Friday, November 7, 2014

Top four seeds into semi-finals at Red Swain Shootout

The top four seeds are through to the semi-finals of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Red Swain Shootout in Davison, Michigan, but none of them won their respective quarterfinal match in three straight games. In fact, three of the top four lost the first game of their quarterfinal.

Only 4th seed Daniel De La Rosa won the first game of his quarterfinal match, but he still needed five games to defeat former IRT #1 Cliff Swain, 11-3, 7-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5.

The win puts De La Rosa in the semi-finals against top seed Rocky Carson, who also needed five games to win his quarterfinal match against Marco Rojas, 9-11, 11-8, 11-2, 7-11, 11-1.

Third seed Jose Rojas, Marco's brother, and sixth seed Ben Croft also went tie-breaker with Rojas coming out on top, 7-11, 11-3, 10-12, 11-3, 11-6.

Finally, second seed and the Red Swain defending champion Alvaro Beltran dropped the first game of his match against Tony Carson, but then won the next three games to take the match, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-2.

The Red Swain semi-finals are set for 10:30 AM and noon on Saturday with the final at 7 PM Saturday night. The IRT Network will have all of Saturday's action live from Davison.

Red Swain Shootout
Davison, Michigan - November 6-9, 2014

Quarterfinals (with seeding)

1. Rocky Carson d. 8. Marco Rojas, 9-11, 11-8, 11-2, 7-11, 11-1
4. Daniel De La Rosa d. Cliff Swain, 11-3, 7-11, 11-3, 8-11, 11-5

3. Jose Rojas d. 6. Ben Croft, 7-11, 11-3, 10-12, 11-3, 11-6
2. Alvaro Beltran d. 7. Tony Carson, 4-11, 11-6, 11-6, 11-2

Semi-finals (with seeding)

1. Rocky Carson v. 4. Daniel De La Rosa
2. Alvaro Beltran v. 3. Jose Rojas

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