Saturday, December 3, 2016

Landa has chance to defend title at 2016 WRT Alamo City Open

Some close games in the semi-finals of the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Alamo City Open in San Antonio, Texas, but both matches were over in two straight games. Top seed Alejandro Cardona defeated 5th seed Rodrigo Montoya, 15-3, 15-13, and in what was a replay of last year’s Alamo City Open final, 6th seed Alejandro Landa upset 2nd seed Jaime Martell, 15-11, 15-13, which was also what happened last year.

Landa did the double last year in San Antonio, as won both singles and doubles - playing with Cardona, and he has a chance to do it again this year, although his chance came at Cardona’s expense, as Landa and Felipe Camacho defeated Cardona and Martell, 15-13, 15-10, in one semi-final, while Montoya and Andree Parrilla beat Gerardo Franco and Francisco Troncoso, 15-8, 15-9, in the other semi.

Landa and Martell was a battle of two power players with Landa having the edge, as they both drove serve on first serve, primarily doing so to the left, but hitting the occasional serve to the right side. Cardona is also a power player, and on Saturday he had too much power for Montoya, who seems to be more of a control player.

The singles final is set for Sunday at 12:30 PM CST with the doubles final to follow immediately afterwards. You can watch the final live via the WRT website.

2016 WRT Alamo City Open
December 2-4 - San Antonio, Texas

Singles - Semi-finals Saturday

1) Alejandro Cardona d. 5) Rodrigo Montoya, 15-3, 15-13
6) Alejandro Landa d. 2) Jaime Martell, 15-11, 15-13

Singles - Final Sunday

1) Alejandro Cardona v. 6) Alejandro Landa - 12:30 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals Saturday

5) Felipe Camacho & Alejandro Landa d. 1) Alejandro Cardona & Jaime Martell, 15-13, 15-10
2) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 3) Gerardo Franco & Francisco Troncoso, 15-8, 15-9

Doubles - Final Sunday

2) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 5) Felipe Camacho & Alejandro Landa

Follow the bouncing ball….

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