Sunday, October 3, 2010

Racquet House San Diego Pro-Am - Finals

Kane Waselenchuk defeated Rocky Carson in the final of the Racquet House San Diego Pro-Am tournament, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5, to win his 17th consecutive tournament on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Waselenchuk hasn't lost since Jauary 2009.

On Sunday, Carson came out firing and had a big lead in game one, just as Jack Huczek did on Saturday against Waselenchuk in their semi-final match. But unlike Huczek, Carson couldn't withstand Waselenchuk's comeback, and lost game one, 11-9.

Game two was not close, as Waselenchuk built a comfortable 8-1 lead and went on to win 11-4. In game three, they were tied at 3-3, but again Waselenchuk went on a run to make the score 10-3. To his credit Carson didn't give up and clawed back a couple of points before Waselenchuk ended it at 11-5.

The next IRT tournament is the US Open, racquetball's most prestigious professional event, which will begin October 20 in Minneapolis. Waselenchuk's the two time defending champion and has won 5 US Opens in his career.

Given his current form, you'd have to think that three weeks from now Waselenchuk will be hoisting the US Open trophy for the 6th time.

San Diego Racquet House Pro/Am
San Diego, California - September 30-October 3, 2010


Kane Waselenchuk d. Rocky Carson, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5

Follow the bouncing ball....

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