Saturday, October 31, 2015

Carson & Beltran to meet in final of Galaxy Custom Printing IRT Atlanta Pro-Am

Rocky Carson and Alvaro Beltran will face off in the final of the Galaxy Custom Printing International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Pro-Am in Lilburn, Georgia on Sunday. Carson has won at least one Tier event in 5 consecutive IRT seasons, and a win Sunday will extend that streak to six.

For his part, Beltran will be trying to win his second IRT Tier 1 event in his long career.

It was almost not to be for Beltran, as he was forced into a tie-breaker by Daniel De La Rosa in their semi-final match after Beltran won the first two games. Then in the breaker, De La Rosa was up 6-1. Thus, it looked unlikely that Beltran would be able to comeback.

However, the veteran, and former International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Champion, came back and defeated De La Rosa in five games, 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 2-11, 12-10.

Carson had a much easier time of it, as he beat Jose Rojas in three straight games, none of which were close with the final score line of 11-4, 11-1, 11-5.

On the IRT, Carson holds a small advantage over Beltran in their careers, as in 40 matches Carson has won 21 times and Beltran 19. With two evenly matched players, it could go either way on Sunday.

The final is noon ET on Sunday, and you can watch them live via the IRT Network.

2015 Galaxy Custom Printing - Atlanta Pro-Am, October 29-November 1
Lilburn, Georgia

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rocky Carson v. 4) Jose Rojas, 11-4, 11-1, 11-5
2) Alvaro Beltran v. 3) Daniel De La Rosa, 11-7, 11-8, 5-11, 2-11, 12-10

Final - Sunday

1) Rocky Carson v. 2) Alvaro Beltran

Follow the bouncing ball….

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