Monday, July 14, 2014

WOR Championships - Carson, Tisinger, Key & Key, Swain & Tucker win

The World Outdoor Racquetball (WOR) Championships happened in Huntington Beach, California on the weekend, and there were some surprising results. But it was no surprise that Rocky Carson won Men's Singles defeating Josh Tucker in the final, 15-8, 15-12.

Carson defeated Daniel De La Rosa in one semi-final, 15-7, 12-15, 11-7, while Tucker beat Charlie Pratt in the other, 15-14, 10-15, 11-7.

Janel Tisinger won Women's Singles, which also wasn't a surprise, as she's been an outdoor champion before. Nevertheless, Tisinger defeated another former WOR champion Rhonda Rajsich in the final, 15-13, 15-7.

In the semi-finals, Tisinger beat Sofia Rascon, 15-7, 15-4, and Rajsich beat Michelle Key, 12-15, 15-14, 11-3.

However, Key and her sister Danielle were one of the surprises in Huntington Beach, as they won Women's Doubles beating Rajsich and Martha McDonald in the final, 15-12, 15-14. They were the 5th seeds, and upset the #1 seeds Tisinger and Aimee Ruiz in the semi-finals, 15-3, 15-12.

In the other semi-final, 2nd seeds Rajsich and McDonald defeated Kris Kaskawal and Mary Schoumaker, 15-5, 15-2.

While Women's Doubles went to a young team in the Key sisters, Men's Doubles was won by veterans Tucker and Cliff Swain. Tucker and Swain, seeded 9th in the draw, defeated 6th seeds Craig Lane and Scott Davis in the final, 15-5, 15-0.

Tucker and Swain beat 5th seeds Carson and Jose Rojas in the semi-finals, 15-10, 15-8, with Lane and Davis defeating 10th seeds Ben Croft and Rod Frontino, 15-9, 15-14.

Tisinger and Greg Solis won the Mixed Open Doubles title defeating Ruiz and Rojas, 15-5, 15-3, in the final. In the semi-finals, Tisinger and Solis beat Key and De La Rosa, 10-15, 15-12, 11-2, and Ruiz and Rojas defeated Kaskawal and Gabriel Medina, 15-12, 11-15, 11-8.

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