Monday, January 29, 2018

Weekend Round Up - Wins for Muñoz & Monchik

Carla Muñoz won Women’s Open at the Sweet Caroline Open in Greenville, South Carolina on the weekend by defeating Susana Acosta, 15-2, 15-12, in the final. In the semi-finals, Muñoz beat Sharon Jackson, 15-5, 15-8, and Acosta defeated Kelani Bailey, 15-4, 15-12.

Charlie Pratt won the Men’s Open title in Greenville by defeating Maurice Miller in the final, 15-8, 15-11. Pratt got to the final with a win over Thomas Gerhardt in one semi, 15-13, 15-10, while Miller defeated Allan Crockett, 15-7, 15-5, in the other.

Minot Open

Over in Minot, North Dakota, Sudsy Monchik won the Minot Open, a Tier 5 event on the International Racquetball Tour by defeating Lee Connell in the final, 15-7, 15-8. In the semis, Monchik beat Brian Knowles, 15-7, 15-5, and Connell defeated Justin Johnson, 15-6, 15-0.

Monchik also won Men’s Doubles in Minot with Justin Johnson, as they defeated Connell and Tanner Prentice, 15-9, 15-8, in the final. Monchik and Johnson beat John Koch and Nic Koch, 15-8, 15-5, in the semi-finals, while Connell and Prentice defeated Jeff Jackson and Brian Knowles, 15-6, 15-11.

Coming Up

National tournaments will take center stage the next two weekends. Racquetball Canada has its 2nd National Team Selection Event of the season in Kitchener, Ontario this weekend, February 2-4, while the USA Racquetball National Doubles Championship happens in Tempe, Arizona, February 7-11.

2018 Sweet Caroline Open
Greenville, South Carolina - January 25-28, 2018

Women’s Open - Final

Carla Muñoz d. Susana Acosta, 15-2, 15-12

Women’s Open - Semi-finals

Carla Muñoz d. Sharon Jackson, 15-5, 15-8
Susana Acosta d. Kelani Bailey, 15-4, 15-12

Women’s Open - Quarterfinals

Carla Muñoz d. Nancy Enriquez, forfeit
Sharon Jackson d. Brenda Laime, 15-7, 15-1

Susana Acosta d. Jen Saunders, 11-15, 15-7, 11-10
Kelani Bailey d. Maria Renee Rodriquez, 15-13, 15-5

Men’s Open - Final

Charlie Pratt d. Maurice Miller, 15-8, 15-11

Men’s Open - Semi-finals

Charlie Pratt d. Thomas Gerhardt, 15-13, 15-10
Maurice Miller d. Allan Crockett, 15-7, 15-5

2018 Minot Open
Minot, North Dakota - January 26-28, 2018

Men’s Open - Final

Sudsy Monchik d. Lee Connell, 15-7, 15-8

Men’s Open - Semi-finals

Sudsy Monchik d. Brian Knowles, 15-7, 15-5
Lee Connell d. Justin Johnson, 15-6, 15-0

Men’s Open Doubles - Final

Sudsy Monchik & Justin Johnson d. Lee Connell & Tanner Prentice, 15-9, 15-8

Men’s Open Doubles - 3rd Place

Jeff Jackson & Brian Knowles d. John Koch & Nic Koch, 15-9, 15-11

Men’s Open Doubles - Semi-finals

Sudsy Monchik & Justin Johnson d. John Koch & Nic Koch, 15-8, 15-5
Lee Connell & Tanner Prentice d. Jeff Jackson & Brian Knowles, 15-6, 15-11

Follow the bouncing ball….

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