Saturday, May 24, 2014

2014 USA Racquetball Championships - Semi-finals

They are down to the finals in the US Team Qualifying divisions at the USA Racquetball (USAR) Nationals in Fullerton, California. On the men's side, Jake Bredenbeck upset top seed Marco Rojas in the semi-finals, 15-14, 11-15, 11-9, while 2nd seed David Horn defeated Jansen Allen, 15-14, 15-6.

Horn is making his second straight appearance in the final, as he lost to Rojas last year.

On the women's side, there's only five (5!) players in the US Team Qualifying Division, and the top seeds will meeting the final.

Number 1 seed Rhonda Rajsich beat Lexi York in one semi-final, 15-12, 15-6, and 2nd seed Janel Tisinger defeated Cheryl Gudinas, 15-12, 15-13, in the other semi-final.

That could mean Gudinas is off the US Team. However, both Rajsich and Tisinger are already on the team (Rajsich as the top American women's pro and Tisinger as one of the US Women's doubles champions - with Aimee Ruiz), so it could be that the winner of the 3rd place match between Gudinas and York would earn a spot on the team.

USAR National Singles Championship
May 21-25, 2014, Fullerton, California

Men's US Team Qualifying

Quarter finals

Marco Rojas d. Adam Manilla, 15-14, 15-11
Jake Bredenbeck d. Thomas Fuhrmann, 15-1, 15-2

Jansen Allen d. Brent Walters, 15-1, 15-8
David Horn d. Jonathan Justice, 15-11, 15-6


Jake Brdenbeck d. Marco Rojas, 15-14, 11-15, 11-9
David Horn d. Jansen Allen, 15-14, 15-6


David Horn v. Jake Brdenbeck

Women's US Team Qualifying

First round

Lexi York d. Laura Brandt, 15-5, 15-9


Rhonda Rajsich d. Lexi York, 15-12, 15-6
Janel Tisinger d. Cheryl Gudinas, 15-12, 15-13


Rhonda Rajsich v. Janel Tisinger

Follow the bouncing ball….

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