Monday, March 28, 2011

Weekend Round Up - Acosta & Connell victorious

Susana Acosta and Lee Connell were the women's and men's open division winners at this past weekend's major racquetball tournaments. Acosta defeated Cristina Amaya, 15-11, 15-7 in the women's open final at the Terrapin Shootout in Laurel, Maryland. In the semi-finals, Acosta defeated T. J. Baumbaugh, 15-9, 15-8, and Amaya took out Erika Hawley, 15-11, 15-10.

Also of note, Kristen Bellows played women's open in Laurel and lost to Baumbaugh in the quarter finals, 15-9, 10-15, 11-8.

Over in St. Louis at the Party with the Pros tournament, Connell defeated the junior up and comer Brad Schopieray, 15-7, 15-13 in the men's open final. In those semi-finals, Connell beat Hal Rutherford, 15-14, 14-15, 11-? and Schopieray defeated Erik Leetch, 15-, 15-14.

The final was a playoff of doubles partners as Connell and Schopieray teamed up in men's open doubles and won the title, beating all of the other four teams in the five team round robin event.

This weekend's event is the Miller Lite Open, April 1-3, in York, Pennsylvania, which is a Tier 4 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and a satellite event for the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO).

WPRO Terrapin Shootout - Laurel, Maryland

Women's Open Final

Susana Acosta d. Cristina Amaya, 15-11, 15-7

Women's Open semi-finals

Susana Acosta d. Erika Hawley, 15-11, 15-10
Cristina Amaya d. T. J. Baumbaugh, 15-9, 15-8

2011 Party with the Pros - St Louis, Missouri

Men's Open final

Lee Connell d. Brad Schopieray, 15-7, 15-13

Men's Open semi-finals

Brad Schopieray d. 15-9, 15-14
Lee Connell d. Hal Rutherford, 15-14, 14-15, 11-?

Follow the bouncing ball....

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