Friday, January 16, 2009

IRT - NYC Pro Am QF Results

The final four have been determined at the New York City Pro Am on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT), and there are no surprises, as it's the top three ranked IRT players - Rocky Carson, Jack Huczek and Alvaro Beltran - along with former #1 and four time event winner this season Kane Waselenchuk.

Beltran had the most difficulty in the quarter finals, as he went the distance with Mitch Williams, winning in five games, 12-10, 2-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4. Carson and Waselenchuk won in three straight, while Huczek needed four games to dispense with Shane Vanderson, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8.

In one semi-final on Saturday, Carson faces off with Waselenchuk with hopes to do better than the last time they met in the US Open final, when Carson got only 8 points over three games.

In the other semi-final, Beltran will try to get to his second straight final, but Huczek has a 5-23 record against Beltran over their careers. However, Beltran won their only meeting this season.

New York City Pro Am
Quarter Finals

Rocky Carson d. Ben Croft, 11-7, 11-4, 11-4,
Kane Waselenchuk d. Jason Mannino, 11-6, 11-2, 11-7

Alvaro Beltran d. Mitch Williams, 12-10, 2-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4
Jack Huczek d. Shane Vanderson, 11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-8


Rocky Carson v. Kane Waselenchuk
Jack Huczek v. Alvaro Beltran

Round of 16

Rocky Carson d. Andres Herrera, 11-3, 11-4, 11-3
Ben Croft d. Chris Crowther, 1-11, 11-4, 11-8, 11-8

Kane Waselenchuk d. Andy Hawthorne, 11-5, 12-14, 11-4, 11-1
Jason Mannino d. Alejandro Herrera, 11-9, 11-6, 11-2

Alvaro Beltran d. Eric Muller, default
Mitch Williams d. Alejandro Landa, 9-11, 11-6, 11-1, 13-11

Shane Vanderson d. Jason Thoerner, 11-7, 11-7, 11-1
Jack Huczek d. Anthony Herrera, 11-2, 11-2, 11-5

Follow the bouncing ball....

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