Monday, January 31, 2011

Weekend Wind-up - Rajsich wins in Ohio, Huczek in South Dakota

Rhonda Rajsich won the 2011 Wilson Tour For Hope in Cincinnati on the weekend. She defeated Cheryl Gudinas in the final 11-3, 11-3, 11-1, to win the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) tour event.

Rajsich beat Krystal Csuk in one semi-final, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9, 13-11, while Gudinas defeated Angela Grisar 11-7, 13-11, 11-7, in the other. Grisar was a surprise winner over Kerri Wachtel in the quarter finals by scores of 11-9, 11-4, 6-11, 12-10.

Rajsich and Wachtel teamed up to win the doubles event in Cincinnati. It was a five team round robin, but in what was effectively the final Rajsich and Wachtel beat Csuk and Gudinas, 15-1, 15-3.

Jack Huczek continued his good run of late with a win at the 33rd Annual Lewis Racquetball Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Huczek defeated Rocky Carson in the final, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5, to win the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Tier 2 event.

Huczek beat Ben Croft in the semis, 11-6, 11-0, 12-10, while Carson got past Chris Crowther. Huczek and Carson teamed up in doubles and won the event defeating Croft and Shane Vanderson in the final.

This coming weekend's big event happens in Canada with the second Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event of the season in Brossard, Quebec just south of Montreal. It will be players' last opportunity to make the team that will represent Canada at the Pan American Championships in Nicaragua in April.

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