Friday, April 3, 2009

US Intercollegiates - Women's finals set

There will be Alabama-Baldwin Wallace finals in both the women's #1 and #2 divisions at the USA Racquetball Intercollegiate Championships in Tempe, Arizona on Saturday. Defending champion Kara Mazur (University of Alabama) will take on Sheryl Lotts of Baldwin Wallace College in the Women's #1 final, while last year's runner-up to Mazur, Sarah Hettesheimer (Baldwin Wallace) will play Mazur's team-mate Sharon Jackson in the women's #2 final.

All four players got to the finals with little trouble. In fact, Jackson has only given up 11 points in three matches. Hettesheimer had the most trouble in her semi-final, which she won 15-13, 15-13 over Alyssa Asay of Oregon State University.

The men's #1 semi-finals go later on Friday, and it's the top four seeds who will playoff for the spots in Saturday's final. Top seed and defending champ Anthony Carson (Colorado State) will play 4th seed Jose Rojas (Delta College) in one semi-final, while 2nd seed Anthony Herrera (University of Colorado, Colorado Springs) and 3rd seed Allan Crockett (University of Alabama) meet in the other.

Intercollegiate competitions have individual and team components. A full team is 6 men and 6 women, so there are 6 singles categories and 3 doubles categories. The #1 seeds on each team compete against each other, as do the #2s, #3s and so on. The individual performances are added together to create the team total.

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