Friday, March 12, 2010

IRT - Florida Spring Break Round of 16

There were no upsets in the final round of qualifying in Sarasota, Florida at the Florida Spring Break tournament, a Tier 1 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). All the seeded qualifiers won their matches to get into the Round of 16, which starts Friday afternoon.

Top seed and IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk is up against Cliff Swain, a former IRT #1 player. They have had great matches in the past, but Swain's play, especially his mobility, is not what it used to be. But then how many 43 year olds can do what they used to do?

We expect 2nd seed Jack Huczek to have his hands full with Jose Rojas, a current World Junior Champion. Rojas has played Huczek close in previous matches this season, and with Huczek coming off an injury that kept him out of the US Doubles Championship, Rojas may have an edge. However, Huczek's made it to the finals of every main event this season, so it would be nothing short of a huge upset for him to fall in the 16s.

Both the Round of 16 and the quarter finals can be viewed for free live over the internet via the IRT The Round of 16 goes through Friday afternoon with the first quarter final match scheduled for 5:30 PM Eastern.

IRT - Florida Spring Break, Sarasota, Florida
Main Draw Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk vs. Cliff Swain
Shane Vanderson vs. Andy Hawthorne

Chris Crowther vs. Alejandro Landa
Jason Mannino vs. Alejandro Herrera

Rocky Carson vs. Hiroshi Shimizu
Mitch Williams vs. Charles Pratt

Ben Croft vs. Juan Herrera
Jack Huczek vs. Jose Rojas

Qualifying Round 1

Glenn Carlson d. Angel Munoz, fft
Paul Orszulak d. Joshua Jones, 11-9, 8-11, 11-2, 11-9
Dayan Yamin d. Rod Van Dyke, 11-4, 11-8, 11-7

Jorge Nassar d. Pete Soltren, 11-3, 11-6, ?
Eduardo Avila d. Ivan Villegas, 11-8, 12-10, 12-10
Joe Delfino d. Daniel Yamin, 11-7, 11-3, 11-3

Qualifying Round 2

Q1 - Mike Harmon d. Vinny Carvallo, 8-11, 11-8, 11-4, 12-10
Q8 - Lee Connell d. Glenn Carlson, 11-5, 11-7, 11-1

Q4 - Jason Sylvester d. Adam Anderson, 11-2, 11-1, 11-9
Q5 - Jorge Hirsekorn d. Paul Orszulak, 11-4, 12-10, 11-0

Q6 - Felipe Camacho d. Dayan Yamin, 11-1, 11-4, 11-8
Q3 - Travis Aldinger d. Cesar Castillo, 11-5, 11-5, 11-4

Q2 - Eduardo Avila d. Jorge Nassar, 11-4, 11-6, 11-6
Q7 - Joe Delfino d. Felipe Munoz

Qualifying Round 3

Q1 - Andy Hawthorne d. Mike Harmon
Q8 - Cliff Swain d. Lee Connell

Q4 - Alejandro Landa d. Jason Sylvester
Q5 - Alejandro Herrera d. Jorge Hirsekorn

Q6 - Hiroshi Shimizu d. Felipe Camacho
Q3 - Charlie Pratt d. Travis Aldinger

Q2 - Juan Herrera d. Eduardo Avila
Q7 - Jose Rojas d. Joe Delfino

Follow the bouncing ball....

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