Sunday, October 2, 2022

Moscoso & Montoya to contest 2022 IRT US Open final

Conrrado Moscoso and Rodrigo Montoya will vie for their first International Racquetball Tour (IRT) US Open title on Sunday, as they won their respective semi-final matches at the 2022 USA Racquetball US Open at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis on Saturday. Both players won their semi-finals comfortably. Moscoso defeated Andree Parrilla, 15-6, 15-5, and Montoya beat Alejandro Landa, 15-5, 15-6.

Moscoso will play his second US Open final Sunday. He was in the 2019 final, when he lost to Kane Waselenchuk. Montoya was a first time US Open semi-finalist, so he’s in his first final.

Both Moscoso and Montoya have won Men’s Singles at the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships, and it’s the first time two IRF World Champions have met in the IRT final. The 2007 final - won by Rocky Carson over Jack Huczek - was between two players who would be IRF World Champions. Huczek was then the three time Men’s Singles World Champion, and Carson would win his first of five World Championships in 2008.

The Moscoso-Montoya final is also the second straight final between a Bolivian and a Mexican. Last year, Mexican Daniel De La Rosa beat Bolivian Carlos Keller in the final. Can Mexican Montoya, who has won IRF World Championships in Men’s Doubles and Mixed Doubles as well as Men’s Singles, add a US Open title to his trophy case? Or will Bolivian Moscoso, who won Worlds less than two months ago, back up that international title with the IRT’s biggest prize?

Those questions will be answered Sunday afternoon in Minneapolis.

The IRT final will be Sunday at 1:10 PM.

You can watch the US Open IRT action from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis by going to the IRT YouTube channels or their Facebook page.

2022 US Open - University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
September 28-October 2, 2022

IRT Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

16) Rodrigo Montoya d. 5) Alejandro Landa, 15-5, 15-6
6) Conrrado Moscoso d. 2) Andree Parrilla, 15-6, 15-5

IRT Singles - Final - Sunday

6) Conrrado Moscoso v. 16) Rodrigo Montoya - 1:10 PM

Follow the bouncing ball…..

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