Saturday, March 19, 2022

Carson upsets #1 De La Rosa to reach semi-finals at 37th Annual IRT PapaNicholas Coffee Shamrock Shootout

Rocky Carson turned back time Saturday morning at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) 37th Annual PapaNicholas Coffee Shamrock Shootout in Lombard, Illinois Friday, as the 42 year old upset IRT #1 Daniel De La Rosa, 15-11, 15-4, in the quarterfinals. It’s the second time in as many days that Carson has beaten De La Rosa, as he and Eduardo Portillo got the best of De La Rosa and Alvaro Beltran in doubles Friday night.

Carson will play IRT #3 Alejandro Landa in the semi-finals later today, as Landa came back from a game down to defeat Samuel Murray, 3-15, 15-1, 11-7.

The other semi-final will be IRT #3 Kane Waselenchuk versus 7th seed Conrrado Moscoso. Waselenchuk beat Portillo in the quarterfinals, 15-7, 15-5, and Moscoso defeated Rodrigo Montoya, 15-6, 15-12.

If Carson and Waselenchuk win their respective semis, then they will play for a record extending 82nd time on tour. The pair of players to have met the 2nd most is a tie between Waselenchuk versus Beltran and Sudsy Monchik versus Cliff Swain at 53 times.

The IRT semi-finals will be at b4 4:30 and 5:30 PM, and the final at noon Sunday. The doubles semi-finals will be at 7:30 and 8:30 PM Saturday and the final will be 1 PM Sunday. All times are Central. Look for the action via the IRT YouTube channel., as well as its Facebook page.

37th Annual IRT PapaNicholas Coffee Shamrock Shootout
March 17-20, 2022 - Lombard, Illinois

IRT Singles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

8) Rocky Carson d. 1) Daniel De La Rosa, 15-11, 15-4
4) Alejandro Landa d. 5) Samuel Murray, 3-15, 15-1, 11-7

3) Kane Waselenchuk d. 6) Eduardo Portillo, 15-7, 15-5
7) Conrrado Moscoso d. 15) Rodrigo Montoya, 15-6, 15-12

IRT Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

4) Alejandro Landa v. 8) Rocky Carson - 5:30 PM
7) Conrrado Moscoso v. 3) Kane Waselenchuk - 4:30

IRT Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

4) Roland Keller & Conrrado Moscoso v. 8) Rocky Carson & Eduardo Portillo - 8:30 PM
2) Javier Mar & Rodrigo Montoya v.

3) Jake Bredenbeck & Samuel Murray - 7:30 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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