Sunday, October 6, 2013

2013 United Healthcare US Open - Lowe wins CPRT title

Jimmy Lowe won his second US Open Classic Pro Racquetball Tour (CPRT) title Sunday by defeating Corey Osborne in the final, 9-6, 9-5, 4-9, 9-7. Lowe's first title was in 2008. Osborne was also runner up in 2011.

The match started with a long first game, as the players traded points back and forth with ties at 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6. But Lowe put together three straight points that Osborne had no answer for to take game one, 9-6.

Game two was similar, but much briefer, as it only lasted 10 min. They again traded points up to 5-5, when Lowe again put a run together that Osborne tried derail with a timeout at 8-5, but couldn't.

In game three, Osborne led all the way. Gaining a 3-1 advantage that he extended to 6-2 and 9-4.

Game four was all Lowe at the start, as he took a 7-1 lead and looked good to close it out easily. But Osborne fought back and tied the game at 7-7 making a tie-breaker a real possibility. However, Lowe got the serve back, called a timeout and then scored two straight points, the last coming on an ace drive serve that cracked out on the left side.

2013 United Healthcare US Open - Minneapolis, Minnesota

CPRT Final (with seeding)

2 Jimmy Lowe d. 8 Corey Osborne, 9-6, 9-5, 4-9, 9-7

Follow the bouncing ball….

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