Friday, May 22, 2015

USA Racquetball National Singles Championships - First Rounds

There's only been one small upset so far in the US Team Qualifying divisions at the USA Racquetball (USAR) Nationals in Denver, Colorado. That came in the 8/9 match, as 9th seed Jeff Stark defeated 8th seed Brad Schopieray, 15-11, 15-8. Stark will play top seed Jake Bredenbeck in the quarterfinals, as Bredenbeck defeated Joel Barshaw, 15-0, 15-9, in the Round of 16.

The winner of Bredenbeck-Stark will play the winner of Jansen Allen and Adam Manilla. Allan defeated Nicholas Riffel, 15-5, 15-7, and Manilla beat Brent Walters, 15-3, 15-7, in the 16s.

There are two doubles partner showdowns on the bottom half of the men's draw, as Marco Rojas is playing Jose Diaz and David Horn is up against Anthony Herrera.

The Women's US Team Qualifying Division has had no upsets so far. Top seed Rhonda Rajsich defeated Jennifer Dering, 15-1, 15-1, and will play T. J. Baumbaugh in the semi-finals, as Baumbaugh beat Mary Kirchoff, 7-15, 15-13, 11-1.

In the other semi-final, it will be Kimberly Thomas versus Cheryl Gudinas, as Thomas defeated Briana Jacquet, 15-6, 15-2, in one quarter and Gudinas beat Hannah Shnurman, 15-3, 15-5, in the other quarter.

USAR National Singles Championship
May 20-24, 2015, Denver, Colorado

Men's US Team Qualifying

First Round

Joel Barshaw d. Jeremy McGlothin, 15-7, 15-6
Jordan Walters d. Jeremy Best, 15-12, 14-15, 11-6
Robert Hemphill d. Tyler Thielen, 15-7, 15-8

Round of 16

Jake Bredenbeck d. Joel Barshaw, 15-0, 15-9
Jeff Stark d. Brad Schopieray, 15-11, 15-8

Adam Manilla d. Brent Walters, 15-3, 15-7
Jansen Allen d. Nicholas Riffel, 15-5, 15-7

Marco Rojas d. Jordan Walters, 15-6, 15-7
Jose Diaz d. Thomas Carter, 15-6, 15-4

Anthony Herrera d. Bradly Rogers, 15-5, 15-6
David Horn d. Robert Hemphill, 15-5, 15-7


Jake Bredenbeck v. Jeff Stark
Jansen Allen v. Adam Manilla

Marco Rojas v. Jose Diaz
David Horn v. Anthony Herrera

Women's US Team Qualifying


Rhonda Rajsich d. Jennifer Dering, 15-1, 15-1
T. J. Baumbaugh d. Mary Kirchoff, 7-15, 15-13, 11-1

Kimberly Thomas d. Briana Jacquet, 15-6, 15-2
Cheryl Gudinas d. Hannah Shnurman, 15-3, 15-5


Rhonda Rajsich v. T. J. Baumbaugh
Cheryl Gudinas v. Kimberly Thomas

Follow the bouncing ball….

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