Saturday, April 7, 2018

No upsets in quarterfinals at 2018 IRT Cincinnati tournament

There was some good play in the quarterfinals of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell Raising Some Racquet for Kids tournament in Cincinnati, Ohio, but nothing dramatic and no upsets, as the higher seeded players all moved on to the semi-finals in two straight games, including top seed Rocky Carson, who beat 8th seed Sebastian Franco, 15-12, 15-7.

Carson will play 4th seed Alejandro Landa in the semis, as Landa defeated Jose Diaz, 15-9, 15-3.

The other semi-final will see 3rd seed Alvaro Beltran take on 7th seed Mario Mercado. In the quarters, Beltran beat Samuel Murray, 15-5, 15-9, and Mercado took out Gerardo Franco (no relation to Sebastian), 15-11, 15-9.

The semi-finals will be 5 PM and 6 PM Saturday, and can be seen on IRT Network. The final will be noon Sunday. All times eastern.

2018 IRT Mercedes Benz of Ft. Mitchell Raising Some Racquet for Kids, April 5-8, 2018
Cincinnati, Ohio

Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Rocky Carson d. 8) Sebastian Franco, 15-12, 15-7
4) Alejandro Landa d. Jose Diaz, 15-9, 15-3

3) Alvaro Beltran d. 6) Samuel Murray, 15-5, 15-9
7) Mario Mercado d. Gerardo Franco, 15-11, 15-9

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rocky Carson v. 4) Alejandro Landa - 6 PM
3) Alvaro Beltran v. 7) Mario Mercado - 5 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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