Sunday, August 30, 2015

Longoria wins singles & doubles at Cali Open

Paola Longoria was a double winner on Saturday at the Cali Open in Cali, Colombia that kicked off the 2015-16 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) season. Longoria beat Maria Jose Vargas, 11-13, 11-2, 11-6, 11-3.

She teamed up with Samantha Salas to win Women's Doubles, defeating Michelle Key and Frédérique Lambert in the final, 10-15, 15-0, 11-5.

Thus, Longoria - the LPRT's #1 player - has got the season off to a good start. The next main event on the LPRT schedule is the US Open in Minneapolis, October 7-11, although the 3 Wall Ball World Championships is an LPRT satellite event, which will be in Las Vegas November 23-27.

If you missed this weekend's action, you can check it out on the LPRT Livestream channel.

The Cali Open
Cali, Colombia

Women's Singles Final


1) Paola Longoria d. 2) Maria Jose Vargas, 11-13, 11-2, 11-6, 11-3

Women's Doubles Final

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 3) Michelle Key & Frédérique Lambert, 10-15, 15-0, 11-5

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Longoria reaches both singles & doubles in Cali, Colombia

Paola Longoria, the #1 players on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), in the both the Women's Singles final and Women's Doubles final at the Cali Open in Cali, Colombia, the first LPRT event of the season.

Longoria defeated 8th seed Sofia Rascon, 11-0, 11-2, 11-9, in the quarterfinals, and then 5th Samantha Salas, 5-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-1, in the semi-finals. Longoria and Salas teamed up in doubles and advanced to the final with a win over Susana Acosta and Jessica Parrilla, 15-2, 15-11, in the semis.

Frédérique Lambert was involved in two upsets. Seeded 4th in singles, Lambert lost to 5th seed Salas, 11-2, 11-7, 11-3, in the quarters. But in the doubles semis, Lambert and Michelle Key, seeded 3rd, upset 2nd seeds Rhonda Rajsich and Maria Jose Vargas, 15-9, 15-10.

Both the Women's Singles and Doubles finals are Saturday evening.

The Cali Open
Cali, Colombia

Round of 16
(seeding)

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
8) Sofia Rascon d. 9) Susana Acosta, 11-8, 11-3, 11-6

5) Samantha Salas d. 12) T.J. Baumbaugh, 11-4, 11-3, 11-2
4) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

3) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
6) Cristina Amaya d. 11) Carolina Luque, 3-11, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6

7) Michelle Key d. 10) Jessica Parrilla, 12-10, 11-0, 12-10
2) Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Quarterfinals

1) Paola Longoria d. 8) Sofia Rascon, 11-0, 11-2, 11-9
5) Samantha Salas d. 4) Frédérique Lambert, 11-2, 11-7, 11-3

3) Rhonda Rajsich d. 6) Cristina Amaya, 11-9, 11-6, 4-11, 5-11, 11-4
2) Maria Jose Vargas d. 7) Michelle Key, 9-11, 11-3, 11-5, 11-5

Semi-finals

1) Paola Longoria d. 5) Samantha Salas, 5-11, 11-2, 11-3, 11-1
2) Maria Jose Vargas d. 4) Rhonda Rajsich, 11-7, 6-11, 13-11, 11-2

Final

1) Paola Longoria v. 2) Maria Jose Vargas

Doubles

Quarterfinals


1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas - BYE
4) Susana Acosta & Jessica Parrilla d. 5) Cristina Amaya & Sofia Rascon, 15-9, 15-7

3) Michelle Key & Frédérique Lambert d. 6) T.J. Baumbaugh & Carolina Luque, 15-8, 15-3
2) Rhonda Rajsich & Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Semi-finals

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 4) Susana Acosta & Jessica Parrilla, 15-2, 15-11
3) Michelle Key & Frédérique Lambert d. 2) Rhonda Rajsich & Maria Jose Vargas, 15-9, 15-10

Final

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 3) Michelle Key & Frédérique Lambert

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cali Open kicks off 2015-16 LPRT season

A small but elite field has gathered in Cali, Colombia to kick off the 2015-16 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) season. Paola Longoria, the LPRT's #1 player, will be looking to start the season on the right foot.

Longoria, a triple gold medal winner - Women's Singles, Doubles & Team - for Mexico at last month's Pan American Games in Toronto, is joined in Cali by five other Mexicans. She'll face the winner of veteran left hander Susana Acosta and Sofia Rascon. Also, Samantha Salas, Longoria's doubles partner in Toronto, is the 5th seed, and Jessica Parrilla and Carolina Luque are the 10th and 11th seeds, respectively.

There are only 12 players in the draw, so they are doing the tournament in two days. The Round of 16 and quarterfinals will be Friday with the semi-finals and final on Saturday.

The Cali Open
Cali, Colombia

Round of 16 (seeding)


1) Paola Longoria - BYE
8) Sofia Rascon v. 9) Susana Acosta

5) Samantha Salas v. 12) T.J. Baumbaugh
4) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

3) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
6) Cristina Amaya v. 11) Carolina Luque

7) Michelle Key v. 10) Jessica Parrilla
2) Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….