Sunday, February 27, 2011

Waselenchuk defeats Carson in 5 games to win 2011 San Diego Open

Kane Waselenchuk won the San Diego Open, the latest International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event, Sunday with a five game victory over Rocky Carson in the final, winning 11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 11-0, 12-10. Waselenchuk has now won every final that he's played going back to January 2009.

It was the second consecutive final that Carson was able to push Waselenchuk to five games. Prior to that Waselenchuk hadn't played a five game match all season.

Being down a game wasn't a new experience for Waselenchuk, who had dropped the first game of matches to Ben Croft, Jack Huczek, Alvaro Beltran and Carson earlier in the season. But Waselenchuk hadn't lost two games in a row, as he did Sunday.

But Waselenchuk responded as a #1 player should, blanking Carson in game four and pulling out a close game five to remain unbeaten in 25 months.

The next IRT Tier 1 event will be the Florida Spring Break Pro/Am in Tampa, Florida March 10-13.

2011 San Diego Open - San Diego, California


Kane Waselenchuk d. Rocky Carson, 11-9, 7-11, 7-11, 11-0, 12-10

Follow the bouncing ball....

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