Thursday, April 17, 2014

PARC XXVII Pan Am Championships - Men's doubles quarterfinals

The seedings have held in the men's doubles quarterfinals at the XXVII Pan American Racquetball Championships in Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Mexico and the USA remain on track for a showdown in the final.

Mexicans Daniel De La Rosa and Edson Martinez, the #1 seeds, defeated Costa Ricans Joaquin Solera and Pablo Sauma in two straight games, 15-12, 15-3.

They will face Bolivian fourth seeds Ricardo Monroy and Roland Keller of Bolivia, as they beat Canadians Tim Landeryou and Pedro Castro in the quarters, 15-13, 15-12.

On the bottom of the draw, there were two tie-breakers. Americans Jose Rojas and David Horn needed a tie-breaker to fend off the young team of Guatemalans Pedro Manolo Sandoval and Edwin Garcia, 10-15, 15-6, 11-6, and Argentines Daniel Maggi and Shai Mazuri beat Colombians Sebastian Franco and Alejandro Herrera, 15-13, 7-15, 11-6.

None of the remaining players have won the Pan Am Championship in doubles, although Daniel La Rosa won the singles title in 2011. If De La Rosa wins the doubles title, then he'll join Canadian Mike Green, American Bill Sell, Mexican Polo Gutierrez and Monroy as players to win Pan American Championships in both singles and doubles.

The semi-finals will be 4 PM Friday and will be live via the IRT Network.

XXVII Pan American Racquetball Championships
Santa Cruz, Bolivia - April 12-19, 2014

Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals

Daniel De La Rosa & Edson Martinez (Mexico) d. Joaquin Solera & Pablo Sauma (Costa Rica), 15-12, 15-3
Ricardo Monroy & Roland Keller (Bolivia) d. Tim Landeryou & Pedro Castro (Canada), 15-13, 15-12

Daniel Maggi & Shai Mazuri (Argentina) d. Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera (Colombia), 15-13, 7-15, 11-6
Jose Rojas & David Horn (USA) d. Pedro Manolo Sandoval & Edwin Garcia (Guatemala), 10-15, 15-6, 11-6

Men's Doubles - Semi-finals

Daniel De La Rosa & Edson Martinez (Mexico) v. Ricardo Monroy & Roland Keller (Bolivia)
Jose Rojas & David Horn (USA) v. Daniel Maggi & Shai Mazuri (Argentina)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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