Rousey Rousts Ouschan at Carolina Classic
WPBA Carolina Classic / Durham, NC
In the late evening rounds Friday night at the WPBA Carolina Classic, Sarah Rousey upset Austria’s Jasmin Ouschan 9-7. While Rousey remains in the winners’ bracket and reaches the final round of 16 with her victory, Ouschan now has to fight Melissa Little in the one-loss side of the chart to make it back to the round of 16.
In the other winners’-bracket matches, Jeanette Lee routed young gun Anna Kostanian 9-1, sending her to face the winner of the Brittany Bryant/Laura Smith match Saturday. Karen “The Irish Invader” Corr delivered Vivian Villareal a 9-4 loss—Villareal will face either Julie Kelly or Maureen Seto. Allison Fisher came through in her match against Monica Webb the 9-4 winner, while Webb will play the winner of the Iris Ranola/Miyuki Sakai match.
Line Kjorsvik is back in action, having sent GenerationPool.com 9-Ball Championships winner Xiaoting Pan west 9-5, where she will either play Liz Lovely or Belinda Calhoun. Gerda Hofstatter sent Tiffany Nelson to the left side of the chart by a resounding 9-2, and Kelly Fisher continues to hold her own after a 9-2 drubbing of Helena Thornfeldt. Finally, defending champion Ga Young Kim remains in the running after her strong 9-2 victory over Dawn Hopkins.
Saturday’s rounds will leave only four players alive to return for Sunday’s matches, which will be filmed for ESPN. Visit InsidePOOL for the latest news in the sport of billiards and pool.