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Houston, TX, WPH Press, 3/5/17- Houston’s R48 7 Stop #5 kicks off the second half of the 2017-2018 Race 4 Eight 7 season, as the R48 and SR48 stars scramble for valuable R48 and SR48 ranking points in Texas’ R48 showcase in the Space City. All the important information, R48 and SR48 player stats, and links on Houston’s R48 7 Stop #5 and the entire Race 4 Eight 7 tour is below.

[Houston1-11-300x219]Houston R48 7 Stop #5

Date: March 9-11, 2018

Site: Tellepsen Downtown YMCA, 808 Pease St. Houston, TX 77002

ESPN3 Coverage here (all times cst): Saturday, March 10, 10 am-6:30pm, Sunday, March 11, 10 am-1:30 pm (Schedule HERE)

Tournament directors: Sandy Gaitz, Ron Cole, Dave Vincent, Vern Roberts, Matt Krueger, Dave Fink

Tournament sponsors: Ron Cole, Ron Egbert, Houston Handball Club, WPH, JR WPH, USHA

Events: R48 Men’s Pro, SR48, USHA National Master Doubles

R48 Round of 16 Draw: Elite 8 Choice (12:30 pm on Friday, March 9)

Consecutive years of the R48 Houston: 6

List of Houston R48 Champions (2013-2017): Shanks, Moreno, Brady, Ortiz, Carroll

Defending R48 champion: Killian Carroll

Defending SR48 champion: n/a

R48 Men’s Pro champions entered: 3 (Carroll, Lenning, Ortiz)

Current or former R48 #1’s entered: 4 (Carroll, Lenning, Ortiz, Fink)

Houston list of players, entry, FAQ’s here

R48 Elite 8 Season Stats

Killian Carroll leads the tour with three wins and four finals, holding an impenetrable ranking lead as a result. Sean Lenning picked up his first R48 victory in 22 months in Las Vegas last month, stunning Flash Carroll in one of the greatest matches in R48 history. Mando Ortiz has advanced to two R48 finals this season, while the rest of the Elite 8 has traded wins throughout the first four stops of the season. Check out the R48 Elite 8 R48 7 season stats below.

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Killian Carroll

Best Season 7 Finish: 1st (Atlanta, Tucson, Montana)

Notable wins: Lenning, Ortiz, Fink, L. Cordova, D. Cordova, Chavez, McCarthy

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 510-261 (66%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 15-1

Current ranking: 1

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (current)

[SEAN-LENNING-11-300x169]Sean Lenning

Best Season 7 Finish: 1st (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Carroll, L. Cordova, D. Cordova, Moreno

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 399-309 (56%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 10-3

Current ranking: 2

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2012)

[MANDO3-300x169]Mando Ortiz

Best Season 7 Finish: 2nd (Atlanta, Montana)

Notable wins: Fink, L. Cordova, D. Cordova, Chavez

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 418-405 (51%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 9-5

Current ranking: 3

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2016)

[DAVID-FINK-46-300x169]David Fink

Best Season 7 Finish: 3rd (Montana, Las Vegas)

Notable wins: L. Cordova, Chavez, Perez, Peixoto

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs:  327-259 (56%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 7-5

Current ranking: 3

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2017)

[Luis-Cordova-Bio-Picture-2-3-300x143]Luis Cordova

Best Season 7 Finish:  3rd (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Lenning, Ortiz, Chavez

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 306-305 (50%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 7-5

Current ranking: 3

Highest R48 ranking: 3 (current)

Daniel Cordova

[-CORDOVA-300x169]Best Season 7 Finish: 3rd (Atlanta)

Notable wins: Fink, Ortiz, Perez, Chavez

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 304-303 (50%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 7-5

Current ranking: 7

Highest R48 ranking: 7 (current)

[MARCOS-CHAVEZ-15-300x169]Marcos Chavez

Best Season 7 Finish: 6th (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Perez, Ruiz

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 208-261 (44%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 4-6

Current ranking: 8

Highest R48 ranking: 8 (current)

R48 7 In –depth Stats and Trends through Las Vegas ’18 here

[VIC-PEREZ-2-300x169]Vic Perez

Best Finish: 6th (Montana)

Notable wins: Fink, Iglesias, Chavez, Cooney

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 323-291 (53%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 8-6

Current ranking: 10

R48 Houston Ranked Qualifiers Season Stats

Four of Houston’s qualifier hopefuls have been Elite 8 invites at one point in their R48 careers, and all of Houston’s ranked qualifiers are capable of doing serious damage in Houston’s main draw. 27 qualifier hopefuls will vie for eight coveted spots in Houston’s main draw, with the Elite 8 choosing the qualifier they want to play in a special “Elite 8 Choice” blind draw. Check out the season stats of all of Houston’s ranked qualifier hopefuls.

[EMMETT-PEIXOTO-21-300x169]Emmett Peixoto

Best Finish: 7th (Atlanta, Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Moreno, Montijo

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 137-184 (43%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 2-5

Current ranking: 11

Highest R48 ranking: 2 (2014)

[JON-IGLESIAS-7-300x169]Jonathan Iglesias

Best Finish: 9th (Atlanta)

Notable wins: Montijo, Cooney

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 124-118 (51%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 3-3

Current ranking: 13

Highest R48 ranking: 9 (2015)

[ABE-MONTIJO-7-300x169]Abraham Montijo

Best Finish: 11th (Atlanta, Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Mattioni, Pat. Funchion

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 208-267 (44%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 2-8

Current ranking: 16

Highest R48 ranking: 9 (2014)

[BRAULIO-300x169]Shorty Ruiz

Best Finish: 10th (Tucson)

Notable wins: Montijo, Pesch

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 202-232 (47%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 2-6

Current ranking: 17

Highest R48 ranking: 16 (2017)

[LOREN-COLLADO-4-300x169]Loren Collado

Best Finish: 10th (Montana)

Notable wins: Bowler, Pesch

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 64-80 (44%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 2-2

Current ranking: 19

Highest R48 ranking: 19 (current)

[bowler-300x169]Ryan Bowler

Best Finish: 11th (Montana)

Notable wins: Beall, Ruiz

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 67-80 (46%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 1-2

Current ranking: 21

Highest R48 ranking: 19 (2017)

[ADAM-BERNHARD-2-300x169]Adam Bernhard

Best Finish: n/a

Notable wins: n/a

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: n/a

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: n/a

Current ranking: 23

Highest R48 ranking: 19 (2017)

[IMG_4377-300x215]Dave Munson

Best Finish: 17th (Atlanta)

Notable wins: Renteria

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: n/a

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: n/a

Current ranking: 25

Highest R48 ranking: 25 (current)

[nick4-300x200]Nick Mattioni

Best Finish: 13th (Atlanta)

Notable wins: Bowler

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 38-55 (41%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 0-2

Current ranking: 26

Highest R48 ranking: 26 (current)

SR48 Houston Fab 4 Season Stats

The SR48 kicked off its sixth season in Las Vegas last month, with Elite 8 stars Marcos Chavez and David Fink meeting in the final. Las Vegas’ Joe Harris and Maryland’s Dr. Dan Zimet proved they are forces on the SR48, taking third and fourth, respectively, in a strong SR48 field in Las Vegas.

[mc-1-300x169]Marcos Chavez

Best Finish: 2nd (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Zimet

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 57-57 (50%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 2-1

Current ranking: 1

[df-2-300x201]David Fink

Best Finish: 1st (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Harris, Chavez

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 75-23 (77%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 3-0

Current ranking: 2

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Joe Harris

Best Finish: 3rd (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Armijo, Zimet

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 84-67 (56%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 3-1

Current ranking: 4

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Dan Zimet

Best Finish: 4th (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Garcia Jr.

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 85-73 (54%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 2-2

Current ranking: 6


[WPH-FILM-PAINT-300x167]Check out all of the R48 info in the links below!

Houston press release and entry here

R48 7 Half Year Recap here

For a full preview of the Race 4 Eight 7 season, go here

Sean Lenning Thrills with a Hat Trick: here

WPH Power Rankings: here

DF’s R48 Fun Facts and Trends: here

Race 4 Eight History of Champions and Finalists: here


David Fink

WPH Senior Writer


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