looking kind of tired well this rack isn't as easy as it uh appears she only has uh you know the seven ball needs to be pocketed in the lower left hand corner and she's got the eight and a nine there so she has to make sure that she brings it you know below those balls and with the six at the other end of the table that doesn't have to be that simple that's right i don't know if the five goes in both pockets or not i think it does looks like it does i don't like her position well she still seems to just be cinching the balls no this is the key shot right here she's gonna come underneath that eight ball oh she one stroke i don't think she's gonna do it either no she might get a window but she uh she just drew the ball you know that was not a draw a draw shot she didn't take her time she just got down and shot oh that's what she's doing she sent you you'll be able to shoot a rail first you know you just make the ball yeah oh real first to not make the ball what you gonna leave nothing but if it can do something it's better than racking the balls well he was going for the bank well a good chance she'll get safe if she misses it oh that bank bingo still not out of the woods no she's not very difficult but if she makes the ball she makes the ball she's going to be on the other end of the table i mean it's pretty hard to slow roll this one yeah it's coming way out so jeanette will have an easy shot that shot making ability is so strong that it's pulling her through here after 15 games jeanette's in the lead nine to six yes oh one ball in the corner that's why she kept the cue ball on this end well the five six are tied up on the side rail to protect the lead i think i would play safe here just tuck the two down here underneath these balls and send the cue ball up table certainly not looking like you can get out from here you know you've gotta get into a position where you can break up the five six or do something with them and uh yeah i mean i think she could pocket this to a wall but you know what good is it she wants to though she wants to shoot she sure does ava's looking tired yeah this has been a grueling tournament well that's i think she's gonna make it we started with 48 players on friday morning at 11 30 and sunday night we're down to the final two so ava after losing her last match had to play her first match yeah her first match had to play approximately 14 hours straight yesterday and again this morning she's been playing straight since 11 30 this morning so she's had a very long weekend there no reward no reward can she stick i don't know we just got up to see if the balls were frozen i went the five was frozen to the rail huh good shot yes it was wow yeah it's very weak perfectly hit again oh i you know that ball that pocket does not take polls easily no i mean she hit that one really well she did it looked like it was going straight down the rail we're looking right down the rail well let's see if ava can capitalize on this break we've seen this shot before hope she hits it better than last time yes a little practice on a little earlier helped her figure out the right speed all right now she's got to get back out for the side pocket okay she's looking fine here keep a nice angle on the eight just come one round back for the oh she's gonna draw a backup table she got on the rail she shoots this shot well there it is nine games to seven and we'll be right back well okay ava's just broken the balls and pretty much with the same results as always so okay well i missed the one and she left ava very makeable shot with easy position for the two on the side just want to keep a nice angle to get on the three she might have gotten straight in she's in trouble round and round she goes where she stops well she's straight in on the two pretty much i think she's a little off angle though looks like she's gonna have to come up under this three ball if she draws it back very nice shot get your cue ball back out in the middle of the table and just concentrate now on making the ball this is the key to the whole rack here certainly is and she kind of jumped a little bit she sure did she's really not playing her game today and ava should really try to bear down and capitalize on this you don't like it eva you can play safe she's got a nice safe here too she can tuck that cue ball right underneath this five and six okay good shot beautiful uh what'd you do i don't know i would have thought she'd roll up on that a little bit yes looks like she's straight in on the rail looks like possibly she can come around the ball though shoot it in the opposite corner or in the same good stroke nice shot all right well this is a nice nice one to get back in line on just bring it right out the corner try to bring the cue ball right about where it is right now okay she's on the right side of the ball and just make sure you get yourself an angle on the eight ball to get back up table for the nine pretty routine except ava's making it look a little bit difficult right now they're both struggling ava's off of her stride also right now she's playing a little bit slower somebody once said ava was the slowest player on the tour she is on the slow side she doesn't think so i know she doesn't i had never thought of her as slow either until i've always thought she was slow nice shot nice stroke nice and smooth right where she needed to be eight it's time for them to take another break so i can get my muff for my hands they're so cold i remember when you were a little kid on easter you had a muff to put your hands in watch what i need here it's freezing it is cold in here okay we broke the balls and she finally made one ava finally actually pocketed a ball on the break and she can see the one all in the same rack she may have to bank it but she can see it thank you she does okay now the whole thing here is just make sure you don't hook yourself there's three big balls actually all of them are in the way there except for the nine so hit it hard new theory i think she's in trouble well she got behind the only ball i didn't think she could get behind the only one that wasn't in the way okay ava is getting ready to leap with the frog it's very close to this nine ball she's gotta hit this uh very good yeah but she doesn't have to get it get over much of it doesn't have to get over all of it but you got to get airborne instantly and control the ball there you go there we go okay she should be able to pocket the floor on the side and just let the cue ball come down to the end rail and back up and be back in line looks like she's looking at cutting in the corner maybe it's laying a little bit lower than the side i gotta cut this one on the side i definitely have to cut it inside that's why oh neither one of these players are playing their game no they're not they're not thinking they're not playing they're not playing like they played all week to get here that's it it's like both played real real well to get to this position and we're not seeing that tonight but they're here yeah it's well there got an angle to draw it back up the table nicely done okay jeanette lee 10 8. so okay nothing nothing at all the break has been a problem the whole match i think she wanted to shoot the three nine and uh i forgot to draw a ball and so it's got a good angle on the five to get right up to the six yeah the whole game here is getting on that seven it's really laying in a tricky spot you almost got to get the seven on the end rail she left herself a nice angle to do that yeah she just has to make sure she doesn't draw it too far and either draw it to the end rail or draw it into the pocket but ideally you know come into the bottom diamond and float down stroke it she made the ball and she thinks she scratched she didn't scratch but she quarter-hooked herself she sure did maybe not she doesn't look distressed she must be okay boy from here it looks like she corner hooked herself well she got very lucky there she sure did she doesn't have much room for getting to the eight stayed right there now she's got to do something oh she can maybe not just pocket the ball she's okay cue ball end up by the side that's all it's definitely a dog fight they're both hanging in there and a race to 13. my life is breaking from the completely different side of the table now is that where she made a ball from last time that's noah but that's where she broke from when we played our match on this table and she broke real good from there and she made a ball can't you see it wow i don't think so well we've got some balls in trouble over here on the side rail the three and the six and the seven are all kind of together is jeannette finally coming out of the shaft no she's coming out with frog huh he was asking pat to watch the shot yeah i think because of the because the one and the nine yeah and as you can see the frog comes in assorted colors jeanette has a black one it has a green one nice shot good hit yep that's what it takes could kick this in it could happen she hit the one first tied up the two no she didn't this could be a long rack i think you're right i'll tell you what i don't even know if i shoot at this wall that's what i was thinking well if she does uh if she pockets the two and comes over this rail she'll have a good opportunity to lay down a nice safety on the three step right oh but she got unlucky and ava i believe can see the whole ball look on ava's face says yes i can my fingertips are numb uh she must be partially hooked here on this ball she's elevating she's elevating yes another nice little roll for ava jeanette pocket the ball very nicely she may have to play the nine ball here she may want to play the nine ball here she'll pocket the five in the corner she's looking at it she watched she's saying please please don't go any other safe way so i can shoot this good nice shot good job not the greatest of leaves but that's very makable i'm sure she'll make it work uh-oh is the nine gonna be in the way uh we're still not out of the woods yeah she did that tricky little backward cut here into the side pocket if she chooses to go that way she can see the whole corner she's just gotta watch the scratches oh she went that way well they've just got to shoot in the side it looks like yeah kind of pressing a little shot in these pockets i don't think you want to let your net shoot again you want to try and want to try and get out and tie this match up well if you can she misses it she'll have a good chance too this is a really easy shot to tuck the cue ball up underneath that eight it's a big eight down there in the front it is i don't know if you could make this and just shoot at one rail like that can she i think you could you can't tell she chose to play safe behind the nine and it worked good truck trick shot just talking that doesn't kick it in it's sitting right on the rail she's not thinking twice nice shot oh that was a big big big role for jeanette to kick that ball in uh looks like it took a lot of the heart out over there eleven nine jeanette lee hey we just told us she's very happy to race to 13. i think she thought it was over i think the audience thought it was over yeah okay came up dry no shot pushing jeanette's gonna shoot she wants to get this over with good shot good shot however she needs a kill she's not getting one not this time good hit i'm not controlling oh no it took that ball huh it always takes the cue ball that's exactly the way it works well it's almost like the gods are telling ava she had enough chances and not getting any more and yeah she just can't seem to get anything rolling her way now she played a real good shot that last game wow so jeanette's got a chance to get on the hill here yep just roll right out shoot the six of the corner start for a ball seven in the corner stop eight in the corner to 9. okay last time we get to see jeanette break the balls she makes a ball gets a shot at the one nothing's tied up you know ordinarily i would say uh she's out but uh the play has been so erratic this match that uh anything can happen that's right i know is hoping for another chance so okay well jeannette's in a little bit of trouble here she's going to have to settle for a long shot even if she does pocket this ball oh in the corner bingo and position little adrenaline rush there i guess huh so nice shot she's got a little bit closer to the eighth and she would have liked but she's okay no this could be it could be i have to travel in a car for eight hours tonight with ava mataya aren't you lucky oh boy will this be fun look at this and she is surprised she missed that ball paul could have skitted a little bit or maybe she just missed it all right well they was still in the match 12 games to 10 you know amy can win three games could happen might even make a ball in the break and run out i don't know about that so well again she made a ball on the break but no shot you can see the edge of the one ball oh that's progress then it can come up table yeah scratch she's got to push out let your net thin it and come up table i think i probably just uh she can't stick she can't stick no i don't think she left her that much of it no well then i gotta let let the other girl shoot then i believe unless i can see most of the ball i could bank it in the side oh what happened can she oh she can't see yeah she can see a portion of the wall she was fortunate that jeanette caught the side pocket there because otherwise she'd be kicking at least now she has a little bit more to work with our opportunities are somewhat limited here only being able to see the left side of the ball what do you think she can do i don't know i'm wondering if maybe she can just brush the one and come up table or you know if she can see most of it she might be able to uh bank it into the rail just below the side pocket she's almost looking at the ball like she's got enough to throw it into the sides she's like i don't know i know she'd like to make it that's a good shot yeah that's a good shot this one's not easy to kick in at all okay she can see the ball she's got a chance main thing is not to hook herself behind the floor right now ava has nothing to lose the match should have been over this is a gift get up there and make balls came by the four and i shot at the two ball and again same thing stay away from that floor i can't tell if she's got enough to just hold cue ball there and shoot the four on the side or not she does i think i would just come underneath the nine and play the well or the other side either drag it and play the four and this in the right the side pocket or just come up and play the four in the corner down by the six and the seven so she's okay there too i don't like that shot well now she's gotta flush this over and contend with the eight ball angles are so important in eyeball you know it's uh unbelievable how much an inch you know can make a difference as far as where the cue ball's laying shooting it into that pocket that hasn't taken a ball all matched for either a player well gonna hit it and clean well that wasn't the pocket's fault gee um well again jeanette has an opportunity to win the tournament here four balls on the table pretty routine she's got herself over the side pocket though a little bit kind of she can't quite get the bridge she'd like to make however good angle pocket the eight and float up for the nine right and that's it jeanette lee

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us open champion final score 13 to 10. well um barry's going to present jeanette lee with the trophy awfully close and this time ladies and gentlemen i'd like to present a plaque uss non-washington limited edition and she'll give a check for 3 500 and listen to this thank you very much well it gives me great pleasure to present to you i'm sure many great titles in her life but certainly this is the first us of the championship and at this time ladies and gentlemen i'd like to present for the united states open non-ball championship women's division and she'll get a check for the 5500 one you didn't second the check first of all i want to thank all the sponsors of this tournament especially barry berman and the cooperation of everyone that's been working here i want to thank my sponsors imperial falcon and sir joseph billiard club i just want to say that since i've started playing on this tour i came with a lot of ego i came with a lot of shopkin ability and i did well in a few first tournaments but it was really because i had no fear i just had no idea how really tough it was to play against these women these women are champions we've got so much heart a lot of them i got real lucky in a lot of but i'm just um i just want to say thank you to all the women that have really helped me grow my game and put up with me really and thank you for all the fans for just being wonderful and all your cheering and wooing for me and my opponent you know and that's all i have to say i'm a thrill i'm really thrilled mannix is thinking three that i saw and one he got kind of preempted on okay what it looks like i'm sure you enjoyed this great match and this is kelly oyama and mary guarino for accustats video productions signing off you
1994 womens 9 ball jeanette lee vs ewa mataya laurance   19th u s open 9 ball championships final

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