Friday, October 28, 2011

Red Swain Shootout - Quarter final matches

There won't be another Kane Waselenchuk-Rocky Carson showdown Sunday at the Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan, because Carson, the #2 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT), was upset by Chris Crowther in the quarter finals, 5-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6.

It's only Crowther's 2nd victory over Carson on tour. After splitting the first two games Crowther was solidly in control of game three. Game four was a see-saw battle, with Crowther ahead 3-1, then Carson ahead 5-3. They were tied at 6-6, then Crowther edged ahead 8-6, and went on to win 11-6, serving an ace on match point.

Waselenchuk did his part to advance, as he beat Andy Hawthorne, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4, to advance to the semi-finals on Saturday. Jose Rojas will be Waselenchuk's opponent in the semis. In the quarters, Rojas defeated Shane Vanderson in five games, 11-4, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-4.

Ben Croft also advanced to the semis with a five game victory over Charlie Pratt, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-10. Croft will play Crowther in the semis.

The semi-finals of the Red Swain Shootout can be seen via the IRT Network beginning at 4:00 PM EDT Saturday.

Red Swain Shootout, Davison, Michigan

Quarter finals

Kane Waselenchuk d. Andy Hawthorne, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4
Jose Rojas d. Shane Vanderson, 11-4, 5-11, 11-8, 5-11, 11-4

Ben Croft d. Charlie Pratt, 11-7, 6-11, 11-7, 10-12, 12-10
Chris Crowther d. Rocky Carson, 5-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-6

Semi-finals - Saturday

Kane Waselenchuk vs. Jose Rojas - 5:00 PM EDT
Ben Croft vs. Chris Crowther - 4:00 PM EDT

Follow the bouncing ball....

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