Monday, January 25, 2016

Diaz, Ganim & Herrera, Landeryou & Majxner win on the weekend

Jose Diaz won Men’s Open at the 38th Annual Lewis Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on the weekend. He needed three tie-breakers to do it though. In the final, Diaz beat Mario Mercado, 15-9, 14-15, 11-5, but his closest match was in the semi-finals, as Diaz squeaked by Jake Bredenbeck by the narrowest of margins, 15-14, 14-15, 11-10. That was a replay of the last year’s Pan American Championships gold medal match, which Diaz also won. In Sioux Falls, Diaz also went breaker with Robert Collins, winning 15-13, 1-15, 11-2.

Mercado also went breaker in his semi-final, as he defeated Sebastian Franco, 15-1, 7-15, 11-4.

The Men’s Open Doubles title went to Alejandro Herrera and Doug Ganim, who beat Tanner Gross and Lee Meinerz in the final, 15-13, 15-7. Herrera and Ganim beat Jordan Barth and Justus Benson in one semi-final, 9-15, 15-5, 11-8, with Gross and Meinerz defeating Brian Pearson and Dan Salamone in the other, 15-11, 15-6.

Also of note, the Men’s 30+ Doubles title went to Tim Landeryou and Matthew Majxner who narrowly beat Ganim and Jason Mannino, 15-14, 15-14. In the semis, Landeryou and Majxner beat Travis Mettenbrink and Troy Vanbemmelen, 15-7, 15-11, while Ganim and Mannino defeated Herrera and Jeremy Best, 15-12, 15-14.

This week’s big event is the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour’s (LPRT’s) 2016 Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati Pro Am in Cincinnati, Ohio, where 24 players entered including the top six LPRT players with #1 Paola Longoria looking to add another title to her list of victories.

2016 38th Annual Lewis Pro-Am, January 21-24
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Men’s Open Singles - Final

Jose Diaz d. Mario Mercado, 15-9, 14-15, 11-5


Jose Diaz d. Jake Bredenbeck, 15-14, 14-15, 11-10
Mario Mercado d. Sebastian Franco, 15-1, 7-15, 11-4


Jake Bredenbeck d. Jordan Barth, 15-6, 15-9
Jose Diaz d. Robert Collins, 15-13, 1-15, 11-2
Mario Mercado d. Lee Connell, 15-10, 15-8
Sebastian Franco d. Tanner Gross, 10-15, 15-6, 11-5

Men’s Open Doubles - Final

Alejandro Herrera & Doug Ganim d. Tanner Gross & Lee Meinerz, 15-13, 15-7


Alejandro Herrera & Doug Ganim d. Jordan Barth & Justus Benson, 9-15, 15-5, 11-8
Tanner Gross & Lee Meinerz d. Brian Pearson & Dan Salamone, 15-11, 15-6

Men’s 30+ Doubles - Final

Tim Landeryou & Matthew Majxner d. Doug Ganim & Jason Mannino, 15-14, 15-14


Tim Landeryou & Matthew Majxner d. Travis Mettenbrink & Troy Vanbemmelen, 15-7, 15-11
Doug Ganim & Jason Mannino d. Alejandro Herrera & Jeremy Best, 15-12, 15-14

Follow the bouncing ball….

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