Sunday, May 6, 2018

Top seeds win in semi-finals at World Doubles Open Championships

The top seeds made it to the finals in the Men’s, Women’s and Mixed Doubles divisions at the World Doubles Open Championships in Denver Saturday with Daniel De La Rosa the only player in two finals. He and Alvaro Beltran were the top seeds in Men’s Doubles, and they beat Jansen Allen and Felipe Camacho, 15-8, 15-3, to reach the Men’s International Racquetball Tour (IRT) final. Then De La Rosa teamed up with his wife Michelle to defeat Paola Longoria and Rodrigo Montoya, 15-5, 14-15, 11-7, in the semi-finals of mixed.

Longoria and Samantha Salas, the top seeds in the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) draw, beat 4th seeds Cristina Amaya and Adriana Riveros, 15-8, 15-5. They will face 2nd seeds Alexandra Herrera and Monserrat Mejia in the final, as Herrera and Mejia beat De La Rosa and Carla Muñoz, 15-10, 15-13, in the other semi-final.

Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa will play Kane Waselenchuk and Ben Croft, who have gone through the draw like a hot knife through butter with their semi-final victims being Sebastian Franco and Mario Mercado, who they dismissed 15-1, 15-4.

In Mixed Doubles, the De La Rosas will play top seeds Mario Mercado and Adriana Riveros, who also needed a tie-breaker to win their semi-final against Beltran and Natalia Mendez, 15-5, 10-15, 11-5. We’re not sure who’s going to win the final, but we’d be willing to bet it’s going to go three games, as 10 of the 14 matches in Mixed Doubles from the Round of 16 on have gone breaker.

The finals begin Sunday with the Women’s final at 11:15 AM, with the Mixed final at 12:30 PM, and Men’s final at 1:45 PM. All times Mountain. Check out the LPRT Facebook page or the LPRT Livestream channel, and the IRT Network. or the IRT YouTube channel

World Doubles Open Championships
May 3-6, 2018 - Denver, Colorado

Men’s Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa v. 4) Jansen Allen & Felipe Camacho, 15-8, 15-3
6) Ben Croft & Kane Waselenchuk d. 2) Sebastian Franco & Mario Mercado, 15-1, 15-4

Men’s Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa v. 6) Ben Croft & Kane Waselenchuk - 1:45 PM

Women’s Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 4) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros, 15-8, 15-5
2) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia d. 6) Michelle De La Rosa & Carla Muñoz, 15-10, 15-13

Women’s Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 2) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - 11:15 AM

Mixed Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Mario Mercado & Adriana Riveros d. 5) Alvaro Beltran & Natalia Mendez, 15-5, 10-15, 11-5
11) Daniel De La Rosa & Michelle De La Rosa d. 7) Paola Longoria & Rodrigo Montoya, 15-5, 14-15, 11-7

Mixed Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Mario Mercado & Adriana Riveros v. 11) Daniel De La Rosa & Michelle De La Rosa - 12:30 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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