Thursday, October 22, 2009


The men's Round of 16 is almost complete at the 14th US Open in Memphis, Tennessee. Top seed Kane Waselenchuk seemed annoyed at giving up seven points to Anthony Herrera in the first game of their match, so he did his best to not give up another one, and almost succeeded as he won 11-7, 11-0, 11-1.

In the only upset of the round, Jose Rojas came from two games down to defeat Andy Hawthorne, 2-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-3, and reach the quarter finals of the US Open for the first time. His reward? Playing Waselenchuk on Friday.

The early action took some of the international flavor out of event. Jason Mannino defeated current Canadian Champion Kris Odegard, 11-7, 11-2, 11-7, while Jack Huczek beat former Canadian champ Mike Green, 11-2, 11-7, 11-5.

Further, Shane Vanderson ended the streak of Mexican Polo Gutierrez, as Vanderson won 12-10, 11-3, 11-7.

The Round of 16 concludes Thursday evening with the Quarter-finals on Friday.

14th US Open, Memphis, Tennessee
IRT Round of 32

Kane Waselenchuk d. Anthony Herrera, 11-7, 11-0, 11-1
Jose Rojas d. Andy Hawthorne, 2-11, 9-11, 12-10, 11-7, 11-3

Jason Mannino d. Kris Odegard, 11-7, 11-2, 11-7
Shane Vanderson d. Polo Gutierrez, 12-10, 11-3, 11-7

Jack Huczek d. Mike Green, 11-2, 11-7, 11-5
Chris Crowther d. Javier Moreno, 11-7, 5-11, 11-8, 11-4

Ben Croft d. Charles Pratt, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
Rocky Carson d. Alejandro Landa, 11-2, 11-5, 11-6

Quarter finals - Friday

Kane Waselenchuk vs. Jose Rojas
Shane Vanderson vs. Jason Mannino

Jack Huczek vs. Chris Crowther
Rocky Carson vs. Ben Croft

Follow the bouncing ball....

1 comment:

rollout said...

Great updates - much appreciated.

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