Rentz goes undefeated to win Tiger SE Open 9-Ball stop in Dothan, AL


Rod Rentz stopped a seven-match, loss-side winning streak by Denny Singletary to claim the Tiger Southeast Open 9-Ball Tour's event title on the weekend of February 16-17. The $1,000-added event drew 32 entrants to Pockets Billiards in Dothan, AL.

It was Rentz and Stoney Stone battling for the hot seat. Rentz had just sent Tony Watson to the loss side 9-3, as Stone was busy with a 9-7 win over J.R. Rossman. Rentz then defeated Stone 9-4 and waited in the hot seat for Singletary.

With two notches already on his loss-side belt, Singletary defeated Michael Townsend and Joe Davis to meet up with Watson. Rossman drew tour director Tommy Kennedy, who'd sent Singletary west and gotten by Mark Shimelman 9-3 and Dewayne Logan 9-6. A 9-4 win by Singletary over Watson, and 9-2 win by Kennedy over Rossman, set up a quarterfinal re-match between Kennedy and Singletary. 

Singletary won that quarterfinal re-match 9-5, and then, dropped Stone into third place 9-7. In a single race to 11, though, Rentz gave up only two racks to end Singletary's loss-side streak, complete his undefeated run and claim the event title.