1st Annual C.U.N.Y. Wall Ball Tournament
This week Wallball World would like to congratulate all the participants of the 1st annual City University of New York Wall Ball tournament. This event was full of anticipation, excitement and heavy competition all starting with an exhibition game between Herman “El Duro” Mendez & Pooch “The Juggernaut” vs Allan Sanchez & Carlos Mata. Herman and Pooch got off to a very slow start trailing by 8 points within the first 10 minutes of the match falling victim to Allan’s sharp angle shots and Carlos’s counter killers at 17-9. However, as the saying goes “it’s not over, til it’s over.” After a short time-out called by Herman Mendez, he and partner Pooch returned to the court with an obvious burning desire to win. They sent Carlos and Allan off the court during a number of volleys chasing spikes which quickly turned their opponents from offensive to defensive. Pooch & Herman of team PR defeat Allan & Carlos 21-18.
Immediately following the exciting exhibition match were 52 players anxiously ready to represent their CUNY school. Institutions present included: The College of Staten Island, Kingsborough, Queens College, LaGuardia, John Jay, Brooklyn College, Brooklyn Tech, City Tech and Baruch College.
Congratulations to the TOP 8 teams –
1st Place – Jonathan Pazmino & Franklin Vera (LaGuardia College)
2nd Place – Sasha “Rooster” Homolka & Michael Remache (LaGuardia College)
3rd Place – Naing Htet & Anton Limonchikov (Kingsborough)
4th Place – Phil Mondiello & Anthony Limoncelli (College of Staten Island)
5th Place – Alfonso Rayo & Kushal Sherpa (College of Staten Island)
6th Place – Kyle Miskowitz & John Purdy (College of Staten Island)
7th Place – Richard Leem & Matthew DeRosa (College of Staten Island)
8th Place – Eric Lee & Junior Pitaso (Brooklyn College)
*Stay tuned for event updates and the next City University of New York Wall Ball Tournament!
**Special THANK YOU to all referees, volunteers and players – Wallball World, USWA, St. Alban’s Handball Association, W4th Street Handball Association, Team Puerto Rico, Ektelon, CSI and CUNY!!!
Congratulations to our new Players of the Week – Jonathan Pazmino, Franklin Vera and the TOP 8 teams of the 1st City University of New York Wall Ball Tournament!
Champions – Jonathan Pazmino & Franklin Vera
1st & 2nd Place – Jonathan, Franklin, “Rooster” and Michael
Competitors & Volunteers
FREE event t-shirts
Finals – Jonathan & Franklin vs “Rooster” & Michael
Team PR offers support after opponent Allan Sanchez suffers a knee injury during exhibition match
Eric “Lil Eddie” Santiago offer competitors strategic advice
USWA rules & conduct executive – Laurence DuBois