Monday, August 16, 2010

2010 IRF World Championships - Carson wins again

Rocky Carson did it again, winning his 2nd consecutive World Championship title against Jack Huczek in Seoul, South Korea at the 15th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships. Carson won in two straight games, 15-13, 15-14, to join Huczek as one of four men to win multiple World Championships along with Egan Inoue (USA) and Sherman Greenfeld (Canada), who like Carson won the title twice.

Huczek's won three World Championships: in 2002, 2004, and 2006.

After winning the first game, Carson fell behind in the second, as Huczek took leads of 8-3 and 11-7. However, Carson battled back to close it to 12-10 and then won three quick points to take the lead, 13-12.

He extended that to 14-12 then stalled, as Huczek fought off several match points before getting two points himself to tie the game at 14.

Then Huczek thought he'd got the 15th point to win the game and force a tie-breaker, but Carson appealed for a hinder that the referee had not called. Both line judges disagreed with the referee and Carson was awarded the hinder.

Carson won the next rally, and then won the match on the ensuing rally hitting a cross court - left to right - passing shot to win the match.

The doubles finals are still to come on Tuesday.

15th IRF World Championships
Seoul, South Korea

Men's Singles Final

Rocky Carson (USA) d. Jack Huczek (USA), 15-13, 15-14

Follow the bouncing ball....

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