Thursday, January 22, 2015

2015 IRT Lewis 37th Annual Pro-Am Preview

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) is playing the second of back-to-back events this weekend with the 2015 Lewis 37th Annual Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. The draw is small with just 21 players, but they will also be playing doubles, which will give added interest to the event.

A few Canadian players have made the trip down to Sioux Falls, including Canadian National Team member Tim Landeryou, who could play Alvaro Beltran in the Round of 16.

Also in the draw is left-hander Thomas Fuhrmann, USA National Team member at the 2014 World Championships, where he played doubles with Ben Croft. If Fuhrmann wins his preliminary round match against Canadian junior Tanner Prentice, he'll play 2nd seed Kane Waselenchuk in the Round of 16, which would be a rare battle of lefties.

The IRT Network will carry the action live over the web, but we're not sure when they are going to start. The first Round of 16 matches begin 5:15 PM CST Friday. The quarterfinal and semi-final rounds will both be played on Saturday with the final on Sunday.

2015 Lewis 37th Annual Pro-Am - Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Preliminary Round

Q8: Lee Connell v. Troy Vanbemmelen
Q1: Charlie Pratt - BYE

Q4: Matthew Majxner v. Brian Pineda
Q5: Robert Collins v. Chris Exner

Q6: Tim Landeryou v. Justin Johnson
Q3: Jose Diaz - BYE

Q2: Alejandro Landa - BYE
Q7: Thomas Fuhrmann v. Tanner Prentice

Main Draw of 16
(with seeding)

1 Rocky Carson v. Q8
8 Marco Rojas v. Charlie Pratt

5 Jose Rojas v. Q4
4 Daniel De La Rosa v. Q5

3 Alvaro Beltran v. Q6
6 Ben Croft v. Jose Diaz

7 Jansen Allen v. Alejandro Landa
2 Kane Waselenchuk v. Q7

Pro Doubles - Quarterfinals

1 Ben Croft & Kane Waselenchuk - BYE
4 Jose Diaz & Marco Rojas v. 5 Alejandro Landa & Charlie Pratt

3 Jansen Allen & Jose Rojas - BYE
2 Alvaro Beltran & Rocky Carson - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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