Mirabelle double dips Ortiz to win Western New York Tour

Jose Mirabelle won three on the loss-side and beat Tito Ortiz twice in the finals of the Saturday, July 14 stop on the Western New York Tour. The event drew 10 entrants Six Pockets in Rochester, NY.

Mirabelle was among the final four on the winners' side where he met up with Don Perdy. Tour director Nick Brucato, in the meantime, squared off against Ortiz. Perdy downed Mirabelle 5-3, as Ortiz was sending Brucato over 6-5. Ortiz got into the hot seat with a 5-2 victory over Perdy, who moved to the semifinals for a re-match against Mirabelle.

Mirabelle had moved over to meet Jerry Sullivan, who'd been awarded a loss-side bye and defeated Roger Jackson 5-4. Brucato picked up Louis Riccio, who'd gotten by Kyle Berry 5-2 and Dennis Hobbins 5-3. It was Mirabelle and Brucato in the quarterfinals, once Mirabelle had eliminated Sullivan 5-3 and Brucato had dispatched Riccio 6-2.

Mirabelle then dropped Brucato into fourth place 6-4 to earn his re-match against Perdy; a re-match that in the short field would move the winner into the money. Mirabelle prevailed 5-2 and turned to face Ortiz in the hot seat. Mirabelle won the opening set 5-3 and went one better in the second set, winning it 5-2 to secure the event title.