Thursday, December 11, 2014

Qualifying results from IRT New Jersey Open

No real surprises from the qualifying rounds of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) New Jersey Open in Warren, New Jersey, but some close matches, including Jose Diaz with a four game win over Joseph Palazzo, 11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-7. Diaz will play Ben Croft in the Round of 16 on Friday.

Coby Iwaasa also needed four games to defeat Sebastian Franco, 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3. But Jose Daniel Ugalde beat Tim Landeryou in three straight games, 12-10, 11-4, 11-4. Iwaasa will play Rocky Carson and Ugalde Jose Rojas on Friday.

Jake Bredenbeck got out of the all-American bracket of the draw, although his win over Danny Lavely was by default. Nonetheless, Bredenbeck will face Jansen Allen in the 16s.

The IRT Network should have action live from Warren beginning with Round of 16 from 10 AM EST Friday morning.

New Jersey Open
Warren, New Jersey - December 11-13, 2014

Qualifying Round 1

Jonathan Clay d. Mitch Posner, 11-0, 11-4, 11-8
Jake Bredenbeck d. Jeremy Best, 11-7, 11-6, 11-2
Fernando Rios d. Toby Devore, forfeit

Jose Daniel Alvarez d. Abraham Cardenas, 11-9, 11-2, 12-10
Joseph Palazzo d. Sean Klingaman, 11-3, 11-5, 11-7

Qualifying Round 2

Q8: Coby Iwaasa d. Sebastian Franco, 11-4, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3
Q1: Alejandro Landa v. Jonathan Clay, 11-6, 11-1, 11-0

Q4: Jake Bredenbeck d. Danny Lavely, forfeit
Q5: Fernando Rios d. Robert Collins, 11-6, 11-2, 11- 1

Q6: Jose Daniel Ugalde d. Tim Landeryou, 12-10, 11-4, 11-4
Q3: Jose Daniel Alvarez d. Matthew Majxner, forfeit

Q2: Jose Diaz d. Joseph Palazzo, 11-9, 13-11, 9-11, 11-7
Q7: Mauricio Zelada d. Thomas Carter, 11-3, 11-9, 11-4

Round of 16 - Friday (with seeding)

1. Rocky Carson v. Coby Iwaasa
8. Marco Rojas v. Alejandro Landa

5. Jansen Allen v. Jake Bredenbeck
4. Daniel De La Rosa v. Fernando Rios

3. Jose Rojas v. Jose Daniel Ugalde
6. Charlie Pratt v. Jose Daniel Alvarez

7. Ben Croft v. Jose Diaz
2. Alvaro Beltran v. Mauricio Zelada

Follow the bouncing ball…

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