Wednesday, November 11, 2015

2015 IRF World Juniors - Boy's Results

There are some funny things about International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships, which are going on now in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. One of them is that Bolivians will show up who you've never heard of before, and win, beating people you had heard of before.

So it was Wednesday in Boy's U18, as Bolivian Noe Rivera defeated Set Cubillos of Colombia, 15-12, 15-11, in the Round of 16. Rivera's team-mate, Miguel Orihuela also won, beating Jose Ubilla of Costa Rica, 9-15, 15-7, 11-0.

Another funny thing about World Juniors is that players playing two singles divisions can win in their older age division but lose in their younger age division.

So it was with American Daniel Rojas, who's also known as Mauro Rojas, as he won his match in U18, defeating Freddy Godoy of Ecuador, 15-4, 15-3, but lost in U16 to Trevor Webb of Canada, 3-15, 15-10, 11-3.

Rojas was cruising in the first game with a solid power player game. But in game two, Webb started to move him around with jam serves and following them up with crisp down the line shots.

In the breaker, Rojas got the first point, but didn't score again until Webb was on match point at 10-1. After Rojas scored two points, Webb got the serve back with a backhand cross court return. He then won the match with a good forehand pinch shot with Rojas on the right side. Rojas dove for it, but couldn't get his racquet on it.

Andree Parrilla of Mexico, who we think is one of the favourites in U18, continues to be challenged this week, and today the challenge came from Sam Bredenbeck of the USA, who took the first game from Parrilla, 15-8.

But Parrilla responded with a strong second game, winning 15-1, for force a tie-breaker.

In the breaker, Parrilla goes up early at 4-1. But Bredenbeck comes back, and takes the lead at 5-4 and again at 6-5 off a drive serve ace to the left side, Parrilla's backhand.

But Parrilla got the serve back, and scored four points to make it 9-6. A backhand serve return got Bredenbeck the serve back, and he called a timeout.

Bredenbeck made it 9-7 after play resumed, as Parrilla whiffed on a ball out of the back right corner.

However, Parrilla got the serve back on the next rally, and then won it on the two ensuing rallies, as he hit a forehand down the line for the 10th points and then a backhand down the line for eleventh, making the final score 8-15, 15-1, 11-7.

Only one boy's doubles match was played Wednesday. South Koreans Gun Hee Lee and Yoon Jun Ha, who had a dramatic tie-breaker win over Costa Ricans Sergio Acuña and Andres Montero in their last group stage match on Tuesday, lost to Hondurans Sergio Ortega and Marco Sarmiento, 15-13, 15-5.

Ortega and Sarmiento will play top seeds Gerardo Franco and Cristian Longoria of Mexico in the quarterfinals on Thursday.

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 - Round of 32

Daniel Rojas (USA) - BYE
Freddy Godoy (Ecuador) d. John Maisonet (Puerto Rico), 10-15, 15-3, 11-2

Hanzel Martinez (Guatemala) - BYE
Christian Chavez (Ecuador) - BYE

Andree Parrilla (Mexico) - BYE
Sam Bredenbeck (USA) - BYE

Noe Rivera (Bolivia) - BYE
Set Cubillos (Colombia) - BYE

Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) - BYE
Tanner Prentice (Canada) - BYE

Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala) - BYE
Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica) - BYE

Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica) - BYE
Miguel Orihuela (Bolivia) - BYE

Stevie Quinn (Ireland) d. Carlos Medrano (Honduras), 15-13, 15-3
Nicolas Bousquet (Canada) - BYE

Boy's U18 Singles - Round of 16

Daniel Rojas (USA) d. Freddy Godoy (Ecuador), 15-4, 15-3
Christian Chavez (Ecuador) d. Hanzel Martinez (Guatemala), 151-5, 15-7

Andree Parrilla (Mexico) d. Sam Bredenbeck (USA), 8-15, 15-1, 11-7
Noe Rivera (Bolivia) d. Set Cubillos (Colombia), 15-12, 15-11

Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) d. Tanner Prentice (Canada), 15-3, 15-1
Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica) d. Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala), 15-8, 15-11

Miguel Orihuela (Bolivia) d. Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica), 9-15, 15-7, 11-0
Nicolas Bousquet (Canada) d. Stevie Quinn (Ireland), 15-11, 15-3

Boy's U18 Singles - Quarterfinals

Daniel Rojas (USA) v. Christian Chavez (Ecuador)
Andree Parrilla (Mexico) v. Noe Rivera (Bolivia)

Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) v. Alexander Pirie (Costa Rica)
Nicolas Bousquet (Canada) v. Miguel Orihuela (Bolivia)

Boy's U16 Singles - Round of 32

Cristian Longoria (Mexico) - BYE
Juan Cueva (Ecuador) d. Graham Frattinger (Canada), 15-13, 14-15, 11-5

Andres Montero (Costa Rica) - BYE
Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador) - BYE

Daniel Rojas (USA) - BYE
Trevor Webb (Canada) d. Sergio Ortega (Honduras), 15-8, 15-3

Carlos Diaz (Dominican Rep) d. Marco Sarmiento (Honduras), 15-8, 14-15, 11-10
Andres Avendaño (Bolivia) - BYE

Juan Loreto (Mexico) - BYE
Julian Cruz (Guatemala) d. Felipe Cardona (Colombia), 13-15, 15-4, 11-3

Sergio Acuña (Costa Rica) - BYE
Justus Benson (USA) - BYE

Gun Hee Lee (South Korea) - BYE
Set Cubillos (Colombia) - BYE

Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala) d. Yoon Jun Ha (South Korea), 15-9, 8-15, 11-5
Luis Sugundo (Bolivia) - BYE

Boy's U16 Singles - Round of 16

Cristian Longoria (Mexico) d. Juan Cueva (Ecuador), 14-15, 15-4, 11-4
Andres Montero (Costa Rica) d. Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador), 15-9, 8-15, 11-7

Trevor Webb (Canada) d. Daniel Rojas (USA), 3-15, 15-10, 11-3
Andres Avendaño (Bolivia) d. Carlos Diaz (Dominican Rep), 15-6, 15-8

Juan Loreto (Mexico) d. Julian Cruz (Guatemala), 15-4, 15-6
Sergio Acuña (Costa Rica) d. Justus Benson (USA), 15-12, 15-10

Set Cubillos (Colombia) d. Gun Hee Lee (South Korea), 15-8, 15-5
Luis Sugundo (Bolivia) d. Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala), 15-2, 15-0

Boy's U16 Singles - Quarterfinals

Cristian Longoria (Mexico) v. Andres Montero (Costa Rica)
Andres Avendaño (Bolivia) v. Trevor Webb (Canada)

Juan Loreto (Mexico) v. Sergio Acuña (Costa Rica)
Luis Sugundo (Bolivia) v. Set Cubillos (Colombia)

Boy's U14 Singles - Round of 16

Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) d. Felipe Cardona (Colombia), 15-6, 15-1
Ari Weissbrot (Chile) d. Esteban de Janon (Ecuador), 15-5, 15-9

Pablo Freer (Costa Rica) d. Ian Frattinger (Canada), 15-3, 15-8
Jose Ramos (Mexico) d. Sean Sauve (Canada), 15-1, 15-3

Diego Garcia (Bolivia) d. Jose Cardona (Guatemala), 15-0, 15-2
Akul Ramayani (USA) d. Juan Flores (Ecuador), 15-7, 15-6

Julian Homberger (Costa Rica) d. Antonio Rojas (USA), 15-7, 15-7
Mario Ruiz (Mexico) d. Johan Adasme (Chile), 15-1, 15-4

Boy's U14 Singles - Quarterfinals

Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) v. Ari Weissbrot (Chile)
Jose Ramos (Mexico) v. Pablo Freer (Costa Rica)

Diego Garcia (Bolivia) v. Akul Ramayani (USA)
Mario Ruiz (Mexico) v. Julian Homberger (Costa Rica)

Boy's U18 Doubles - Quarterfinals - Thursday

Erik Garcia & Andree Parrilla (Mexico) - BYE
Hanzel Martinez & Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala) v. Nicolas Bousquet & Tanner Prentice (Canada)

Alexander Pirie & Jose Ubilla (Costa Rica) v. Freddy Godoy & Christian Chavez (Ecuador)
Sam Bredenbeck & Jake Birnel (USA) v. Rodrigo Carrasco & Gonzalo Paco (Bolivia)

Boy's U16 Doubles - Round of 16

Gerardo Franco & Cristian Longoria (Mexico) - BYE
Sergio Ortega & Marco Sarmiento (Honduras) d. Gun Hee Lee & Yoon Jun Ha (South Korea), 15-13, 15-5

Andres Avendaño & Luis Sugundo (Bolivia) - BYE
Sergio Acuña & Andres Montero (Costa Rica) - BYE

Juan Cueva & Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador) v. Graham Frattinger & Trevor Webb (Canada)
Wayne Antone & Kevin Vazquez (USA) v. Julian Cruz & Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala)

Boy's U16 Doubles - Quarterfinals - Thursday

Gerardo Franco & Cristian Longoria (Mexico) v. Sergio Ortega & Marco Sarmiento (Honduras)
Sergio Acuña & Andres Montero (Costa Rica) v. Andres Avendaño & Luis Sugundo (Bolivia)

Juan Cueva & Jorge Ochoa (Ecuador) v. Graham Frattinger & Trevor Webb (Canada)
Wayne Antone & Kevin Vazquez (USA) v. Julian Cruz & Geovani Mendoza (Guatemala)

Boy's U14 Doubles - Quarterfinals - Thursday

Sebastian Fernandez & Mario Ruiz (Mexico) v. Jose Cardona & Luis Perez (Guatemala)
Diego Garcia & Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) v. Ian Frattinger & Sean Sauvé (Canada)

Johan Adasme & Ari Weissbrot (Chile) v. Juan Flores & Esteban Jano (Ecuador)
Julian Homberger & Pablo Freer (Costa Rica) v. Julian Singh & Mitchell Turner (USA)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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