Sunday, May 20, 2018

Martell defeats Bredenbeck to win 2018 WRT Georgia Open

Jaime Martell won the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) 2018 Georgia Open in Lilburn, Georgia on Sunday by upsetting top seed Jake Bredenbeck, 15-8, 15-5, in the final. It’s Martell’s 2nd win on the WRT. His first came in 2016 at the Rocky Mountain Open, when he beat David Horn in the final. Martell defeated Horn in the semi-finals in Lilburn.

Martell and Francisco Troncoso took the WRT Doubles title also, although they won the final by default over Luis Avila and Hiroshi Shimizu. The win was Martell’s sixth WRT Doubles title, and Troncoso’s first. Martell had previously won with Alejandro Cardona (twice), Jose Daniel Ugalde (twice) and Joshua Hungerford.

The next WRT tournament isn’t until October, when the Canadian Open will happen October 17-21 in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

2018 WRT Georgia Open, May 18-20
Lilburn, Georgia


Singles - Final - Sunday

3) Jaime Martell d. 1) Jake Bredenbeck, 15-8, 15-5

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Jaime Martell & Francisco Troncoso d. 4) Destry Everhart & David Stincer, 15-2, 15-2
2) Luis Avila & Hiroshi Shimizu d. 3) Justus Benson & Kevin Vazquez, 13-15, 15-8, 11-3

Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Jaime Martell & Francisco Troncoso d. 2) Luis Avila & Hiroshi Shimizu, forfeit

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Martell upsets Horn to reach the final of the 2018 WRT Georgia Open

Jaime Martell upset 2nd seed David Horn, 13-15, 15-8, 11-9, in the semi-finals of the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) 2018 Georgia Open in Lilburn, Georgia, and will play top seed Jake Bredenbeck in the final on Sunday at noon. In the other semi, Bredenbeck beat Mauricio Zelada, 15-2, 15-4.

You can watch the action from Georgia via the WRT website or its Facebook page. The final will be Sunday at noon.

2018 WRT Georgia Open, May 18-20
Lilburn, Georgia


Singles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck d. 9) Justus Benson, 15-8, 15-7
5) Mauricio Zelada d. 4) Francisco Troncoso, 15-7, 15-11

3) Jaime Martell d. 11) Kevin Vazquez, 15-11, 15-6
2) David Horn d. 7) Luis Avila, 15-10, 15-9

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck d. 5) Mauricio Zelada, 15-2, 15-4
3) Jaime Martell d. 2) David Horn, 13-15, 15-8, 11-9

Singles - Final - Sunday

1) Jake Bredenbeck v. 3) Jaime Martell - Noon

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Jaime Martell & Francisco Troncoso v. 4) Destry Everhart & David Stincer - 7 PM
2) Luis Avila & Hiroshi Shimizu v. 3) Justus Benson & Kevin Vazquez - 7 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

WRT 2018 Georgia Open - Round of 16

Young USA player Kevin Vazquez upset Japanese veteran Hiroshi Shimizu, 15-7, 8-15, 11-9, in the Round of 16 at the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) 2018 Georgia Open in Lilburn, Georgia on Friday. The win puts Vazquez in the quarterfinals against 3rd seed Jaime Martell, who was a straight game winner over Destry Everhart, 15-10, 15-2.

Also of note, Luis Avila beat Thomas Carter in straight games, 15-7, 15-12, and will play 2nd seed David Horn in the quarters. Finally, 9th seed Justus Benson won the 8/9 match, as he defeated Austin Cunningham, 15-10, 15-8. Benson will play top seed Jake Bredenbeck in the quarters on Saturday.

You can watch the action from Georgia via the WRT website or its Facebook page. The quarterfinals begin Saturday at 10 AM with the semi-finals Saturday at 5 and 6 PM. The final will be Sunday at noon.

2018 WRT Georgia Open, May 18-20
Lilburn, Georgia


Singles - Round of 16 - Friday

1) Jake Bredenbeck - BYE
9) Justus Benson d. 8) Austin Cunningham, 15-10, 15-8

5) Mauricio Zelada d. 12) David Stincer, 15-13, 10-15, 11-0
4) Francisco Troncoso d. 13) Daniel Herrera, 15-3, 15-2

3) Jaime Martell d. 14) Destry Everhart, 15-10, 15-2
11) Kevin Vazquez d. 6) Hiroshi Shimizu, 15-7, 8-15, 11-9

7) Luis Avila d. 10) Thomas Carter, 15-7, 15-12
2) David Horn - BYE

Singles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck v. 9) Justus Benson - 1 PM
4) Francisco Troncoso v. 5) Mauricio Zelada - 11 AM

3) Jaime Martell v. 11) Kevin Vazquez - 10 AM
2) David Horn v. 7) Luis Avila - Noon

Doubles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Jaime Martell & Francisco Troncoso - BYE
4) Destry Everhart & David Stincer d. 5) Alberto Dent & Daniel Herrera, 15-12, 15-8

3) Justus Benson & Kevin Vazquez - BYE
2) Luis Avila & Hiroshi Shimizu - BYE

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Jaime Martell & Francisco Troncoso v. 4) Destry Everhart & David Stincer - 7 PM
2) Luis Avila & Hiroshi Shimizu v. 3) Justus Benson & Kevin Vazquez - 7 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….