Friday, October 5, 2012

2012 US Open - CPRT Round of 16

The final of the Classic Pro Racquetball Tour (CPRT) division at the 2012 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships in Minneapolis will not be a repeat of last year, as Corey Osborne, one of the 2011 finalists, lost in the Round of 16 Friday.

But Osborne lost to a notable player, as it was Cliff Swain who defeated him in five games, 2-9, 9-5, 9-3, 4-9, 10-8. Swain had to go through qualifying and that put him up against Osborne, who was the 4th seed, right off the bat.

It was a match worthy of at least a semi-final, if not final, and not the Round of 16.

Three time defending US Open Champion and #1 seed, Woody Clouse won his Round of 16 match by forfeit over Paul Orszulak. Second seed and 2008 US Open Champion Jimmy Lowe won his match in the 16s, but needed all five games to fend off Eduardo Avila, 9-3, 9-3, 5-9, 8-10, 9-6.

Third seed George Bustos lost by injury default to Arturo Burrel.

2012 United Healthcare US Open
Minneapolis, Minnesota

CPRT Round of 16

Woody Clouse d. Paul Orszulak, forfeit
Doug Ganim d. Ivan Villegas, 9-5, 10-8, 3-9, 6-9, 9-3

Jeffrey Hanno d. David Mendoza, 9-3, 1-9, 9-4, 9-4
Cliff Swain d. Corey Osborne, 2-9, 9-5, 9-3, 4-9, 10-8

Arturo Burruel d. George Bustos, injury forfeit
Keith Minor d. Jorge Hirsekorn, 8-10, 10-8, 9-3, 10-8

Jeff Stark d. Richard Eisemann, 9-4, 10-8, 8-10, 9-4
Jimmy Lowe d. Eduardo Avila, 9-3, 9-3, 5-9, 8-10, 9-6

Quarter finals

Woody Clouse vs Doug Ganim
Cliff Swain vs Jeffrey Hanno

Arturo Burruel vs Keith Minor
Jimmy Lowe vs Jeff Stark

Follow the bouncing ball….

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