Sunday, November 22, 2015

Bredenbeck wins 2015 WRT Kitsap Splat

Jake Bredenbeck won the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Kitsap Splat in Bremerton, Washington, Saturday by defeating Alejandro Cardona in two straight games, 15-14, 15-11. Cardona had won the last four WRT events, including three wins against Bredenbeck in the final.

Afterwards, Bredenbeck said it “feels good to get the win,” especially so as Cardona had beaten him so often lately.

Bredenbeck was 10-5 in game one, when Cardona called a timeout. That break lead to a six unanswered points, and a 11-10 lead for Cardona. From there it was back and forth.

Cardona reached 14 first, leading 14-12, and it was Bredenbeck’s turn to call a timeout. Again that break shifted momentum, as Bredenbeck got the serve back with a forehand pinch shot. He tied it at 14-14 with an ace drive serve to the left side, and then Bredenbeck won it with a forehand killshot down the line.

Game two was close the whole way, but Bredenbeck led the whole way after they were tied at 3-3. After that, the closest Cardona got was when he trailed 7-6. Bredenbeck got to match point at 14-11, but it took three tries to finish it off. The end came when Bredenbeck drove serve to the left side, and Cardona’s return was a backhand shot that took a big skip as he hit it into the floor almost immediately after making contact with the ball.

The Monterrey Open will be next WRT event. It’s scheduled for December 3-6 in Monterrey, Mexico.

2015 WRT Kitsap Splat, November 20-22
Bremerton, Washington

Singles - Final

2) Jake Bredenbeck d. 1) Alejandro Cardona, 15-14, 15-11

Singles - Semi-finals

1) Alejandro Cardona d. 4) Andree Parrilla, 15-7, 15-12
2) Jake Bredenbeck d. 6) Jaime Martell, 14-15, 15-1, 11-5

Doubles - Semi-finals

1) Alejandro Cardona & Jaime Martell d. 4) Gerardo Franco & Anthony Herrera, 8-15, 15-5, 11-10
2) David Horn & Andree Parrilla d. 3) Jake Bredenbeck & Sebastian Franco, forfeit

Doubles - Final

1) Alejandro Cardona & Jaime Martell d. 2) David Horn & Andree Parrilla, forfeit

Follow the bouncing ball….

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