Saturday, April 21, 2012
Jose Rojas got his first tournament win on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) earlier this season, but he'll have to wait for his first tournament win at his home club as he fell to Chris Crowther in the quarter finals of the Stockton Pro/Am in Stockton, California, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-7. Crowther will play in the semi-finals for the first time since January, when he made the semis in New York City.
Top seed and IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk will be Crowther's opponent in the semi-finals on Saturday, as Waselenchuk beat Tony Carson, 11-0, 11-3, 11-1. In two matches Friday, Waselenchuk gave up 8 points in total. Eight points! That's making a statement.
On the other side of the draw, it will be IRT #2 Rocky Carson versus Alvaro Beltran, as Beltran upset 3rd seed Ben Croft in the quarters, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10. Carson defeated Shane Vanderson in three straight games, 11-4, 11-8, 15-13.
The IRT Network will web-casting the semi-finals of the Stockton Pro-Am Quarter Saturday April 21 beginning at 4 PM PDT.
2012 Stockton Pro-Am - Stockton, California
Kane Waselenchuk d. Tony Carson, 11-0, 11-3, 11-1
Chris Crowther d. Jose Rojas, 6-11, 11-7, 11-3, 11-7
Alvaro Beltran d. Ben Croft, 9-11, 11-6, 11-8, 12-10
Rocky Carson d. Shane Vanderson, 11-4, 11-8, 15-13
Kane Waselenchuk v. Chris Crowther - 5 PM PDT
Rocky Carson v. Alvaro Beltran - 4 PM PDT
Follow the bouncing ball....