posted on October 06, 2013 00:00
October 6, 2013 - Minneapolis, MN
The original Grand Slam, the United HealthCare US Open brings the biggest names in professional racquetball and a total of 726 participants to Minneapolis in 2013, which is up 7% from 2012.
2013 US Open Professional Finalists
Kane Waselenchuk claims his 9th US Open Title by defeating Rocky Carson in the Finals, 11-9, 11-1, 11-6. This also became his 71st Tier-1 or Grand Slam Professional IRT tournament victory, breaking the all-time record set by legend Cliff Swain.
Mexico's Paola Longoria continued her dominance by defeating Rhonda Rajisch in the LPRT Finals, 11-4, 11-1, 11-7. This victory gave Paola her 4th US Open Title, tying that record with Rhonda Rajisch. The victory also continues Paola's streak of 93 straight LPRT match victories and 22 straight LPRT tournament victories.
The Men's 40+ Professional CPRT Title went to Jimmy Lowe. Jimmy defeated Canada's Corey Osborne for his second US Open CRPT Title, 9-6, 9-5, 4-9, 9-7.
Florida had 43 athletes participating. That's up 95 % from 2012's 22 Florida participants, and was the 4th highest state participation in 2013. Congratulations to all Florida participants and their accomplishments.
View All Tournament Results Here
Florida Participants at the 2013 US Open
Claudia Andrade Renee Fish Adolfo Paradoa
Larry Ardito Jason Gray Sal Perconti
Michael Arias Nick Hand Fabian Rojas
Jorge Bacallao Tim Hardison Kim Roy
Tom Bevelock Mike Harmon James Russell
Laura Brandt Carmen Hernandez Pete Scondras
Travis Burnell Mark Hillman Robin Smith
Glenn Carlson Gordon Kelly Tom Travers
Larry Cashion Ken Kirkpatrick Isidro Trejo
Charles Cole Jeffrey Leon Rod Van Dyke
Mark Coty Bob Lerow Kelly Van Zant-Russell
Steve DiSalvo Chuck Mecklem Jon Wuerffel
John Dunn Aaron Metcalf Jim Yore
Harlan Faircloth Sara Noyes
Jim Fanning Paul Owens