Carson Wins 2017 USA Racquetball National Singles, Named USAR Athlete of Year

#2-ranked Rocky Carson celebrated his 2017 USA Racquetball National Singles Championship with his family in Tempe, Ariz. Carson beat #13-ranked David "Bobby" Horn 15-8, 15-7. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Carson.

#2-ranked Rocky Carson celebrated his 2017 USA Racquetball National Singles Championship with his family in Tempe, Ariz. Carson beat #13-ranked David “Bobby” Horn 15-8, 15-7. Photo courtesy of Jennifer Carson.

#2-ranked men’s professional International Racquetball Tour (IRT) player, Rocky Carson beat #13-ranked David “Bobby” Horn 15-8, 15-7 to win the 2017 USA Racquetball National Singles Championship on Sunday, May 28 at the Arizona State University Sun Devil Fitness Center in Tempe, Ariz. Carson beat #19 Jose Diaz 15-7, 11-15, 11-1 in the semifinals and Horn defeated #5-ranked Jose Rojas 9-15, 15-12, 11-6. Carson was also named the USAR Male Athlete of the Year on Saturday evening at the Annual Awards and Hall of Fame Induction ceremony at the Graduate Rooftop. 

 

2017 USA Racquetball National Singles Championships Draw

Semifinals

Rocky Carson d Jose Diaz 15-7, 11-15, 11-1

David “Bobby” Horn d Jose Rojas 9-15, 15-12, 11-6

Quarterfinals

Jose Diaz d Jake Bredenbeck 6-15, 15-12, 11-6

Rocky Carson d Luis Avila 15-7, 15-5

Jose Rojas d Dylan Reid 15-12, 15-8

Round of 16s

Rocky Carson d Brandon Callihan 15-5, 15-1

Jose Rojas d Israel Torres 15-2, 15-2

Jake Bredenbeck d Jesse Giron 15-2, 15-5

Jose Diaz d Andrew Clarke 15-8, 11-15, 11-6