Sunday, November 18, 2012

IRF - World Juniors - Rojas wins Boy's U18

Marco Rojas defeated fellow American Jose Diaz in the Boy's U18 final at the 24th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in Canoga Park, California. It was the 3rd time they had met in a World Junior final in the past five years, and they had split the previous meetings. Saturday, Rojas won the tie-breaker, defeating Diaz, 15-14, 15-9.

In Boy's U16, top seed Coby Iwaasa of Canada defeated 2nd seed Andreas Acuña of Costa Rica, 15-11, 15-13. Iwaasa is the first Canadian boy to win a World Junior title since 2000 when Eric Desrochers won in the 14 & under category.

Second seed Gonzalo Paco of Bolivia won Boy's U14, defeating 4th seed Bolivian Cristhian Mina, 15-4, 15-7.

It's the first time since 2001 that a Mexican player has not won one of the boy's World Cup divisions: U14, U16, U18.

24th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Canoga Park, California

Boy's U18 - Final

4. Marco Rojas (USA) v. 6. Jose Diaz (USA), 15-14, 15-9

Boy's U16 - Final

1. Coby Iwaasa (Canada) d. 2. Andreas Acuña (Costa Rica), 15-11, 15-13

Boy's U14 - Final

2. Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia) d. 4. Cristhian Mina (Bolivia), 15-4, 15-7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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