2019 National Doubles Racquetball Championships Concludes
Tisinger-Ledkins and Ruiz, Carson and Pratt Win the U.S. National Team Doubles Qualifying Division
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Tempe, AZ – The 2019 USA Racquetball National Doubles Championship concluded as marquee match ups in the Men’s and Women’s Doubles U.S. Team Qualifying division determined one-year appointments to the U.S. National Team for the winners in each division.
The Women’s Doubles U.S. Team Qualifying division crowned Aimee Ruiz (Whitehouse Station, NJ) and Janel Tisinger-Ledkins (Clearfield, UT) champions and gold medalists as they defeated Danielle Maddux (Gilbert, AZ) and her sister Michelle De La Rosa (Gilbert, AZ), 15-7, 15-7 in the finals. Ruiz and Tisinger-Ledkins won their fifth title together, and this was their fifth title together in the last seven years. This was Ruiz’s 12th women’s doubles open/U.S. Team Qualifying title, she won her previous seven with two other partners.
In a battle for the Men’s Doubles U.S. Team Qualifying title, veteran and current U.S. Team member Rocky Carson (Ladera Ranch, CA) paired up with Charlie Pratt (Portland OR) to overcome a tough tie-breaker and defeated Jake Bredenbeck (Marine, MN) and Jose Diaz (Stockton, CA), 15-8, 5-15, 11-7. Carson won his 11th U.S. National Doubles title with his sixth different partner and the last three years with three different partners: Jose Diaz in 2017, Sudsy Monchik in 2018 and Pratt in 2019.
In the race for the 2018-19 U.S. National Team, Rhonda Rajsich won the Women’s Singles U.S. Team Qualifying division defeating Kelani Bailey-Lawrence (Roanoke, VA), 15-7, 15-11, while Rocky Carson defeated Charlie Pratt 15-14, 15-3 in the Men's Singles U.S. Team Qualifying division.
As National Doubles Champions, Ruiz, Tisinger-Ledkins, Carson and Pratt earned appointments and secured positions on the U.S. National Team and will represent Team USA at the Pan Am Games, August 3 - 10 held in Lima, Peru. Support Team USA in their journey by donating to the Team USA Challenge.
For all the complete results and final finishers, please visit the official results page on our R2sports tournament page link.