Thursday, April 7, 2011

IRT - 2011 Mexico Open Preview

It's qualifying day for the 2011 Mexico Open in Tijuana, as the International Racquetball Tour's (IRT's) 2010-2011 season nears its end. This is the penultimate Tier 1 event, as only the Ektelon National Singles Championships (a grand slam event) will be left in this season. Those championships will be May 25-29 in Fullerton, California.

There's a small qualifying draw in Tijuana with only 16 players, so only one round of qualifying is needed to determine who'll advance to the main draw Round of 16. Tony Carson, one of the hottest IRT players of late, is in Tijuana, as well as Charlie Pratt, Anthony Herrera and Juan Herrera.

All of Friday's matches are being streamed live over the internet via the IRT Network. Their streaming will begin at 11:30 AM PDT Friday.

2011 Mexico Open - Tijuana, Mexico

Qualifying Round 1 - Thursday

Q8: Sebastian Franco v. Daniel De La Rosa
Q1: Charlie Pratt v. Rafael Morales

Q4: Tony Carson v. Carlos Oviedo
Q5: Javier Moreno v. Felipe Munoz

Q6: John Scott v. Arthur Schmeiser
Q3: Juan Herrera v. Blake Martin

Q2: Anthony Herrera v. Brian Pineda
Q7: Mike Orr v. Francisco Gomez

Main Draw Round of 16 - Friday

Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
Shane Vanderson v. Q1

Andy Hawthorne v. Q4
Ben Croft v. Q5

Jack Huczek v. Q6
Jose Rojas v. Q3

Chris Crowther v. Q2
Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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