Saturday, February 21, 2009

IRT - Seattle Open - Round of 16 & Quarter finals

The usual suspects have made the semi-finals of the International Racquetball Tour's (IRT's) Seattle Open. Kane Waselenchuk got there by winning six straight games, including bringing Josh Tucker's good run in Seattle to an abrupt halt with a 11-0, 11-1, 11-1 defeat in the Round of 16. Waselenchuk also beat Jason Mannino in the quarter finals, 11-2, 11-2, 11-7.

Mannino is 409 rankings point ahead of Waselenchuk, so it's possible that a victory this weekend will be enough to get Waselenchuk to fourth from fifth in the overall rankings.

Jack Huczek also had little trouble in reaching the semis, as he defeated both Kris Odegard and Ben Croft in three straight games.

Rocky Carson and Alvaro Beltran both won their Round of 16 matches in three straight games, but Carson needed four games to dispatch Mitch Williams in the quarters, while Beltran went the distance with Shane Vanderson, winning in a fifth game tie-breaker.

The semi-finals are scheduled for late Saturday afternoon.

Seattle Open
Quarter Finals

Rocky Carson d. Mitch Williams, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-3
Kane Waselenchuk d. Jason Mannino, 11-2, 11-2, 11-7

Alvaro Beltran d. Shane Vanderson, 12-14, 11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-7
Jack Huczek d. Ben Croft, 11-8, 11-3, 11-1

Round of 16

Rocky Carson d. Anthony Herrera, 11-1, 11-4, 11-1
Mitch Williams d. Chris Crowther, 0-11, 11-1, 7-11, 11-9, 11-5

Kane Waselenchuk d. Josh Tucker, 11-0, 11-1, 11-1
Jason Mannino d. Alejandro Landa, 11-7, 11-3, 8-11, 13-11

Alvaro Beltran d. Travis Woodbury, 11-3, 11-6, 11-1
Shane Vanderson d. Tim Landeryou, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9

Ben Croft d. Andy Hawthorne, 11-7, 11-4, 2-11, 5-11, 11-6
Jack Huczek d. Kris Odegard, 11-2, 11-2, 11-7


Rocky Carson v. Kane Waselenchuk
Jack Huczek v. Alvaro Beltran

Follow the bouncing ball....

1 comment:

Son of Dave said...

Evan you old Sea Bass, how are you????