Jeremy Sossei made it “three in a row” with
a win at the Joss NE 9-Ball Tour stop at Raxx Pool Room
in West Hempstead, NY on May 4th.
Although Sossei ended up in the hot-seat, he didn’t
get there without a challenge. Sossei started things off
with a 9-4 win over Mike Salerno, but then things got a
lot closer. Three of Sossei’s next four matches ended
up within two racks with a hill-hill win over Mike Donnelly
and 9-7 wins over Alex Osipov and then Jennifer Barretta
for the hot-seat.
Barretta took the trip to the one loss side, where she found
a red-hot Frankie Hernandez waiting. Hernandez had dropped
a 9-8 decision to Alvin Thomas in his first match of the
day, but then won six straight matches on the left side
of the board. He would stretch that streak to seven matches,
with a hill-hill win over Barretta in the semi-final match.
Hernandez was able to hand Sossei his first loss in the
first set of the finals 9-6, but Sossei came back to win
the second set 7-5 for his third straight Joss NE 9-Ball
Tour stop win.
The second chance tournament saw Elvis Rodriguez in the
hot-seat after a 3-2 win over Donnelly, but it was Donnelly
coming back with 3-1 and 3-0 wins over Rodriguez in the