Thursday, October 9, 2014

2014 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships - IRT Doubles

David Horn and Andree Parrilla almost caused a big upset in International Racquetball Tour (IRT) doubles, as they took the first game from Marco Rojas and Jose Diaz at the 2014 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships in Minneapolis. However, Rojas and Diaz recovered and pulled out the victory in a tie-breaker - their second in as many matches, 9-15, 15-5, 11-8.

Jansen Allen and Tony Carson won in two straight games against the young team of Jake Bredenbeck and Taylor Knoth, 15-12, 15-9. Also, Charlie Pratt and Sebastian Franco beat Felipe Camacho and Thomas Carter in two games, 15-10, 15-12.

Diaz and Rojas led all the way in the tie-breaker, but it was close though never tied after 2-2. However, after being down 9-6, Horn and Parrilla got the serve back off Parrilla's overhead reverse pinch to the left corner. Then a Horn forehand got them to 7-9, and Diaz was hit by the ball, even though it passed by Horn, to make it 8-9.

However, they lost serve on a no hinder call.

With the serve back, Rojas hit a winning pinch shot to get them match point. But on their first match point, Diaz skipped a forehand set up. However, that was only half down, and with their second service Diaz made up for his error with a flat down the line forehand kill shot.

Diaz and Rojas will play Alvaro Beltran and Rocky Carson in the quarterfinals later today.

2014 United Healthcare US Open
Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 8-12, 2014
IRT Doubles Draw

Qualifying Round 3 - Thursday


Q1: Jansen Allen & Tony Carson d. Jake Bredenbeck & Taylor Knoth, 15-12, 15-9
Q4: Mike Green & Clif Swain d. Pablo Kurzbard & Jose Daniel Ugalde, 15-10, 15-12

Q3: Charlie Pratt & Sebastian Franco d. Felipe Camacho & Thomas Carter, 15-10, 15-12
Q2: Jose Diaz & Marco Rojas d. David Horn & Andree Parrilla, 9-15, 15-5, 11-8

Quarterfinals - Thursday

Ben Croft & Kane Waselenchuk v. Mike Green & Cliff Swain
Chris Crowther & Alejandro Landa v. Jansen Allen & Tony Carson

Alvaro Beltran & Rocky Carson v. Jose Diaz & Marco Rojas
Daniel De La Rosa & Jose Rojas v. Charlie Pratt & Sebastian Franco

Follow the bouncing ball….

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