Monday, February 20, 2017

Weekend Round Up - Wins for Reid & Goedker

Dylan Reid won the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Consolation division at the Mount Rainier Open in Seattle on Sunday by defeating Tim Prigo in the final, 15-3, 15-4. In the semi-finals, Reid beat Sebastian Fernandez, 15-14, 15-5, and Prigo defeated Rich Carver, 15-7, 15-5.

In Mt Clemens, Michigan, Steve Goedker, seeded 6th in the draw, defeated each of the top three seeds to win the Motor City Rollout - a Tier 5 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Goedker beat top seed Scott Young in the final, 13-11, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 14-12, and 2nd seed Jason Kennedy, 11-4, 11-4, 4-11, 5-11, 11-6, in the semi-finals, and 3rd seed William Garrow, 11-2, 11-4, 11-4, in the quarterfinals.

The next main pro event will be the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) New Jersey Open in Warren, N.J., March 3-5.

2017 WRT Mt Rainier Open
Seattle, Washington


WRT Consolation Final

Dylan Reid d. Tim Prigo, 15-3, 15-4

Semi-finals

Dylan Reid d. Sebastian Fernandez, 15-14, 15-5
Tim Prigo d. Rich Carver, 15-7, 15-5

Motor City Rollout - IRT Tier 5
Mt Clemens, Michigan


Final

6) Steve Goedker d. 1) Scott Young, 13-11, 11-8, 7-11, 7-11, 14-12

Semi-finals

1) Scott Young d. 4) Ian Brooks, 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 11-8, 7-11 [sic]
6) Steve Goedker d. 2) Jason Kennedy, 11-4, 11-4, 4-11, 5-11, 11-6

Follow the bouncing ball….

Sunday, February 19, 2017

WRT 2017 Mt Rainier Open - Montoya wins twice

Rodrigo Montoya won both the singles and doubles titles Sunday at the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Mount Rainier Open in Seattle. Montoya defeated David Horn, 15-5, 15-5, to take the singles title, which was the 3rd of his career. Montoya’s win maintained his undefeated record when reaching a WRT final. Last year he defeated Alejandro Cardona to win the Pleasanton Open, and earlier this year Montoya beat Javier Mar to take the Longhorn Open.

Montoya’s three WRT wins puts him 5th on the most WRT titles behind Cardona with 12, Polo Gutierrez (10), Alejandro Landa (8), and Jake Bredenbeck (4).

Montoya’s win over Horn came despite playing much less racquetball over the weekend, as Horn did not play doubles, while Montoya partnered with Andree Parrilla. The pair were successful in the doubles final, beating 3rd seeds Sebsatian Fernandez and Miguel Rodriguez Jr., 15-5, 15-1.

The next WRT event is the WRT Midwest Championships in Minneapolis, March 10-12.

2017 WRT Mt Rainier Open
Seattle, Washington


Final

3) Rodrigo Montoya d. 1) David Horn, 15-5, 15-5

Doubles - Final

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 3) Sebsatian Fernandez & Miguel Rodriguez Jr., 15-5, 15-1

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, February 18, 2017

WRT 2017 Mt Rainier Open - Horn & Montoya advance to final

David Horn remains on track to win his 2nd World Racquetball Tour (WRT) title at the Mount Rainier Open in Seattle, as the top seed is into the Sunday’s final after defeating 4th seed Polo Gutierrez, 15-12, 15-10. Gutierrez was playing his first WRT event since September, and did not look his best against Horn. Horn still had to make the shots, and he has lived up to the #1 seeding so far.

Third seed Rodrigo Montoya will face Horn in the final, as Montoya upset 2nd seed Andree Parrilla, who’s also his doubles partner, 15-6, 15-14. It looked like Montoya would win in two comfortable games, as he was up 14-6 in game two. However, Parrilla staged a great come back to tie the score at 14-14.

Yet Montoya got the serve back with a forehand winner, and then hit a drive serve to the left side that had produced several aces for him in the match. This time the serve jammed out away from the corner, and Parrilla stepped towards the corner and turned to take it with his forehand. However, Parrilla skipped the return, ending his come back, and giving the game and match to Montoya.

As mentioned Montoya and Parrilla played doubles together in Seattle, and we believe they had their quarterfinal doubles match immediately before their semi-final singles match. They won the doubles quarter, but in a tie-breaker against Felipe Camacho and Mauricio Zelada, 14-15, 15-1, 11-3, and they were to play the doubles semi-finals later on Saturday night.

Horn, in contrast, didn’t play doubles this weekend; neither did Gutierrez. Thus, come Sunday’s final, Montoya will have played a lot more racquetball in the preceding 48 hours than Horn, which could be to Horn’s advantage.

Watch the final live from Seattle via the WRT website at noon Pacific time with the doubles final following immediately afterwards.

2017 WRT Mt Rainier Open
Seattle, Washington


Semi-finals - Saturday

1) David Horn d. 4) Polo Gutierrez, 15-12, 15-10
3) Rodrigo Montoya d. 2) Andree Parrilla, 15-6, 15-14

Semi-finals - Sunday

1) David Horn v. 3) Rodrigo Montoya - Noon

Doubles - Quarterfinals

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 8) Felipe Camacho & Mauricio Zelada, 14-15, 15-1, 11-3
5) Jordy Alonso & Christian Longoria d. 13) Patrick Allin & Hiroshi Shimizu, 15-12, 10-15, 11-1

3) Sebsatian Fernandez & Miguel Rodriguez Jr. d. 11) Victor Camacho & Eduardo Portillo, 15-7, 15-11
2) Mauro Rojas & Francisco Troncoso d. 7) Jake Bredenbeck & Sam Bredenbeck

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 5) Jordy Alonso & Christian Longoria, 15-5, 15-5
3) Sebsatian Fernandez & Miguel Rodriguez Jr. d. 2) Mauro Rojas & Francisco Troncoso, 15-8, 11-15, 11-1

Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 3) Sebsatian Fernandez & Miguel Rodriguez Jr. - 1 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….