Monday, May 22, 2017

Men's & Women's Doubles play begins at the 2017 Canadian Racquetball Championships

The Canadian Racquetball Championships began Monday in Brossard, Québec with the Men's and Women's Doubles competitions. There was an upset in Men's Doubles, as 5th seeds Mike Green and Trevor Webb defeated 4th seeds James Landeryou and Tim Landeryou, 15-6, 10-15, 11-1. Green and Webb will play top seeds, and defending champions, Samuel Murray and Pedro Castro who were straight game winners over 8th seeds Simon Comeau and Barret Husulak, 15-5, 15-3.

In the other semi, 2nd seeds Nicolas Bousquet and Tommy Murray will take on 3rd seeds Lee Connell and Nathaniel Husulak, as both won their quarterfinal matches in two games, although Connell and Husulak were in tight versus 6th seeds Francis Guillemette and Michael Leduc, winning 16-14, 15-11.

In Women's Doubles, 4th seeds Erin Geeraert and Alexis Iwaasa upset 3rd seeds Valerie Fallu and Cassie Prentice, 15-8, 11-15, 11-4, in the first round of play. Jennifer Saunders and Danielle Drury, the 2nd seeds, also went breaker with 5th seeds Murielle Boivin and Julie Dechene, winning 15-1, 14-16, 11-3.

The doubles competition continues Monday with the finals on Tuesday. The singles competitions begin Wednesday and conclude Saturday.

2017 Racquetball Canada National Championships
May 22-27, Brossard, Québec

Men's Open Doubles

Quarterfinals


1) Samuel Murray & Pedro Castro d. 8) Simon Comeau & Barret Husulak, 15-5, 15-3
5) Mike Green & Trevor Webb d. 4) James Landeryou & Tim Landeryou, 15-6, 10-15, 11-1

3) Lee Connell & Nathaniel Husulak d. 6) Francis Guillemette & Michael Leduc, 16-14, 15-11
2) Nicolas Bousquet & Tommy Murray d. 7) Tanner Prentice & Sean Sauvé, 15-6, 15-5

Semi-finals

1) Samuel Murray & Pedro Castro v. 5) Mike Green & Trevor Webb
2) Nicolas Bousquet & Tommy Murray v. 3) Lee Connell & Nathaniel Husulak

Women's Open Doubles

Round 1


2) Danielle Drury & Jennifer Saunders d. 5) Murielle Boivin & Julie Dechene, 15-1, 14-16, 11-3
4) Erin Geereart & Alexis Iwaasa d. 3) Valerie Fallu & Cassie Prentice, 15-8, 11-15, 11-4

Round 2

2) Danielle Drury & Jennifer Saunders d. 3) Valerie Fallu & Cassie Prentice, 15-4, 15-6
1) Michèle Morissette & Christine Richardson d. 5) Murielle Boivin & Julie Dechene, 15-7, 15-5

Women's Open Doubles - Standings

1. Danielle Drury & Jennifer Saunders - 2-0
2. Michèle Morissette & Christine Richardson - 1-0
3. Erin Geereart & Alexis Iwaasa 1-0
4. Valerie Fallu & Cassie Prentice - 0-2
5. Murielle Boivin & Julie Dechene - 0-2

Follow the bouncing ball….

Monday, May 8, 2017

Longoria wins singles, Lambert & Parrilla doubles at 2017 LPRT Guadalajara Grand Slam

Paola Longoria - the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’) continued her undefeated season Sunday, as she defeated Samantha Salas, 11-0, 12-10, 11-3, in the final of the LPRT Grand Slam in Guadalajara, Mexico, for her 10th victory of the season.

Over four matches in Guadalajara, Longoria only surrendered 24 points in 12 games, or 2 points per game on average. She shut out players in 5 of those 12 games, including the first game of the final.

In the doubles final, Frédérique Lambert and Jessica Parrilla defeated Alexandra Herrera and Monserrat Mejia, 15-12, 11-15, 11-5. It was the first doubles final that Longoria didn't win this season, as she and Salas were beaten in the semi-finals by Herrera and Mejia.

The final LPRT event of the 2016-17 season will be June 16-18 in Chihuahua, Mexico. If you missed any of the action from Guadalajara, you can watch it via the LPRT LiveStream channel.

2017 LPRT Guadalajara Grand Slam, May 5-7, 2017
Guadalajara, Mexico


Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria d. 7) Samantha Salas, 11-0, 12-10, 11-3

Doubles - Finals - Sunday

2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla d. 4) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia, 15-12, 11-15, 11-5

Follow the bouncing ball….

Parrilla wins singles, Cardona & Franco doubles at 2017 Grace Warrior Ministries Georgia Open

Andree Parrilla defeated Rodrigo Montoya, 15-12, 15-9, to win the 2017 World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Grace Warrior Ministries Georgia Open in Lilburn, Georgia Sunday. In the doubles final, Alejandro Cardona and Gerardo Franco beat Felipe Camacho and Jaime Martell, 15-7, 15-8.

In the singles final, Parrilla and Montoya were close all the way in game one, and lead did go back and forth. Montoya was ahead 11-10, and 12-11, but Parrilla managed to hold him at 12, while scoring four points to take game one, 15-12.

In game two, Parrilla was in control all the way, as he got up 10-3 and 14-5. Montoya kept battling, and got to 14-9. Then Parrilla got a sideout, hit a lob serve to the right side that Montoya returned with a splat forehand shot to the front right corner, and Parrilla rekilled that with a backhand shot.

The next WRT event will be in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, June 8-10.

2017 WRT Grace Warrior Ministries Georgia Open
Lilburn, Georgia
May 5-7, 2017

Final

5) Andree Parrilla d. 3) Rodrigo Montoya, 15-12, 15-9

Doubles Final

1) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco d. 3) Felipe Camacho & Jaime Martell, 15-7, 15-8

Follow the bouncing ball….