Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Semi finals at the USAR Junior Olympics

The USA Racquetball Junior Olympics have reached the final day of competition in Minneapolis and some of the division winners have already been determined. The top seeds have reached the finals in each of the girls and boys U18, U16 and U14 divisions.

Two of the girls divisions are complete, and the top seed won in one of them but lost in the other. Top seed Aubrey O'brien came out on top of the U18 Girls division, which was a round robin, with Danielle Key finishing second.

The Girls U16 division was won by 2nd seed Kelani Bailey, who defeated top seed Devon Pimentelli in the final on Tuesday, 15-9, 15-4.

Both the Boys U18 and U16 finals will be between the top two seeds, as top seed Taylor Knoth takes on second seed Bradley Kirch in the U18 division and top seed Marco Rojas faces second seed Jose Diaz in U16.

But in the Boys U14 division, Sawyer Lloyd the sixth seed has made it to the final by defeating second seed Spencer Shoemaker, 15-9, 15-8 on Tuesday. Lloyd will face top seed Adam Manilla on Wednesday in the final.

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.

Some of the action is being streamed over the internet via Racquetball On-Line.com.

2010 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics
Minneapolis, Minnesota

Tuesday Results

Boy's U14 - Semi finals
Adam Manilla (Centennial, Colo.) d. Alex Winter (Melville, N.Y.), 15-3, 15-9
Sawyer Lloyd (Petaluma, Calif.) d. Spencer Shoemaker (Findlay, Ohio), 15-9, 15-8

Boy's U16 - Semi finals
Marco Rojas (Stockton, Calif.) d. Brad Schopieray (Swartz Creek, Mich.), 15-12, 15-11
Jose Diaz (Stockton, Calif.) d. Zachary Wertz (Kenner, La.), 15-2, 15-7

Boy's U18 - Semi finals:
Taylor Knoth (Milwaukie, Ore.) d. Nick Montalbano (West Islip, N.Y.), 15-9, 15-5
Bradley Kirch (Syracuse, N.Y.) d. Dylan Reid (Portland, Ore.), 15-9, 15-5

Girl's U14 - Semi finals:
Abbey Lavely (Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio) d. Krystle Boyle (Beaverton, Ore.), 15-9, 15-14
Kaitlyn Simmons (Crofton, Md.) d. Hollee Hungerford (Milwaukie, Ore.), 15-12, 14-15, 11-5

Girl's U16
Final: 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 (wins)
1st Aubrey O'brien (Auburn, Calif.) (3)
2nd Danielle Key (Gilbert, Ariz.) (2)
3rd Amanda Lindsay (Oregon City, Ore.) (1)
4th Lily Berry (Columbus, Ohio) (0)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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