Saturday, January 22, 2022

Parrilla & Waselenchuk to face off at 2022 IRT Suivant Consulting Grand Slam

Two upsets in the semi-finals of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) 2022 Suivant Consulting Grand Slam in Lilburn, Georgia Saturday with one of the matches going to a tie-breaker. In that match, 4th seed Andree Parrilla came back from a game down to defeat IRT #1 Daniel De La Rosa, 7-15, 15-10, 11-7.

After splitting two lopsided games, Parrilla and De La Rosa were close in the breaker with ties at 3-3, 4-4, 5-5 and 7-7. But from there only Parrilla scored, though not quickly, as it took 16 rallies to get the last 4 points. De La Rosa made a couple of unforced errors that denied him points, and Parrilla ended it with a backhand pinch shot that De La Rosa couldn't reach.

Parrilla will face 6th seed - but former IRT #1 - Kane Waselenchuk in Sunday's final. Waselenchuk defeated IRT #2 Alejandro Landa, 15-1, 15-5. After the first game went by in the blink of an eye, it seemed that Landa might make a match out of it, as they were tied at 5-5 in game two. But That proved to be all he would get, as Waselenchuk scored 10 unanswered points to win the match in two straight games.

In the doubles final, it will be a rematch of last month’s International Racquetball Federation (IRF) Men’s Doubles World Championship final, as Javier Mar and Rodrigo Montoya - the IRF World Champions - will take on Roland Keller and Conrrado Moscoso on Sunday. In the semi-finals, Mar and Montoya defeated Sebastian Fernandez and Parrilla, 15-13, 15-5, while Keller and Moscoso came back from a game down to upset the top seeds Alvaro Beltran and De La Rosa, 6-15, 15-11, 11-7.

You can see the 2022 Suivant Consulting Pro-Am matches via the usual IRT media outlets: The IRT YouTube channel or the IRT Facebook page. The singles final is 11 AM Sunday followed by the doubles final at noon. All times Eastern.

2022 Suivant Consulting Grand Slam, January 20-23, 2022
Lilburn, Georgia

IRT Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

4) Andree Parrilla d. 1) Daniel De La Rosa, 7-15, 15-10, 11-7
6) Kane Waselenchuk d. 2) Alejandro Landa, 15-1, 15-5

IRT Singles - Final - Sunday

4) Andree Parrilla v. 6) Kane Waselenchuk - 11 AM

IRT Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

4) Roland Keller & Conrrado Moscoso d. 1) Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa, 6-15, 15-11, 11-7
3) Javier Mar & Rodrigo Montoya d. 7) Sebastian Fernandez & Andree Parrilla, 15-13, 15-5

IRT Doubles - Final - Sunday

3) Javier Mar & Rodrigo Montoya v. 4) Roland Keller & Conrrado Moscoso - Noon

Follow the bouncing ball….

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