Thursday, October 31, 2019

2019 IRT Los Compadres Auto Sales Open - Preview

The International Racquetball Tour (IRT) is back in action today in Fullerton, California for the Los Compadres Auto Sales Open. Thirty six players will be in action, but not IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk, who won last weekend’s Arizona Pro-Am in Tempe, Arizona. Nevertheless, 16 of the top 17 IRT players are in California, so it’s going to be a great event. Adding to the greatness, they will be playing doubles also.

Rocky Carson tops the seeding with Alejandro Landa 2nd, Alvaro Beltran 3rd and Andree Parrilla 4th. But last weekend’s finalist against Waselenchuk, Conrrado Moscoso is 5th, so - if the seedings play out - he’ll play Parrilla in the quarterfinals and Carson in the semis. Moscoso has beaten Carson twice this year including earlier this month at the 2019 UnitedHealthcare US Open.

Landa and Beltran are on the bottom half of the draw, but so is Mexican teenager Eduardo Portillo, who was a finalist in Arizona. He’ll likely play Sebastian Franco - an IRT event winner - in the Round of 16, and then Landa in the quarters.

In doubles, the Mexi-Can team of Alejandro Landa (Mexico) and Samuel Murray (Canada) are the top seeds, so they have a bye in the first round, but then they’ll likely have to play Bolivians Carlos Keller and Conrrado Moscoso, although the Bolivians will have to beat Mexicans Javier Estrada and Alan Natera, who are no slouches, first.

Mexicans Alvaro Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa are seeded 2nd in doubles with Colombians Sebastian Franco and Mario Mercado 3rd. The Mexicans will face the winner of 7th seeds Felipe Camacho and Sebastian Fernandez versus 10th seeds Sam Bredenbeck and Lee Connell in the Round of 16, while the Colombians will likely play a young Mexican team of Parrilla and Portillo.

Another likely quarterfinals match up is 4th seeds Jake Bredenbeck and Jose Diaz versus 5th seeds Eduardo Garay and Rodrigo Montoya.

Look for all the action via the usual IRT media outlets: The IRT YouTube channel or the IRT Facebook page. There will be two rounds of singles qualifying Thursday starting at noon. The Round of 32 begins Friday morning at 10 AM with the Round of 16 Friday at 3 and 4 PM. The quarterfinals begin at 9 AM Saturday with the semi-finals at 5 and 6 PM Saturday, and the final at noon Sunday. The first round of doubles will be tonight with the quarterfinals at 6 and 7 PM Friday, the semi-finals at 2 and 3 PM Saturday, and the final at 1 PM Sunday. All times Pacific.

2019 IRT Los Compadres Auto Sales Open, October 31-November 3, 2019
Fullerton, California

Qualifying Round 1 - Thursday

Jose Diaz - BYE
Lee Connell v. Majeed Shahin - Noon

Sam Bredenbeck - BYE
Alan Natera - BYE

Set Cubillos - BYE
Erick Cuevas Fernandez - BYE

Guillermo Jesus Ortega Jr. v. Nicolai Miramontes - Noon
Felipe Camacho - BYE

Eduardo Garay - BYE
Erik Stoller v. Joel Adler - 1 PM

Francisco Troncoso - BYE
Javier Estrada - BYE

Scott McClellan - BYE
Oscar Elias Nieto Valadez - BYE

Luis Avila v. Manuel Moncada - 1 PM
Carlos Keller - BYE

Qualifying Round 2 - Thursday

Q1 - Jose Diaz v. Lee Connell or Majeed Shahin - 4 PM
Q8 - Sam Bredenbeck v. Alan Natera - 3 PM

Q5 - Set Cubillos v. Erick Cuevas Fernandez - 4 PM
Q4 - Felipe Camacho v. Guillermo Jesus Ortega Jr. or Nicolai Miramontes - 4 PM

Q3 - Eduardo Garay v. Erik Stoller or Joel Adler - 5 PM
Q6 - Francisco Troncoso v. Javier Estrada - 5 PM

Q7 - Scott McClellan v. Oscar Elias Nieto Valadez - 5 PM
Q2 - Carlos Keller v. Luis Avila or Manuel Moncada - 5 PM

Round of 32 - Friday

1) Rocky Carson - BYE
16) Sebastian Fernandez v. Q1 - 10 AM

9) Rodrigo Montoya v. Q8 - 10 AM
8) Daniel De La Rosa - BYE

5) Conrrado Moscoso - BYE
12) Jake Bredenbeck v. Q5 - 10 AM

13) Mario Mercado v. Q4 - 10 AM
4) Andree Parrilla - BYE

3) Alvaro Beltran - BYE
14) Gerardo Franco v. Q3 - 11 AM

11) David Horn v. Q6 - 11 AM
6) Samuel Murray - BYE

7) Eduardo Portillo - BYE
10) Sebastian Franco v. Q7 - 11 AM

15) Robert Collins v. Q2 - 11 AM
2) Alejandro Landa - BYE

IRT Doubles - Round of 16 - Thursday

1) Alejandro Landa & Samuel Murray - BYE
8) Carlos Keller & Conrrado Moscoso v. 9) Javier Estrada & Alan Natera - 7 PM

5) Eduardo Garay & Rodrigo Montoya v. 12) Tony Hernandez & Haret Salcedo - 7 PM
4) Jake Bredenbeck & Jose Diaz v. 13) Cesar Chavez & Vicente Ruelas - 7 PM

3) Sebastian Franco & Mario Mercado - BYE
6) Andree Parrilla & Eduardo Portillo v. 11) Luis Avila & Nicolai Miramontes - 7 PM

7) Felipe Camacho & Sebastian Fernandez v. 10) Sam Bredenbeck & Lee Connell - 7 PM
2) Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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