Monday, February 14, 2011

Mike Green wins 37th Annual Keystone Classic

Mike Green won the 37th Annual Keystone Classic - a Tier 4 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) - by defeating Tim Landeryou of Saskatoon, 11-2, 11-1, 11-3. It was a rematch of the 2010 Canadian National Championship final, which Green won. Green drove serve very effectively making it difficult for Landeryou to retrieve serve let alone win rallies.

In the semi-finals, Green defeated Ashton Duda, 11-3, 11-1, 11-8, and Landeryou beat Conrad Cole, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9.

It looked like Landeryou would have a measure of revenge in the doubles final, as he and current Canadian women's champion, Jennifer Saunders, won the first game against Green and Cole. But Green and Cole took it up a notch, winning the second game and the tie-breaker, to take the match, 10-15, 15-6, 11-7.

This weekend there's a IRT event in Seattle. The Seattle Open is a Tier 3 event running from February 17th to 20th. Then next weekend, February 23-27, the San Diego Open - a Tier 1 event - happens in San Diego, California.

37th Keystone Classic, Winnipeg

Singles Final

Mike Green d. Tim Landeryou, 11-2, 11-1, 11-3

Mike Green d. Ashton Duda, 11-3, 11-1, 11-8
Tim Landeryou d. Conrad Cole, 11-9, 11-5, 11-9

Doubles Final
Conrad Cole & Mike Green d. Jen Saunders & Tim Landeryou, 10-15, 15-6, 11-7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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