Monday, October 7, 2013

2013 US Open - Open division winners

It's the day after the 2013 United Healthcare US Open in Minneapolis - presented by USA Racquetball - and we've got a run down of the open division winners. In the open singles divisions, the US Open winner has generally been a non-American, and 2013 was no different. In fact, both men's and women's open finals were between two non-Americans.

On the men's side it was two 17 year olds facing off as Mexican Andree Parrilla defeated Coby Iwaasa of Canada, 6-15, 15-7, 11-9. They may replay that match in Bolivia later this month at the World Junior Championships, as Parrilla and Iwaasa will both compete in U16, as they turned 17 in 2013 (junior age division eligibility is based on age on January 1).

An American hasn't won the men's open title at the US Open since Josh Tucker did it in 2002.

There have been American women to win the women's open title more recently, but only four of the 18 US Open women's open titles have gone to Americans. Krystal Csuk is the most recent winner, taking the title in 2009.

Maiko Sato of Japan became the first Asian woman to win the title, as she defeated Cristina Amaya of Colombia in the final, 14-15, 15-3, 11-7.

In doubles play, Aaron Granberg and John Goth thwarted the bid of Alejandro Landa and Polo Gutierrez to win their third straight US Open men's open doubles title, as the Americans beat the Mexican team 15-14, 14-15, 11-8.

But last year's women's open doubles champions repeated as Aimee Ruiz and Janel Tisinger beat Sofia Rascon and Susana Acosta, 15-2, 15-12, to win for a second consecutive time.

The mixed open doubles title went to Daniel De La Rosa and Michelle Key, who defeated Ruiz and Jansen Allen, 15-9, 8-15, 11-9.

2013 IRT US Open, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Men's Open


Andree Parrilla d. Coby Iwaasa, 6-15, 15-7, 11-9


Andree Parrilla d. Samuel Murray, 15-8, 9-15, 11-7
Coby Iwaasa, 9-15, 15-14, 11-5

Women's Open


Maiko Sato d. Cristina Amaya, 14-15, 15-3, 11-7


Maiko Sato d. Janel Tisinger, 15-3, 15-3
Cristina Amaya d. Aubrey Kirch, 15-11, 6-15, 11-6

Men's Open Doubles


Aaron Granberg & John Goth d. Alejandro Landa & Polo Gutierrez, 15-14, 14-15, 11-8


Aaron Granberg & John Goth d. Daniel Maggi & Fernando Kurzbard, 15-4, 12-15, 11-10
Alejandro Landa & Polo Gutierrez d. Cesar Castillo & Cesar Castro, 15-12, 15-9

Women's Open Doubles


Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger d. Sofia Rascon & Susana Acosta, 15-2, 15-12


Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger d. Maria Paz Muñoz & Veronica Sotomayor, 15-9, 15-13
Sofia Rascon & Susana Acosta d. Hailey Miller & Jacqueline Paraiso, 15-9, 9-15, 11-9

Mixed Open Doubles


Daniel De La Rosa & Michelle Key d. Jansen Allen & Aimee Ruiz, 15-9, 8-15, 11-9


Daniel De La Rosa & Michelle Key d. Coby Iwaasa & Jennifer Saunders, 15-3, 15-8
Jansen Allen & Aimee Ruiz d. Corey Osborne & Frédérique Lambert, 15-2, 14-15, 11-3

Follow the bouncing ball….

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