Friday, October 25, 2013

IRF - 25th World Junior Championships - 3 of 4 top seeds in Boy's U18 are out

There were three upsets in Boy's U18, on in U16 and none in U14 on Thursday at the 25th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in Sucre, Bolivia, and the top seed in U18 Adam Manilla was one of those upset victims.

Manilla lost to 8th seed Rodrigo Garay of Mexico, 8-15, 15-10, 11-2, in the quarter finals. Garay's brother Eduardo, the 6th seed, was another upset winner, as he beat Andres Aviles of Costa Rica, 15-5, 15-14.

Thus, the Boy's U18 final would be an all Mexico and all Garay family showdown. However, both Garays will have to defeat Bolivians in the semi-finals to make that happen, as 2nd seed Conrado Moscoso defeated 7th seed Connor Laffey (USA), 15-9, 15-8, and 4th seed Diego Crespo beat 5th seed Canadian Anthony Schonberger, 15-6, 15-4.

Coby Iwaasa of Canada remains on track to defend his Boy's U16 title after beating Alexander Pirie of Costa Rica, 15-1, 15-6, in the quarter-finals. In the semi-finals, Iwaasa will face Andree Parrilla of Mexico, as Parrilla defeated American Jake Birnel, 15-9, 15-10, in the quarters.

Their semi-final match will be the second time Iwaasa and Parrilla play each other this month, as they met in the final of the Men's Open division at the US Open earlier this month in Minneapolis, where Parrilla won in a tie-breaker.

Also in Boy's U16, Mexican Rodrigo Montoya defeated Nicolas Bousquet of Montreal, 15-7, 15-8, and 2nd seed Marcelo Vargas of Bolivia beat this 10th seeded team-mate Gonzalo Paco, 15-6, 15-7.

No upsets in Boy's U14. Top seed Andres Avendaño of Bolivia beat 8th seed Justus Benson (USA), 11-15, 15-11, 11-4, and will face 4th seed Juan Loreto of Mexico in the semi-finals after Loreto defeated 5th seed Juan Francisco Cueva (Ecuador), 15-5, 15-13.

Second seed Cristian Longoria of Mexico defeated 10th seed Rodrigo Mendoza (Bolivia), 15-11, 15-5, to set up a semi-final with 3rd seed Set Cubillos of Colombia, who beat 6th seed Daniel Arevalo of Venezuela, 15-1, 15-7, in the other quarter final match.

The semi-finals are on Friday and finals on Saturday in Sucre.

There is some live streaming of matches from Sucre via the IRF website.

25th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Sucre, Bolivia

Boy's U18 Singles (with seedings)


8. Rodrigo Garay (Mexico) d. 1. Adam Manilla (USA), 8-15, 15-10, 11-2
4. Diego Crespo (Bolivia) d. 5. Anthony Schonberger (Canada), 15-6, 15-4

6. Eduardo Garay (Mexico) d. 3. Andres Aviles (Costa Rica), 15-5, 15-14
2. Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) v. 7. Connor Laffey (USA), 15-9, 15-8


4. Diego Crespo (Bolivia) v. 8. Rodrigo Garay (Mexico)
2. Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) v. 6. Eduardo Garay (Mexico)

Boy's U16 Singles (with seedings)

Quarter finals

1. Coby Iwaasa (Canada) d. 9. Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica), 15-1, 15-6
4. Andree Parrilla (Mexico) d. 5. Jake Birnel (USA), 15-9, 15-10

6. Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) d. 3. Nicolas Bousquet (Canada), 15-7, 15-8
2. Marcelo Vargas (Bolivia) d. 10. Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia), 15-6, 15-7


1. Coby Iwaasa (Canada) v. 4. Andree Parrilla (Mexico)
2. Marcelo Vargas (Bolivia) v. 6. Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico)

Boy's U14 Singles (with seedings)

Quarter finals

1. Andres Avendaño (Bolivia) d. 8. Justus Benson (USA), 11-15, 15-11, 11-4
4. Juan Loreto (Mexico) d. 5. Juan Francisco Cueva (Ecuador), 15-5, 15-13

3. Set Cubillos (Colombia) d. 6. Daniel Arevalo (Venezuela), 15-1, 15-7
2. Cristian Longoria (Mexico) d. 10. Rodrigo Mendoza (Bolivia), 15-11, 15-5


1. Andres Avendaño (Bolivia) v. 4. Juan Loreto (Mexico)
2. Cristian Longoria (Mexico) v. 3. Set Cubillos (Colombia)

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