Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Finals at the USAR Junior Olympics

The top seeded boy won in each of the U18, U16 and U14 divisions and the top seeded girl won in the U14 and U18 divisions as play wrapped up at the USA Racquetball Junior Olympics in Minneapolis on Wednesday.

In Boys U14 and U16 the finals were showdowns between doubles partners. Adam Manilla defeated Sawyer Lloyd, 15-6, 15-5, and they teamed up to win the U14 doubles crown by defeating Spencer Shoemaker and Kyle Ulliman, 15-2, 15-7.

Marco Rojas won Boys U16 with a win over Jose Diaz, 15-12, 15-11. They also teamed up to win the Boys U16 Doubles title by defeating Sam Reid and Zachary Wertz, 15-12, 15-7 in the final.

Taylor Knoth won the Boys U18 singles final but lost the doubles final. He defeated Bradley Kirch, 10-15, 15-11, 11-6, and lost to Kirch and Nick Montalbano, 15-6, 15-11, in the doubles final.

Abbey Lavely won the Girls U14 division by defeating Kaitlyn Simmons, 15-6, 8-15, 11-7 on Wednesday. The other two of the girls divisions were decided on Tuesday with Aubrey O'brien winning the U18 division, and Kelani Bailey winning U16. Bailey was the only non-top seed to win one of the six divisions (boys and girls U14, U16, and U18). She was seeded second in U16.

The top finishers in these divisions and the doubles divisions for U14, U16 and U18 will qualify for the U.S. Junior National Team that will compete at the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Championships in November in Los Angeles.

2010 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Boy's U14
Adam Manilla (Centennial, Colo.) d. Sawyer Lloyd (Petaluma, Calif.), 15-6, 15-5
3rd: Spencer Shoemaker (Findlay, Ohio) d. Alex Winter (Melville, N.Y.), 15-10, 15-8

Boy's U16
Marco Rojas (Stockton, Calif.) d. Jose Diaz (Stockton, Calif.), 15-12, 15-11
3rd: Brad Schopieray (Swartz Creek, Mich.) d. d. Zachary Wertz (Kenner, La.), 15-13, 15-14

Boy's U18
Taylor Knoth (Milwaukie, Ore.) d. Bradley Kirch (Syracuse, N.Y.), 10-15, 15-11, 11-6
3rd: Dylan Reid (Portland, Ore.) d. Nick Montalbano (West Islip, N.Y.), 15-9, 15-6

Girl's U14
Abbey Lavely (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) d. Kaitlyn Simmons (Crofton, Md.), 15-6, 8-15, 11-7
3rd: Hollee Hungerford (Milwaukie, Ore.) d. Krystle Boyle (Beaverton, Ore.), 15-3, 15-9

Girl's U16
Kelani Bailey (Norfolk, Va.) d. Devon Pimentelli (San Bruno, Calif.), 15-9, 15-4
3rd: Samantha Simmons (Crofton, Md.) d. Mercedes Arias (Ann Arbor, Mich.), 15-4, 15-5

Girl's U18 - Final standings
Aubrey O'brien (Auburn, Calif.)
2nd Danielle Key (Gilbert, Ariz.)
3rd Amanda Lindsay (Oregon City, Ore.)
4th Lily Berry (Columbus, Ohio)

Boys U14 Doubles
Adam Manilla & Sawyer Lloyd d. Spencer Shoemaker & Kyle Ulliman, 15-2, 15-7
3rd: Robert Hemphill & Sean Cooperrider d. Mauro Rojas & Jesse Mendoza, forfeit

Boys U16 Doubles
Jose Diaz & Marco Rojas d. Sam Reid & Zachary Wertz, 15-12, 15-7
3rd: Jon Lanford & Tyler Kendrick d. Brandon Qualls & Nicholas Riffel, 15-9, 13-15, 11-8

Boys U18 Doubles
Bradley Kirch & Nick Montalbano d. Jake Bredenbeck & Taylor Knoth, 15-6, 15-11
3rd: Trevor Snyders & Joshua Hungerford d. Dylan Reid & Joseph Lee, 15-11, 8-15, 11-2

Girls U14 Doubles
Abbey Lavely (Cuyahoga Falls, OH) & Kaitlyn Simmons (Crofton, MD)
2nd: Hollee Hungerford (Milwaukie, OR) & Krystle Boyle (Beaverton, OR)

Girls U16 Doubles
Courtney Chisholm (Marlborough, MA) & Devon Pimentelli (San Bruno, CA)
2nd: Kelani Bailey (Norfolk, VA) & Mercedes Arias (Ann Arbor, MI)

Girls U18 Doubles
Aubrey O'brien (Auburn, CA) & Danielle Key (Gilbert, AZ)
2nd Amanda Lindsay (Oregon City, OR) & Lily Berry (Columbus, OH)

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