Friday, December 14, 2012

IRT New Jersey Open - Round of 16

Things were likely to be interesting at the International Racquetball Tour's (IRT's) New Jersey Open in Warren, N.J. with all the players missing from the draw, and it's got even more interesting with three upsets in the Round of 16.

Nick Montalbano caused the biggest upset as he defeated 6th seed Shane Vanderson, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8, to reach the quarter finals for the first time in his career.

In the 8/9 match, 9th seed Alex Ackermann came out on top after five games, as he defeated 8th seed Andy Hawthorne, 9-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5, to reach the quarter finals for only the second time in his career. He'll face top seed Rocky Carson, who defeated Augustin Tristan, 11-3, 11-2, 11-2.

Finally, Jansen Allen defeated Brad Schopieray, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3. Like Montalbano, Allen's also in his first career quarter final, which will be against Chris Crowther, who defeated Roberto Santander, 11-5, 11-0, 11-9, in the 16s.

The quarter finals kick off at 4 PM EST Friday with the semi-finals to go at 11 AM and noon on Saturday and final Saturday night at 7 PM. Matches can be viewed on-line at the IRT Network.

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

Main Draw of 16

Rocky Carson d. Agustin Tristan, 11-3, 11-2, 11-2
Alex Ackermann d. Andy Hawthorne, 9-11, 12-10, 10-12, 11-4, 11-5

Jansen Allen d. Brad Schopieray, 11-8, 11-8, 8-11, 11-3
Chris Crowther d. Roberto Santander, 11-5, 11-0, 11-9

Jose Rojas d. Mauricio Zelada, 11-3, 11-1, 11-2
Nick Montalbano d. Shane Vanderson, 11-5, 12-10, 11-8

Tony Carson d. Arthur Schmeiser, 11-1, 11-0, 11-5
Alvaro Beltran d. Luis Reveron, 11-6, 11-0, 10-12, 11-7

Quarter finals

Rocky Carson v. Alex Ackermann
Chris Crowther v. Jansen Allen

Jose Rojas v. Nick Montalbano
Alvaro Beltran v. Tony Carson

Follow the bouncing ball….

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