Friday, February 20, 2009

IRT - Seattle Open Qualifying Results - Round 3

Former top 10 player, Josh Tucker was one of four non-seeded qualifiers to earn a berth in the main draw of the International Racquetball Tour's (IRT's) Seattle Open on Thursday. He beat Alejandro Herrera in four games, 11-6, 11-7, 5-11, 11-0.

The other three non-seeded players joining Tucker in the Round of 16 are Alejandro Landa, with a three game sweep of Hiroshi Shimizu, Anthony Herrera who defeated Andres Herrera in five games, and Tim Landeryou, winner of last week's IRT Keystone Classic, who beat Juan Herrra in five games.

The remaining four qualifiers are tour veterans Chris Crowther, Andy Hawthorne, Kris Odegard and Travis Woodbury. Hawthorne had the hardest go of it, as he fell behind two games to Gil De Los Rios before rallying to win in five.

The Round of 16 and quarter finals will be played on Friday at the Washington Athletic Club in Seattle.

Seattle Open
Men's Singles Pro Qualifier

Round 3

Q1 Chris Crowther d. Charles Pratt, 9-11, 11-3, 11-4, 13-11
Q2 Andy Hawthorne d. Gil De Los Rios, 7-11, 6-11, 11-5, 11-9, 11-8
Q3 Tim Landeryou d. Juan Herrera, 12-10, 8-11, 4-11, 11-7, 11-6
Q4 Josh Tucker d. Alejandro Herrera, 11-6, 11-7, 5-11, 11-0

Q5 Alejandro Landa d. Hiroshi Shimizu, 12-10, 11-4, 11-9
Q6 Travis Woodbury d. Rafael Filippini, 11-5, 11-9, 14-12
Q7 Kris Odegard d. Lee Connell, 11-2, 11-2, 11-5
Q8 Anthony Herrera d. Andres Herrera, 11-0, 5-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-5

Main Draw - Round of 16

Rocky Carson v. Anthony Herrera
Mitch Williams v. Chris Crowther

Kane Waselenchuk v. Alejandro Landa
Jason Mannino v. Josh Tucker

Alvaro Beltran v. Tim Landeryou
Shane Vanderson v. Travis Woodbury

Ben Croft v. Kris Odegard
Jack Huczek v. Andy Hawthorne

Follow the bouncing ball....

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