Thursday, January 14, 2016

Teenagers get upsets at 2016 IRT New York City Pro-Am

A couple of upsets in the qualifying rounds Thursday at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) 2016 New York City Pro-Am on Long Island, New York, as two 19 year olds - Canadian Nicolas Bousquet and Mexican Andree Parrilla - have reached the Round of 16 with two wins on Thursday.

Bousquet defeated 12th seed Matthew Majxner, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, and Parrilla beat 13th seed Sebastian Franco, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9, which is a big win, as Franco has been a semi-finalist twice this season.

In the Round of 16, Bousquet will play 5th seed Jose Rojas, while Parrilla will be up against 4th seed Daniel De La Rosa.

Kane Waselenchuk, the #1 IRT player, will start the NYC Pro-Am against Alejandro Herrera in the 16s Friday, as Herrera beat Troy Warigon, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8, Thursday. IRT #2 Rocky Carson plays Jake Bredenbeck, who survived a showdown with Jose Diaz that was close, as we expected, with Bredenbeck winning in four games, 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7.

Third seed Alvaro Beltran will also have a tough match, as he’s up against young Bolivian Mario Mercado, who was a semi-finalist at the last IRT event in St Louis back in November.

The other Round of 16 matches are Charlie Pratt versus Felipe Camacho, Jansen Allen against Mauricio Zelada, and Marco Rojas plays Robert Collins.

The 16s begin at 10 AM Friday, and will be streamed live via the IRT Network with the quarterfinals Friday afternoon and evening. The semi-finals are scheduled for 4 PM and 5 PM Saturday with the final on Sunday at 11 AM. All times eastern.

2016 New York City Open, January 14-17
Long Island, New York

Qualifying Round 1

Jonathan Justice d. Marquis Miller, 11-5, 11-2, 11-5
Nicolas Bousquet d. Mitch Posner, 11-0, 11-3, 11-0

Andree Parrilla d. Joe Polazzo, forfeit
Maurice Miller d. Bradley Williams, 11-4, 11-1, 11-1

John Behm d. Michael Leduc, 11-7, 11-5, 11-1
Jonathan Clay d. Kamyron Meeks, 11-5, 6-11, 12-10, 11-6

Qualifying Round 2

Q8) Alejandro Herrera d. Troy Warigon, 11-8, 11-6, 11-8
Q1) Charlie Pratt d. Jonathan Justice, 11-2, 11-3, 11-2

Q4) Nicolas Bousquet d. Matthew Majxner, 11-6, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7
Q5) Andree Parrilla d. Sebastian Franco, 11-5, 11-8, 11-9

Q6) Mario Mercado d. Maurice Miller, 11-7, 11-0, 11-9
Q3) Mauricio Zelada d. John Behm, 11-6, 9-11, 11-7, 11-9

Q2) Robert Collins d. Jonathan Clay, 11-6, 11-2, 11-9
Q7) Jake Bredenbeck d. Jose Diaz, 12-10, 9-11, 11-8, 11-7

Round of 16 - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. Alejandro Herrera
8) Felipe Camacho v. Charlie Pratt

5) Jose Rojas v. Nicolas Bousquet
4) Daniel De La Rosa v. Andree Parrilla

3) Alvaro Beltran v. Mario Mercado
6) Jansen Allen v. Mauricio Zelada

7) Marco Rojas v. Robert Collins
2) Rocky Carson v. Jake Bredenbeck

Follow the bouncing ball….

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