Thursday, December 13, 2012

IRT - New Jersey Open Preliminary Round Results

Qualifying is over at the New Jersey Open in Warren, New Jersey - the fourth main event of the 2012-13 International Racquetball Tour (IRT) season. Two players made it through both qualifying rounds to reach the main draw of 16 on Friday.

Roberto Santander blanked Eli Mireles, 11-0, 11-0, 11-0, in his first match on Thursday before defeating Andrew Gale, 11-3, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9. Santander will play Chris Crowther in the 16s on Friday.

Also in the 16s after winning twice Thursday is Luis Reveron, although his second match was a default win against Francisco Troncoso. Reveron beat Alec Wasilonsky, 11-0, 11-1, 11-2, in the first qualifying round. Reveron will play 2nd seed Alvaro Beltran on Friday.

Brad Schopieray will face Jansen Allen in the Round of 16 after Allen dismissed Andrew Kopf, 11-0, 11-3, 11-1, qualifying.

The main draw of 16 will begin Friday at 10 AM EST with the quarter finals later on Friday afternoon and evening. Both the semi-finals and final will be on Saturday. Matches can be viewed on-line at the IRT Network.

New Jersey Open - December 13-15, 2012
Warren, New Jersey

Preliminary Draw Round 2

Q8: Agustin Tristan d. Cliff Swain, forfeit
Q1: Alex Ackermann d. Joe Kelley, 11-1, 11-4, 11-0

Q4: Jansen Allen d. Andrew Kopf, 11-0, 11-3, 11-1
Q5: Roberto Santander d. Andrew Gale, 11-3, 10-12, 11-9, 11-9

Q6: Mauricio Zelada d. Chris Young, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7
Q3: Nick Montalbano d. Eric Muller, 11-7, 13-11, 14-12

Q2: Arthur Schmeiser d. Toby Devore, 11-7, 9-11, 11-2, 11-4
Q7: Luis Reveron d. Franciso Troncoso, forfeit

Main Draw of 16

Rocky Carson v. Agustin Tristan
Andy Hawthorne v. Alex Ackermann

Brad Schopieray v. Jansen Allen
Chris Crowther v. Roberto Santander

Jose Rojas v. Mauricio Zelada
Shane Vanderson v. Nick Montalbano

Tony Carson v. Arthur Schmeiser
Alvaro Beltran v. Luis Reveron

Preliminary Draw Round 1

Joe Kelley d. Mitch Posner, 11-1, 11-9, 11-6
Andrew Kopf d. Alexi David Cocco Hayes, 10-12, 13-11, 5-11, 11-6, 11-8
Roberto Santander d. Eli Mireles, 11-0, 11-0, 11-0

Chris Young d. Joseph Palumbo, 12-10, 11-6, 11-8
Eric Muller d. Jack Goldberg, 11-0, 11-1, 11-0

Toby Devore d. Abraham Cardenas, 13-11, 11-4, 11-7
Luis Reveron d. Alec Wasilonsky, 11-0, 11-1, 11-2

Follow the bouncing ball….

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