Thursday, October 24, 2013

IRF - 25th World Junior Championships - Boy's Results Day 1

There were few upsets in the first rounds of the Boy's competitions on Wednesday at the 25th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in Sucre, Bolivia, and none of the upsets involved players seeded 6th or higher.

The #1 seed in Boy's U18, Adam Manilla of the USA had his hands full with Luciano Garcia of Nicaragua, including going down 6-0 in game two of their match. But Manilla put it together and prevailed in two games, 15-7, 15-12.

Manilla will play Rodrigo Garay (Mexico) in the quarter finals on Thursday, as Garay beat Luis Fernando Polo of Colombia, 15-2, 15-5, on Wednesday.

All of the top eight seeds in Boy's U18 made it through to the quarter finals.

In Boy's U18, 1st seed Coby Iwaasa of Canada defeated Diego Silva (Chile), 15-3, 15-12. He'll be up against 9th Alexander Pirie of Costa Rica in the quarters, as Pirie was an upset winner over 8th Christan Chavez of Ecuador, 15-14, 15-5.

On the bottom of the Boy's U16 draw, 10th seed Gonzalo Paco of Bolivia upset 7th seed Felipe Arenas of Colombia, 15-0, 15-2, to set up an all Bolivian quarter final, as Paco's fellow countryman and 2nd seed Marcelo Vargas beat Alejandro Santos of Venezuela, 15-3, 15-0, to advance to the semis.

In Boy's U14, the only upset was 10th seed Rodrigo Mendoza of Bolivia beating 7th seed Sergio Acuna of Costa Rica, 15-2, 15-9. The other top eight seeds all won their matches.

The quarter finals will be on Thursday, semi-finals 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)

Round of 32

Luciano Garcia (Nicaragua) d. Michael Leduc (Canada), 15-9, 15-4
Alejandro Santos (Venezuela) d. Rodrigo Salgado (Chile), 11-15, 15-8 11-5
Diego Pimentel (Dominican Rep.) d. Marion Pesantez (Ecuador), 15-7, 15-5

Round of 16

1. Adam Manilla (USA) d. Luciano Garcia (Nicaragua), 15-7, 15-12
8. Rodrigo Garay (Mexico) d. 9. Luis Fernando Polo (Colombia), 15-2, 15-5

5. Anthony Schonberger (Canada) d. 12. Junior Rodriguez (Dominican Rep.), 15-14, 15-5
4. Diego Crespo (Bolivia) d. 13. Edwin Galicia (Guatemala), 15-, 15-12

3. Andres Aviles (Costa Rica) d. Alejandro Santos (Venezuela), 15-5, 15-8
6. Eduardo Garay (Mexico) d. 11. Estevan Aldana (Guatemala), 15-2, 15-2

7. Connor Laffey (USA) d. 10. Gabriel Garcia (Costa Rica), 15-11, 15-8
2. Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) d. Diego Pimentel (Dominican Rep.), 15-2, 15-1


1. Adam Manilla (USA) v. 8. Rodrigo Garay (Mexico)
4. Diego Crespo (Bolivia) v. 5. Anthony Schonberger (Canada)

3. Andres Aviles (Costa Rica) v. 6. Eduardo Garay (Mexico)
2. Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) v. 7. Connor Laffey (USA)

Boy's U16 Singles (with seedings)

Round of 32

Diego Silva (Chile) d. Arturo Acevedo (Colombia), 15-4, 15-0
Eliseo Molina (Venezuela) d. Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica), 15-3, 11-15, 11-8
Alejandro Santos (Venezuela) d. Mateo Espinoza (Ecuador), 7-15, 15-14, 11-8

Round of 16

1. Coby Iwaasa (Canada) d. Diego Silva (Chile), 15-3, 15-12
9. Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica) d. 8. Christan Chavez (Ecuador), 15-14, 15-5

5. Jake Birnel (USA) d. 12. Juan Jose Salvatierra (Guatemala), 15-5, 15-13
4. Andree Parrilla (Mexico) d. 13. Sam Bredenbeck (USA), 15-4, 15-3

3. Nicolas Bousquet (Canada) d. Eliseo Molina (Venezuela), 15-3, 15-6
6. Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) d. 11. Hansel Martinez (Guatemala), 15-4, 15-9

10. Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia) d. 7. Felipe Arenas (Colombia), 15-0, 15-2
2. Marcelo Vargas (Bolivia) d. Alejandro Santos (Venezuela), 15-3, 15-0

Quarter finals

1. Coby Iwaasa (Canada) v. 9. Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica)
4. Andree Parrilla (Mexico) v. 5. Jake Birnel (USA)

3. Nicolas Bousquet (Canada) v. 6. Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico)
2. Marcelo Vargas (Bolivia) v. 10. Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia)

Boy's U14 Singles (with seedings)

Round of 16

1. Andres AvendaƱo (Bolivia) - BYE
8. Justus Benson (USA) d. 9. Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador), 15-9, 15-7

5. Juan Francisco Cueva (Ecuador) d. 12. Evan Wargo (USA), 15-0, 15-1
4. Juan Loreto (Mexico) d. 13. Arturo Gonzalez (Colombia), 15-4, 15-2

3. Set Cubillos (Colombia) - BYE
6. Daniel Arevalo (Venezuela) d. 11. Andres Montero (Costa Rica), 15-12, 15-11

10. Rodrigo Mendoza (Bolivia) d. 7. Sergio Acuna (Costa Rica), 15-2, 15-9
2. Cristian Longoria (Mexico) - BYE

Quarter finals

1. Andres AvendaƱo (Bolivia) v. 8. Justus Benson (USA)
4. Juan Loreto (Mexico) v. 5. Juan Francisco Cueva (Ecuador)

3. Set Cubillos (Colombia) v. 6. Daniel Arevalo (Venezuela)
2. Cristian Longoria (Mexico) v. 10. Rodrigo Mendoza (Bolivia)

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