Friday, May 15, 2015

Iwaasa defeated Rojas to advance to quarterfinals at Pro Kennex IRT Tournament of Champions

Two upsets in the Round of 16 at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Pro Kennex Tournament of Champions in Portland, Oregon, and one big one, as Coby Iwaasa defeated 5th seed Jose Rojas in three straight games, 11-5, 11-6, 12-10, to reach the quarterfinals for the first time in his career. Iwaasa will face Daniel De La Rosa in the quarters, a player that he's taken to five games twice.

De La Rosa defeated Felipe Camacho in the 16s, 11-5, 11-7, 12-10, to advance to the quarters.

The other upset was not as dramatic, as Tony Carson, seeded 9th, defeated 8th seed Charlie Pratt, 10-12, 12-10, 11-0, 11-5. The win sets up a Carson-Carson quarterfinal, as Rocky Carson, the IRT's #1 player beat Adam Manilla, 11-2, 11-3, 12-10, in the 16s. Rocky and Tony are not related, and in the "non-family" rivalry, Rocky holds the upper hand with 11 wins to none for Tony.

The IRT Network will broadcast the quarterfinals starting at 5 PM PDT Friday. Note that the semi-finals will be Saturday at 11 AM and noon with the final Saturday night at 7:00 PM PDT.

2015 Pro Kennex Tournament of Champions
Portland, Oregon

Round of 16

Rocky Carson d. Adam Manilla, 11-2, 11-3 12-10
Tony Carson d. Charlie Pratt, 10-12, 12-10, 11-0, 11-5

Coby Iwaasa d. Jose Rojas, 11-5, 11-6, 12-10
Daniel De La Rosa d. Felipe Camacho, 11-5, 11-7, 12-10

Alvaro Beltran d. Andree Parrilla, 11-4, 11-4, 6-11, 11-7
Jansen Allen d. Tim Landeryou, 11-0, 11-1, 11-1

Marco Rojas d. Robert Collins, 11-2, 11-6, 11-3
Kane Waselenchuk d. Jordy Alonso, 11-1, 11-3, 11-0


Rocky Carson v. Tony Carson - 6 PM PDT
Daniel De La Rosa v. Coby Iwaasa - 8 PM PDT

Alvaro Beltran v. Jansen Allen - 7 PM PDT
Kane Waselenchuk v. Marco Rojas - 5 PM PDT

Follow the bouncing ball....

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