Sunday, February 15, 2015

2015 USA Racquetball Doubles Championship Finals

The drama continued on Saturday in the finals of the Men's and Women's National Team divisions at the 2015 USA Racquetball Doubles Championships in Tempe, Arizona, as tie-breakers were needed in both finals.

Men's #1 seeds Jose Rojas and Jansen Allen dropped the first game against 2nd seeds Ben Croft and Thomas Fuhrmann, but then came back to win in a tie-breaker, 5-15, 15-8, 11-4.

Rhonda Rajsich and Kim Russell-Waselenchuk won the Women's title, as they upset defending champions Aimee Ruiz and Janel Tisinger, 1-15, 15-10, 11-9. It's the second title for Rajsich and Russell-Waselenchuk, who were winners in 2012, and only the second time in the last eleven years that Ruiz has not been a part of the winning side.

The winners have earned the privilege to represent the USA at the 2015 Pan American Games, the largest multi-sport event outside of the Summer Olympics, and the biggest event that includes racquetball, which will be in Toronto this July.

2015 USA Racquetball Doubles Championships
Tempe, Arizona - February 11-15, 2015

Women's Final

Rhonda Rajsich & Kim Russell-Waselenchuk d. Aimee Ruiz & Janel Tisinger, 1-15, 15-10, 11-9

Women's 3rd Place

Michelle Key & Danielle Key v. Cheryl Gudinas & Laura Fenton Kovanda, 15-7, 15-9

Men's Final

Jansen Allen & Jose Rojas d. Ben Croft & Thomas Fuhrmann, 5-15, 15-8, 11-4

Men's 3rd Place

Jose Diaz & Marco Rojas d. Charlie Pratt & Jake Bredenbeck, 10-15, 15-8, 11-8

Follow the bouncing ball….

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