Thursday, March 5, 2015

Waselenchuk back at #1 in latest IRT rankings

Kane Waselenchuk, winner of six International Racquetball Tour (IRT) events this season, has regained the #1 position in the latest IRT rankings, moving ahead of previous #1 Rocky Carson, a three time winner on tour this season. Waselenchuk had dropped out of the #1 position as a result of missing some events due to injury late last year. He’s occasionally had vestibular issues during his career, and was beset with them late in 2014.

But Waselenchuk’s fully fit now, and has won the last three IRT events. There are three more singles events on the schedule - the Shamrock Shootout (March 12-15), Stockton Pro-Am (April 30-May 3) and ProKennex Tournament of Champions (May 14-17) - along with a doubles event in Long Beach April 9-11.

The rest of the top 10 rankings remain the same. In fact, there isn’t a change until the 17th position, which Tim Landeryou has moved into ahead of Cliff Swain. Also different is Alejandro Herrera’s appearance in the top 20, as he’s now 19th.

The next IRT event is the Shamrock Shootout in Lombard, Illinois March 12-15.

IRT Rankings - March 2, 2015

Rank - Player - Country - Points

1 Kane WASELENCHUK (Canada) 4070
2 Rocky CARSON (USA) 3820
3 Alvaro BELTRAN (Mexico) 2903
4 Daniel DE LA ROSA (Mexico) 2367
5 Ben CROFT (USA) 2232

6 Jose ROJAS (USA) 2158
7 Marco ROJAS (USA) 1593
8 Jansen ALLEN (USA) 1581
9 Charlie PRATT (USA) 1519
10 Tony CARSON (USA) 1378

11 Alejandro LANDA (Mexico) 1135
12 Chris CROWTHER (USA) 1104
13 Jose DIAZ (USA) 871
14 Matthew MAJXNER (USA) 799
15 Danny LAVELY (USA) 654

16 Robert COLLINS (USA) 635
17 Tim LANDERYOU (Canada) 527
18 Cliff SWAIN (USA) 513
19 Alejandro HERRERA (Colombia) 409
20 Dauyong KWON (South Korea) 374

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