Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mar wins WRT La Loma Open, defeating Montoya in final

Javier Mar won his first World Racquetball Tour (WRT) title Saturday, when he defeated Rodrigo Montoya in the final of the La Loma Open, 15-14, 15-4, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mar and Montoya previously met in a WRT final earlier this year at the Longhorn Open in Austin, Texas, where Montoya won in a tie-breaker.

Mar is the 14th player to win a WRT event. Half of those players have won more than once with Alejandro Cardona leading the way with 12 tournament wins. Montoya is 5th all time with four wins.

Montoya did win the doubles title in San Luis Potosi Saturday, as he and Andree Parrilla defeated Mar and Edson Martinez, 15-1, 15-12, in the final.

The WRT has two events next month. They’ll be in Georgia for the Atlanta Open, September 14-17, and then in Illinois for the Lifetime Chicago Open, September 28-October 1.

2017 WRT La Loma Open, San Luis Potosi, Mexico August 10-12, 2017

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 5) Christian Longoria, 15-9, 15-(-1)
6) Javier Mar d. 2) Andree Parrilla, 5-15, 15-8, 11-3

Singles - Final - Saturday

6) Javier Mar d. 1) Rodrigo Montoya, 15-14, 15-4

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 3) Edson Martinez & Javier Mar, 15-1, 15-12

Follow the bouncing ball….

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