Thursday, November 1, 2012

IRT Red Swain Shootout - Qualifying Results

There were a couple of upsets during the qualifying rounds of the Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan on Thursday, but Mitch Williams - former top 6 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) was not involved in them, as he lost to Andy Hawthorne in the final round of qualifying, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8. Hawthorne will play Ben Croft in the Round of 16 on Friday.

One of the upsets was in one of the matches we thought would be a good one, which was Jansen Allen versus Juan Herrera. It went Allen's way but due to an injury default rather than an on court win. Allen will play 3rd seed Alvaro Beltran in the 16s.

Marco Rojas caused another of the upsets as he defeated another young American, Brad Schopieray, 11-3, 12-10, 11-5. Rojas will face a familiar face in the 16s, as he'll be playing his brother Jose, who's the 4th seed. They also played last month in the US Open, when Jose won in four games.

Cliff Swain, who's father is the namesake of the event, lost in a tie-breaker to Canadian Eric Desrochers, 7-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-4, in the first round of qualifying, but unfortunately for Desrochers he wasn't able to follow up that victory with another, as Anthony Herrera beat him in the final qualifying round, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6, and will play Tony Carson in the Round of 16.

The main draw of 16 begins at 10 AM EDT and can be viewed live over the interet via the IRT Network.

IRT Red Swain Shootout - November 1-4, 2012
Davison, Michigan

Preliminary Draw Round 1

James Slamko d. Roberto Santander, 11-4, 11-4, 11-8
Alex Ackermann d. Spencer Shoemaker, 11-0, 11-4, 11-0
Mitch Williams d. Geoff Goldblatt, 11-3, 11-3, 11-5
Lee Connell d. Chris Young, 12-10, 11-8, 11-6

Brad Schopieray d. Mitchell Harden, 8-11, 11-3, 11-6, 11-1
Marco Rojas d. Jim Bronson, 11-2, 11-6, 11-4
Jansen Allen d. Andrew Price, 11-2, 11-3, 11-6
Juan Herrera d. William Garrow, 11-4, 8-11, 11-3, 11-3

Eric Desrochers d. Cliff Swain, 7-11, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5, 11-4
David Horn d. Luis Reveron, 11-8, 11-1, 11-2
Matt Fontana d. Arthur Schmeiser, 7-11, 11-3, 11-6, 9-11, 13-11
Felipe Camacho v. Nathan Tucker, 11-5, 11-2, 11-7

Preliminary Draw Round 2

Q8: Alex Ackermann d. James Slamko, 11-9, 11-9, 11-2
Q1: Andy Hawthorne d. Mitch Williams, 11-9, 11-7, 11-8

Q4: Javier Moreno d. Lee Connell, 11-3, 11-8, 11-7
Q5: Marco Rojas d. Brad Schopieray, 11-3, 12-10, 11-5

Q6: Jansen Allen d. Juan Herrera, injury default
Q3: Anthony Herrera d. Eric Desrochers, 12-10, 11-7, 11-6

Q2: Charlie Pratt d. David Horn, 4-11, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8
Q7: Felipe Camacho d. Matt Fontana, 11-3, 11-4, 9-11, 11-3

Main Draw of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Alex Ackermann
Ben Croft v. Andy Hawthorne

Shane Vanderson v. Javier Moreno
Jose Rojas v. Marco Rojas

Alvaro Beltran v. Jansen Allen
Tony Carson v. Anthony Herrera

Chris Crowther v. Charlie Pratt
Rocky Carson v. Felipe Camacho

Follow the bouncing ball….

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