Sebastian Franco won the Men’s Open division at the Raising Some Racquet for Kids tournament in Dayton, Ohio on the weekend. Franco defeated Mario Mercado in the final, 15-8, 15-12. In the semi-finals, Franco beat Adam Taylor, 15-12, 10-15, 11-5, and Mercado defeated Justus Benson, 15-12, 10-15, 11-1.
Franco and Mercado teamed up to win the Men’s Open Doubles title, as they defeated Benson and Robert Collins in the final, 12-15, 15-4, 11-4.
Sheryl Lotts won Women’s Open by defeating Adrienne Fisher in the final, 15-14, 15-9.
The next major event on the tournament schedule will be the Pan American Championships in San Jose, Costa Rica, April 8-15.
2017 IRT Raising Some Racquet for Kids, March 23-25
Men’s Open Final
Sebastian Franco d. Mario Mercado, 15-8, 15-12
Sebastian Franco d. Adam Taylor, 15-12, 10-15, 11-5
Mario Mercado d. Justus Benson, 15-12, 10-15, 11-1
Men’s Open Doubles - Final
Sebastian Franco & Mario Mercado d. Justus Benson & Robert Collins, 12-15, 15-4, 11-4
Women’s Open Final
Sheryl Lotts d. Adrienne Haynes, 15-14, 15-9
Sheryl Lotts d. Lily Berry, 15-2, 15-7
Adrienne Haynes d. Rebecca Bowman, 15-5, 15-3
Follow the bouncing ball….