Thursday, January 6, 2011

2011 California Open - IRT First Round Results

There were a couple of upsets in the final round of qualifying in the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) competition of the California Open in Canoga Park, California. Alvaro Beltran, finalist at last year's US Open, was up two games on Ryan Meyer, but then had to default due to injury. Apparently Beltran hurt his back hitting balls between games.

The other upset - by the seeding - happened in one of the matches that we'd highlighted earlier, as Tony Carson defeated Javier Moreno, 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9. Carson's victory sets up a Carson-Carson battle in the Round of 16, as Tony will face Rocky Carson.

In other Round of 16 matches, Jose Rojas and Andy Hawthorne will face off again. The 8th and 9th seeds, respectively, they have split their two meetings this season with each player winning in three straight games.

On the top side of the draw there are two Canadians with K first names as top seed Kane Waselenchuk will play Kris Odegard in a battle of former Canadian Champions.

The IRT Network will be web-casting California Open matches beginning January 7 at noon PST (3 EST).

2011 California Open - Canoga Park, California
IRT - Main Draw - Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Kris Odegard
Jose Rojas v. Andy Hawthorne

Chris Crowther v. Juan Herrera
Jack Huczek v. Anthony Herrera

Ben Croft v. Andres Herrera
Mitch Williams v. Charlie Pratt

Shane Vanderson v. Ryan Meyer
Rocky Carson v. Tony Carson

Qualifying Rounds
Round 3

Q8: Kris Odegard d. Johnnie Molinari, 11-1, 11-3, 11-0
Q1: Andy Hawthorne d. Jose Diaz, 11-2, 11-6, 3-11, 11-4

Q4: Juan Herrera d. Mike Orr, 11-8, 11-9, 6-11, 11-8
Q5: Anthony Herrera d. David Horn, 12-10, 3-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-6

Q6: Andres Herrera d. Alejandro Herrera, fft
Q3: Charlie Pratt d. Keith Minor, 11-8, 14-12, 11-9

Q2: Ryan Meyer d. Alvaro Beltran, 8-11, 0-11, injury fft
Q7: Tony Carson d. Javier Moreno, 11-8, 11-7, 6-11, 11-9

Round 2

Johnnie Molinari d. Felipe Munoz, fft
Jose Diaz d. Dawoud Gharfarshad, 7-11, 11-2, 16-14, 11-5

Mike Orr d. Hank Minardo, 11-5, 11-3, 11-1
David Horn d. Maheed Shahin, 11-1, 11-5, 11-7

Andres Herrera d. James Slamko, 5-11, 11-5, 11-8, 7-11, 11-9
Keith Minor d. Joel Barshaw, 11-0, 11-4, 11-2

Takaaki Hirose v. Ryan Meyer
Tony Carson v. Jeremy McGlothin, 11-2, 11-2, 11-3

Round 1

Johnnie Molinari d. Brian Pineda, fft
Maheed Shahin d. Blake Martin, 11-5, 4-11, 11-7, 11-8

James Slamko d. Francisco Troncoso, 11-5, 11-0, 11-9
Jeremy McGlothin d. Armondo Bermutez, fft

Follow the bouncing ball....

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