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[47-300x225]R48 7 Elite 8 + Ranked Qualifier + SR48 In-Depth Stats & Trends: Post NYAC ‘18/Pre Salt Lake City ‘18

Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 4/25/18- The first six events of the 2017-2018 Race 4 Eight 7 season have been scintillating, as the top Race 4 Eight superstars have dazzled thousands of fans in Atlanta, Tucson, Montana, Las Vegas, Houston, and New York City.

Two-time defending R48 Player’s Champion Killian Carroll has been the overwhelmingly dominant player on the R48 7 tour, winning the first three events in Atlanta, Tucson, and Montana, losing in the finals of the fourth in Las Vegas, and bouncing back to win Houston and New York. Sean Lenning bounced back from a left shoulder injury to improve his ranking from #6 at the start of the season to #2 with three semifinal finishes in Atlanta, Tucson, and Montana, his first R48 win in 22 months Las Vegas, and his second finals appearance of the season in Houston.

With the R48 7 Salt Lake City Aces Player’s Championship just around the corner, check out the scoring stats, percentage of points won, overall records of the R48 Elite 8, Ranked Salt Lake City qualifiers and SR48 stars + the R48 7 Fun Facts and Trends in advance of the R48 7 Salt Lake City Aces Player’s Championship.

R48 Elite 8 Player Stats and Records

[K-Carroll-pic-300x215]Killian Carroll        

R48 Ranking: #1

Atlanta: 122-55 (4-0)

Tucson: 129-61 (4-0)

Montana: 132-61 (4-0)

Las Vegas: 127-84 (3-1)

Houston: 120-30 (4-0)

NYAC: 132-71 (4-0)

Total points: 762-362 (68%)

R48 7 Record: 23-1

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2017)

R48 Lifetime Record: 58-13

R48 Best Finishes: 9 Titles

[Sean-Lenning-bio-246x300]Sean Lenning

R48 Ranking: #2

Atlanta: 84-59 (2-1)

Tucson: 93-59 (2-1)

Montana: 90-103 (2-1)

Las Vegas: 132-88 (4-0)

Houston: 105-71

NYAC: 37-61 (0-2)

Total points: 541-441 (55%)

R48 7 Record: 13-6

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2012)

R48 Lifetime Record: 92-54

R48 Best Finishes: 6 Titles

[Mando-Ortiz-bio-pic-300x200]Mando Ortiz

R48 Ranking: #3

Atlanta: 118-101 (3-1)

Tucson: 81-81 (2-1)

Montana: 142-126 (3-1)

Las Vegas: 77-97 (1-2)

Houston: 68-64

NYAC: 47-68

Total points: 533-537 (50%)

R48 7 Record: 11-8

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2017)

R48 Lifetime Record: 65-37

R48 Best Finishes: 2 titles

[30715226_10156348391243799_5038367141429483061_n-300x168]Daniel Cordova

R48 Ranking: #4

Atlanta: 90-89 (2-1)

Tucson: 66-66 (1-1)

Montana: 51-71 (1-2)

Las Vegas: 97-77 (3-1)

Houston: 103-72 (3-1)

NYAC: 102-75

Total points: 509-450 (53%)

R48 7 Record: 13-7

Highest R48 ranking: 4 (2018)

R48 Lifetime Record: 44-42

R48 Best Finishes: 2 Semifinals

[David-Fink-bio-pic-300x200]David Fink

R48 Ranking: #5

Atlanta: 92-59 (2-1)

Tucson: 55-71 (1-2)

Montana: 97-66 (2-1)

Las Vegas: 83-63 (2-1)

Houston: 82-53 (2-1)

NYAC: 13-30

Total points: 422-342 (55%)

R48 7 Record: 9-7

Highest R48 ranking: 1 (2017)

R48 Lifetime Record: 76-53

R48 Best Finishes: 3 Finals

[Luis-Cordova-300x169]Luis Cordova

R48 Ranking: #6

Atlanta: 76-87 (2-2)

Tucson: 59-42 (1-1)

Montana: 70-87 (2-1)

Las Vegas: 101-89 (2-1)

Houston: 88-84

NYAC: 104-77

Total points: 498-466 (52%)

R48 7 Record: 12-8

Highest R48 ranking: 3 (2018)

R48 Lifetime Record: 55-52

R48 Best Finishes: 1 Final

[11077953_10153286778878799_1587840069585008845_o-300x210]Emmett Peixoto

R48 Ranking: #7

Atlanta: 61-57

Tucson: 28-55

Montana: n/a

Las Vegas: 48-74

Houston: 66-76

NYAC: 103-80

Total points: 306-342 (47%)

R48 7 Record: 6-7

Highest R48 ranking: 2 (2014)

R48 Lifetime Record: 72-50

R48 Best Finishes: 2 Finals

[Vic-Perez-bio-pic-300x189]Vic Perez

Ranking: #8

Atlanta: 96-96

Tucson: 48-59

Montana: 100-90

Las Vegas: 96-59

Houston: 113-86

NYAC: 94-97

Total points: 547-487 (53%)

R48 7 Record: 13-8

Highest R48 ranking: 8 (2017)

R48 Lifetime Record: 35-49

Best R48 Finishes: 2 Semifinals

[10256302_10152415830453799_4752997078792529183_o-300x142]Salt Lake City Aces Ranked Qualifier Stats

Marcos Chavez

Best Finish: 6th (Las Vegas, NYAC)

Notable wins: Peixoto, Perez

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 346-402 (46%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 5-10

Current ranking: 9

[18033375_10155256925178799_8388896890966483567_n-300x169]Shorty Ruiz

Best Finish: 7th (Houston)

Notable wins: Montijo, Perez

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 274-326 (46%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 3-6

Current ranking: 12

Highest R48 ranking: 12 (2018)

[17991013_10155256925053799_1392951465766457269_n-300x168]Jonathan Iglesias

Best Finish: 9th (Atlanta)

Notable wins: Montijo, Cooney

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 181-239 (43%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 3-9

Current ranking: 16

Highest R48 ranking: 9 (2015)

[Abe-autograph-pic-300x200]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: 18

Highest R48 ranking: 9 (2014)

[27067002_10156116172908799_6885756463983106404_n-200x300]Diarmaid Nash

Best Finish: 7th (Montana)

Notable wins: D. Cordova

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 76-57 (57%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 1-1

Current ranking: 18

Highest R48 ranking: 10 (2014)

[30704464_10156348234838799_3781882744562609593_n-300x168]Erik Torres

Best Finish: 11th (NYAC)

Notable wins: Lenning

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 21-55 (28%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 0-2

Current ranking: 20

Highest R48 ranking: 20 (2018)

[27067889_10156119931668799_3778660005928855175_n-1-300x169]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: 20

Highest R48 ranking: 19 (2018)

[23517610_10155902516828799_4932668719948628042_n-300x169]Dalton Beall

Best Finish: 11th (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: n/a

Combined score vs. opponents in R48 7 main draw and playoffs: 31-75 (29%)

R48 7 main draw/playoff record: 0-3

Current ranking: 20

Highest R48 ranking: 20 (2018)

SR48 Stats through Houston/Pre SLC ‘18

[DAVID-FINKL-1-300x169]David Fink

Best Finish: 1st (Las Vegas, Houston)

Notable wins: Harris, Chavez

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 150-35 (81%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 6-0

Current ranking: 1

[mc-1-300x169]Marcos Chavez

Best Finish: 2nd (Las Vegas, Houston)

Notable wins: Zimet

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 110-114 (49%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 2-1

Current ranking: 2

 

[JOEHARRIS-5-300x240]Joe Harris

Best Finish: 3rd (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Armijo, Zimet, Garcia

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 114-101 (53%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 4-2

Current ranking: 3

 

[DANZIMET-1-200x300]Dan Zimet

Best Finish: 4th (Las Vegas)

Notable wins: Garcia Jr.

Combined score vs. opponents in SR48 6 main draw and playoffs: 124-103 (55%)

SR48 6 main draw/playoff record: 2-2

Current ranking: 6

Now that you know the records and stats of the R48 Elite 8 Salt Lake City Aces ‘18, check out the R48 7 Trends and Fun Facts of your favorite handball stars!

R48 7 Fun Facts and Trends

  • [sean-300x169]Sean Lenning (Las Vegas ’18) and Killian Carroll (Montana ’18) have scored the most points (132) in a tournament this season
  • Killian Carroll has shattered the record of five straight R48 finals appearances by Paul Brady from (2014-2015) by appearing in 10 straight R48 finals and counting (winning eight), starting with the R48 6 New Orleans ’17 and continuing through the R48 7 NYAC‘18
  • The top four R48 Men’s pros heading into Salt Lake have all appeared in at least one final: Carroll (6), Lenning (2), Ortiz (2), D. Cordova (1). In comparison, three of the top five ranked WR48 pros have appeared in a final this season: Casey (3), McMahon (1), Peixoto de Melo (1)
  • [Killian-copy-300x200]Killian Carroll holds the best R48 career winning percentage of anyone currently in the R48 Elite 8: 82% (58-13). Paul Brady holds the best winning percentage of any player in the history of the R48 tour: 95% (59-3)
  • After winning three straight semifinal matches from November ’16 through February of ’17, David Fink has lost four straight semifinal matches from April ’17 through March ‘18
  • After advancing to two semifinals in the final five stops of the 2016-2017 R48 6 season, Sean Lenning had advanced to five consecutive semifinals in the first five events on the R48 7, including two finals and one win
  • At 43 years of age (now 44), Marcos Chavez has reached the most semifinals in one season in his Race career (three), and reached his career-best R48 ranking (#7)
  • Diarmaid Nash (Montana ’18) and Shorty Ruiz (Las Vegas ’18) have scored the most points (45) in a main draw loss this season
  • [diarmaid-nash-300x200]Diarmaid Nash is the only player to outscore his opponent and lose this season (45-42 vs. Lenning in Montana)
  • Marcos Chavez (Atlanta ’17) has been outscored by more combined points in one event (31) than any player in the Elite 8 this season (58-89)
  • Marcos Chavez defeated Emmett Peixoto in the most lopsided playoff match of the season at the R48 7 Las Vegas (25-2)
  • Killian Carroll owns the best match record on the R48 7 (13-1), the most titles (5), and the largest points differential in an event of any player this season (+90 points at Houston’18)
  • Killian Carroll has played the most R48 7 matches (24)
  • Luis Moreno has won the most R48 matches (96), followed by Sean Lenning (92), David Fink (76), and Emmett Peixoto (72)
  • Daniel Cordova has finished 5th more than any player on the R48 7 (3: Tucson ‘17, Las Vegas ’18, Houston ‘18)
  • [27973482_10156173423798799_4483597574711279216_n-300x169]Luis “Lucho” Cordova authored the largest playoff comeback of the season, rallying from 18-24 in the 5th place playoff final in Montana to defeat Vic Perez 26-24
  • Emmett Peixoto advanced to his first R48 semifinal in 16 months (Minnesota ’16) at the R48 7 Houston, defeating two players in the R46 top 6 along the way (Ortiz, D. Cordova). Peixoto cruised to his second consecutive semifinal at the NYAC ‘18
  • David Fink and Marcos Chavez combined for the oldest combined age of any quarterfinal in R48 history at the Las Vegas Royal Flush ’18 (84 years)
  • Killian Carroll is the only player to advance to the semifinals or better of all six R48 7 events this season. Carroll is the only player to advance to the final of every event this season
  • Emmett Peixoto (6-7) is the only player in the R48 7 Elite 8 with losing record
  • Killian Carroll has won the most points on the R48 7 (762) and owns the highest percentage of points won on the R48 7 (68%)
  • Only Killian Carroll (23), Sean Lenning (13), Mando Ortiz (11), Vic Perez (13), and Daniel Cordova (13), and Luis Cordova (12) have double-digit match wins on the R48 7
  • [EMMETT-PEIXOTO-35-300x169]Emmett Peixoto is the only player to reach a semifinal that was outscored by his opponents during the event (66-72 Houston ’18). Mando Ortiz reached a semifinal and tied his combined opponents during the event (81-81 Tucson ’17)
  • Marcos Chavez (43 years, 10 months) is the oldest player to ever finish a R48 event in the top six (Las Vegas ’18)
  • Shorty Ruiz is the only player to score 15 points in all three games of a main draw R48 match and lose the match (R16 Montana ’18 vs. Chavez)
  • The most lopsided main draw matches of the R48 7 season was the first match of the R48 7 season (Fink defeated Pesch 15-0, 15-2) and the quarterfinals in Houston (Carroll def Ruiz 15-0, 15-2)
  • Shorty Ruiz (45-45 vs. Chavez Montana ‘18) and Killian Carroll (37-37 vs. Lenning Las Vegas ‘18) scored the same number of points as their respective opponents but lost the matches
  • Marcos Chavez (vs. Shorty Ruiz Montana ’18), Mando Ortiz (vs. Emmett Peixoto Atlanta ’18), Sean Lenning (vs. Diarmaid Nash Montana ’18), and Dave Munson (vs. Marcos Chavez Houston ’18), Mando Ortiz (vs. Peter Funchion NYAC ’18), and Vic Perez (vs. Marcos Chavez NYAC ’18) are the only players to face match point in a main draw match and come back to win during the R48 7 season
  • Houston was the first stop of the season in which no quarterfinal, semifinal, or finals match went to a tiebreaker (there were two tiebreakers in the round of 16)
  • Only six different players have played in a R48 7 final through five R48 7 events: Carroll (5), Ortiz (2), Lenning (2), McCarthy (1), D. Cordova (1)
  • [Lenning-300x273]NYAC Elite R48 Men’s Elite 8 R48 7 Records vs. Current R48 Top 12

    Carroll: 16-1

    Lenning: 7-5

    Ortiz 6-8

    Fink: 5-6

    Cordova: 5-8

    Cordova: 7-5

    Chavez: 2-7

    Peixoto: 3-6

    • There have been three first-time R48 qualifiers thus far in the R48 7 season (Langmack, Mattioni, Pat. Funchion)

    Nick Mattioni: qualified at the R48 7 Atlanta (13th) and Houston (13th): 0-3

    [Patrick-Funchion-300x169]Patrick Funchion: qualified at the R48 7 Las Vegas, finished 13th (0-2)

    Max Langmack: qualified at the R48 7 Houston, finished 10th (2-2)

    For more info on the upcoming R48 7 Salt Lake City Player’s Championship and all of the R48 rankings, trends, and history, click on the links below

    Salt Lake City Aces Player’s Championship press release and entry here

    [17424830_10155164128768799_5887746743041567207_n-2-300x168]WR48 Pre-Salt Lake City Stats and Fun Facts here

    R48 7 Half Year Recap here

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

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