Saturday, November 21, 2015

Waselenchuk wins 2015 IRT St Louis Winter Rollout

Kane Waselenchuk defeated Rocky Carson to win the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) St Louis Winter Rollout in St. Louis, Missouri, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2. It’s the fifth win of the season for the IRT’s #1 player.

Waselenchuk started strong in the match, as he went out to a 6-0 lead in game one before Carson even served. He cruised from there to win game one 11-2.

Despite that Carson took the early lead in game two, as he went up 5-0. They traded points then, and were tied at 6-6. Waselenchuk scored a couple more to make it 8-6, and a frustrated Carson hit the ball after the rally was over and it went out of the court, reportedly hitting a spectator. That resulted in a technical, reducing Carson’s score to five.

A key aspect to winning then facing higher ranked players is to not make mistakes. In those situations, you can’t afford to make mistakes, But Carson made one today, which cost him a point. He didn’t score another, as Waselenchuk closed out game two 11-5.

Game three was tied at 2-2 before Waselenchuk turned up the heat, scoring nine unanswered points to win 11-2 with the final point coming off a soft backhand rekill pinch to the front right corner.

The IRT is now on a break until the new year, when they will kick off action for 2016 with the Cactus Salon NYC Pro-Am on Long Island, N.Y. January 14-17.

2015 St Louis Winter Rollout, November 19-22
St. Louis, Missouri


1) Kane Waselenchuk d. 2) Rocky Carson, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2

Follow the bouncing ball….

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