Sunday, April 18, 2010

2010 IRT Mexico Open - Semi Finals

Ben Croft has the unenviable task of preventing Kane Waselenchuk from a perfect season, as they will meet in the finals of the Mexico Open in Tijuana on Sunday. Croft is in the finals for the first time this season, while Waselenchuk has won 7 of the 8 Tier 1 and Grand Slam events on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) this season. He missed one tournament due to illness.

Croft has already ended the dreams of two players in Tijuana, as he defeated Alvaro Beltran in the semi-finals, 13-11, 11-4, 11-4. Beltran was playing his first competitive racquetball tournament since last summer, because he was injured in pre-season training last August. It would have been a dream for Beltran to win a tournament in his first event after his injury. Sadly for Beltran, that's not to be.

In the quarter finals on Friday, Croft defeated Rocky Carson and thus likely ended Carson's dreams of finishing as the #2 IRT player this season.

Waselenchuk reached the final by defeating Chris Crowther, who was playing in his first career semi-final on Saturday, 11-7-11-4, 11-2.

The final is set for noon pacific time, and it's available over the web at on Saturday.

Mexico Open, Tijuana
April 15-18, 2010


Kane Waselenchuk d. Chris Crowther, 11-7, 11-4, 11-2
Ben Croft d. Alvaro Beltran, 13-11, 11-4, 11-4


Kane Waselenchuk vs. Ben Croft

Follow the bouncing ball....

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