FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif. -- Catriona Casey wasn't fazed after a lopsided loss (4-21) to start the Women's Open Singles final against Ciana Ni Churraoin. Casey calmly regrouped and place a proverbial tourniquet on Ni Churraoin's offensive game plan for the rest of the match to win, 4-21, 21-8, 11-0. Casey neutralizing her opponent's power and athleticism by placing her shots deep
where Churraoin couldn't easily execute flykills or set-ups off the back wall. When presented the opportunity to kill, Casey found the bottom board more times than not en route to her dominating the remainder of the match.
Over past two Nationals (Worlds and Three-Wall), it appeared Sean Lenning and Marcos Chavez's doubles dominance had come to an end. The longtime doubles duo soon found themselves in familiar territory: The Winner's Circle. Lenning and Chavez regained their National Doubles crown with authority over Daniel and Luis Cordova, 21-11, 21-11. The combination of Lenning's backwall kills with Chavez covering the front court proved devastating to the Cordova brothers. The win establishes Lenning and Chavez as one of the best doubles teams in handball history.
In the Men’s Big Ball Open Singles, Gabino Valezquez won his second singles title with an impressive two-game win over Brian Medina, 21-11, 21-11.
The 69th USHA National Four-Wall Championships were truly special given the historic marks set, and they celebrated along with the Hall of Fame induction ceremonies of Vince Munoz and David Chapman. Watch the Hall of Fame induction ceremony HERE.
See the final results at the 69th USHA Nationals R2sports site HERE.
The USHA and WPH have teamed up again to broadcast LIVE handball from the Nationals. Watch the replay by clicking on each day's link.
Friday, June 28 - Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8hmBPKwzZEI
Saturday, June 29 - Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sK65fWNW2D4
Sunday, June 30 - Direct Link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DqRgurihOk
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