Saturday, February 1, 2020

Mercado & Waselenchuk into final at 2020 IRT Lou Bradley Memorial Pro-Am

Mario Mercado reached the final of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) 22nd Lou Bradley Memorial Pro-Am in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin with a win over Alejandro Landa, the IRT’s #2 player, 15-14, 15-11. It’s only the 2nd time Mercado has reached an IRT final. The last time was in Portland in 2017, when he lost to Charlie Pratt.

Mercado will play IRT #1 Kane Waselenchuk in the final, as Waselenchuk beat 4th seed Alvaro Beltran, 15-7, 15-0. Beltran actually led early in game one - at 5-0 and 7-3. But when the IRT’s top player got it into gear there was no stopping him, as Waselenchuk scored 27 unanswered points en route to the victory.

Mercado has his work cut out for him.

The Lou Bradley concludes Saturday night, and you can watch the final at 8 PM CST via the usual IRT media outlets: The IRT YouTube channel or the IRT Facebook page.

2020 IRT Lou Bradley Memorial, January 30-February 2, 2020
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Kane Waselenchuk d. 4) Alvaro Beltran, 15-7, 15-0
11) Mario Mercado d. 2) Alejandro Landa, 15-14, 15-11

Final - Saturday

1) Kane Waselenchuk v. 11) Mario Mercado - 8 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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