Saturday, September 17, 2022

Mar into 1st semi-final at 2022 IRT Capitol Classic

Four quarterfinals and two more upsets at the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Capitol Classic in Millersville, Maryland on Saturday. Javier Mar’s glass slipper is still intact, as the 17th seed beat 8th seed Jake Bredenbeck, 15-7, 15-8, to reach the semi-finals for the 1st time in his career.

In the semis, Mar will play Samuel Murray, who defeated Conrrado Moscoso, the current International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Champion, 15-11, 15-4. Murray and Mar have split their previous two meetings on the IRT.

Sixth seed Eduardo Portillo had the other quarterfinal upset, as he defeated a former IRF World Champion in Alejandro Landa, 15-11, 15-8. It was Portillo’s 2nd win versus Landa in five meetings. He’ll be in his 7th IRT semi-final, and 2nd in 2022.

Kane Waselenchuk will be Portillo’s semi-final opponent, as Waselenchuk beat Adam Manilla, 15-11, 15-7, in an all lefthander battle. Waselenchuk, a former IRT #1 player, is 4-0 against Portillo.

You can see the 2022 IRT Capitol Classic matches via the usual IRT media outlets: The IRT YouTube channel or the IRT Facebook page. The singles semi-finals will be at 6 and 7 Saturday night, and the final at noon Sunday. The doubles semi-finals will be at 3 & 4 PM Saturday, and the final Saturday night at 8 PM. All times Eastern.

2022 IRT Capital Classic, September 15-18, 2022
Millersville, Maryland

Quarterfinals - Saturday

Javier Mar d. 8) Jake Bredenbeck, 15-7, 15-8
4) Samuel Murray d. 5) Conrrado Moscoso, 15-11, 15-4

6) Eduardo Portillo d. 3) Alejandro Landa, 15-11, 15-8
2) Kane Waselenchuk d. 10) Adam Manilla, 15-11, 15-7

Quarterfinals - Saturday

4) Samuel Murray v. Javier Mar - 6 PM
2) Kane Waselenchuk v. 6) Eduardo Portillo - 7 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

5) Andres Acuña & Eduardo Portillo v. 9) Mario Mercado & Mauricio Zelada - 4 PM
3) Samuel Murray & Andree Parrilla v. 8) Jake Bredenbeck & Adam Manilla - 5 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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