Thursday, October 3, 2019

Moscoso & no Americans into IRT quarterfinals at 2019 UnitedHealthcare US Open

Conrrado Moscoso defeated Rocky Carson, the #2 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT), 15-13, 15-5, in the Round of 16 at the 24th UnitedHealthcare US Open Racquetball Championships. It's Moscoso's second victory over Carson this year, as he defeated Carson in the final of the 2019 Bolivia Open in March. The win puts Moscoso into the US Open quarterfinals for the 2nd time in his career; the first was in 2017.

Moscoso will play Sebastian Fernandez in the quarters, who's a surprise quarterfinalist as he's only playing his 2nd US Open. Fernandez beat Adam Manilla in the Round of 16, 15-11, 15-8. He made the quarters for the first time last month at the 2019 Atlanta Open, but that was helped by a forfeit win in the 16s, so not an on court victory.

Two of the other quarterfinals will be Mexican showdowns. IRT #4 Alejandro Landa will play IRT #5 Alvaro Beltran, and #3 Andree Parrilla will play #6 Daniel De La Rosa. In the 16s, Landa beat David Horn, 15-7, 15-11; Beltran took out Thomas Carter, 15-2, 15-8; Parrilla defeated his doubles partner Eduardo Portillo, 15-5, 15-4; and De La Rosa was a winner over Jake Bredenbeck, 15-10, 15-11.

IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk will play in the final quarterfinal against Javier Mar. Waselenchuk beat Gerardo Franco in the 16s, 15-4, 15-2, while Mar came back from a game down to defeat Carlos Keller, 11-15, 15-5, 11-4.

This will be the 1st US Open IRT draw without a USA player in the quarterfinals.

Check out the action from Minneapolis via the IRT media outlets: The IRT YouTube channel or the IRT Facebook page.

2019 UnitedHealthcare US Open Racquetball Championships
Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 2-6, 2019

IRT - Round of 16 - Thursday

1) Kane Waselenchuk d. 16) Gerardo Franco, 15-4, 15-2
Javier Mar d. Carlos Keller, 11-15, 15-5, 11-4

5) Alvaro Beltran d. Thomas Carter, 15-2, 15-8
4) Alejandro Landa d. 13) David Horn, 15-7, 15-11

3) Andree Parrilla d. 14) Eduardo Portillo, 15-5, 15-4
6) Daniel De La Rosa d. 11) Jake Bredenbeck, 15-10, 15-11

Sebastian Fernandez d. Adam Manilla, 15-11, 15-8
15) Conrrado Moscoso d. 2) Rocky Carson, 15-13, 15-5

IRT - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. Javier Mar - 2 PM
4) Alejandro Landa v. 5) Alvaro Beltran - 10 AM

3) Andree Parrilla v. 6) Daniel De La Rosa - 11 AM
15) Conrrado Moscoso v. Sebastian Fernandez - 1 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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