|Dane Szatkowski shoots against Braulio Ruiz in the Men’s Open Quarterfinals.|
MAUMEE, Ohio — Tiebreakers ruled the outcome of many matches on the second day of play at the 67th USHA National Three-Wall Championships. In Men’s Open singles, many fans cleared the stands thinking Dane Szatkowski’s run would end in the quarterfinals to Braulio Ruiz. Losing 11-21 and down 17-13 in the second, the match appeared to be wrapping, but impossible situations are exactly where Szatkowski thrives. Fighting off match point, Szatkowski took the second game, 21-20. In the tiebreaker, Szatkowski’s serve started heating up, but Ruiz delivered a flat rollout to even the score at 5-5 to force a Szatkowski time out. When play resumed, Szatkowski completed a 6-2 run, only yielding a side out and two points before acing match point. Szatkowski will meet Tyree Bastidas in Saturday’s semifinal.
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