Monday, February 3, 2020

Weekend Round-Up - Fernandez wins Men's Open, Mar & Montoya win Men's Doubles

Sebastian Fernandez won Men’s Open at the 22nd Lou Bradley Memorial Pro-Am in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin on the weekend. He came back from a game down to defeat Eduardo Portillo, 4-15, 15-7, 11-8. In the semi-finals, Fernandez had a walk over win against Sebastian Franco, while Portillo beat Felipe Camacho, 15-2, 15-3.

It was an impressive win for Fernandez, as Portillo’s in the top 10 of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT), while Fernandez is 20th.

In Men’s Open Doubles, Javier Mar and Rodrigo Montoya defeated Javier Estrada and Alan Natera, 15-11, 15-12, in the final. In the semis, Mar and Montoya beat Justus Benson and Robert Collins, 15-8, 15-9, while Estrada and Natera defeated the veteran team of John Goth and Brent Walters, 15-9, 15-3.

Looking ahead

February is usually a light month on the pro racquetball schedule, and this year is no different. But there will big events this coming weekend with the 2020 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships in Tempe, Arizona, and the second Racquetball Canada National Team Selection Event of the season, which will be held in conjunction with the 46th Annual Keystone Classic in Winnipeg.

22nd Annual Lou Bradley Memorial, January 30-February 2, 2020
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Men’s Open - Final

4) Sebastian Fernandez d. 2) Eduardo Portillo, 4-15, 15-7, 11-8


4) Sebastian Fernandez d. 1) Sebastian Franco, forfeit
2) Eduardo Portillo d. 6) Felipe Camacho, 15-2, 15-3


1) Sebastian Franco d. 8) Lee Meinerz, 15-8, 15-11
4) Sebastian Fernandez d. 5) Eduardo Garay, 15-4, 15-1

6) Felipe Camacho d. 3) Mario Mercado, forfeit
2) Eduardo Portillo d. 7) Anthony Martin, 15-8, 15-4

Men’s Open - Final

1) Javier Mar & Rodrigo Montoya d. 2) Javier Estrada & Alan Natera, 15-11, 15-12


1) Javier Mar & Rodrigo Montoya d. 4) Justus Benson & Robert Collins, 15-8, 15-9
2) Javier Estrada & Alan Natera d. 3) John Goth & Brent Walters, 15-9, 15-3

Follow the bouncing ball….

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