Friday, April 8, 2011

IRT - 2011 Mexico Open Round of 16

Charlie Pratt caused the only upset in the Round of 16 at the 2011 Mexico Open in Tijuana, as the 9th ranked International Racquetball Tour (IRT) player defeated Shane Vanderson - IRT #6 - in three straight games, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7, to advance to the quarter finals. He'll play the #1 IRT player Kane Waselenchuk, who defeated Daniel De Las Rosa, 11-8, 11-0, 11-2, in the 16s.

Tony Carson almost caused another upset as he won the first two games against Andy Hawthorne, but Hawthorne came back to win it in five, 2-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9. It was Hawthorne's second comeback from two games down in less than a week as he won the Miller Lite Open in York, Penn. after losing the first two games to Travis Aldinger.

Hawthorne plays Ben Croft in the quarter finals, as Croft defeated Mexican veteran Javier Moreno, 11-3, 11-6, 11-4.

The quarter finals are in progress and are being streamed live over the internet via the IRT Network. The semi-finals will begin at 4:00 PM PDT Saturday.

2011 Mexico Open - Tijuana, Mexico

Main Draw Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk d. Daniel De La Rosa, 11-8, 11-0, 11-2
Charlie Pratt d. Shane Vanderson, 11-7, 11-6, 11-7

Andy Hawthorne d. Tony Carson, 2-11, 10-12, 11-5, 11-7, 11-9
Ben Croft d. Javier Moreno, 11-2, 11-7, 11-4

Jack Huczek d. Arthur Schmeiser, 11-2, 11-1, 11-6
Jose Rojas d. Juan Herrera, 11-3, 11-6, 11-4

Chris Crowther d. Anthony Herrera, 11-5, 11-1, 9-11, 11-7
Rocky Carson d. Mike Orr, 11-1, 7-11, 11-3, 11-4

Quarter finals

Kane Waselenchuk v. Charlie Pratt
Ben Croft v. Andy Hawthorne

Jack Huczek v. Jose Rojas
Rocky Carson v. Chris Crowther

Follow the bouncing ball....

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