Saturday featured the best of the Race 4 Eight and Senior Race 4 Eight live on the Watch ESPN App for the first time in 2015 from Houston’s Tellepsen YMCA.
Race 4 Eight Quarterfinals
Houston’s Elite 8 battled for spots in Saturday night’s prime-time semifinal, with Tucson’s Luis Moreno and David Fink facing off in the morning’s first clash. Tied at four in game one, Moreno shifted gears and decimated his local sparring partner, advancing 15-7, 15-1.
Mando Ortiz faced Sean Lenning in the second quarterfinal and appeared to regain the form that saw him shock Paul Brady at the 2014 WPH Player’s championship. Ortiz won game one in just seven minutes, allowing Lenning to score just five points. Lenning completely reversed the momentum, as Ortiz inexplicably faded. Lenning scored 30 of the next 32 points in just 14 minutes, advancing to the semifinal, 2-15, 15-2, 15-0. Read more, HERE>
Broadcast begins at 10am Central (11am Eastern, 9am Mountain, 8am Pacific) on Sunday, January 25th on ESPN and the WatchESPN App. Once on that APP, you can watch all the on-demand videos (Replay) from Saturday’s action.
10am Senior 40+ Final – Tyler Hamel vs Naty Alvarado Jr
9th Place Pro – Luis Cordova vs Stephen Cooney *New Match Scheduled – Now, Sr 40+ 3rd Place – Marcos Chavez vs Andy Schad
12pm Pro Final – Sean Lenning vs Paul Brady
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