Saturday, October 11, 2008

IRT - Canadian Classic Semi-finals

Rocky Carson and Jack Huczek - the top two players on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) - will play in the final of the Canadian Racquetball Classic on Sunday.

Huczek wasn't looking his best on Saturday having being hit above the eye by Mitch Williams's racquet in their quarter final match. The gash required nine stiches to close up, but first fragments of Williams's racquet to be removed from the wound.

Despite not looking his best, "one-eyed Jack" Huczek was certainly playing well in his semi-final match versus Jason Mannino. They were back and forth early in game one, but then Huczek took a 6-1 lead and never looked back, winning 11-3, 11-5, 11-6.

In the other semi, Carson, the IRT's #1 player, defeated IRT #4 Alvaro Beltran, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2.

Sunday's final will be their first meeting since the finals of the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in August. Carson won that match 11-10 in tie-breaker.

Canadian Racquetball Classic - Edmonton, Alberta
Semi-finals (seeding)

(1) Rocky Carson d. (4) Alvaro Beltran, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2
(2) Jack Huczek d. (3) Jason Mannino, 11-3, 11-5, 11-6


(1) Rocky Carson vs. (2) Jack Huczek

Follow the bouncing ball....

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