Monday, February 14, 2011

Winningest American doubles players do it again

Aimee Ruiz and Jackie Paraiso made it five US Doubles Championships in a row as they won the 44th USA National Doubles Championship in Tempe, Arizona on Sunday. They soundly defeated surprise finalists Krystal Csuk and Cheryl Gudinas, 15-2, 15-1.

Overall, Paraiso has now won 14 US women's doubles titles, five with Ruiz, three with Joy MacKenzie (Paraiso's sister), three with Kim Russell-Waselenchuk, two with Michelle Gould, and one with Laura Fenton. That record almost makes Ruiz's seven consecutive titles pale in comparison; Ruiz won two years with Laura Fenton prior to partnering with Paraiso for the last five.

In the third place match, sisters Danielle and Michelle Key finished their impressive tournament with another win defeating 2nd seeds Rhonda Rajsich and Kim Russell-Waselenchuk, 3-15, 15-10, 11-10. For all her accomplishments in singles, Rajsich has yet to win a US doubles title.

Rocky Carson and Jack Huczek became the winningest men in US Doubles history by winning their sixth US Doubles Championship Sunday, when they defeated Chris Crowther and Shane Vanderson in the final, 15-7, 5-15, 11-10.

In the third place match, Andy Hawthorne and Jose Rojas beat Jansen Allen and Tony Carson, 15-11, 15-6.

2011 44th USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships
Tempe, Arizona
US National Team Division Entries



Jack Huczek & Rocky Carson d. Chris Crowther & Shane Vanderson, 15-7, 5-15, 11-10

3rd place
Andy Hawthorne & Jose Rojas d. Jansen Allen & Tony Carson, 15-11, 15-6

Jack Huczek & Rocky Carson d. Andy Hawthorne & Jose Rojas, 15-13, 15-10
Chris Crowther & Shane Vanderson d. Jansen Allen & Tony Carson, 15-10, 15-8



Jacqueline Paraiso & Aimee Ruiz d. Krystal Csuk & Cheryl Gudinas, 15-2, 15-1

3rd place
Danielle Key & Michelle Key d. Kim Russell-Waselenchuk & Rhonda Rajsich, 3-15, 15-10, 11-10

Jacqueline Paraiso & Aimee Ruiz d. Danielle Key & Michelle Key, 15-6, 15-3
Kim Russell-Waselenchuk & Rhonda Rajsich d. Krystal Csuk & Cheryl Gudinas, 15-6, 2-15, 11-9

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