Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekend Round Up - Wins for Parrilla and Franco & Herrera

Andree Parrilla won Men’s Open at the 2017 Lewis Drug Pro-Am in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on Sunday. He narrowly won the title by defeating Mario Mercado in the final, 15-13, 15-14. Parrilla defeated David Horn in one semi-final, 9-15, 15-5, 11-9, while Mercado beat Jordan Barth, 15-9, 15-13, in the other.

In the Men’s Open Doubles final, Sebastian Franco and Alejandro Herrera, the 2014 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Champions, defeated Barth and Justus Benson, 15-13, 15-8, to take the title. In the semis, Franco and Herrera beat Art Spelts and Troy Vanbemmelen, 9-15, 15-0, 11-2, while Barth and Benson took out Lee Connell and Tanner Prentice, 15-8, 15-14.

This weekend’s main event will be the World Racquetball Tour’s (WRT's) 2017 West Coast Championship in Concord, California January 27-29. The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) is off until mid-March, when the Shamrock Shootout happens in Chicago, March 16-19, while the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) also doesn’t have an event until March, when they’ll be in Warren, New Jersey for the New Jersey Open, March 3-5.

2017 Lewis Drug Pro-Am, January 19-22
Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Men’s Open Final

Andree Parrilla d. Mario Mercado, 15-13, 15-14


Andree Parrilla d. David Horn, 9-15, 15-5, 11-9
Mario Mercado d. Jordan Barth, 15-9, 15-13


David Horn d. Bradly Rogers, 15-11, 15-9
Andree Parrilla d. Samuel Murray, 15-13, 12-15, 11-5

Jordan Barth d. Sebastian Franco, 15-10, 13-15, 11–7
Mario Mercado d. Alejandro Herrera, 11-15, 15-13, 11-5

Men’s Open Doubles Final

Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera d. Jordan Barth & Justus Benson, 15-13, 15-8


Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera d. Art Spelts & Troy Vanbemmelen, 9-15, 15-0, 11-2
Jordan Barth & Justus Benson d. Lee Connell & Tanner Prentice, 15-8, 15-14

Follow the bouncing ball….

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