Wednesday, March 27, 2019

2019 IRT Bolivia American Iris Open - Second Round

There was one tie-breaker in the second round of play at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) 2019 Bolivia American Iris Open in Cochabamba, Bolivia, as Carlos Keller and Thomas Carter went the distance with Keller coming out on top, 15-5, 12-15, 11-7. The win puts Keller in the Round of 16 on Thursday against 8th seed Jake Bredenbeck, which should be a great match. They have only played once before, when Bredenbeck won at the 2015 Pan American Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Keller’s doubles partner, Kadim Carrasco also advanced by beating Mauricio Zelada, 15-1, 15-9. Carrasco will play top seed Rocky Carson in the Round of 16. Across the last 8 seasons - 88 events - Carson has only lost in the Round of 16 twice: once to Bredenbeck in Lombard, Illinois in March 2016, and in November of that year to Alejandro Landa in Atlanta. Both losses were five games tie-breakers. If Carrasco wins Thursday, it would be a major upset.

Other matches to look for in the 16s Thursday are 4th seed Andree Parrilla against Eduardo Portillo, the current International Racquetball Federation (IRF) Boy’s U18 World Junior Champion, and 7th seed David Horn against Conrrado Moscoso, who was runner up to Carson in Men’s Singles at the 2014 IRF World Championships, as well as being a former IRF Boy’s U18 World Junior Champion.

To see the action from Bolivia, go to the IRT Facebook page or the IRT YouTube channel. The preliminary rounds in singles are Wednesday with the Round of 16 on Thursday morning beginning at 10 AM with the quarterfinals Friday afternoon from 1 PM on. The semi-finals will be Saturday at noon and 2 PM with the singles final at 1 PM Sunday. For doubles, the semi-finals will be Friday night at 7 and 8 PM with the final Saturday at 7 PM. The time in Cochabamba is the same as Eastern time in North America.

2019 Open Bolivia American Iris, March 27-31, 2019
Cochabamba, Bolivia

Qualifying Round 2 - Wednesday

Q8) Kadim Carrasco d. Mauricio Zelada, 15-1, 15-9
Q1) Carlos Keller d. Thomas Carter, 15-5, 12-15, 11-7

Q4) Robert Collins d. Franco Gutierrez, 15—4, 15-9
Q5) Eduardo Portillo d. Jairo Perez, 15-2, 15-2

Q6) Eduardo Garay d. Fabian Gutierrez, 15-2, 15-7
Q3) Gerardo Franco d. Sebastian Oãta, 15-7, 15-7

Q2) Conrrado Moscoso d. Felipe Camacho, 15-3, 15-4
Q7) Diego Garcia d. Juan Salvatierra, 15-10, 15-10

Round of 16 - Thursday

1) Rocky Carson v. Kadim Carrasco - 11 AM
8) Jake Bredenbeck v. Carlos Keller - 11 AM

5) Mario Mercado v. Robert Collins - Noon
4) Andree Parrilla v. Eduardo Portillo - Noon

3) Alvaro Beltran v. Eduardo Garay - 1 PM
6) Rodrigo Montoya v. Gerardo Franco - 1 PM

7) David Horn v. Conrrado Moscoso - 10 AM
2) Alejandro Landa v. Diego Garcia - 10 AM

IRT Doubles - Round of 16 - Thursday

1) Alvaro Beltran & Alejandro Landa - BYE
Q8) Kadim Carrasco & Carlos Keller v. 9) Robert Collins & Mauricio Zelada - 5 PM

5) Felipe Camacho & Rocky Carson v. 12) Fernando Ruiz & Hans Mendez - 5 PM
4) Eduardo Garay & Mario Mercado v. 13) Rafael Gatica & Johan Igor - 6 PM

3) Jake Bredenbeck & David Horn v. 14) Jose Subieta & Roger Subieta - 6 PM
6) Roland Keller & Conrrado Moscoso v. 11) Hanzel Martinez & Juan Salvatierra - 6 PM

7) Gerardo Franco & Eduardo Portillo v. 10) Edwin Galicia & Christian Wer - 5 PM
2) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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