Friday, January 13, 2012

IRT - New York City Pro Am Quarter finals

The top two seeds are through to the semi-finals of the Cactus Salon NYC Pro/Am in Syosset, N.Y. Kane Waselenchuk, the #1 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) player, won his quarter final match in three straight games versus Shane Vanderson, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3, and IRT #2 Rocky Carson had a bit more difficult as he dropped the first game against Andy Hawthorne before coming back to win in four games, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-8.

Polo Gutierrez, the big winner earlier on Friday, got over-powered by Chris Crowther, who took their match three straight, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4. Crowther will face Carson in the semi-finals on Saturday.

The closest match of the quarter finals was between Jose Rojas and Alvaro Beltran, as Rojas went up 2-0 only to see Beltran come back and tie it 2-2 forcing a fifth and deciding game. But in the end, Rojas won it, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-6, and he'll play Waselenchuk in the other semi-final on Saturday.

The IRT Network is web-casting the semi-finals of NYC Pro-Am on Saturday.

2012 New York City Pro/Am - Long Island, N.Y.

Quarter finals - Friday

Kane Waselenchuk d. Shane Vanderson, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3
Jose Rojas d. Alvaro Beltran, 11-9, 11-8, 8-11, 6-11, 11-6

Chris Crowther d. Polo Gutierrez, 11-4, 11-4, 11-4
Rocky Carson d. Andy Hawthorne, 9-11, 11-4, 11-4, 11-8

Semi-finals - Saturday

Kane Waselenchuk v. Jose Rojas - 5 PM EST
Rocky Carson v. Chris Crowther - 4 PM EST

Follow the bouncing ball....

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