Monday, December 7, 2015

Weekend Round Up - Wins for Horn, Franco, Longoria, Sotomayor & Aldinger & Carter

David Horn won the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) consolation draw at the Monterrey Open in Monterrey, Mexico Sunday by defeating Gerardo Franco in the final, 15-11, 15-8. Horn got a forfeit win over Christian Chavez in the semi-finals, while Franco squeaked by Eduardo Portillo, 15-14, 15-14. Franco also beat Jake Bredenbeck in the quarterfinals, 15-13, 8-15 11-5, so he had good results on the consolation side despite losing the final.

Paola Longoria won the Women’s Open draw in Monterrey, defeating Alexandra Herrera, 15-14, 15-14, in the final. In the semis, Longoria beat Monerrat Mejia, 15-2, 15-3, while Herrear defeated Jessica Parrilla, 15-8, 15-9.

In Warren, New Jersey, Sebastian Franco won the Rollout New Jersey Open, a Tier 4 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). Franco, the 2nd seed, upset the #1 seed Mauricio Zelada, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6, in the final. To reach the final, Franco beat Sean Klingaman, 11-3, 11-3, 11-2, in one semi-final, while Zelada defeated Travis Aldinger, 11-7, 8-11, 11-1, 11-1, in the other.

But Aldinger was a winner in Warren, as he and Thomas Carter won Men’s Open Doubles, defeating Joe and Samuel Kelley in the final, 11-15, 15-9, 11-5. The final was a surprise, as Aldinger and Carter were 4th seeds and the Kelleys were 7th seeds.

Aldinger and Carter upset top seeds Franco and Sudsy Monchik in the semi-finals, 8-15, 15-9, 11-2, while the Kelleys beat Jonathan Clay and Klingaman in the other semi, 15-12, 14-15, 11-7. The Kelleys got to the semis by knocking off 2nd seeds Zelada and Troy Warigon, 13-15, 15-8, 11-5, in the quarterfinals.

Also in New Jersey, Veronica Sotomayor defeated Masiel Rivera, 15-10, 15-11, in the final of Women’s Open, but Sotomayor and Monchik lost the Mixed Open Doubles final due to injury, so the title went to Franco and Samantha Simmons. Sotomayor and Aimee Ruiz won Women’s Doubles.

There are two pro events this weekend. The WRT’s Alamo City Open will happen in San Antonio, Texas, December 11-13, and the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) 24th Annual NES Associates Christmas Pro-Am in Arlington, Virginia, December 12-14.

2015 WRT Monterrey Open, December 3-6
Monterrey, Mexico

Men’s Consolation Singles - Final

David Horn d. Gerardo Franco, 15-11, 15-8


Gerardo Franco d. Eduardo Portillo, 15-14, 15-14
David Horn d. Christian Chavez, forfeit

Women’s Open Singles - Final

Paola Longoria d. Alexandra Herrera, 15-14, 15-14


Paola Longoria d. Monserrat Mejia, 15-2, 15-3
Alexandra Herrera d. Jessica Parrilla, 15-8, 15-9


Paola Longoria d. Karen Segovia, forfeit
Monserrat Mejia d. Maria Renee Rodriguez, 15-6, 8-15, 11-7

Jessica Parrilla d. Eleni Guzman, 15-6, 15-5
Alexandra Herrera d. Sofia Gasca, 15-2, 15-0

Rollout New Jersey Open, IRT Tier 4
Warren, New Jersey

Men’s IRT Final

Sebastian Franco d. Mauricio Zelada, 11-7, 11-5, 11-6


Mauricio Zelada d. Travis Aldinger, 11-7, 8-11, 11-1, 11-1
Sebastian Franco d. Sean Klingaman, 11-3, 11-3, 11-2

Men’s Open Doubles - Final

Travis Aldinger & Thomas Carter d. Joe Kelley & Samuel Kelley, 11-15, 15-9, 11-5


Travis Aldinger & Thomas Carter d. Sebastian Franco & Sudsy Monchik, 8-15, 15-9, 11-2
Joe Kelley & Samuel Kelley d. Jonathan Clay & Sean Klingaman, 15-12, 14-15, 11-7

Follow the bouncing ball….

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