Saturday, August 19, 2017

Juniors win in quarters at 2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience

More upsets at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) 2017 Paola Longoria Experience in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, as the 3rd and 4th seeds fell in the quarterfinals. Fourth seed Rhonda Rajsich lost to 12th seed and Girl’s U16 World Junior Champion Gabriela Martinez, 11-5, 11-3, 3-11, 11-5, and 3rd seed Alexandra Herrera was beaten by Monserrat Mejia, who was runner-up to Martinez at World Juniors last year, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-5.

In the semi-finals, Mejia will face 2nd seed Jessica Parrilla, who defeated Jenny Daza, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9, while Martinez plays #1 seed Paola Longoria, who beat Natalia Mendez, 11-5, 11-3, 11-1.

You can watch this weekend’s action live via the LPRT LiveStream channel or their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/lprtour/. The semi-finals at 5 and 6 PM with the doubles semis to follow. The singles final will be 2 PM Sunday with the doubles final afterwards.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience, August 18-20, 2017
San Luis Potosi, Mexico


Quarterfinals

1) Paola Longoria d. 9) Natalia Mendez, 11-5, 11-3, 11-1
12) Gabriela Martinez d. 4) Rhonda Rajsich, 11-5, 11-3, 3-11, 11-5

11) Monserrat Mejia d. 3) Alexandra Herrera, 11-7, 4-11, 11-6, 11-5
2) Jessica Parrilla d. 23) Jenny Daza, 11-5, 11-4, 11-9

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria v. 12) Gabriela Martinez - 6 PM
2) Jessica Parrilla v. 11) Monserrat Mejia - 5 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Monserrat Mejia v. 5) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich - 8 PM
2) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros v. 6) Carla Muñoz & Sofia Rascon - 7 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Top 4 seeds into quarters at 2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience

The top four seeds have reached the quarterfinals at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) 2017 Paola Longoria Experience in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, but there were upsets for seeds 5 through 8. Top seed and LPRT #1 Paola Longoria got the quarters with a win over Sheryl Lotts, 11-3, 11-4, 11-0. She’ll face Natalia Mendez Saturday morning, as 9th seeded Mendez beat 8th seed Susana Acosta, 11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-2, in the Round of 16.

Fourth seed Rhonda Rajsich defeated Nancy Enriquez in the 16s, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10, in what was a replay of the 2010 World Championship final, which Rajsich also won. Rajsich will face 12th seed Gabriela Martinez in the quarters, as Martinez upset 5th seed Cristina Amaya, 10-12, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6. Rajsich and Martinez met in last year’s World Championships, and Martinez won that, so Rajsich may have extra incentive on Saturday.

Third seed Alexandra Herrera will face her sometime doubles partner Monserrat Mejia in the quarters, as Herrera fended off Maria Renee Rodriguez in five games, 11-5, 11-1, 2-11, 6-11, 11-2, and 11th seeded Mejia also won a five game match against 6th seed Carla Muñoz, 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9.

In the final quarter, 2nd seed Jessica Parrilla plays Bolivian veteran Jenny Daza. In the 16s, Parrilla beat Erin Rivera, 11-5, 11-1, 11-2, and Daza got the best of her doubles partner Stefanny Barrios, 11-0, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5.

You can watch this weekend’s action live via the LPRT LiveStream channel or the LPRT Facebook page. The quarterfinals begin Saturday at 9 AM with the semi-finals at 5 and 6 PM. The singles final will be 2 PM Sunday with the doubles final to follow.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience, August 18-20, 2017
San Luis Potosi, Mexico


Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Sheryl Lotts d. 17) Montserrat Perez, 5-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-9

9) Natalia Mendez d. 24) Brenda Laime, 11-1, 11-13, 11-0, 11-2
8) Susana Acosta d. 25) Valeria Hernandez, 11-4, 11-5, 11-4

5) Cristina Amaya - BYE
12) Gabriela Martinez d. 21) Sofia Rascon, 11-2, 11-6, 11-9

13) Nancy Enriquez d. 20) Danisse Maldonado, 11-2, 11-4, 11-5
4) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE

3) Alexandra Herrera - BYE
19) Maria Renee Rodriguez d. 14) Ana Laura Flores, 11-0, 2-11, 12-10, 12-10

11) Monserrat Mejia d. 22) Ana Kristin Rivera, 11-4, 11-3, 11-7
6) Carla Muñoz d. 27) Daniela Rico, 11-7, 11-3, 11-7

26) Stefanny Barrios d. 7) Adriana Riveros, 0-11, 2-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-5
23) Jenny Daza d. 10) Adrienne Haynes, 11-6, 11-8, 11-2

15) Erin Rivera d. 18) Carolina Rivera, 11-3, 11-13, 11-2, 11-2
2) Jessica Parrilla - BYE

Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria d. 16) Sheryl Lotts, 11-3, 11-4, 11-0
9) Natalia Mendez d. 8) Susana Acosta, 11-6, 10-12, 11-2, 11-2

12) Gabriela Martinez d. 5) Cristina Amaya, 10-12, 11-5, 11-4, 11-6
4) Rhonda Rajsich d. 13) Nancy Enriquez, 11-6, 11-6, 12-10

3) Alexandra Herrera d. 19) Maria Renee Rodriguez, 11-5, 11-1, 2-11, 6-11, 11-2
11) Monserrat Mejia d. 6) Carla Muñoz, 11-8, 11-4, 7-11, 7-11, 11-9

23) Jenny Daza d. 26) Stefanny Barrios, 11-0, 11-5, 6-11, 11-5
2) Jessica Parrilla d. 15) Erin Rivera, 11-5, 11-1, 11-2

Quarterfinals

1) Paola Longoria v. 9) Natalia Mendez
4) Rhonda Rajsich v. 12) Gabriela Martinez

3) Alexandra Herrera v. 11) Monserrat Mejia
2) Jessica Parrilla v. 23) Jenny Daza

Doubles - Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria & Monserrat Mejia - BYE
8) Montserrat Perez & Erin Rivera d. 9) Adrienne Haynes & Carolina Rivera, 15-1, 15-6

5) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
4) Ana Laura Flores & Jessica Parrilla - BYE

3) Alexandra Herrera & Natalia Mendez - BYE
6) Carla Muñoz & Sofia Rascon - BYE

10) Stefanny Barrios & Jenny Daza d. 7) Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez, 15-13, 15-13
2) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros - BYE

Doubles - Quarterfinals

1) Paola Longoria & Monserrat Mejia d. 8) Montserrat Perez & Erin Rivera, 15-5, 15-4
5) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich d. 4) Ana Laura Flores & Jessica Parrilla, 15-9, 15-11

6) Carla Muñoz & Sofia Rascon d. 3) Alexandra Herrera & Natalia Mendez, 15-9, 11-15, 11-10
2) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros d. 10) Stefanny Barrios & Jenny Daza, 15-10, 15-6

Doubles - Semi-finals

1) Paola Longoria & Monserrat Mejia v. 5) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich
2) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros v. 6) Carla Muñoz & Sofia Rascon

Follow the bouncing ball….

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’s) kicks off its 2017-18 season this weekend with the 2017 Paola Longoria Experience in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. LPRT #1 Paola Longoria will be in action, but the #2 and #3 players are absent. Frédérique Lambert, the #2 player, has just started back at medical school this week, and #3 Samantha Salas is still recovering from shoulder surgery that she had shortly after winning the last event of last season. We understand that Salas hopes to play before the end of the year, and maybe even at the US Open in October, although that may be overly optimistic.

Thus, the top four seeds are rounded out by Jessica Parrilla at #2, Alexandra Herrera #3, and Rhonda Rajsich #4.

Also, Salas’s absence means Longoria is without her long time doubles partner. Instead, Longoria has teamed up with Mexican junior Monserrat Mejia, and they are still the #1 seed in the doubles draw with Cristina Amaya and Adriana Riveros the #2 seeds.

You can watch this weekend’s action live via the LPRT LiveStream channel. The Round of 16 begins at 3 PM on Friday, with the quarterfinals on Saturday from 9 AM to noon and the semi-finals at 5 and 6 PM. The singles final will be 2 PM Sunday with the doubles final to follow.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience, August 18-20, 2017
San Luis Potosi, Mexico


Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Sheryl Lotts v. 17) Montserrat Perez

9) Natalia Mendez v. 24) Brenda Laime
8) Susana Acosta v. 25) Valeria Hernandez

5) Cristina Amaya - BYE
12) Gabriela Martinez v. 21) Sofia Rascon

13) Nancy Enriquez v. 20) Danisse Maldonado
4) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE

3) Alexandra Herrera - BYE
14) Ana Laura Flores v. 19) Maria Renee Rodriguez

11) Monserrat Mejia v. 22) Ana Kristin Rivera
6) Carla Muñoz v. 27) Daniela Rico

7) Adriana Riveros v. 26) Stefanny Barrios
10) Adrienne Haynes v. 23) Jenny Daza

15) Erin Rivera v. 18) Carolina Rivera
2) Jessica Parrilla - BYE

Doubles - Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria & Monserrat Mejia - BYE
8) Montserrat Perez & Erin Rivera v. 9) Adrienne Haynes & Carolina Rivera

5) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
4) Ana Laura Flores & Jessica Parrilla - BYE

3) Alexandra Herrera & Natalia Mendez - BYE
6) Carla Muñoz & Sofia Rascon - BYE

7) Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 10) Stefanny Barrios & Jenny Daza
2) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….