Friday, May 28, 2010

No upsets so far in Houston at the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships

There were no upsets in the Team USA Qualifying divisions Thursday at the 2010 USA Racquetball (USAR) National Singles Championships in Houston, Texas, although there was plenty of drama. But that was all on the women's side, as the higher seeded men all won in two straight games.

But four of the women's Round of 16 matches went tie-breaker and two were 11-10. Janel Tisinger and Keely Franks came out on top of those 11-10 matches, and both winners dropped the first game of those matches. Tisinger beat Sharon Jackson, 8-15, 15-14, 11-10, and Keely Franks came back against Aubrey O'brien, winning 12-15, 15-12, 11-10.

The quarter finals will be played Friday with the semi-finals on Saturday and finals on Sunday. You can watch the finals live over the internet via Racquetball

YMCA Downtown, Houston - HOUSTON, TX

Men's Singles US team Qualifying

Round of 16

Jack Huczek d. Jansen Allen, 15-8, 15-9
Taylor Knoth d. Rafael Filippini, 15-9, 15-8

Andy Hawthorne d. Anthony Herrera, 15-10, 15-13
Shane Vanderson d. Jason Sylvester, 15-6, 15-13

Chris Crowther d. Thomas Fuhrmann, 15-13, 15-6
Jose Rojas d. David Sable, 15-2, 15-2

Mike Harmon d. Bradley Kirch, 15-8, 15-5
Rocky Carson d. Patric Mascorro, 15-2, 15-12

Quarter finals

Jack Huczek vs. Taylor Knoth
Shane Vanderson vs. Andy Hawthorne

Chris Crowther vs. Jose Rojas
Rocky Carson vs. Mike Harmon

Women's Singles US team Qualifying

Round of 32:

Cheryl Gistand d. Kersten Hallander, 15-6, 15-12
Lily Berry d. Elise Wilson, injury default

Round of 16:

Aimee Ruiz d. Lily Berry, 15-2, 15-8
Janel Tisinger d. Sharon Jackson, 8-15, 15-14, 11-10

Kerri Wachtel d. Sheryl Lotts, 14-15, 15-9, 11-2
Adrienne Fisher d. Da'monique Davis, 15-5, 15-5

Krystal Csuk d. Jo Shattuck, 15-13, 11-15, 11-8
Rhonda Rajsich d. Michelle Key, 15-9, 15-12

Keely Franks d. Aubrey O'brien, 12-15, 15-12, 11-10
Cheryl Gudinas d. Cheryl Gistand, 15-2, 15-6

Quarter finals

Aimee Ruiz vs. Janel Tisinger
Adrienne Fisher vs. Kerri Wachtel

Rhonda Rajsich vs. Krystal Csuk
Cheryl Gudinas vs. Keely Franks

Follow the bouncing ball....

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