Sunday, September 28, 2014

Waselenchuk wins 15th Annual Ghost of Georgetown

Kane Waselenchuk had a dominant day, and defeated Rocky Carson in three games, 11-5, 11-2, 11-2, to win the 15th Annual Ghost of Georgetown International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event in Overland Park, Kansas. But could it have been different?

Waselenchuk served first in game one, and Carson forced him to skip a shot. Carson then attempted to hit a lob Z serve to the right side - Waselenchuk's backhand, which is a serve that we've not seen Carson use against Waselenchuk.

Perhaps it's not a serve Carson has practiced much, as he tried it on both first and second serve, and hit it short both times for a double fault. Carson never tried that serve again in the match. It's hard say that the turning point of a match happened before even one point was scored, but maybe that happened today.

It was 5-0 for Waselenchuk before Carson got to serve again.

Waselenchuk ran the score to 9-1, and closed it out at 11-5. Carson didn't get five points in the next two games, as Waselenchuk was in complete control.

There weren't many aces by Waselenchuk, but several service winners and serve, return, kill rallies.

Waselenchuk, the IRT's #1 player, and the rest of the IRT players, will be in Minneapolis next month for the US Open Racquetball Championships October 8-12. He'll be trying to win his 10th US Open title; his 9 titles are already a record. If Waselenchuk wins this year, he'll have won over half of the men's US Open titles, as the event is in its 19th year.

It'd be foolish to bet against him.

15th Annual Ghost of Georgetown
Overland Park, Kansas


Kane Waselenchuk d. Rocky Carson, 11-5, 11-2, 11-2

Follow the bouncing ball….

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