The Racquetball Blog Discusses 2018 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championship – Preview

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This article appeared on February 7, 2018.

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The USA Racquetball National Doubles Championships start Thursday at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Last year’s Men’s Doubles Champions Rocky Carson and Jose Diaz are playing with different partners this year, and last year’s finalists Jose and Marco Rojas aren’t playing at all, so it will be interesting to see what happens on the men’s side. Diaz is playing with Jake Bredenbeck, who he has played with in other events, including last year’s US Open, so they are not a new team. But Carson is on a new team with another veteran: Sudsy Monchik. Diaz and Bredenbeck are the top seeds with Carson and Monchik 2nd seeds.

Jansen Allen and Charlie Pratt are probably the only other team that’s a threat to win the men’s title. They are seeded third. David Horn and Mauro Rojas, the current World Junior Boy’s U18 Champion, are the 4th seeds, and could surprise, but it would be a big surprise.

Also notable, Thomas Carter and Robert Collins are playing together, which seems wrong, because they are both left handed. It’s like crossing the streams, and that’s just not supposed to happen. They are the 5th seeds.

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