Waselenchuk wins third straight IRT tournament of season

by Justin Johnson

Kane Waselenchuk plowed through the field of the Krowning Moment Bobcat Invitational in the same fashion an out-of-control locomotive plows through obstacles going downhill at full speed – quickly and without much resistance.

The recently crowned U.S. Open Champion looked as strong as ever, taking the championship over Rocky Carson 11-6, 11-3, and 11-2 for his third tournament win in as many tries this season.

Waselenchuk jumped out to a lightning-quick 10-0 lead in game one before getting off track with a couple of playful shot attempts on game point that missed their mark. Carson took advantage of the miscues to work his way back to a 10-6 score, but Waselenchuk’s fourth ace of the game ended the comeback and set the tone for the rest of the match.

The serve that ended game number one remained a familiar sight in game number two. Six aces propelled Waselenchuk to a 2-0 lead, the final three ending the game on points 9, 10, and 11.

Waselenchuk continued to take advantage of pinpoint serving to pick up another quick victory and close out the match with an 11-2 victory in the third game. Three aces and a serve that resulted in a Carson skip resulted in four points. Four more points came on three-shot rallies ending with a Waselenchuk kill, two rallies ended with a Waselenchuk kill on the fifth shot, and Carson skipped in another ball to account for 11 points in the final game.

 

KROWNING MOMENT INVITATIONAL

Finals

Kane Waselenchuk def. Rocky Carson 11-6, 11-3, 11-2

 

Semifinals

Kane Waselenchuk def. Alvaro Beltran 11-8, 11-4, 11-7

Rocky Carson def. Sebastian Franco 11-8, 11-3, 11-7

 

Quarterfinals

Kane Waselenchuk def. Jansen Allen 3-11, 11-0, 11-7, 11-3

Alvaro Beltran def. Marco Rojas 11-6, 4-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-4

Sebastian Franco def. Robert Collins 12-14, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4

Rocky Carson def. Edson Martinez 11-4, 11-3, 11-7

 

Round of 16

Kane Waselenchuk def. Javier Mar 11-7, 11-2, 11-8

Jansen Allen def. Felipe Camacho 11-6, 9-11, 11-5, 11-7

Marco Rojas def. Scott McClellan 11-2, 11-9, 11-5

Alvaro Beltran def. Jake Bredenbeck 4-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5

Sebastian Franco def. Daniel De La Rosa 2-11, 11-4, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7

Robert Collins def. Mauricio Zelada 11-6, 11-7, 6-11, 4-11, 11-7

Edson Martinez def. Jose Rojas 5-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5

Rocky Carson def. Andree Parrilla 11-5, 11-7, 11-6

 

Round of 32

Javier Mar def. Jody Morris 11-5, 11-6, 11-9

Felipe Camacho def. Justus Benson 11-3, 11-5, 11-3

Scott McClellan def. Bruce Robles 9-11, 11-1, 11-0, 12-10

Jake Bredenbeck def. Francisco Troncoso 11-3, 11-6, 13-11

Sebastian Franco def. Troy Warigon 11-6, 11-1, 11-7

Mauricio Zelada def. Juan Esparza 11-4, 11-4, 11-4

Edson Martinez def. Matthew Majxner 11-2, 11-6, 10-12, 12-10

Andree Parrilla def. Mario Mercado 9-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-9

 

Round of 64

Justus Benson def. Korosh Shetabi 11-4, 11-8, 11-1

Juan Esparza def. Erik Mendoza 11-8, 4-11, 11-4, 11-9

Edson Martinez def. A.J. Fernandez 11-1, 11-4, 11-2

 

Tournament Champion: Kane Waselenchuk - Tourament Recap

Kane Waselenchuk def. Javier Mar 11-7, 11-2, 11-8

Kane Waselenchuk def. Jansen Allen 3-11, 11-0, 11-7, 11-3

Kane Waselenchuk def. Alvaro Beltran 11-8, 11-4, 11-7

Kane Waselenchuk def. Rocky Carson 11-6, 11-3, 11-2

 

Tournament Runner-Up: Rocky Carson - Tournament Recap

Rocky Carson def. Andree Parrilla 11-5, 11-7, 11-6

Rocky Carson def. Edson Martinez 11-4, 11-3, 11-7

Rocky Carson def. Sebastian Franco 11-8, 11-3, 11-7

Kane Waselenchuk def. Rocky Carson 11-6, 11-3, 11-2

 

Semifinal Appearance: Alvaro Beltran - Tournament Recap

Alvaro Beltran def. Jake Bredenbeck 4-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-5

Alvaro Beltran def. Marco Rojas 11-6, 4-11, 11-9, 3-11, 11-4

Kane Waselenchuk def. Alvaro Beltran 11-8, 11-4, 11-7

 

Semifinal Appearance: Sebastian Franco - Tournament Recap

Sebastian Franco def. Troy Warigon 11-6, 11-1, 11-7

Sebastian Franco def. Daniel De La Rosa 2-11, 11-4, 11-6, 6-11, 11-7

Sebastian Franco def. Robert Collins 12-14, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4

Rocky Carson def. Sebastian Franco 11-8, 11-3, 11-7