Thursday, September 16, 2010

2010 World Professional Racquetball Championship - IRT 1st Round Results

Francisco Gomez Reyes is the main upset winner coming out of the qualifying rounds at the World Professional Racquetball Championship in Cali, Columbia - the second event of the International Racquetball Tour's (IRT's) 2010-2011 season. Reyes was seeded 17th and defeated the 16th seed Andreas Herrera. After falling behind twice in games - 1-0 and 2-1 - Reyes won the last two games of the match by 2 points each, the narrowest of margins, taking the match in five games: 7-11, 11-1, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10.

Reyes's reward is a Round of 16 match against the top player in the world, Kane Waselenchuk.

The most comfortable win in preliminaries was Anthony Herrera's victory over Juan Felipe Garzon, as Herrera only gave up 2 points in three games winning 11-0, 11-2, 11-0.

Play can viewed via the web at IRT Network beginning Friday at 11:30 CDT time.

2010 World Professional Racquetball Championship, Cali, Columbia

Round 1

Sebastian Franco d. Raul Banegas, 11-7, 5-11, 11-6, 8-11, 11-5
Juan Felipe Garzon d. Fernando Siera, 11-2, 10-12, 11-4, 11-7
Andres Gomez d. Mario Villacreses, 11-5, 11-5, 11-2
Jorge Suarez d. David Rojas, forfeit
Juan Rivas d. Blake Martin, 11-8, 11-8, 11-2

Round 2
Q1: Francisco Gomez Reyes d. Andres Herrera, 7-11, 11-1, 7-11, 11-9, 12-10
Q8: Andy Hawthorne d. Sebastian Franco, 11-0, 11-2, 6-11, 11-2

Q4: Anthony Herrera d. Juan Felipe Garzon, 11-0, 11-2, 11-0
Q5: Alejandro Herrera d. Andres Gomez, 11-5, 11-6, 11-9

Q6: Alejandro Landa d. Fernando Rios, 11-4, 1-11, 11-4, 11-4
Q3: Charlie Pratt d. Jorge Suarez, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2

Q2: Juan Herrera d. Juan Rivas, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7
Q7: John Scott d. Felipe Munoz, forfeit

Round of 16
Kane Waselenchuk v. Francisco Gomez Reyes
Jose Rojas v. Andy Hawthorne

Shane Vanderson v. Anthony Herrera
Ben Croft v. Alejandro Herrera

Jack Huczek v. Alejandro Landa
Chris Crowther v. Charlie Pratt

Mitch Williams v. Juan Herrera
Rocky Carson v. John Scott

Follow the bouncing ball....

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