Sunday, October 12, 2014

Waselenchuk wins 10th US Open Championship

International Racquetball Tour (IRT) #1 Kane Waselenchuk won his 10th US Open title Sunday, defeating Alvaro Beltran, 11-6, 11-1, 11-6, in the final of the 2014 United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships.

Waselenchuk was in control in game one, although Beltran did get within three at 9-6, before Waselenchuk won 11-6. The control continued in game two, as Waselenchuk won 11-1.

In game three, Waselenchuk took the early lead at 3-0, but Beltran came back and went in the lead at 4-3. Then he turned his left ankle, and had to take an injury timeout.

Nevertheless, Beltran kept scoring points, as he extended his lead to 6-3. However, Waselenchuk responded, scoring eight unanswered points including two flat roll pinch shots. And when his first match point opportunity came, Waselenchuk took it with a forehand winner.

2014 United Healthcare US Open
Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 12, 2014

IRT Singles Final

1 Kane Waselenchuk d. 3 Alvaro Beltran, 11-6, 11-1, 11-6

Follow the bouncing ball….

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