Friday, March 30, 2012

Key & Knoth have the chance to repeat as Intercollegiate Champions

They're down to the finals at the 2012 USA Racquetball Intercollegiate Championships at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, and last year's winners Taylor Knoth (Oregon State) and Danielle Key (Arizona State) both have a chance to defend their singles titles.

Knoth defeated John Craig Chisholm of Boston University, 15-4, 15-5, in the semi-finals, and that's the most points he's given up in five matches. Knoth'll face Jansen Allen (Colorado State, Pueblo) in the final, as Allen defeated Jose Diaz (Delta College) in a tie-breaker, 12-15, 15-11, 11-4.

Both Knoth and Allen will have a chance to be double champions Saturday, as they are both in the doubles final also. Allen and Nick Montalbano defeated Cole Burr and Joseph Blank of Brigham Young, 15-11, 15-11, in one semi-final, while Knoth and Grant Stalley beat Brad Falvey & Danny Lavely (Alabama), 15-8, 15-10, in the other.

Key advanced to the women's singles final by winning two close games against Sheryl Lotts (Baldwin Wallace), 15-14, 15-11. Sharon Jackson will be Key's opponent in the final, as Jackson defeated Hailey Miller (University of Oregon), 15-14, 15-4.

Jackson defeated Key in doubles on Friday, as she and Madeleine Angles beat Key and Izayadeth Aguayo, 15-9, 5-15, 11-9, in the semi-finals of women's doubles, which sets up a title defense for Jackson on Saturday as she won women's doubles last year with Brittany Travers.

To do that she and Angles will need to beat Baldwin Wallace players Lotts and Molly Haragan, who were winners over Miller and Leah Redwine (Oregon), 4-15, 15-13, 11-3.

2012 USA Racquetball Intercollegiate Championships
Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona

Men's Singles


Taylor Knoth (Oregon State) d. John Craig Chisholm (Boston Univ.), 15-4, 15-5
Jansen Allen (Colorado State, Pueblo) d. Jose Diaz (Delta College), 12-15, 15-11, 11-4

Men's Doubles

Semi finals

Jansen Allen & Nick Montalbano (Colorado State, Pueblo) d. Cole Burr & Joseph Blank (Brigham Young), 15-11, 15-11
Grant Stalley & Taylor Knoth (Oregon State) d. Brad Falvey & Danny Lavely (Alabama), 15-8, 15-10

Women's Singles


Danielle Key (Arizona State) d. Sheryl Lotts (Baldwin Wallace), 15-14, 15-11
Sharon Jackson (Alabama) d. Hailey Miller (Oregon), 15-14, 15-4

Women's Doubles

Semi Finals

Madeleine Angles & Sharon Jackson (University of Alabama) d. Danielle Key & Izayadeth Aguayo (Arizona State), 15-9, 5-15, 11-9
Molly Haragan & Sheryl Lotts (Baldwin Wallace) d. Leah Redwine & Hailey Miller, (University Of Oregon), 4-15, 15-13, 11-3

Follow the bouncing ball....

No comments: