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Tucson, AZ, WPH Press, 7/14/19- The second weekend on July featured major outdoor events in Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Upsets, rivalries, and great matches from coast to coast! Read below for all of the results!

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RFC 11/R48 Pre Qualifier + 1-Wall Singles

Tournament host and R48 #5 David Fink slammed the RFC, defeating Ireland’s Niall O’Connor in the 4-Wall final and the 1-Wall small ball final. O’Connor defeated current USHA junior national champion David Walsh for the R48 IX Atlanta travel stipend in a thrilling battle, 26-24.

Follow the daily recaps from the WPH RFC 11 HERE

[Bill-Mehilos-courtesy-of-Bill-Mehilos-Facebook-page-300x300]LaGrange 3-Wall

Bill Mehilos turned back the clock on his 3-Wall home courts at LaGrange (Chicago), defeating Charlie Lemus and Dane Szatkowski to reach the final, then overcoming rising star Ricardo Palma in the final. “Bill brought his A game,” stated Palma. “There were upsets all tournament. I played well to get to the final but the finals was a different story, Bill was just too good.”

Final: Mehilos def Palma 21-11, 21-11

LaGrange brackets and results HERE

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Los Angeles’ Jr. Vazquez 3-Wall Doubles

45+ national doubles champions Marcos and Carlos Chavez faced LAAC teammates Vic Perez and John Wayne Cortez in the prestigious Jr. Vazquez 3-Wall doubles final in L.A. Team Portez started strong, taking the first game against their mentors. “I started off playing really bad and they were serving really well,” stated SR48 #2 Marcos Chavez.

Team Chavez evened the match to force a third. “Carlos played really well and served well in game two,” stated Marcos.

Team Chavez trailed 7-10 in the tiebreaker, but a Cortez error gave Team Chavez an opening. Marcos scored three consecutive points on Team Chavez’ second serve to tie the game at 10-all. “I went for an ace on the last serve at 10-all but they returned it and won the rally. They won it on the next serve.”

Final: Team Perez/Cortez def Team Chavez 21-12, 18-21, 11-10

David Fink

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