Sunday, November 19, 2017

Waselenchuk wins in St Louis at 2017 IRT Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout

Kane Waselenchuk, the International Racquetball Tour's (IRT's:) #1 player won the St. Louis Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout in St. Louis, Missouri Saturday by defeating IRT #2, Rocky Carson, 11-1, 11-3, 11-4, in the final. Waselenchuk's win continues his undefeated season, and puts his tournament winning streak at 19. Saturday's win was the 109th of Waselenchuk's career.

In the semi-finals, Waselenchuk was a forfeit winner over Daniel De La Rosa, while Carson beat Jansen Allen, the 6th seed, 11-7, 11-7, 11-3.

In doubles, Jake Bredenbeck and David Horn won a tie-breaker to defeat Felipe Camacho and Samuel Murray, 12-15, 15-8, 11-8.

The next IRT Tier 1 event will be the Portland Tournament of Champions, November 30 to December 3 in Portland, Oregon.

2017 St. Louis IRT Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout - November 16–18, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri


Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Kane Waselenchuk d. 4) Daniel De La Rosa, forfeit
2) Rocky Carson d. 6) Jansen Allen, 11-7, 11-7, 11-3

Final - Saturday

1) Kane Waselenchuk d. 2) Rocky Carson, 11-1, 11-3, 11-4

IRT Doubles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck & David Horn - BYE
5) Tony Carson & John Scott d. 4) Robert Collins & Justus Benson, 15-12, 15-6

3) Adam Manilla & Nicholas Riffel - BYE
2) Felipe Camacho & Samuel Murray - BYE

IRT Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck & David Horn d. 5) Tony Carson & John Scott, 15-6, 15-9
2) Felipe Camacho & Samuel Murray d. 3) Adam Manilla & Nicholas Riffel, 15-14, 15-9

IRT Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck & David Horn d. 2) Felipe Camacho & Samuel Murray, 12-15, 15-8, 11-8

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Allen into semis at 2017 IRT St Louis Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout

Jansen Allen is into the semi-finals at the 2017 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) St. Louis Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout in St. Louis, Missouri, which is his first semi-final appearance since March. Allen, seeded 6th, got there by upsetting 3rd seed Alvaro Beltran, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7. In the semis, Allen will face IRT #2 Rocky Carson, who was a winner over Sebastian Franco in the quarterfinals on Friday, 11-6, 11-10 [sic], 11-2.

Kane Waselenchuk, the IRT's #1 player, defeated fellow Canadian Samuel Murray, 11-3, 11-1, 11-2, to reach the semis, where he will play IRT #4 Daniel De La Rosa, who needed five games to get past 5th seed David Horn, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10, 7-11, 11-1.

The semi-finals are Saturday morning at 10 and 11 AM, and will be streamed live via the IRT Network. The final is Saturday night at 7 PM. All times Central.

2017 St. Louis IRT Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout - November 16–18, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri


Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk d. 8) Samuel Murray, 11-3, 11-1, 11-2
4) Daniel De La Rosa d. 5) David Horn, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10, 7-11, 11-1

6) Jansen Allen d. 3) Alvaro Beltran, 11-8, 11-4, 11-7
2) Rocky Carson d. 7) Sebastian Franco, 11-6, 11-10 [sic], 11-2

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. 4) Daniel De La Rosa - 11 AM
2) Rocky Carson v. 6) Jansen Allen - 10 AM

IRT Doubles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck & David Horn - BYE
4) Robert Collins & Justus Benson v. 5) Tony Carson & John Scott - 9 AM

3) Adam Manilla & Nicholas Riffel - BYE
2) Felipe Camacho & Samuel Murray - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, November 17, 2017

No upsets in Round of 16 at 2017 IRT St. Louis Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout

Everything went according to form in the Round of 16 at the 2017 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) St. Louis Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout in St. Louis, Missouri, as the higher seeds have won all eight matches with only two going more than three games. IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk only needed three games to get past Adam Manilla, winning 11-1, 11-0, 11-0.

Waselenchuk will play 8th seed Samuel Murray in the quarterfinals, as Murray beat Felipe Camacho, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-4, in one of the two Round of 16 matches to go four games. In the other, IRT #4 Daniel De La Rosa dropped the first game against Justus Benson, but came back to win in four games, 10-12, 11-3, 11-7, 13-11. Benson was looking good, especially with his drive serve to the left side.

Finally, in a match that we would have thought would go more than three games, David Horn defeated Jake Bredenbeck in three straight games, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4. Horn will play De La Rosa in the quarters later today.

The quarterfinals will be Friday afternoon and evening from 4 PM on, and can be viewed live via the IRT Network. They’ll play both the semi-finals and final on Saturday, so the semis are at 10 and 11 AM with the final at 7 PM. All times Central.

2017 St. Louis IRT Pro Racquetball Winter Rollout - November 16–18, 2017
St. Louis, Missouri


Round of 16 - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk d. Adam Manilla, 11-1, 11-0, 11-0
8) Samuel Murray d. Felipe Camacho, 8-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-4

5) David Horn d. Jake Bredenbeck, 11-5, 11-9, 11-4
4) Daniel De La Rosa d. Justus Benson, 10-12, 11-3, 11-7, 13-11

3) Alvaro Beltran d. Thomas Carter, 11-6, 11-7, 13-11
6) Jansen Allen d. Fabrizio Mora, 11-3, 11-1, 11-0

7) Sebastian Franco d. Robert Collins, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7
2) Rocky Carson d. Nicholas Riffel, 11-7, 11-8, 11-3

Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. 8) Samuel Murray - 6 PM
4) Daniel De La Rosa v. 5) David Horn - 5 PM

3) Alvaro Beltran v. 6) Jansen Allen - 7 PM
2) Rocky Carson v. 7) Sebastian Franco - 4 PM

IRT Doubles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Jake Bredenbeck & David Horn - BYE
4) Robert Collins & Justus Benson v. 5) Tony Carson & John Scott - 9 AM

3) Adam Manilla & Nicholas Riffel - BYE
2) Felipe Camacho & Samuel Murray - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….