Friday, October 9, 2015

2015 US Open IRT Quarterfinals

Ten time US Open champion and seven time defending champion Kane Waselenchuk continued his mission for #11 Friday at the United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships, as he defeated Jansen Allen, 11-3, 11-1, 11-1, in the quarterfinals. Waselenchuk will now face Alvaro Beltran in the semi-finals Saturday. Beltran beat Anthony Herrera in the quarterfinals, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8.

Daniel De La Rosa - the 4th ranked player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) - has reached the semi-finals of United Healthcare US Open Racquetball Championships for the first time in his career after defeating 5th seed Jose Rojas, 11-2, 11-4, 11-5, in the quarterfinals Friday in Minneapolis.

The win, which came Rojas's fourth straight US Open quarterfinal appearance, avenged a loss to Rojas last month in Kansas.

Afterwards, De La Rosa said he felt "I'm ready for this" last night, and that he'd been working on his mental preparation. "I don't have anything to lose."

All the top four seeds made the semi-finals, and all did so in three straight games, which suggests that they are cut above the rest of the field.

Play will streamed live via the IRT Network.

2015 United Healthcare US Open - IRT Draw
Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 7-11, 2015

Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rocky Carson d. 8) Marco Rojas, 11-4, 11-9, 11-5
4) Daniel De La Rosa d. 5) Jose Rojas, 11-2, 11-4, 11-5

3) Alvaro Beltran d. Anthony Herrera, 11-7, 11-8, 11-8
2) Kane Waselenchuk d. 7) Jansen Allen, 11-3, 11-1, 11-1

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rocky Carson v. 4) Daniel De La Rosa - 2:00 PM CDT
2) Kane Waselenchuk v. 3) Alvaro Beltran - 11:00 AM CDT

Follow the bouncing ball….

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