US Open Racquetball Championships

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The United Health Care US Open Racquetball Championships is one of the major premier professional racquetball events. It is a Grand Slam event with men and women competing from the International Racquetball Tour and Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour, respectively. It also includes divisions for amateur players, and hundreds of people participate each year. There were 725 participants in 2016.[1]

The 2016 UnitedHealthcare US Open was October 5-9 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, which was the eighth year since the event began in 1996 that it was in the Twin Cities. United Health Care is the title sponsor for the fifth consecutive year. The event is traditionally aired on television on a tape delay over the weekend of Thanksgiving on the Tennis Channel. The 2017 UnitedHealthcare US Open will be October 4-8 in Minneapolis.

The first 14 years the tournament was held in Memphis, Tennessee. Hosted by USA Racquetball the US Open was held in mid-November for the first 12 years, but in 2008 the event was moved up a month to October.

Doug Ganim, a multiple racquetball World Champion in doubles and former pro player on the International Racquetball Tour, is the US Open's Tournament Director.

Men's pro competition[edit]

Men's champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2016[2] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-2, 11-2, 11-6
United States Rocky Carson United States Jose Rojas
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa
Colombia Sebastian Franco
United States Marco Rojas
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Jake Bredenbeck
2015[3] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-5, 11-8, 11-3
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Rocky Carson
United States Jansen Allen
United States Jose Rojas
United States Anthony Herrera
United States Marco Rojas
2014[4] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-6, 11-1, 11-6
Mexico Alvaro Beltran Mexico Alejandro Landa
United States Rocky Carson
United States Tony Carson
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa
United States Chris Crowther
United States Ben Croft
2013[5] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-9, 11-1, 11-6
United States Rocky Carson United States Ben Croft
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa
United States Jose Rojas
United States Chris Crowther
United States Tony Carson
2012[6] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-8, 11-5, 11-5
United States Rocky Carson Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Chris Crowther
United States Tony Carson
United States Alex Ackermann
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa
United States Shane Vanderson
2011 Canada Kane Waselenchuk
7-11, 11-2, 11-4, 11-7
United States Rocky Carson United States Jose Rojas
United States Chris Crowther
United States Charlie Pratt
United States Andy Hawthorne
United States Ben Croft
United States Shane Vanderson
2010 Canada Kane Waselenchuk
10-12, 11-2, 11-2, 11-6
Mexico Alvaro Beltran United States Jack Huczek
United States Ben Croft
United States Andy Hawthorne
United States Charlie Pratt
United States Mitch Williams
United States Jose Rojas
2009 Canada Kane Waselenchuk
12-10, 11-1, 11-3
United States Jack Huczek United States Jason Mannino
United States Ben Croft
United States Jose Rojas
United States Shane Vanderson
United States Chris Crowther
United States Rocky Carson
2008 Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-2, 11-2, 11-4
United States Rocky Carson United States Jack Huczek
United States Shane Vanderson
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Jason Thoerner
United States Ben Croft
United States Jason Mannino
2007[7] United States Rocky Carson
11-3, 7-11, 11-8, 11-5
United States Jack Huczek United States Jason Mannino
United States Shane Vanderson
United States Andy Hawthorne
United States Jason Thoerner
United States Mitch Williams
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
2006[8] United States Jason Mannino
11-9, 11-8, 11-5
United States Rocky Carson United States Jack Huczek
United States Shane Vanderson
United States Cliff Swain
United States Andy Hawthorne
United States Mitch Williams
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
2005[9] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-5, 12-10, 12-10
United States Cliff Swain United States Rocky Carson
United States Jack Huczek
Mexico Polo Gutierrez
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Jason Mannino
United States Shane Vanderson
2004[10] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-1, 11-3, 11-0
United States Cliff Swain United States Rocky Carson
United States Jack Huczek
United States Mike Guidry
United States Jason Mannino
United States Kyle Veenstra
United States Derek Robinson
2003[11] Canada Kane Waselenchuk
11-8, 11-6, 11-6
United States Derek Robinson United States Jack Huczek
United States Shane Vanderson
United States Jason Mannino
United States Chris Crowther
United States Sudsy Monchik
Canada Mike Green
2002 United States Sudsy Monchik
12-10, 12-10, 11-7
United States Cliff Swain United States Jack Huczek
Canada Kane Waselenchuk
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Rocky Carson
United States John Ellis
United States Jason Mannino
2001 United States Cliff Swain
11-5, 7-11, 12-10, 11-4
United States John Ellis United States Mike Guidry
United States Jason Mannino
United States Ruben Gonzalez
Canada Kane Waselenchuk
Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Rocky Carson
2000 United States Sudsy Monchik
11-8, 11-9, 9-11 11-3
United States Cliff Swain Mexico Alvaro Beltran
United States Mike Locker
United States Rocky Carson
United States Derek Robinson
Canada Kane Waselenchuk
United States John Ellis
1999 United States Jason Mannino
11-8, 4-11, 11-8, 11-8
United States Cliff Swain United States John Ellis
United States Sudsy Monchik
United States Dan Fowler
United States Rocky Carson
United States Adam Karp
United States Ruben Gonzalez
1998 United States Sudsy Monchik
11-2, 11-8, 11-4
United States Cliff Swain United States John Ellis
United States Eric Muller
United States Mike Ray
United States Mike Guidry
United States Tim Doyle
United States Derek Robinson
1997 United States Cliff Swain
11-6, 11-2, 11-3
United States Sudsy Monchik United States Andy Roberts
United States John Ellis
United States Jason Mannino
United States Adam Karp
United States Woody Clouse
United States Eric Muller
1996 United States Sudsy Monchik
11-8, 11-9, 11-3
United States Andy Roberts United States Cliff Swain
United States Woody Clouse
United States Drew Kachtik
United States Mike Ray
United States Mike Guidry
United States John Ellis

US Open Men's Finalists by wins and losses[edit]

Finalist Wins Losses
Canada Kane Waselenchuk 12 0
United States Sudsy Monchik 4 1
United States Cliff Swain 2 6
United States Jason Mannino 2 0
United States Rocky Carson 1 6
Mexico Alvaro Beltran 0 2
United States Jack Huczek 0 2
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa 0 1
United States John Ellis 0 1
United States Andy Roberts 0 1
United States Derek Robinson 0 1

Men career records[edit]

This table lists all players who have been US Open semi-finalists with their result for each year they competed. Note: W = winner, F = finalist, SF = semi-finalist, QF = quarterfinalist, 16 = Round of 16, 32 = Round of 32, 64 = Round of 64, 128 = Round of 128.

Player 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Canada Kane Waselenchuk QF QF SF W W W W W W W W W W W W
United States Rocky Carson 32 16 QF QF QF QF 16 SF SF F W F QF 16 F F F SF SF F
United States Jason Mannino 16 QF 16 W 32 SF QF QF QF QF W SF QF SF
United States Sudsy Monchik W F W SF W W QF 16
United States Cliff Swain SF W F F F W F 16 F F QF 32 32 32 64 16 16 64 32
Mexico Daniel De La Rosa 64 64 32 16 QF QF QF F SF
Mexico Alvaro Beltran SF QF QF 16 16 QF QF QF QF F 16 SF SF F SF QF
Mexico Alejandro Landa 64 64 64 32 32 16 16 16 16 16 SF 32 16
United States Ben Croft 32 32 16 16 16 16 QF SF SF QF 32 SF QF 16
United States Chris Crowther 16 32 QF 32 64 16 16 16 QF 16 SF SF QF QF 16
United States Jose Rojas 32 QF QF SF 16 QF 16 QF SF
United States Jack Huczek 64 16 16 SF SF SF SF SF F SF F SF
United States John Ellis QF SF SF SF QF F QF 16 32 32 16
United States Woody Clouse SF QF 16 16 16
United States Andy Roberts F SF 32 32
United States Eric Muller QF SF 64
United States Mike Locker 32 32 16 SF 16
United States Shane Vanderson 64 64 64 32 SF 32 QF SF SF SF QF QF QF
United States Mike Guidry QF 16 QF 16 16 SF 16 16 QF 16
United States Derek Robinson 64 16 QF 16 QF 16 16 F QF

Women's pro competition[edit]

Women's Champions[edit]

Year Champion Runner-Up Semifinalists Quarterfinalists
2016[12] Mexico Paola Longoria
11-3, 11-7, 11-3
Mexico Samantha Salas Mexico Jessica Parrilla
Canada Frédérique Lambert
Mexico Susana Acosta
United States Rhonda Rajsich
Argentina Natalia Mendez
Colombia Cristina Amaya
2015[13] Mexico Paola Longoria
11-7, 11-5, 9-11, 11-9
United States Rhonda Rajsich Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor
Argentina Maria Jose Vargas
Mexico Sofia Rascon
Mexico Samantha Salas
Canada Frédérique Lambert
United States Michelle Key
2014[14] Mexico Paola Longoria
11-5, 11-3, 11-8
Argentina Maria Jose Vargas Colombia Cristina Amaya
United States Rhonda Rajsich
Mexico Diana Aguilar
Mexico Sofia Rascon
Canada Frédérique Lambert
Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor
2013[15] Mexico Paola Longoria
11-4, 11-1, 11-7
United States Rhonda Rajsich Mexico Samantha Salas
Mexico Susana Acosta
Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor
United States Adrienne Haynes
Colombia Cristina Amaya
United States Janel Tisinger
2012[16] Mexico Paola Longoria
11-4, 11-7, 12-10
United States Rhonda Rajsich Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor
Mexico Samantha Salas
Ecuador Maria Paz Muñoz
Mexico Susana Acosta
United States Krystal Csuk
United States Jackie Paraiso
2011 Mexico Paola Longoria
11-7, 11-5, 11-9
United States Rhonda Rajsich Mexico Samantha Salas
United States Kerri Wachtel
United States Krystal Csuk
Canada Jennifer Saunders
United States Kristen Bellows
United States Da'monique Davis
2010 United States Rhonda Rajsich
11-8, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5
Mexico Paola Longoria Canada Christie Huczek
Mexico Samantha Salas
Mexico Jessica Parrilla
United States Aimee Ruiz
United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Kerri Wachtel
2009 United States Rhonda Rajsich
1-11, 11-8, 11-3, 2-11, 11-7
Mexico Paola Longoria United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Kerri Wachtel
Chile Angela Grisar
United States Janel Tisinger
United States Jackie Paraiso
United States Kristen Bellows
2008[17] Mexico Paola Longoria
11-8, 7-11, 11-7, 11-7
United States Cheryl Gudinas United States Brenda Kyzer
United States Kristen Bellows
United States Kerri Wachtel
United States Adrienne Fisher
United States Rhonda Rajsich
Canada Christie Van Hees
2007[18] United States Rhonda Rajsich
11-6, 11-5, 8-11, 11-9
United States Cheryl Gudinas Chile Angela Grisar
Canada Christie Van Hees
Mexico Paola Longoria
United States Kristen Walsh
United States Kerri Wachtel
United States Brenda Kyzer
2006[19][20] Canada Christie Van Hees
11-3, 11-2, 11-2
United States Cheryl Gudinas United States Brenda Kyzer
United States Kerri Wachtel
United States Rhonda Rajsich
United States Elaine Albrecht
United States Kristen Walsh
Chile Angela Grisar
2005[9][21][22] Canada Christie Van Hees
11-13, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4
United States Rhonda Rajsich United States Kristen Walsh
United States Laura Fenton
United States Diane Moore
United States Tammy Brown
Chile Angela Grisar
United States Brenda Kyzer
2004[10] United States Cheryl Gudinas
11-8, 11-5, 8-11, 12-14, 11-3
United States Rhonda Rajsich United States Kristen Walsh
Canada Christie Van Hees
Chile Angela Grisar
Mexico Paola Longoria
United States Kerri Wachtel
United States Tammy Brown
2003[23] United States Rhonda Rajsich
6-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-7
Canada Christie Van Hees United States Kristen Walsh
United States Cheryl Gudinas
Chile Angela Grisar
United States Tammy Brown
United States Kerri Wachtel
Canada Lori-Jane Powell
2002 United States Cheryl Gudinas
11-5, 11-5, 9-11, 11-6
United States Jackie Paraiso United States Kerri Wachtel
United States Laura Fenton
United States Kim Russell
United States Adrienne Fisher
United States Kersten Hallander
United States Rhonda Rajsich
2001 United States Kerri Wachtel
15-13, 12-15, 15-11, 15-10
United States Jackie Paraiso United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Kerseten Hallander
United States Laura Fenton
Dominican Republic Claudia Garcia
Canada Lori-Jane Powell
United States Kim Russell
2000 Canada Christie Van Hees
21-7, 21-12, 22-24, 21-11
United States Rhonda Rajsich United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Jackie Paraiso
United States Chris Evon
United States Kersten Hallander
United States Laura Fenton
United States Kim Machiran
1999[24] United States Jackie Paraiso
8-11, 13-11, 11-1, 5-11, 11-2
Canada Christie Van Hees Mexico Susana Acosta
United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Janet Myers
United States Kersten Hallander
Canada Josée Grand'Maître
United States Kim Machiran
1998[25] United States Jackie Paraiso
11-6, 11-5, 11-5
Canada Christie Van Hees United States Robin Levine
United States Caryn McKinney
United States Kersten Hallander
United States Lydia Hammock
United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Laura Fenton
1997 United States Michelle Gould
12-10, 11-5, 11-4
United States Jackie Paraiso United States Marci Drexler
United States Cheryl Gudinas
United States Randy Friedman
United States Chris Evon
United States Laura Fenton
United States Caryn McKinney
1996[26] United States Michelle Gould
11-5, 11-4, 11-3
United States Cheryl Gudinas United States Jackie Paraiso
United States Caryn McKinney
United States Lynne Coburn
United States Dina Moreland
United States Robin Levine
United States Molly O'Brien

US Open Women's finalists by wins and losses[edit]

Finalist Wins Losses
Mexico Paola Longoria 7 2
United States Rhonda Rajsich 4 7
Canada Christie Van Hees 3 3
United States Michelle Gould 2 0
United States Cheryl Gudinas Holmes 2 4
United States Jackie Paraiso 2 3
United States Kerri Wachtel 1 0
Argentina Maria Jose Vargas 0 1
Mexico Samantha Salas 0 1

Women career records[edit]

This table lists all players who have been US Open semi-finalists with their result for each year they competed. Note: W = winner, F = finalist, SF = semi-finalist, QF = quarterfinalist, 16 = Round of 16, 32 = Round of 32, 64 = Round of 64, 128 = Round of 128.

Player 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016
Mexico Paola Longoria 128 QF 32 16 QF W F F W W W W W W
United States Rhonda Rajsich F 16 QF W F F QF W QF W W F F F SF F QF
Canada Christie Van Hees F F W F SF W W SF QF SF
United States Cheryl Gudinas F SF QF SF SF SF W SF W 16 F F F SF QF 16 16 16 32 64
United States Kerri Wachtel 32 32 W SF QF QF 16 SF QF QF SF QF SF 32
United States Jackie Paraiso SF F W W SF F F QF 16 QF 16
United States Michelle Gould W W
Mexico Samantha Salas 128 32 16 16 16 16 32 SF SF SF SF QF F
Argentina Maria Jose Vargas 32 16 F SF
Mexico Susana Acosta 16 SF 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 16 QF SF 16 16 QF
Canada Frédérique Lambert 32 32 32 32 32 16 QF QF SF
Colombia Cristina Amaya 64 32 16 16 16 32 QF SF 16 QF
Mexico Jessica Parrilla 32 128 QF 16 16 16 16 16 SF
Ecuador Veronica Sotomayor 32 16 SF QF QF SF 32
United States Laura Fenton QF QF 16 QF QF SF 16 16 SF 32
United States Brenda Kyzer 32 16 16 16 QF SF QF SF
Chile Angela Grisar QF QF QF QF SF 16 QF 16
United States Kristen Walsh Bellows 16 16 16 SF SF SF QF QF SF QF QF 32
United States Kersten Hallander QF QF QF SF QF 16 16
United States Robin Levine QF SF 16
United States Caryn McKinney SF QF SF 16
United States Marci Drexler SF

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