Wednesday, October 22, 2014

26th IRF World Junior Championships - Boy's Draws

The 26th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships have been going on in Cali, Colombia this week, and they are down to the elimination rounds after three days of group play that began on Sunday.

Perhaps the biggest news on the boy's side is that last year's U18 champion, Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia), lost in the group stage, so he is not the top seed in the elimination draw.

Coby Iwaasa of Canada beat Moscoso in a dramatic match Monday highlighted by downpour with thunder and lightning that closed the other courts due to water leaking onto them. Thus, everyone was watching Iwaasa and Moscoso go at it. Moscoso took game one, but then Iwaasa came back and took games two and three, winning the match 4-15, 15-7, 11-4, and claiming the top spot for the elimination round.

In fact the top four seeds in U18 are from four different countries: Adam Manilla (USA), Andres Acuna (Costa Rica), Francisco Mar (Mexico) and Iwaasa.

The elimination rounds begin Wednesday with the quarter finals on Thursday, semi-finals on Friday and finals on Saturday.

There will be live streaming of the semi-finals and finals from Cali via the IRF Network.

26th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Cali, Colombia

Boy's U18 Singles

Coby Iwaasa (Canada) v. Rodrigo Salgado (Chile)
Connor Laffey (USA) v. Nicolas Bousquet (Canada)

Mario Mercado (Bolivia) v. Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala)
Adam Manilla (USA) v. Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador)

Andres Acuna (Costa Rica) v. Connor Culhane (Japan)
Eduardo Garay (Mexico) v. Andres Aviles (Costa Rica)

Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) v. Hanzel Martinez (Guatemala)
Francisco Mar (Mexico) v. Mateo Espinoza (Ecuador)

Boy's U16 Singles

Cristian Longoria (Mexico) - BYE
Juan Francisco Cueva (Ecuador) v. Graham Frattinger

Trevor Webb (Canada) - BYE
Set Cubillos (Colombia) - BYE

Mauro Rojas (USA) - BYE
Danny Perdomo (Dominican Republic) - BYE

Wayne Antone (USA) v. Javier Martinez (Guatemala)
Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia) - BYE

Alejandro Almada (Mexico) - BYE
Richie Soto (Dominican Republic) v. Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala)

Darragh O'Donoghue (Ireland) - BYE
Cristhian Mina (Bolivia) - BYE

Christian Chavez (Ecuador) - BYE
Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica) - BYE

Felipe Arenas (Colombia) v. James Ryan (Ireland)
Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica) - BYE

Boy's U14 Singles

Eduardo Portillo (Mexico) - BYE
Julian Cruz (Guatemala) v. Pedro Reyes (Ecuador)

Akul Ramayani (USA) - BYE
Julian Homberger (Costa Rica) - BYE

Jordan Barth (USA) - BYE
Nicolas Zhindon (Ecuador) - BYE

Johan Adasme (Chile) v. Santiago Apa Placenti (Argentina)

Sergio Ortega & Marco Sarmiento (Honduras)
Fernando Ruiz (Bolivia) - BYE

Mario Ruiz (Mexico) - BYE
Sergio Ortega (Honduras) v. Allan De Leon (Panama)

Chris Culhane (Canada) - BYE
Marco Sarmiento (Honduras) - BYE

Javier Martinez (Guatemala) - BYE
Andres Montero (Costa Rica) - BYE

Camilo Sabogal (Colombia) v. Simon Comeau (Canada)
Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) - BYE

Boy's U18 Doubles

Erik Garcia & Francisco Mar (Mexico) - BYE
Andres Aviles & Pablo Sauma (Costa Rica) v. Nicolas Bousquet & Coby Iwaasa (Canada)

Conrado Moscoso & Mario Mercado (Bolivia) v. Hanzel Martinez & Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala)
Sawyer Lloyd & Adam Manilla (USA) v. Mateo Espinoza & Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador)

Boy's U16 Doubles

Jordy Alonso & Cristian Longoria (Mexico) - BYE
Manuel Diaz & Richie Soto (Dominican Republic) v. Graham Frattinger & Trevor Webb (Canada)

Christian Chavez & Juan Francisco Cueva (Ecuador) - BYE
Darragh O'Donoghue & James Ryan (Ireland) - BYE

Jordan Barth & Justus Benson (USA) - BYE
Gonzalo Paco & Marco Zambrana (Bolivia) - BYE

Set Cubillos & Felipe Arenas (Colombia) - BYE
Alexander Pirie & Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica) - BYE

Boy's U14 Doubles

Santiago Garcia & Eduardo Portillo (Mexico) - BYE
Johan Adasme & Ari Weissbrot (Chile) v. Sergio Ortega & Marco Sarmiento (Honduras)

Pedro Reyes & Nicolas Zhindon (Ecuador) - BYE
Simon Comeau & Chris Culhane (Canada) - BYE

Julian Homberger & Andres Montero (Costa Rica) - BYE
Ricardo Diaz & Dane Elkins (USA) - BYE

Julian Cruz & Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala) - BYE
David Cordoba & Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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