Friday, April 16, 2010

2010 IRT Mexico Open - Round of 16

Top seed Kane Waselenchuk is through to the quarter finals in Tijuana at the Mexico Open, the last event of the 2009-10 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) season. Waselenchuk defeated Cliff Swain in a battle of lefties, 12-10, 11-2, 11-1. Waselenchuk is trying to complete an undefeated season. He'll play Andy Hawthorne in the quarters.

In other action, Ben Croft defeated Mexican lefty Javier Moreno, 11-5, 11-1, 11-2, and Rocky Carson, the 2nd seed, defeated Anthony Herrera, 11-2, 11-4, 11-3. Carson and Croft will square off in the quarters later on Friday.

The Round of 16 continues in Tijuana with the quarter finals beginning at 5 PM. Those rounds can be viewed for free over the web at with the semi-finals and final available on Saturday and Sunday for a small fee.

Mexico Open, Tijuana
April 15-18, 2010

Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk d. Cliff Swain, 12-10, 11-2, 11-1
Andy Hawthorne d. Kris Odegard, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10, 11-5

Chris Crowther d. Juan Herrera, 11-1, 11-1, 9-11, 11-9
Shane Vanderson d. Hiroshi Shimizu, 11-7, 11-1, 11-4

Alvaro Beltran d. Jason Mannino, 11-8, 10-12, 12-10, 11-8
Mitch Williams d. Charlie Pratt, 11-5, 6-11, 11-7, 7-11, 11-4

Ben Croft d. Javier Moreno, 11-5, 11-1, 11-2
Rocky Carson d. Anthony Herrera, 11-2, 11-4, 11-3

Quarter finals

Kane Waselenchuk vs. Andy Hawthorne
Chris Crowther vs. Shane Vanderson

Alvaro Beltran vs. Mitch Williams
Rocky Carson vs. Ben Croft

Follow the bouncing ball....

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