Kane Waselenchuk Wins 8th World Racquetball Championship Crown
40By20.com April 28, 2013
Kane Waselenchuk (Austin,TX) captured his unprecedented 8th International Racquetball Tour (IRT) Professional World Racquetball Championship title yesterday by winning the Ektelon Tournament of Champions IRT Tier 1 racquetball tournament at the Multnomah Athletic Club in Portland, OR. Waselenchuk defeated #6 ranked Ben Croft in the Finals by scores of 11-2, 11-3 and 11-7.
Kane entered the TOC-Portland event in a very close IRT World Championship title points race with #2 Rocky Carson. Carson trailed Waselenchuk by 540 IRT qualifying points. Rocky lost in the semi-finals to Ben Croft in 3 straight games, which also ended any mathematical possibility for Carson to take the coveted IRT Professional World Racquetball Championship title from Waselenchuk.
Waselenchuk’s 8th IRT Professional World Racquetball Championship title is an all-time record in the history of professional racquetball.
This was also Kane Waselenchuk’s 68th pro tournament victory, which brings him closer to the record for most professional indoor racquetball tournament wins, currently held by Cliff Swain at 70. There are two remaining Tier 1 tournaments for the current 2012-2013 IRT season – the Stockton and Fullerton, CA stops.
Waselenchuk also holds the record for the best Win/Loss percentage in pro racquetball history. Kane has won 373 pro matches, with just 43 losses for an amazing W/L percentage of .897. The next best W/L percentage of .846 is held by former 6-time world champion Marty Hogan.
IRT Pro Racquetball statistics courtesy of Boss Consulting.