Friday, December 13, 2013

IRT New Jersey Open - No upsets in Round of 16

All the higher seeds are through to the quarter finals of the New Jersey Open in Warren, NJ, this weekend's International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Tier 1 event. But 3rd seed Alvaro Beltran had to battle back from two game deficit against 14th seed Charlie Pratt to win in five games, 1-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-3, 11-4.

It was the third time Beltran and Pratt had played a five game match, and the previous two were won by Pratt, including a US Open match in 2011, when Pratt was down 0-2 and came back to win.

Beltran's win puts him against Daniel De La Rosa for the fifth tournament in a little over a month. Beltran's won all four previous matches, but the last one was a five gamer at the Lou Bradley Memorial in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin last weekend.

In other action, top seed and IRT #1 Rocky Carson easily beat Fernando Rios, 11-2, 11-0, 11-4, and second seed and IRT #2 Kane Waselenchuk needed only 18 minutes to defeat Matthew Majxner, 11-2, 11-0, 11-0.

Carson will play Jansen Allen in the quarter finals, while Waselenchuk faces off with Tony Carson (no relation to Rocky Carson).

Matches from New Jersey can be viewed over the web via the IRT Network. Note that the final will be Saturday night at 7 PM EST.

2013 New Jersey Open
Warren, New Jersey

Round of 16

Rocky Carson d. Fernando Rios, 11-2, 11-0, 11-4
Jansen Allen d. Marco Rojas, 6-11, 11-5, 11-6, 11-7

Chris Crowther d. Alex Ackermann
Jose Rojas d. Mauricio Zelada, 11-7, 11-5, 11-4

Alvaro Beltran d. Charlie Pratt, 1-11, 5-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-4
Daniel De La Rosa d. Andy Hawthorne

Tony Carson d. Jose Diaz, 11-5, 11-2, 7-11, 11-8
Kane Waselenchuk d. Matthew Majxner, 11-2, 11-0, 11-0

Quarter finals

Rocky Carson v. Jansen Allen
Jose Rojas v. Chris Crowther

Alvaro Beltran v. Daniel De La Rosa
Kane Waselenchuk v. Tony Carson

Follow the bouncing ball….

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