Wednesday, March 20, 2013

IRT - 2013 Mile High Pro/Am - Preliminary Round

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) is back in the Mile High City for the first time since September 2009, when they played outdoors with the portable court in downtown Denver. But this weekend the historic Denver Athletic Club will host the IRT and IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk will try to extend his current winning streak.

Waselenchuk's first opponent this weekend will be the winner of perhaps the most interesting preliminary round match, in which veteran Mike Orr will play left-handed Adam Manilla, who's a US Junior Team member. They play Thursday night with the winner going into the Round of 16 on Friday against Waselenchuk.

Likely the two most interesting match ups in the 16s will be Andy Hawthorne versus Jose Diaz and Chris Crowther versus Daniel De La Rosa. Crowther needed five games to defeat De La Rosa in the quarter finals of last year's US Open.

The IRT Network will be web-casting the Mile High Pro/Am beginning on Friday with the Round of 16.

2013 Mile High Pro/Am - Denver, Colorado

Round 1

Alexi Hayes v. Andrew Clarke
Robert Collins v. Nathan Torres

Derek Izzi v. Parker Bremner
Brian Pineda v. Mike O'Brien

Tyler Thellen v. John Rhodes
Nicholas Riffel v. Diego Crespo
Tim Prigo v. Clinton Mehta

Round 2

Q8: Mike Orr v. Adam Manilla
Q1: Jose Diaz v. Alexi Hayes or Andrew Clarke

Q4: Brad Schopieray v. Robert Collins or Nathan Torres
Q5: Daniel De La Rosa v. Derek Izzi or Parker Bremner

Q6: Arthur Schmeiser v. Brian Pineda or Mike O'Brien
Q3: Anthony Herrera v. Tyler Thellen or John Rhodes

Q2: Alex Ackermann v. Nicholas Riffel or Diego Crespo
Q7: Andrew Gale v. Tim Prigo or Clinton Mehta

Main Draw - Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk v. Q8
Andy Hawthorne v. Q1

Jose Rojas v. Q4
Chris Crowther v. Q5

Alvaro Beltran v. Q6
Ben Croft v. Q3

Tony Carson v. Q2
Rocky Carson v. Q7

Follow the bouncing ball....

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