Monday, February 21, 2011

Carson wins Seattle Open

Rocky Carson won the Seattle Open - a Tier 3 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) on the weekend by defeating Chris Crowther in the final, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.

Carson beat Taylor Knoth in the semi-finals, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7. Knoth was a upset winner in the quarter finals, as he defeated Charlie Pratt in five games, 11-7, 2-11, 13-11, 6-11, 11-7. In the other semi-final Crowther beat Ben Croft, 11-9, 12-10, 11-9.

The Racquetball Blog staff tweeted out those results yesterday, and you can follow us via Twitter, where we're @racquetballblog.

Canadians don't always win finals at The Racquet Club in Memphis

Canadian tennis player Milos Raonic lost the final of the Regions Morgan Keegan Championships on Sunday to Andy Roddick, 7-6 (7), 6-7 (11), 6-4, at The Racquet Club of Memphis, which was the host venue for the US Open Racquetball Championships for 14 years.

Canadian Kane Waselenchuk won all 5 US Open Racquetball Championship finals he played at The Racquet Club and Canadian Christie Huczek (née Van Hees) won 3 US Open titles there, but it wasn't to be for Raonic.

In fact, Raonic was beaten at the end by a racquetball-like shot from Roddick, who ran to his right and then dove to retrieve a nice volley from Raonic to win the match.

2011 Seattle Open

Final

Rocky Carson d. Chris Crowther, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7

Semi-finals

Rocky Carson d. Taylor Knoth, 11-3, 11-6, 11-7
Chris Crowther d. Ben Croft, 11-9, 12-10, 11-9

Follow the bouncing ball....

1 comment:

Sebastien said...

Rebecca Marino - another Canadian - also made the finals on the Women's side. No crazy racquetball-esque shots though!