Sunday, October 26, 2008

US Open - Lowe wins CPRT title

Jimmy Lowe defeated Woody Clouse, 5-9, 9-3, 9-3, 9-0, to win Men's 40+ at the US Open part of the Classic Professional Racquetball Tour (CPRT). It was the second year CPRT has been part of the US Open.

Afterwards Clouse said he "picked the wrong day to have a bad day," but "give all the credit" to Lowe.

Clouse seemed to tire as the match progessed, as little errors crept into his game. Shots that were winning kill shots in game one were skips in games three and four.

Also, after game one Lowe began to hit primarily drive z serves to the right side, which were to the lefthander Clouse's backhand. But Lowe also threw in some drives to the left, and off speed pseudo-drives to the right - one of which went for an ace. It was a winning service formula.

The shot of the match may have been when Lowe was off balance falling backwards in the back right corner, yet managed to hit a flat pinch shot into the front right corner. Lowe let out a shout after making it, and both the crowd and Clouse acknowledged how great it was.

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