Friday, November 13, 2015

2015 IRF World Juniors Boy's Quarterfinals

Mexico could sweep gold and silver in the boys divisions at the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, as all six of the Mexicans in the quarterfinals on Thursday won their matches in Boy's U14, U16 and U18.

All three Mexican doubles teams are also in the semi-finals in those three divisions.

One of the closest matches of the day involved Canadian Trevor Webb in Boy's U16, as he needed a tie-breaker to defeat Andres Avendaño of Bolivia, 15-3, 10-15, 11-10. Webb almost let the match slip through his hands, as he was up 10-4 in the tiebreaker. Webb failed to score on three match points, and then Avendaño came back and scored six straight points to earn match point of his own.

But Webb hit a winner to end a long rally, and get the serve back. Then another long scramble of a rally ended with Avendaño skipping a shot that gave Webb the victory.

Webb will play top seed a defending champion Cristian Longoria of Mexico in the semi-finals, as Longoria defeated Andres Montero of Costa Rica, 15-2, 15-8.

Daniel Rojas of the USA, the top seed in U18, also won Thursday against Christian Chavez of Ecuador, 15-6, 15-9, and will face Andree Parrilla of Mexico in the semi-finals, as Parrilla defeated Noe Rivera of Bolivia, 15-8, 15-10, in the quarters.

In Boy's U14, the top seed was involved in the closest quarterfinal match, as Gerson Miranda of Bolivia needed a tie-breaker to beat Ari Weissbrot of Chile, 15-14, 9-15, 11-4. He'll be up against Jose Ramos of Mexico in the semis, as Ramos defeated Pablo Freer of Costa Rica, 15-13, 15-5, in the quarters.

In doubles, there were two tie-breakers in Boy's U18, as Canadians Nicolas Bousquet and Tanner Prentice fended off Hanzel Martinez and Juan Salvatierra of Guatemala, 15-10, 5-15, 11-8, and Costa Ricans Alexander Pirie and Jose Ubilla came back against Freddy Godoy & Christian Chavez of Ecuador to win, 14-15, 15-4, 11-3.

Also, in U14, Americans Julian Singh and Mitchell Turner won a close breaker with Julian Homberger and Pablo Freer of Costa Rica, 15-14, 1-15, 11-9.

For a link to live streaming of some of the matches from Santo Domingo beginning Thursday go to the IRF website.

27th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic

Boy's U18 Singles - Quarterfinals

Daniel Rojas (USA) d. Christian Chavez (Ecuador), 15-6, 15-9
Andree Parrilla (Mexico) d. Noe Rivera (Bolivia), 15-8, 15-10

Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) d. Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica), 15-1, 15-0
Nicolas Bousquet (Canada) d. Miguel Orihuela (Bolivia), 15-9, 15-3

Boy's U18 Singles - Semi-finals

Daniel Rojas (USA) v. Andree Parrilla (Mexico)
Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) v. Nicolas Bousquet (Canada)

Boy's U16 Singles - Quarterfinals

Cristian Longoria (Mexico) d. Andres Montero (Costa Rica), 15-2, 15-8
Trevor Webb (Canada) d. Andres Avendaño (Bolivia), 15-3, 10-15, 11-10

Juan Loreto (Mexico) d. Sergio Acuña (Costa Rica), 15-5, 15-11
Set Cubillos (Colombia) d. Luis Sugundo (Bolivia), 15-10, 15-9

Boy's U16 Singles - Semi-finals

Cristian Longoria (Mexico) v. Trevor Webb (Canada)
Juan Loreto (Mexico) v. Set Cubillos (Colombia)

Boy's U14 Singles - Quarterfinals

Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) d. Ari Weissbrot (Chile), 15-14, 9-15, 11-4
Jose Ramos (Mexico) d. Pablo Freer (Costa Rica), 15-13, 15-5

Diego Garcia (Bolivia) d. Akul Ramayani (USA), 15-8, 15-11
Mario Ruiz (Mexico) d. Julian Homberger (Costa Rica), 15-2, 15-9

Boy's U14 Singles - Semi-finals

Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) v. Jose Ramos (Mexico)
Mario Ruiz (Mexico) v. Diego Garcia (Bolivia)

Boy's U18 Doubles - Quarterfinals - Thursday

Erik Garcia & Andree Parrilla (Mexico) - BYE
Nicolas Bousquet & Tanner Prentice (Canada) d. Hanzel Martinez & Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala), 15-10, 5-15, 11-8

Alexander Pirie & Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica) d. Freddy Godoy & Christian Chavez (Ecuador), 14-15, 15-4, 11-3
Sam Bredenbeck & Jake Birnel (USA) d. Rodrigo Carrasco & Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia), 15-3, 15-8

Boy's U18 Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

Erik Garcia & Andree Parrilla (Mexico) v. Nicolas Bousquet & Tanner Prentice (Canada)
Sam Bredenbeck & Jake Birnel (USA) v. Alexander Pirie & Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica)

Boy's U16 Doubles - Quarterfinals - Thursday

Gerardo Franco & Cristian Longoria (Mexico) d. Sergio Ortega & Marco Sarmiento (Honduras), 15-2, 15-2
Sergio Acuña & Andres Montero (Costa Rica) d. Andres Avendaño & Luis Sugundo (Bolivia), 15-13, 15-8

Juan Cueva & Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador) d. Graham Frattinger & Trevor Webb (Canada), 15-10, 15-6
Wayne Antone & Kevin Vazquez (USA) d. Julian Cruz & Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala), 15-3, 15-2

Boy's U16 Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

Gerardo Franco & Cristian Longoria (Mexico) v. Sergio Acuña & Andres Montero (Costa Rica)
Wayne Antone & Kevin Vazquez (USA) v. Juan Cueva & Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador)

Boy's U14 Doubles - Quarterfinals - Thursday

Sebastian Fernandez & Mario Ruiz (Mexico) d. Jose Cardona & Luis Perez (Guatemala), 15-2, 15-0
Diego Garcia & Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) d. Ian Frattinger & Sean Sauvé (Canada), 15-3, 15-1

Juan Flores & Esteban Jano (Ecuador) d. Johan Adasme & Ari Weissbrot (Chile), 11-15, 15-13, 11-3
Julian Singh & Mitchell Turner (USA) d. Julian Homberger & Pablo Freer (Costa Rica), 15-14, 1-15, 11-9

Boy's U14 Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

Sebastian Fernandez & Mario Ruiz (Mexico) v. Diego Garcia & Gerson Miranda (Bolivia)
Juan Flores & Esteban Jano (Ecuador) v. Julian Singh & Mitchell Turner (USA)

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