Saturday, April 25, 2009

Dennis Rosenberg Pro Am - Quarter Final Results

Mitch Williams finally got the breakthrough victory that many have been looking for from him on Friday at the Dennis Rosenberg Pro-Am in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Williams defeated Rocky Carson, the 2nd ranked International Racquetball Tour (IRT) player, 11-3, 10-12, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5, in the quarter finals on Friday.

It's Williams's first career victory over Carson, and only his second victory over any of the current top five IRT players.

Williams will face another player he's never beaten in the semis on the Saturday, as he'll be up against Jack Huczek. Huczek defeated Ben Croft, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-7.

Shane Vanderson had an upset of his own Friday as he defeated Jason Mannino, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9. It's only his fourth career victory over Mannino, but his second win in four meetings with Mannino this season.

Next up for Vanderson is Kane Waselenchuk, the new IRT #1, who defeated Andy Hawthorne, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5 in the other quarter final match.

Dennis Rosenberg Pro-Am
Quarter finals

Kane Waselenchuk d. Andy Hawthorne, 11-5, 11-4, 11-5
Shane Vanderson d. Jason Mannino, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9

Jack Huczek d. Ben Croft, 5-11, 11-4, 11-9, 11-7
Mitch Williams d. Rocky Carson, 11-3, 10-12, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5


Kane Waselenchuk vs. Shane Vanderson
Jack Huczek vs. Mitch Williams

Note: IRT statistics from

Follow the bouncing ball....

1 comment:

Todd Boss said...

Huge win for Mitch. Up til now, here's his career records against the main guys above him:

Kane: 1-6 (and the 1 win was an injury default in Cleveland in 2004)
Rocky: 0-13
Jack: 0-12
Alvaro: 0-7
Mannino: 0-8

Because of seeding, he almost never plays Vanderson or Croft but fares ok against them (1-0 and 1-1 lifetime respectively).

thanks, todd boss