Daniel De La Rosa

9/3/2023 Daniel De La Rosa, the 2-Time World #1 earns a Double Gold by winning the Pro Singles and Pro Doubles Titles in Eugen, Oregon this weekend. With 2 remaining events on the Tour Season, the race for Year End #1 is in play.

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Daniel De La Rosa

De La Rosa over Montoya for the Trackdown Open Win. 15 - 2, 15 - 11

Past Tournament Comments

Daniel....i watched your final. excellent racquetball as usual.
John Kresic
Feliz por ti Daniel De La Rosa y tambien Andree Parrilla juegaron muy buen felicidades a los dos campiones los quiero !!!ūüíēūüôĆ
Victoria Rodriguez
You were putting some ūüĒ• on that ball yesterday ūüĎĆūüŹľūüí™ūüŹľ
Brad Giezentanner
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Professional Career

De La Rosa defeated¬†Alvaro Beltran¬†in the final of the 2014 New Jersey Open, 11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 12-10, to win his first pro event.[2]¬†De La Rosa reached the final by beating¬†Rocky Carson¬†in the semi-finals, 12-10, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6. The win comes in De La Rosa’s second season playing full time on the IRT.

In 2015, De La Rosa was a finalist at the US Open Рthe second Mexican player to do so after Beltran. He reached the final after an epic five game match with Rocky Carson, winning 11-9, 10-12, 8-11, 11-8, 12-10. [3] But in the final, Kane Waselenchuk defeated De La Rosa in straight games, 11-5, 11-8, 11-3.

De La Rosa began playing the IRT full time in the 2013-14 season, entering ten of the eleven events. He reached his first career final in Davison, Michigan, where he lost to countryman¬†Alvaro Beltran, 11-8, 10-12, 11-8, 11-4, in what was the first IRT final between two Mexican players in IRT history.[4]¬†In addition in 2013-14, De La Rosa made at least the quarterfinals in each tournament he entered, and reached the semi-finals twice. As a result, De La Rosa achieved a career high 5th ranking at season’s end, which is the second best ranking ever for a Mexican player.

De La Rosa played a few IRT tournaments each season since 2008-09. He first reached the Round of 16 in 2010-11, doing so three times and repeating that in the 2011-12 season. In 2012-13, De La Rosa played half of the IRT events, and made his first career semi-final at the Stockton Pro-Am, losing to Rocky Carson in three games, 11-8, 11-2, 11-2, as well as three quarterfinals. Those results helped put him 9th in the season ending rankings. He became the third Mexican player to be in the IRT top 10 after Beltran and Javier Moreno.

 
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International Career

De La Rosa is the current¬†Pan American Champion¬†in Men’s Singles, winning the title in¬†San Luis Potosi, where he defeated American Jake Bredenbeck in the final 15-2, 15-1.[5]¬†That win was De La Rosa’s 2nd Pan American Championship in Men’s Singles. He won his first at age 17 in 2011, when De La Rosa narrowly defeated American¬†Chris Crowther¬†in the final, 12-15, 15-14, 11-9.[6]¬†De La Rosa has also been a¬†Pan American Champion¬†in Men’s Doubles, as he and Edson Martinez won the 2014¬†Pan Am Championships¬†beating Americans¬†Jose Rojas¬†and David Horn in the Men’s Doubles final, 14-15, 15-12, 11-1.[7]

De La Rosa earned a silver medal at the 2016 Racquetball World Championships in Cali, Colombia, where he lost to Rocky Carson in the final, 15-11, 5-15, 11-5.

De La Rosa played for Mexico[8]¬†at the¬†2014 Central American and Caribbean Games¬†in¬†Veracruz,¬†Mexico, where he earned a silver medalist in¬†Men’s Singles, losing to Beltran in the final, 15-7, 15-2.

De La Rosa also represented Mexico at the¬†2015 Pan American Games, where he was a bronze medalist in¬†Men’s Singles¬†and a gold medalist in the¬†Men’s Team¬†event.

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