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….

IRT under new leadership

The big racquetball news of the summer came last month with the announcement that E.J. Promotions purchased the International Racquetball Tour (IRT). The IRT is the longest running men’s professional racquetball tour, and was under the leadership of Jason Mannino, who had been its leader since 2009.

Who is E.J. Promotions?

E.J. Promotions is an investor group led by John Scott, who started the IRT Network in 2010. The Racquetball Blog recently interviewed Scott on this development. Scott said that he and Mannino had talked about the IRT Network taking over the IRT in the past, but Scott felt the timing wasn’t right. But the more Scott thought about it the more it made sense to him to align the broadcasting more closely with the tour. Also, he has put together a group of successful business people to back him. Scott stressed that the investment group are “business people who like racquetball, rather than racquetball people who like business,” which is an important distinction for him.

Scott had “strategic purposes both business wise and geographically” for selecting people to help him, as he wanted to have people in different parts of the United States. This led to him partner with Rick Betts and Cindy Tilbury in California, Sal and Dee Perconti in Florida, Dean Bear in New York and Robert Blumenshine in Missouri. Each member of the group brings different business skills to the table to help make the IRT successful. Mannino is still consulted from time to time - currently about one a week according to Scott - but Mannino has no ownership or management role.

Scott is motivated by a desire to grow racquetball in general, so he is looking for ways to put the tour in front of more people and is developing marketing strategies that will benefit both the tour and its players, as well as racquetball in general. Thus, he’s more focussed on off court developments than on court changes.

For example, Scott plans a junior player incentive program that will bring local kids to IRT events to showcase racquetball to them, so they are introduced to the sport to see how fun and exciting it can be. The idea would be that these kids would be provided with some equipment as well, and trial memberships at the facility hosting the IRT event, so they would have reason and opportunity to start playing racquetball.

Scott wants to put racquetball in front of more people, and to go to where people are. Asked if that means using the portable court more, Scott said he’d like to see the portable court used more, but the cost of using it, which is now only used for the US Open, makes it difficult to do. Nonetheless, he said it was a possibility and even without it, they are working on bringing racquetball to the masses.

What about the WRT?

For many years, the IRT was the only men’s pro tour, but in 2012 the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) began with the idea of creating opportunities for younger players. The Racquetball Blog asked Scott about the WRT. He said the reasoning for creating the WRT was “admirable,” although Scott wishes the same goals could have been achieved in a different way.

Scott feels that while racquetball has a good foundation often racquetball organizations have worked against each other in trying to achieve the same goals. He would like to unite the sport, so Scott feels it would be inconsistent to have that goal, and say “except for the WRT.”

Thus, Scott acknowledges the “WRT is there,” and it’s a competitor to the IRT, which he doesn’t like, because he wants to “work with them.” They have reached out to the WRT through Gearbox and its owner Rafael Filippini and they are to the point of setting up a time for the new IRT ownership group to meet with the WRT and discuss the situation and what can be done to move forward and how they can work together.

Scott is “very interested in working with the WRT. That’s my goal. If we can make that happen, fantastic! But if we can’t, then that’s too bad, and we will continue to work to be the better tour.”

Will there be changes on court?

There are 10 Tier 1 or Grand Slam tournaments on the IRT schedule for the coming 2017-18 season, and Scott feels that’s a good number, although 13 is the goal for the season, so some events could be added. In general, he’d like 13-15 Tier 1 or Grand Slam events over the season. The tournament format with the top 8 seeds put into the Round of 16 and other players qualifying for the 16s that the IRT has used for many years now will continue for this season at least. That may change going forward, but the players will continue to have input when considering such changes.

Asked about how the players have greeted the IRT ownership change, Scott said “it’s been pretty positive. Not one person [has been] worried about it,” and most have been “excited” about the change and opportunities.

Also, Scott is looking to set up a “Futures” draw that would be a second event for players outside the top 8. This Futures draw could be singles or doubles, but would have prize money and the chance to get IRT ranking points. Thus, it would be a way for up and coming players to benefit more from playing in an IRT event than simply the main IRT draw. Scott’s going to have a trial period of five Futures events and then assess how to move forward with it.

Where will the IRT be in 5 years?

Scott has ambitious 5 year goals. Their season targets are 3 Grand Slams with 13 Tier 1 events, so 16 total events per season. Moreover, they want to be a national platform with a broadcasting company.

Moreover, Scott wants racquetball to not be the sport people used to play, and he wants to stop having people’s first reaction be “that thing still exists?” when they hear the of racquetball. Scott’s looking to make racquetball the household word it used to be.

In summary, Scott is very enthusiastic about the future of the IRT and racquetball in general. He's got big goals, but Scott isn't in this alone, and has been on the scene for several years, so he's aware of what's involved. We're very interested to see where Scott and his group are going to take the IRT and how racquetball will develop in the near future.

Follow the bouncing ball....

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Mar wins WRT La Loma Open, defeating Montoya in final

Javier Mar won his first World Racquetball Tour (WRT) title Saturday, when he defeated Rodrigo Montoya in the final of the La Loma Open, 15-14, 15-4, in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mar and Montoya previously met in a WRT final earlier this year at the Longhorn Open in Austin, Texas, where Montoya won in a tie-breaker.

Mar is the 14th player to win a WRT event. Half of those players have won more than once with Alejandro Cardona leading the way with 12 tournament wins. Montoya is 5th all time with four wins.

Montoya did win the doubles title in San Luis Potosi Saturday, as he and Andree Parrilla defeated Mar and Edson Martinez, 15-1, 15-12, in the final.

The WRT has two events next month. They’ll be in Georgia for the Atlanta Open, September 14-17, and then in Illinois for the Lifetime Chicago Open, September 28-October 1.

2017 WRT La Loma Open, San Luis Potosi, Mexico August 10-12, 2017

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 5) Christian Longoria, 15-9, 15-(-1)
6) Javier Mar d. 2) Andree Parrilla, 5-15, 15-8, 11-3

Singles - Final - Saturday

6) Javier Mar d. 1) Rodrigo Montoya, 15-14, 15-4

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 3) Edson Martinez & Javier Mar, 15-1, 15-12

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, August 12, 2017

2017 WRT La Loma Open - Early Round Results

This weekend the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) stops in San Luis Potosi, Mexico for the La Loma Open, the second of back to back WRT events this month. Last weekend, Jake Bredenbeck won the WRT Life Time Denver Open in Centennial, Colorado, but he won’t make it two wins in a row, as Javier Mar defeated Bredenbeck, 15-14, 15-10, in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Mar will face 2nd seed Andree Parrilla in the semi-finals, as Parrilla beat Erick Garcia, 15-11, 15-11, in the quarters.

WRT #1 Rodrigo Montoya is the top seed this weekend, and he reached the semi-finals comfortably, beating Edson Martinez, 15-1, 15-1 in the quarters. Montoya will play Christian Longoria in the semis. Longoria, the 5th seed, won a close match over 4th seed Gerardo Franco, 15-11, 15-14.

You can view the semi-finals live Saturday via WRT website starting at 11 AM. Note the final will be at 5 PM Saturday with the doubles final will follow the singles final.

2017 WRT La Loma Open, San Luis Potosi, Mexico August 10-12, 2017

Singles - Round of 32

1) Rodrigo Montoya - BYE
16) Carlos Bacmeister d. 17) Erick Cuevas

9) Edson Martinez d. 24) Saul Rivera, 15-4, 15-1
8) Alex David Cocco Hayes - BYE

5) Christian Longoria - BYE
12) Rodrigo Rodriguez d. 21) Alejandro Martinez, 15-2, 15-1

20) Fabian Parrilla d. 13) Daniel Maldonado, 9-15, 15-10, 11-7
4) Gerardo Franco - BYE

3) Jake Bredenbeck - BYE
19) Juan Loreto d. 14) Edwin Galicia, 15-13, 15-13

11) Eduardo Portillo d. 22) Alan Hernandez, forfeit
6) Javier Mar - BYE

7) Jordy Alonso - BYE
10) Erick Garcia d. 23) Elias Nieto, 15-1, 15-7

18) Alfonso Luna d. 15) Christian Wer, 15-9, 15-7
2) Andree Parrilla - BYE

Singles - Round of 16 - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 16) Carlos Bacmeister, 15-6, 15-5
9) Edson Martinez d. 8) Alex David Cocco Hayes, 15-5, 15-2

5) Christian Longoria d. 12) Rodrigo Rodriguez, 15-2, 15-2
4) Gerardo Franco d. 20) Fabian Parrilla, 15-0, 15-13

3) Jake Bredenbeck d. 19) Juan Loreto, 15-10, 15-7
6) Javier Mar d. 11) Eduardo Portillo, 9-15, 15-13, 11-0

10) Erick Garcia d. 7) Jordy Alonso, 15-8, 14-15, 11-5
2) Andree Parrilla d. 18) Alfonso Luna, 15-6, 15-3

Singles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 9) Edson Martinez, 15-1, 15-1
5) Christian Longoria d. 4) Gerardo Franco, 15-11, 15-14

6) Javier Mar d. 3) Jake Bredenbeck, 15-14, 15-10
2) Andree Parrilla d. 10) Erick Garcia, 15-11, 15-11

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 5) Christian Longoria - Noon
2) Andree Parrilla v. 6) Javier Mar - 11 AM

Doubles - Quarterfinals

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 8) Juan Loreto & Fabian Parrilla, 15-8, 14-15, 11-4
5) Elias Nieto & Eduardo Portillo d. 4) Daniel Maldonado & Erick Cuevas

3) Edson Martinez & Javier Mar d. 6) Alan Alonso & Rodrigo Rodriguez, 15-5, 15-5
2) Christian Longoria & Gerardo Franco d. 7) Edwin Galicia & Christian Wer, 15-9, 15-10

Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 5) Elias Nieto & Eduardo Portillo
3) Edson Martinez & Javier Mar d. 2) Christian Longoria & Gerardo Franco

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 3) Edson Martinez & Javier Mar

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Bredenbeck wins 2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open

Jake Bredenbeck knocked off the Rodrigo Montoya, the #1 player on the World Racquetball Tour (WRT), to win the 2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open in Centennial, Colorado. Bredenbeck won in two straight games, 15-12, 15-11, but it was not a straight forward victory, as he had to comeback from a 10 to -1 deficit in game one to win. It’s Bredenbeck’s fourth WRT title, but his first since November 2015.

In game one, Montoya took a large lead at 10-0, and a frustrated Bredenbeck threw his racquet, which resulted in a technical from the referee. Montoya got another point after that, which made the score 11-(-1). But the technical seemed to spur Bredenbeck on, as he started to turn the tide against Montoya, scoring eight unanswered points to make it 11-7.

Montoya then got a sideout and called a timeout. When play resumed, Montoya got another point to make it 12-7, but the momentum hadn’t really shifted away from Bredenbeck, who continued to pile up the points. He tied the game at 12-12 with a drive serve ace to the left side.

A forehand pinch shot then made it 13-12, which led to a Montoya timeout. When play resumed Bredenbeck hit another ace drive serve to the left to give himself game point at 14-12. But Bredenbeck lost serve after hitting a short drive serve to the right on second serve.

Yet he got the serve right back with a forehand serve return. Bredenbeck closed out the game by hitting a drive serve to the right side from left side of the service box, which was a different look for him, and may have put Montoya off balance.

In game two, Bredenbeck to a big lead early, going up 8-1. However, Montoya slowly came back in the game, eventually tying it at 11-11. But that was as many as he would get, as Bredenbeck got a side out, and then put together a run of four straight points to win it 15-11. Montoya took a timeout at 13-11, but to no avail. The winning point came as Montoya skipped a shot, and tried to indicate that he felt he was hindered, but the referee disagreed, so the skip ended the game and match.

Bredenbeck and Montoya have now played five times on the WRT, and Montoya still holds a 3-2 advantage.

Montoya did win the doubles title, as he and Andree Parrilla came back from a game down to defeat Alejandro Cardona and Gerardo Franco, 13-15, 15-10, 11-7. Cardona and Franco were up in the tie-breaker 7-3, but Montoya and Parrilla scored eight straight points - several of which were errors by Cardona - to pull out the win.

The WRT will be back in action next weekend with the La Loma Open in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open, Centennial, Colorado August 3-6, 2017

Singles - Final - Saturday

7) Jake Bredenbeck d. 1) Rodrigo Montoya, 15-12, 15-11

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco, 13-15, 15-10, 11-7

Follow the bouncing ball….

Montoya & Bredenbeck win semi-finals at 2017 WRT LifeTime Denver Open

Rodrigo Montoya, the #1 player on the World Racquetball Tour (WRT), has reached the final of the 2017 WRT LifeTime Denver Open in Centennial, Colorado with a semi-final win over his doubles partner, Andree Parrilla, 15-12, 15-1. In the final, Montoya will play 7th seed Jake Bredenbeck who defeated 22nd seed Andres Acuña, 15-10, 15-10, in the other semi.

Montoya and Parrilla were close early in game one of their match, but Montoya had a slight lead at 7-5. From there he scored six unanswered points to lead 13-5. However, Parrilla kept working away, and closed the gap to two points again at 14-12. Parrilla fought off four game points before Montoya was able to end the game with a backhand down the line shot.

Game two was all Montoya, as he took an early lead at 5-0, and pushed on to win 15-1, taking the match in two straight games.

Bredenbeck also defeated Acuña in straight games, and he led the entire match, taking 6-0 leads in both games one and two. Acuña didn’t roll over, though, and he cut the lead to two points in game one, when he trailed 10-8.

But Bredenbeck extended the lead again to 12-8, and got to game point at 14-9 after two drive serve aces to the left side - Acuña’s backhand side. Acuña did fight off the first game point, and scored a point before surrendering the serve back to Bredenbeck, who then closed out the game, 15-10.

In game two, Bredenbeck was up 7-0 before Acuña scored. He extended the lead to 12-4, and Acuña took a timeout. When play resumed Bredenbeck served off speed Z serves to the left side, rather than the drive serves he had been using. Although it appeared he was taking his foot off the gas, Bredenbeck did score twice with those Z serves, making the score 14-4. But then Acuña got the serve back, and proceeded to run a six points to make the score 14-10.

But an error by Acuña stopped his run, and allowed Bredenbeck the opportunity to end the game and match, which he took advantage of.

Montoya and Bredenbeck have met four times on the WRT with Montoya winning three of those matches and Bredenbeck one.

You can see the final live Saturday at 5 PM MDT via the WRT Facebook page with the doubles final to follow the singles final.

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open, Centennial, Colorado August 3-6, 2017

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 4) Andree Parrilla, 15-12, 15-1
7) Jake Bredenbeck d. 22) Andres Acuña, 15-10, 15-10

Singles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 7) Jake Bredenbeck - 5 PM

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco - 6 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

2017 WRT LifeTime Denver Open - Quarterfinals

The bottom of the draw at the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Life Time Denver Open in Centennial, Colorado continues to be problematic for higher seeds, as both lower seeds won their respective quarterfinal matches Friday. Seventh seed Jake Bredenbeck took out 2nd seed Alejandro Cardona in two straight games, 15-8, 15-4, in one quarterfinal, while 22nd seed Andres Acuña beat 14th seed Shai Manzuri in the other quarter, 15-8, 15-9, to set up a semi-final meeting between Bredenbeck and Acuña for Saturday morning.

On the top side of the draw, it’s situation normal, as #1 seed Rodrigo Montoya will play #4 Andree Parrilla after Montoya defeated Mauro Rojas, 15-6, 15-10, and Parrilla beat Jose Diaz, 15-11, 15-10, in their quarterfinal matches.

You can see the semi-finals live Saturday via the WRT website beginning at 11 AM Mountain Time with the final Saturday at 5 PM. The doubles final will follow the singles final.

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open, Centennial, Colorado August 3-6, 2017

Singles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 9) Mauro Rojas, 15-6, 15-10
4) Andree Parrilla d. 12) Jose Diaz, 15-11, 15-10

22) Andres Acuña d. 14) Shai Manzuri, 15-8, 15-9
7) Jake Bredenbeck d. 2) Alejandro Cardona, 15-8, 15-4

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 4) Andree Parrilla - Noon
7) Jake Bredenbeck v. 22) Andres Acuña - 11 AM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 5) Fernando Kurzbard & Shai Manzuri - 3 PM
2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco d. 3) Andres Acuña & Jaime Martell, 15-5, 15-9

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla or 5) Fernando Kurzbard & Shai Manzuri v. 2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco - 6 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, August 4, 2017

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open - Round of 16

There have been three significant upsets in the Round of 16 at the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Life Time Denver Open in Centennial, Colorado, as the 3rd, 5th and 6th seeds are out. Veteran Shai Manzuri knocked of the 3rd seed David Horn in two straight games, 15-5, 15-11. Manzuri will play Andres Acuña in the quarterfinals later on Friday, as Acuña upset 6th seed Gerardo Franco, 5-15, 15-13, 11-5, in the 16s.

In an upset by the seeding, but perhaps not based on lifetime results, Jose Diaz, seeded 12th, defeated 5th seed Jaime Martell, 15-12, 15-4, and will play 4th seed Andree Parrilla in the quarters, as Parrilla beat Sebastian Fernandez, 15-6, 15-9.

A fourth upset happened in the 8/9 match, as 9th seed Mauro Rojas won a tie-breaker with 8th seed Francisco Troncoso, 15-7, 11-15, 11-4. Rojas will play #1 seed Rodrigo Montoya in the quarters, after Montoya easily advanced past Fernando Kurzbard, 15-4, 15-2.

You can view the action live this weekend starting with the quarterfinals from 4 PM Friday via the WRT website. Note the semi-finals will be at 11 AM and noon Saturday with the final Saturday at 5 PM. The doubles final will follow the singles final.

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open, Centennial, Colorado August 3-6, 2017

Singles - Round of 16 - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 16) Fernando Kurzbard, 15-4, 15-2
9) Mauro Rojas d. 8) Francisco Troncoso, 15-7, 11-15, 11-4

12) Jose Diaz d. 5) Jaime Martell, 15-12, 15-4
4) Andree Parrilla d. 13) Sebastian Fernandez, 15-6, 15-9

14) Shai Manzuri d. 3) David Horn, 15-5, 15-11
22) Andres Acuña d. 6) Gerardo Franco, 5-15, 15-13, 11-5

7) Jake Bredenbeck d. 10) Mauricio Zelada
2) Alejandro Cardona d. 15) Alan Natera, 15-3, 15-1

Singles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 9) Mauro Rojas - 7 PM
4) Andree Parrilla v. 12) Jose Diaz - 5 PM

14) Shai Manzuri v. 22) Andres Acuña - 4 PM
2) Alejandro Cardona v. 7) Jake Bredenbeck - 6 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 5) Fernando Kurzbard & Shai Manzuri - 3 PM
2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco d. 3) Andres Acuña & Jaime Martell, 15-5, 15-9

Doubles - Final - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla or 5) Fernando Kurzbard & Shai Manzuri v. 2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco - 6 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open - Round of 32

The World Racquetball Tour (WRT) resumes its 2017 season this weekend with the WRT Life Time Denver Open in Centennial, Colorado. It’s the first of back to back WRT events, as they’ll play the WRT La Loma Open next weekend in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.

Rodrigo Montoya is the top seed this weekend with Alejandro Cardona as 2nd seed, and David Horn and Andree Parrilla as 3rd and 4th seeds, respectively.

In the Round of 32 on Thursday, Jose Diaz, seeded 12th, defeated Remy Feldman, 15-2, 15-1, and will play Martell in the Round of 16 Friday. Also, 22nd seed Andres Acuña upset 11th seed Miguel Rodriguez Jr. in a tie-breaker, 15-4, 11-15, 11-3, so Acuña will play 6th seed Gerardo Franco in the 16s.

Also of note, 10th seed Mauricio Zelada beat 23rd seed Matt Meister, 15-14, 15-1, to set up a showdown with 7th seed Jake Bredenbeck in the Round of 16. And USA Racquetball Junior Team member Mauro Rojas defeated Nicholas Riffel, 15-13, 10-15, 11-3, and will play 8th seed Francisco Troncoso in the 16s Friday.

They have played the quarterfinals of doubles, which saw one upset, as 5th seeds Fernando Kurzbard and Shai Manzuri beat 4th seeds Sebastian Fernandez and Miguel Rodriguez Jr., 15-8, 15-6. In the semi-finals, Kurzbard and Manzuri will play the top seeds Rodrigo Montoya and Andree Parrilla, who were winners over 8th seeds Jacob Kingsford and Nicholas Riffel, 15—10, 15-12, in the quarters.

You can view the action live this weekend starting with the quarterfinals from 4 PM Friday via the WRT website. Note the semi-finals will be at 11 AM and noon Saturday with the final Saturday at 5 PM. The doubles final will follow the singles final.

2017 WRT Life Time Denver Open, Centennial, Colorado August 3-6, 2017

Singles - Round of 32

1) Rodrigo Montoya - BYE
16) Fernando Kurzbard d. 17) Andrew Clarke, 15-5, 15-9

9) Mauro Rojas d. 24) Nicholas Riffel, 15-13, 10-15, 11-3
8) Francisco Troncoso - BYE

5) Jaime Martell - BYE
12) Jose Diaz d. 21) Remy Feldman, 15-2, 15-1

13) Sebastian Fernandez d. 20) Javier Estrada, 15-5, 4-15, 11-3
4) Andree Parrilla - BYE

3) David Horn - BYE
14) Shai Manzuri d. 19) Rogelio Castillo, 15-1, 15-5

22) Andres Acuña d. 11) Miguel Rodriguez Jr., 15-4, 11-15, 11-3
6) Gerardo Franco - BYE

7) Jake Bredenbeck - BYE
10) Mauricio Zelada d. 23) Matt Meister, 15-14, 15-1

15) Alan Natera d. 18) Ernesto Ochoa, 15-14, 14-15, 11-3
2) Alejandro Cardona - BYE

Singles - Round of 16 - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 16) Fernando Kurzbard - 1 PM
8) Francisco Troncoso v. 9) Mauro Rojas - 1 PM

5) Jaime Martell v. 12) Jose Diaz - 11 AM
4) Andree Parrilla v. 13) Sebastian Fernandez - 11 AM

3) David Horn v. 14) Shai Manzuri - 10 AM
6) Gerardo Franco v. 22) Andres Acuña - 10 AM

7) Jake Bredenbeck v. 10) Mauricio Zelada - Noon
2) Alejandro Cardona v. 15) Alan Natera - Noon

Doubles - Quarterfinals

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 8) Jacob Kingsford & Nicholas Riffel, 15—10, 15-12
5) Fernando Kurzbard & Shai Manzuri d. 4) Sebastian Fernandez & Miguel Rodriguez Jr., 15-8, 15-6

3) Andres Acuña & Jaime Martell d. 6) Rogelio Castillo & Ernesto Ochoa, forfeit
2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco d. 7) Javier Estrada & Alan Natera, 15-12, 15-12

Doubles - Semi-finals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 5) Fernando Kurzbard & Shai Manzuri - 3 PM
2) Alejandro Cardona & Gerardo Franco v. 3) Andres Acuña & Jaime Martell - 2 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, June 30, 2017

2017 US Junior Team Qualifiers

Wanye Antone IV and Jordan Cooperrider, the USA Racquetball Champions in Boy's U18 and Girl's U18, respectively, will lead the USA Junior Team at the 2017 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Championships in Minneapolis, November 4-11. The wins conclude Antone's and Cooperrider's respective junior years, so let's review those years.

Antone's development seems to have been slower than Coooperrider's, although there are more competitors in the boy's divisions than the girl's. Nonetheless, Antone was a semi-finalist in each of his last six years of juniors, and he was in the finals three times, but he didn't win a final until his U18 years. That is, Antone has shown a progression in his development that will hopefully see him continue to progress as a player.

Antone's results contrast from Mauro Rojas, who was his opponent in the U18 final this year. Rojas has been in six finals in the last six years, but only won once. He reached the U14 finals in 2012 and 2013, losing each to Jordan Barth. In 2014, Rojas beat Antone in the U16 final, and he was in both the U16 and U18 finals in 2015, when he was beaten by Barth the former and Sam Bredenbeck in the latter. Last year Rojas lost in the U18 semi-finals to Antone, and lost again to Antone in the U18 final this year.

Rojas seems like a power player, while Antone is scrappier, evidenced by several diving gets he made in the final. Also, Rojas had chances to win this year with four match points in the final, but Antone fought all of them off. Moreover, Antone won game two and three on his first game points; he didn't need second chances. In transitioning from a junior racquetball player to an adult racquetball athlete, you need to learn to win. Learning to win is a process, and Antone seems to be ahead of Rojas in that process.

Cooperrider has been in the finals the last four years, as well as being first in U14 in 2013, when it was a round robin, and third in U14 in 2012, when it was also a round robin. Prior to this year, Cooperrider had faced off with Erika Manilla each year, winning three of them and losing twice. Manilla was eligible for U18 this year, but a school commitment kept her from playing.

Does winning U18 twice mean success later? Maybe. Michelle De La Rosa (née Key) and Kelani Bailey both won U18 twice, as Cooperrider has now, and they have played with the USA National Team. Also, De La Rosa has been a top 10 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT). Bailey hasn't, but she is only a few years from her junior days (she won U18 in 2012 and 2013), and Bailey hasn't played many LPRT events. Indeed, De La Rosa, who won her U18 titles in 2006 and 2007, has only been a regular LPRT for the three seasons prior to this past one, and overall has only played 36 LPRT events over eight seasons. She didn't play at all in 2011-12 or 2012-13.

Thus, while Cooperrider winning two Girl's U18 titles is great, and should bode well for her future, she'll need to keep playing to fulfill the promise that those wins suggest. Not all players who have won Girl's U18 have kept playing (e.g., Aubrey O'brien and Devon Pimentelli).

Participation

There were 183 players at the 2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics in Stockton, which is down slightly from last year in Fridley, Minnesota, where 194 players participated. It's also down slightly from two years ago, when the tournament was also in Stockton and 194 players participated. But generally, the participation is steady over the last three years and up from 2014 and 2013, when there were 154 and 143 players.

Also the girls' participation is up slightly at 62 from 60 a year ago, and with the lower overall participation, girls are making up a slightly higher percentage of players (33.9% this year versus 30.9% last year). That's the highest percentage of girls in the Junior Olympics in the last 12 years.

While there's more girls participating, there doesn't seem to be a great depth of skill, as in the four quarterfinal U18 Gold division matches there were five 15-0 games, as well as a 15-0 game in the semi-finals with none of the games in semis going past 15-4.

Nonetheless, more girls playing is better overall for the game of racquetball in the USA.

2017 USA Racquetball Junior Team Qualifiers
Based on 2017 Junior Olympic Results in Stockton, California

Boy's U14
Singles
- Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) & Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA)
Doubles - Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) & Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA)

Boy's U16
Singles
- Cayden Akins (Keller, TX) & Sahil Thakur (Tracy, CA)
Doubles - Julian Singh (Pleasanton, CA) & Mitchell Turner (Salem, OR)

Boy's U18
Singles
- Wayne Antone IV (Eugene, OR) & Mauro Rojas (Stockton, CA)
Doubles - Lukas Le (Arlington, TX) & Mauro Rojas (Stockton, CA)

Girl's U14
Singles
- Annie Roberts (Gresham, OR) & Heather Mahoney (Penngrove, CA)
Doubles - Heather Mahoney (Penngrove, CA) & Julia Stein (Murrysville, PA)

Girl's U16
Singles
- Briana Jacquet (Port Arthur, TX) & Nikita Chauhan (San Ramon, CA)
Doubles - Brian Jacquet (Port Arthur, TX) & Graciana Wargo (Clearwater, FL)

Girl's U18
Singles
- Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, FL) & Hollie Scott (Lynden, WA)
Doubles - Megan Carver (Spokane, WA) & Hollie Scott (Bellingham, WA)

Follow the bouncing ball….

Monday, June 26, 2017

2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics - Singles Finals

Wanye Antone IV and Jordan Cooperrider won the Boy's and Girl's U18 divisions, respectively, on Sunday at the 2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics at the In-Shape Sport West Lane Club in Stockton, California, so they each successfully defending the title they won a year ago. And both needed tie-breakers to get it done.

In the Boy's U18 final, Antone faced match point against Mauro Rojas, but managed to squeak out the victory, 4-15, 15-14, 11-10. In game two, Rojas was up 11-7, but Antone came back to tie it at 11-11 and then go up 14-11. However, Rojas then came back to tie it 14-14, but on match point #1, he skipped a forehand pinch shot from deep in the court. Antone calls TO, and then came in with the lob serve close to the right wall that he used to get back in the match. Rojas returned it with a ceiling ball, and Antone hit a forehand pinch shot to win the game.

In the breaker, they were back and forth early, and tied 4-4. Then Rojas went ahead 9-4, and looked to good to win it. But Antone came back to make it 9-8, but Rojas got a side out, then he hit a drive serve that cracked out off the left side wall to make it 10-8, setting up his second match point.

Rojas went for the crack ace again, but it was short, and on the ensuing rally Antone hit a forehand winner to get the serve back. But Antone couldn't score on his serve, so Rojas served for the match a third time. Again Rojas couldn't convert, as Antone hit a backhand winner. Antone made it 10-9 with a forehand pinch winner, but Rojas prevented him from tying it by hitting a backhand winner down the line. So, Rojas served for the match for a 4th time. Again he hit a drive serve on first serve, but it was short. Rojas's second serve was a lob to the right side that nicked off the right wall early, allowing Antone space to hit a forehand pinch shot for a winner.

Serving at 9-10, Antone hit a straight lob on the right side that Rojas skipped on his serve return, which set up Antone's first match point at 10-10. Antone again served a lob down the right wall that started a long rally during which Antone hit three shots - one from his knees and one from a dive into the left wall - that just kept the ball in play, and it ended as Rojas skipped a forehand shot from the middle of the court perhaps feeling that he had to hit the ball even lower to prevent Antone from keeping the ball in play.

Akul Ramayani was a double winner Sunday, as he took both the Boy's U14 and U16 titles. In U14, Ramayani beat the boy who beat him last year, Antonio Rojas, 15-11, 15-10, while in U16, Ramayani defeated Sahil Thaker, 15-11, 15-7.

In the divisions, Cooperrider won the U18 title by defeating Hollie Scott in three games, 15-4, 12-15, 11-2, for her second title in as many years. The Girl's U14 final also went to a tie-breaker, as Annie Roberts defeated Heather Mahoney, 15-5, 9-15, 11-3. But no breaker was needed in Girl's U16, where Briana Jacquet beat Nikita Chauhan in two straight games, 15-4, 15-2. Jacquet was runner up in U16 last year, and Chauhan won U14 last year.

The boy's and girl's finalists in the U14, U16 and U18 divisions all qualified for the 2017 USA Racquetball Junior National Team that will compete at the 2017 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Championships in November in Minneapolis.

If you missed any of the action from Stockton, or want to see it again - especially that 11-10 tie-breaker between Antone and Rojas - check out the USA Racquetball LiveStream channel.

2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics
Stockton, California

Boy's U14


Final

Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) d. Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA), 15-11, 15-10

3rd place

Nikhil Prasad (Fremont, CA) d. Krish Thakur (Tracy, CA), 15-11, 15-13

Boy's U16

Final

Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) d. Sahil Thakur (Tracy, CA), 15-11, 15-7

3rd place

Cayden Akins (Keller, TX) d. Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA), forfeit

Boy's U18

Final

Wayne Antone IV (Eugene, OR) d. Mauro Rojas (Stockton, CA), 4-15, 15-14, 11-10

3rd place

Justus Benson (Austin, TX) d. Kevin Vazquez (Miami, FL), forfeit

Girl's U14

Final

Annie Roberts (Gresham, OR) d. Heather Mahoney (Penngrove, CA), 15-5, 9-15, 11-3

3rd place

Estefania Perez (Corvallis, OR) d. Julia Stein (Murrysville, PA), 15-14, 15-13

Girl's U16

Final

Briana Jacquet (Port Arthur, TX) d. Nikita Chauhan (San Ramon, CA), 15-4, 15-2

3rd place

Kaitlyn Boyle (Beaverton, OR) d. Megan Carver (Spokane, WA), 15-2, 15-1

Girl's U18

Final

Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, FL) d. Hollie Scott (Lynden, WA), 15-4, 12-15, 11-2

3rd Place

Hannah Carver (Spokane, WA) d. Kristine Holman (Salem, OR), forfeit

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics - Saturday summary

Players will have a chance to repeat and to make amends for losses last year Sunday at the 2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics at the In-Shape Sport West Lane Club in Stockton, California. Both the Boy's and Girl's U18 2016 champions, Wanye Antone IV and Jordan Cooperrider, respectively, have a chance to repeat as champions. But Akul Ramayani and Briana Jacquet will have a chance to win this year after losing in finals last year.

Ramayani is in both the Boy's U14 and U16 finals. He lost the U14 final last year to Antonio Rojas, and Rojas will be his opponent again in the U14 final. In U16, Ramayani will be up against Sahil Thaker. Ramayani is already a 2017 Junior Champion, as he and Rojas won the Boy's U14 Doubles title together.

For her part, Jacquet lost the U16 final last year (to Ingrid Robledo), but has a chance to win it this year, when she plays Nikita Chauhan on Sunday. Chauhan was the U14 champion last year.

In the Girl's U18 final, Cooperrider will play Hollie Scott, while in Girl's U14, Heather Mahoney will play Annie Roberts in the final.

In Boy's U18, Antone faces Mauro Rojas in the final. Rojas won the Boy's U18 Doubles final with left-hander Lukas Le, as they defeated Ricadro Diaz and Dane Elkins, 13-15, 15-6, 11-8.

The Boy's U16 Doubles title went to Julian Singh and Mitchell Turner, who beat Ben Baron and Micah Farmer, 15-6, 15-9, in the final.

The 2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics concludes Sunday at the In-Shape Sport West Lane in Stockton, California.

2017 USA Racquetball Junior Olympics
Stockton, California

Boy's U14

Semi-finals


Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA) d. Nikhil Prasad (Fremont, CA), 15-0, 15-2
Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) d. Krish Thakur (Tracy, CA), 15-11, 15-2

Final - Sunday

Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA) v. Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) - 9:30 AM

3rd place - Sunday

Nikhil Prasad (Fremont, CA) v. Krish Thakur (Tracy, CA) - 11:30 AM

Boy's U16

Semi-finals


Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) d. Cayden Akins (Keller, TX), 15-13, 15-6
Sahil Thakur (Tracy, CA) d. Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA), 15-7, 7-15, 11-8

Final - Sunday

Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) v. Sahil Thakur (Tracy, CA) - 11:30 AM

3rd place - Sunday

Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA) v. Cayden Akins (Keller, TX) - 1:30 PM

Boy's U18

Semi-finals


Wayne Antone IV (Eugene, OR) d. Justus Benson (Austin, TX), 15-12, 15-12
Mauro Rojas (Stockton, CA) d. Kevin Vazquez (Miami, FL), 14-15, 15-6, 11-4

Final - Sunday

Wayne Antone IV (Eugene, OR) v. Mauro Rojas (Stockton, CA) - 1:30 PM

3rd place - Sunday

Kevin Vazquez (Miami, FL) v. Justus Benson (Austin, TX) - 12:30 PM

Girl's U14

Semi-finals


Heather Mahoney (Penngrove, CA) d. Estefania Perez (Corvallis, OR), 15-9, 15-14
Annie Roberts (Gresham, OR) d. Julia Stein (Murrysville, PA), 15-10, 15-12

Final - Sunday

Heather Mahoney (Penngrove, CA) v. Annie Roberts (Gresham, OR) - 1:30 PM

3rd place - Sunday

Estefania Perez (Corvallis, OR) v. Julia Stein (Murrysville, PA) - 8:30 AM

Girl's U16

Semi-finals


Briana Jacquet (Port Arthur, TX) d. Megan Carver (Spokane, WA), 15-3, 15-2
Nikita Chauhan (San Ramon, CA) d. Kaitlyn Boyle (Beaverton, OR), 15-13, 15-10

Final - Sunday

Briana Jacquet (Port Arthur, TX) v. Nikita Chauhan (San Ramon, CA) - 10:30 AM

3rd place - Sunday

Megan Carver (Spokane, WA) v. Kaitlyn Boyle (Beaverton, OR) - 9:30 AM

Girl's U18

Semi-finals


Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, FL) d. Hannah Carver (Spokane, WA), 15-1, 15-0
Hollie Scott (Lynden, WA) d. Kristine Holman (Salem, OR), 15-4, 15-3

Final - Sunday

Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, FL) v. Hollie Scott (Lynden, WA) - 12:30 PM

3rd Place - Sunday

Hannah Carver (Spokane, WA) v. Kristine Holman (Salem, OR) - 1:30 PM

Boy's U18 Doubles - Round Robin - Sunday matches

Final

Lukas Le (Arlington, TX) & Mauro Rojas (Stockton, CA) d. Ricadro Diaz (Stockton, CA) & Dane Elkins (Los Angeles, CA), 13-15, 15-6, 11-8

3rd Place

Jeremy Dixon (Downers Grove, IL) & Gavin Usher (Bozeman, MT) d. Wayne Antone IV (Eugene, OR) & Kevin Vazquez (Miami, FL), forfeit

Boy's U16 Doubles

Final

Julian Singh (Pleasanton, CA) & Mitchell Turner (Salem, OR) d. Ben Baron (Phoenix) & Micah Farmer (Trophy Club, Texas), 15-6, 15-9

3rd Place - Sunday

Krish Thakur (Tracy, CA) & Sahil Thakur (Tracy, CA) v. Cayden Akins (Keller, TX) & Brian Barberis (McKinney, TX) - 10:30 AM

Boy's U14 Doubles - Round Robin Final Standings

1. Akul Ramayani (Poughkeepsie, NY) & Antonio Rojas (Stockton, CA)
2. Cole Hartman (Plymouth, MN) & Nathan Soltis (Plymouth, MN)
3. Kamahele Britos (Honolulu, HI) & Julius Ellis (Stockton, CA)

Girl's U18 Doubles - Round Robin - Final Standings

1st - Hollie Scott (Bellingham, WA) & Megan Carver (Spokane, WA)
2nd - Jordan Cooperrider (Palm Harbor, Fla.) & Kaitlyn Boyle (Beaverton, OR)
3rd - Kristine Holman (Salem, Ore.) & Madison Kerzel (Salem, Ore.)

Girl's U16 Doubles - Round Robin - Final Standings

1st - Brian Jacquet (Phoenix) & Graciana Wargo (Clearwater, FL)
2nd - Nikita Chauhan (San Ramon, CA) & Elena Dent (Estero, FL)
3rd - Hannah Carver (Spokane, WA) & Megan Carver (Spokane, WA)

Girl's U14 Doubles - Round Robin - Final Standings

1st - Heather Mahoney (Penngrove, CA) & Julia Stein (Murrysville, PA)
2nd - Elena Mathew (Corvallis, OR) & Annie Roberts (Gresham, OR)
3rd - Alondra Canchola (Stockton, CA) & Tess La Rue (Morada, CA)

Follow the bouncing ball….

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Salas beats Rajsich to win 2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge

Samantha Salas won her 2nd career Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’s) Sunday, when she beat Rhonda Rajsich, 11-3, 11-2, 11-6, in the final of the Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico. Salas’s last win came back in 2010 against Kerri Wachtel in the Puget Sound Classic. Salas also won the doubles final, as she and Paola Longoria defeated Alexandra Herrera and Monserrat Mejia, 15-1, 15-6.

Salas and Rajsich were close early in game one, but Salas tied the scored at 3-3 with a drive serve ace to the right side, which was a omen of things to come. Salas served four more drive serve aces to the right side, as she took game one 11-3.

Salas went on a roll to start game two, going up 7-0. Rajsich took a timeout, and got on the board at 7-1, but it was only delaying the inevitable, as Salas continued to score. She ended game two with another drive serve ace to the right side, although on that serve Salas was in the center of the sevice box, while most of the match she served from the right side of the box.

Salas took the early lead again in game three at 4-0. But then the game stalled, as it took thirteen rallies to go from 4-0 to 6-1. Then the momentum shifted, as Rajsich put a few points together to make it 6-4, and then 7-6. But Rajsich couldn’t tie the game, as Salas got the serve back with a forehand cross court shot.

Three serves put Salas on game point, as she hit a drive left that Rajsich got her racquet on, but couldn’t return, followed by an ace to the left with Rajsich moving right, and then another drive left that cracked off the left side wall for an ace and made it match point at 10-6.

Salas’s first serve at match point was a short drive serve. Her second serve was a drive Z serve to the right that Rajsich returned into the middle, where Salas was standing, and she hit a backhand kill shot to win the rally, ending the game and match.

Despite the loss, it was Rajsich’s best showing of the season, as it was her first final. Rajsich did miss a few tournaments in the middle of the season after the sudden passing of her father in October, so this was her first final since then.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge, June 16-18, 2017
Chihuahua, Mexico


Final

5) Samantha Salas d. 6) Rhonda Rajsich, 11-3, 11-2, 11-6

Doubles - Semi-finals

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia, 15-1, 15-6

Follow the bouncing ball….

Montoya defeats Landa to win 2017 WRT Paola Longoria Challenge

Rodrigo Montoya confirmed his position as the #1 player on the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Sunday by defeating Alejandro Landa, 15-12, 5-15, 11-2, in the final of the Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico. Montoya’s now won three WRT this year.

Early in game one it looked like Landa would carry the day, as he took a 5-0 lead. But Montoya came back to tie it at 5-5, and they were close after that with ties at 8-8 and 12-12. Then Landa swung at a ball that was close to the right side wall, and completely missed it. They were playing in an all glass, portable court, which may have been a factor in the error, which gave Montoya a 13-12 lead.

Montoya made it 14-12 when he drove the ball to the left for an ace, as Landa had guessed Montoya was driving it right and moved to the right side. Montoya converted his first game point by again driving the ball to the left side. Landa’s backhand return came off the backwall setting up Montoya, who put the ball away with the backhand pinch shot.

In game two, Landa again took a 5-0 lead, but this time Montoya didn’t have a response, as Landa extended the lead to 8-0. Montoya did cut the lead to four, when he trailed 9-5, but a Landa timeout resulted in a sideout, and then six points on as many rallies to force a tie-breaker.

In the breaker, they went back and forth to 2-2. Then Montoya scored three straight points to lead 5-2, and Landa called a timeout. Often the player calling a timeout wins the ensuing rally, but not this time, as Montoya hit another drive serve ace to the left side when play resumed.

Landa had a chance to get the serve back on the next rally, as he had a backhand set up, but Landa skipped his shot, so Montoya led 7-2. A drive serve ace to the left side made it 8-2, and Landa seemed to sag as the writing was on the wall.

Four more rallies - including one for a broken ball - and it was over. Montoya won it with a backhand pinch shot, which is one of his favourite shots that he won many rallies with in the final.

The next WRT event is the Lifetime Denver Open, August 3-6 in Centennial, Colorado.

2017 WRT, Chihuahua, Mexico June 15-18, 2017

Singles - Final

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 6) Alejandro Landa, 15-12, 5-15, 11-2

Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 2) Alejandro Cardona & Erick Sandoval - 1 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Salas defeats Longoria to reach final of 2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge

Samantha Salas defeated Paola Longoria, the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’s), for the first time since 2005 on Saturday, winning 7-11, 7-11, 11-9, 11-9, 11-7, in the semi-finals of the Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico. Longoria had beaten Salas 41 straight matches in between Salas’s victories. Also, this is Longoriia’s first loss since March 2015, when Frédérique Lambert beat her in the New Jersey Open.

The win puts Salas in Sunday’s final against Rhonda Rajsich, who had an upset win of her own in the other semi-final, as she defeated 2nd seed Lambert, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10, 11-3. In their career head to head meetings, Rajsich holds an 11-5 advantage, but Salas has won three of the last five matches, including their last match in the quarterfinals of last year’s US Open, although that did go to five games.

Longoria looked like she would win in three games, as she won the first two games and was ahead in game three. But Salas had shown signs of resistance, including coming back from a big deficit in game one to make it close at 11-7. Nevertheless, it did not look like Longoria would do anything but win in three straight. Yet Salas came back and took game three.

In game four, Longoria got the early advantage, leading 5-3. But Salas then ran seven unanswered points to lead 10-5. Longoria fought off the first game point with a forehand shot driven up the right side. With the serve back, Longoria scored on four consecutive rallies to cut the lead to one at 10-9, and it looked like the LPRT #1 was going to do what she usually does: win.

But Salas got a side out, and then scored on her second game point with a backhand winner. Thus, there was going to be a fifth game that no one saw coming.

In the fifth, Salas took the early lead at 3-0 with three forehand winners. But then it was Longoria’s turn to rack up the points, and that she did, scoring seven in a row to lead 7-3. It seemed Salas’s glass slipper was going to break. It especially seemed so as Longoria’s seventh point came from an unforced skip by Salas.

However, Salas made a great forehand pinch shot winner to end the next rally, and with the serve back she hit two ace serves: a drive to the right followed by a drive to the left, which prompted Longoria to call a time out.

Longoria’s time out led to a side out, as she hit a forehand winner. But Salas immediately got the serve back with a forehand pinch shot winner. Two more Salas forehand winners later and they were tied at 7-7. Longoria got the serve back with a forehand winner.

Then two rallies ended with hinders. In the first, Longoria held up for Salas, and appealed for an avoidable, or penalty hinder, but the line judges agreed with the referee that it was a simple hinder. On the next rally it was Longoria who was in Salas’s way, and that was judged to be an avoidable, or penalty hinder. Thus, Salas was again serving at 7-7.

Yet again she failed to take advantage, as Salas made an unforced error by skipping a backhand shot. With the serve back, Longoria seemed to change her serve selection based on a suggestion from outside the court. She served a off speed Z to the left that Salas returned with a backhand wide angle pass for a winner. So, it was perhaps not the best suggestion.

Longoria wouldn’t serve again until Salas was leading 10-7 following two forehand winners and an ace drive serve to the right side.

On the first match point, Salas drove serve to the right side, and Longoria’s return hit Salas, who the referee judged to be in the way, and assessed an avoidable. Salas appealed, but the line judges agreed with the call.

However, Longoria’s serve was again not a straight drive serve, which is her bread and butter serve. Instead, she hit a jam serve to the left that was relatively high, so it bounced over to the right side, where Salas hit it with her forehand for a winner.

Salas’s second time serving for the match had a successful outcome for her, as she ended a several shot rally with a forehand cross court kill shot.

After winning the match, Salas fell down to the floor in utter joy at having defeated her long time team-mate and doubles partner. It was likely not just the joy of victory, but also the relief of over a decade of losses.

Only once before has Longoria lost a pro match after leading 2 games to 0. That happened in May 2011, when Rajsich came back to defeat Longoria in Stockton.

Salas’s only pro tournament win happened back in 2010, when she defeated Kerri Wachtel in Puget Sound, Washington. Rajsich last won on tour in October 2014, when she beat Longoria in Stockton. Salas and Rajsich have played in a pro final once before, when Rajsich carried the day to win in Dallas in August 2011.

You can watch this weekend’s final live via the LPRT LiveStream channel at 1 PM Sunday with the doubles final to follow.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge, June 16-18, 2017
Chihuahua, Mexico


Semi-finals - Saturday

5) Samantha Salas d. 1) Paola Longoria, 7-11, 7-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9
6) Rhonda Rajsich d. 2) Frédérique Lambert, 11-5, 9-11, 12-10, 11-3

Final - Sunday

5) Samantha Salas v. 6) Rhonda Rajsich

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 4) Eleni Guzman & Adriana Riveros, 15-2, 15-1
3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia d. 2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla, 15-14, 15-10

Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - 2 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Landa in WRT final for 2nd straight week

Alejandro Landa reached his second World Racquetball Tour (WRT) final in as many weeks Saturday, as the 6th seed upset 2nd seed Alejandro Cardona, 12-15, 15-14, 11-7, in the semi-finals of the Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico. Landa won last week’s WRT event in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where he also defeated Cardona in the semis. Cardona had a 14-10 lead in game two in Chihuahua, so the match was on his racquet, but he wasn’t able to close it out.

Top seed Rodrigo Montoya will be Landa’s opponent in the final on Sunday, as Montoya beat Eduardo Garay in the other semi, 15-8, 15-2, ending what had been an impressive tournament for the 20th seed Garay.

Cardona did get the better of Landa in the doubles semi-finals, as Cardona and Erick Sandoval defeated Landa and Javier Moreno, 15-12, 15-13. In the other semi-final, Montoya and Andree Parrilla beat Gerardo Franco and Christian Longoria, 15-7, 15-13.

You can view the final live from Chihuahua at noon Sunday via the WRT website.

2017 WRT, Chihuahua, Mexico June 15-18, 2017

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 20) Eduardo Garay, 15-8, 15-2
6) Alejandro Landa d. 2) Alejandro Cardona, 12-15, 15-14, 11-7

Singles - Final - Sunday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 6) Alejandro Landa - Noon

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 4) Gerardo Franco & Christian Longoria, 15-7, 15-13
2) Alejandro Cardona & Erick Sandoval d. 3) Alejandro Landa & Javier Moreno, 15-12, 15-13

Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 2) Alejandro Cardona & Erick Sandoval

Follow the bouncing ball….

Rajsich into semis at 2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge

Rhonda Rajsich, seeded 6th but a former #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’s), upset the 3rd seed Jessica Parrilla, and came back from 2-1 down to win in five games, 11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, in the quarterfinals of the Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico.

Rajsich will play 2nd seed Frédérique Lambert in the semi-finals, as Lambert beat Susana Acosta in three straight games, 11-2, 11-1, 11-7.

On the top side of the draw, LPRT #1 Paola Longoria needed four games to defeat 9th seed Natalia Mendez, 10-12, 11-4, 11-1, 11-9, in the quarters. Longoria faces doubles partner Samantha Salas in the semis, as Salas ended the run of Nancy Enriquez through the draw, 11-6, 3-11, 11-0, 13-11. Enriquez had game points against Salas in the fourth game, but she couldn’t convert them to force a tie-breaker.

You can watch this weekend’s semi-finals live via the LPRT LiveStream channel at 5 and 6 PM Saturday. The singles final will be 1 PM Sunday with the doubles final to follow.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge, June 16-18, 2017
Chihuahua, Mexico


Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria d. 9) Natalia Mendez, 10-12, 11-4, 11-1, 11-9
5) Samantha Salas d. 13) Nancy Enriquez, 11-6, 3-11, 11-0, 13-11

6) Rhonda Rajsich d. 3) Jessica Parrilla, 11-6, 7-11, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8
2) Frédérique Lambert d. 7) Susana Acosta, 11-2, 11-1, 11-7

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria v. 5) Samantha Salas - 6 PM
2) Frédérique Lambert v. 6) Rhonda Rajsich - 5 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 4) Eleni Guzman & Adriana Riveros - 8 PM
2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla v. 3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - 7 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Enriquez the big winner Friday at 2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge

Nancy Enriquez was the biggest surprise Friday at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’s) Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico, as the 13th seed defeated 4th seed Alexandra Herrera, 11-3, 11-9, 3-11, 11-3, in the Round of 16. The win advances Enriquez to the quarterfinals, where she’ll play 5th seed Samantha Salas, who beat Eleni Guzman, 9-11, 11-2, 11-2, 11-3.

In other action, LPRT #1 Paola Longoria, #2 Frédérique Lambert and #3 Jessica Parrilla all won in straight games in the 16s. Longoria beat Sofia Rascon, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5, Lambert defeated Montserrat Perez, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6, and Parrilla was a winner over Erin Rivera, 11-5, 13-11, 11-2.

In the quarters, Longoria will play 9th seed Natalia Mendez, who was an upset winner against 8th seed Adriana Riveros, 3-11, 11-1, 11-7, 11-3. Parrilla will play veteran Rhonda Rajsich, who beat Jessica Maldonado, 11-7, 11-2, 11-5. Finally, Lambert will play left-handed veteran Susana Acosta, who had to come back from two games down to fend off Mexican junior Monserrat Mejia, 2-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10.

You can watch this weekend’s action live via the LPRT LiveStream channel. The quarterfinals begin Saturday at 9 AM to noon with the semi-finals at 5 and 6 PM. The singles final will be 1 PM Sunday with the doubles final to follow.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge, June 16-18, 2017
Chihuahua, Mexico


Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Sofia Rascon d. 17) Danisse Maldonado, 11-5, 3-11, 11-3, 11-2

9) Natalia Mendez - BYE
8) Adriana Riveros - BYE

5) Samantha Salas - BYE
12) Eleni Guzman - BYE

13) Nancy Enriquez d. 20) Daniela Molina, 11-4, 11-2, 11-0
4) Alexandra Herrera - BYE

3) Jessica Parrilla - BYE
14) Erin Rivera d. 19) Ana Kristin Rivera, 3-11, 9-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-3

11) Jessica Maldonado - BYE
6) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE

7) Susana Acosta - BYE
10) Monserrat Mejia - BYE

15) Montserrat Perez d. 18) Maritza Franco, 11-5, 11-6, 11-4
2) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria d. 16) Sofia Rascon, 11-3, 11-6, 11-5
9) Natalia Mendez d. 8) Adriana Riveros, 3-11, 11-1, 11-7, 11-3

5) Samantha Salas d. 12) Eleni Guzman, 9-11, 11-2, 11-2, 11-3
13) Nancy Enriquez d. 4) Alexandra Herrera, 11-3, 11-9, 3-11, 11-3

3) Jessica Parrilla d. 14) Erin Rivera, 11-5, 13-11, 11-2
6) Rhonda Rajsich d. 11) Jessica Maldonado, 11-7, 11-2, 11-5

7) Susana Acosta d. 10) Monserrat Mejia, 2-11, 6-11, 11-6, 11-5, 12-10
2) Frédérique Lambert d. 15) Montserrat Perez, 11-8, 11-8, 11-6

Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria v. 9) Natalia Mendez - Noon
5) Samantha Salas v. 13) Nancy Enriquez - 9 AM

3) Jessica Parrilla v. 6) Rhonda Rajsich - 10 AM
2) Frédérique Lambert v. 7) Susana Acosta - 11 AM

Doubles - Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas - BYE
8) Nancy Enriquez & Denisse Maldonado d. 9) Daniela Molina & Sofia Rascon, 15-4, 15-11

5) Susana Acosta & Jessica Maldonado - BYE
4) Eleni Guzman & Adriana Riveros - BYE

3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - BYE
6) Maritza Franco & Natalia Mendez - BYE

7) Montserrat Perez & Erin Rivera d. 10) Paola Padilla & Paola Quiñones, 15-5, 15-4
2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla - BYE

Doubles - Quarterfinals

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 8) Nancy Enriquez & Denisse Maldonado, 15-3, 15-4
4) Eleni Guzman & Adriana Riveros d. 5) Susana Acosta & Jessica Maldonado, 15-10, 15-10

3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia d. 6) Maritza Franco & Natalia Mendez, 15-2, 15-1
2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla d. 7) Montserrat Perez & Erin Rivera, 15-10, 15-10

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 4) Eleni Guzman & Adriana Riveros - 8 PM
2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla v. 3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - 7 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, June 16, 2017

2017 WRT Paola Longoria Challenge - Round of 16 & Quarterfinals

Eduardo Garay caused two big upsets Friday at the World Racquetball Tour (WRT) Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico, as he took out the 4th and 5th seeds in advancing to the semi-finals. In the Round of 16, Garay defeated 4th seed Andree Parrilla, 15-14, 14-15, 11-5, and then in the quarterfinals, Garay beat Jaime Martell, 15-9, 15-6.

But the biggest upset so far has been 14th seed Erick Sandoval’s win over 3rd seed David Horn, 8-15, 15-9, 11-1, in the Round of 16. However, Sandoval then lost in the quarterfinals to Alejandro Landa, 15-7, 15-11.

The two top seeds are through to the semi-finals, but they each needed tie-breakers to get there. Number 1 seed Rodrigo Montoya defeated 8th seed Jake Bredenbeck, 15-9, 9-15, 11-4, and 2nd Alejandro Cardona narrowly beat 7th seed Gerardo Franco, 15-6, 14-15, 11-10. Montoya will play Garay in one semi-final, while Cardona will face Landa.

We thought the big match of the 16s would be Martell against 12th seed Javier Mar, and it lived up to expectations, as they went tie-breaker with Martell coming out on top by the narrowest of margins, winning 6-15, 15-14, 11-10.

You can view the action live from Chihuahua starting with the quarterfinals from 1 PM Friday via the WRT website. Note the semi-finals will be at 3 and 4 PM Saturday with the final Sunday at noon.

2017 WRT, Chihuahua, Mexico June 15-18, 2017

Singles - Round of 16 - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 17) Erik Garcia, 15-10, 15-3
8) Jake Bredenbeck d. 24) Alan Natera, 15-7, 15-14

5) Jaime Martell d. 12) Javier Mar, 6-15, 15-14, 11-10
20) Eduardo Garay d. 4) Andree Parrilla, 15-14, 14-15, 11-5

14) Erick Sandoval d. 3) David Horn, 8-15, 15-9, 11-1
6) Alejandro Landa d. 11) Mauricio Zelada, 15-13, 15-10

7) Gerardo Franco d. 10) Luis Avila, 15-10, 15-8
2) Alejandro Cardona d. 15) Ernest Ochoa, 15-5, 15-10

Singles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 8) Jake Bredenbeck, 15-9, 9-15, 11-4
20) Eduardo Garay d. 5) Jaime Martell, 15-9, 15-6

6) Alejandro Landa d. 14) Erick Sandoval, 15-7, 15-11
2) Alejandro Cardona d. 7) Gerardo Franco, 15-6, 14-15, 11-10

Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 20) Eduardo Garay - 4 PM
2) Alejandro Cardona v. 6) Alejandro Landa - 3 PM

Doubles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla d. 8) Ruben Estrada & Ernest Ochoa, 15-14, 15-12
4) Gerardo Franco & Christian Longoria d. 5) Luis Avila & Sebastian Fernandez, 15-9, 15-9

3) Alejandro Landa & Javier Moreno d. 6) Rafael Filippini & Mauricio Zelada, 15-10, 8-15, 11-3
2) Alejandro Cardona & Erick Sandoval d. 7) Eduardo Garay & Javier Mar, 15-8, 15-9

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla v. 4) Gerardo Franco & Christian Longoria - 5 PM
2) Alejandro Cardona & Erick Sandoval v. 3) Alejandro Landa & Javier Moreno - 6 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

Thursday, June 15, 2017

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT’s) wraps up its 2016-17 season this weekend with the 2017 Paola Longoria Challenge in Chihuahua, Mexico. The top five LPRT players will be in action this weekend, led by LPRT #1 Paola Longoria. Also in action will be LPRT #2 Frédérique Lambert, #3 Jessica Parrilla, as well as #4 Alexandra Herrera and #5 Samantha Salas.

They’ll also be playing doubles in Chihuahua, and the top pairings are Longoria and Salas as the 1st seeds and Lambert and Parrilla as the 2nd seeds. Herrera and Montserrat Mejia are the 3rd seeds with Eleni Guzman and Adriana Riveros as 4th 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 1 PM Sunday with the doubles final to follow.

2017 LPRT Paola Longoria Challenge, June 16-18, 2017
Chihuahua, Mexico


Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Sofia Rascon v. 17) Danisse Maldonado

9) Natalia Mendez - BYE
8) Adriana Riveros - BYE

5) Samantha Salas - BYE
12) Eleni Guzman - BYE

13) Nancy Enriquez v. 20) Daniela Molina
4) Alexandra Herrera - BYE

3) Jessica Parrilla - BYE
14) Erin Rivera v. 19) Ana Kristin Rivera

11) Jessica Maldonado - BYE
6) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE

7) Susana Acosta - BYE
10) Monserrat Mejia - BYE

15) Montserrat Perez v. 18) Maritza Franco
2) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

Doubles - Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas - BYE
8) Nancy Enriquez & Denisse Maldonado v. 9) Daniela Molina & Sofia Rascon

5) Susana Acosta & Jessica Maldonado - BYE
4) Eleni Guzman & Adriana Riveros - BYE

3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - BYE
6) Maritza Franco & Natalia Mendez - BYE

7) Montserrat Perez & Erin Rivera v. 10) Paola Padilla & Paola Quiñones
2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla & - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

2017 WRT Paola Longoria Challenge - Preview

The World Racquetball Tour (WRT) has the second of back to back events this weekend in Chihuahua, Mexico with the Paola Longoria Challenge. The WRT was in San Luis Potosi last weekend for the Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT event, which was won by Alejandro Landa, who beat Jake Bredenbeck in the final.

Landa was seeded 6th last weekend, and despite the win he is 6th again this weekend. So much the worse for those on the bottom of the draw, especially 2nd seed Alejandro Cardona and 3rd seed David Horn. Landa has won 9 of the 12 WRT events he has entered.

Rodrigo Montoya is the top seed in Chihuahua, and he will want to do better than he did last week in San Luis Potosi, as he lost his quarterfinal match to Bredenbeck, because he failed to show up on time. A shocking result that should have him staying courtside throughout the weekend. Montoya and Bredenebck could meet in the quarters this week also, as Bredenbeck is seeded 8th.

Also notable in the draw is veteran Javier Moreno, who is seeded 22nd, and will play Mauricio Zelada in the Round of 16. Moreno, a left-hand player, is one of the reigning World Champions in Men’s Doubles - winning the title for the fourth time in his career last year with Alvaro Beltran in Cali, Colombia, and he’s playing doubles with Landa this weekend, so they could be the team to beat, despite being seeded 3rd.

Montoya and Andree Parrilla are the top seeds in doubles with Cardona and Erick Sandoval the 2nd seeds. The young team of Christian Longoria and Gerardo Franco are the 4th seeds.

You can view the action live from Chihuahua starting with the quarterfinals from 1 PM Friday via the WRT website. Note the semi-finals will be at 3 and 4 PM Saturday with the final Sunday at noon.

2017 WRT, Chihuahua, Mexico June 15-18, 2017

Singles - Round of 64

1) Rodrigo Montoya - BYE
32) Javier Estrada v. 33) Alejandro Mendoza

17) Erik Garcia - BYE
16) Daniel Neri - BYE

9) Christian Longoria - BYE
24) Alan Natera - BYE

25) Juan Loreto - BYE
8) Jake Bredenbeck - BYE

5) Jaime Martell - BYE
28) Juan De Los Rios - BYE

21) Ruben Estrada - BYE
12) Javier Mar - BYE

13) Sebastian Fernandez - BYE
20) Eduardo Garay - BYE

29) Alfonso Luna v. 36) Alvaro Maldonado
4) Andree Parrilla - BYE

3) David Horn - BYE
30) Sebastian Longoria v. 36) Humberto Natera

19) Rodrigo Rodriguez - BYE
14) Erick Sandoval - BYE

11) Mauricio Zelada - BYE
22) Javier Moreno - BYE

27) Johan Piña - BYE
6) Alejandro Landa - BYE

7) Gerardo Franco - BYE
26) Erick Cuevas Fernandez - BYE

23) David Ortega - BYE
10) Luis Avila - BYE

15) Ernest Ochoa - BYE
18) Daniel Maldonado - BYE

31) Rogelio Castillo v. 34) Homar Prieto
2) Alejandro Cardona - BYE

Doubles - Round of 16

1) Rodrigo Montoya & Andree Parrilla - BYE
8) Eduardo Garay & Javier Mar v. 9) Javier Estrada & Alan Natera

5) Luis Avila & Sebastian Fernandez - BYE
4) Gerardo Franco & Christian Longoria - BYE

3) Alejandro Landa & Javier Moreno - BYE
6) Rafael Filippini & Mauricio Zelada v. 11) Sebastian Longoria & Juan Loreto

7) Ruben Estrada & Ernest Ochoa v. 10) Daniel Maldonado & Homar Prieto
2) Alejandro Cardona & Erick Sandoval - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Landa wins 2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT event

Alejandro Landa isn’t the #1 player on the World Racquetball Tour (WRT), but that’s only because he hasn’t played many events. When Landa enters a WRT event, he usually wins, as Landa did on Saturday, when he defeated Jake Bredenbeck, 15-6, 14-15, 11-0, to win the 2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT event in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. The win was Landa’s 9th WRT title in 12 tries. He’s won at least one WRT event every year since 2013.

In the semi-finals, Landa defeated Alejandro Cardona, 15-3, 15-7, which was a measure of revenge for Landa, as Cardona got the best of him when they last met back in January at the WRT West Coast Championship in Concord, California. Cardona has beaten Landa twice in WRT events. Polo Gutierrez is the only other player to defeat Landa.

In the other semi-final, Bredenbeck beat Jordy Alonso, 15-5, 15-4.

The WRT will be back in action next weekend, when they’ll play in the Chihuahua Open in Chihuahua, Mexico, where the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) will also be in action with the Paola Longoria Challenge, June 14-18.

2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT, San Luis Potosi, Mexico June 8-10, 2017

Semi-finals

8) Jake Bredenbeck d. 13) Jordy Alonso, 15-5, 15-4
6) Alejandro Landa d. 2) Alejandro Cardona, 15-3, 15-7

Final

6) Alejandro Landa d. 8) Jake Bredenbeck, 15-6, 14-15, 11-0

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, June 9, 2017

2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT - Quarterfinals

Only one of the top four seeds has made it into the semi-finals at the 2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s World Racquetball Tour (WRT) in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Most surprising was top seed Rodrigo Montoya being forfeited from his match versus 8th seed Jake Bredenbeck, as he wasn’t at the court within the 10 min from being called to the court. This was Montoya’s first tournament as the #1 seed, and he’ll be disappointed to lose out in that fashion.

In one semi-final, Bredenbeck will face 13th seed Jordy Alonso, who was a straight game winner over 5th seed Gerardo Franco, 15-8, 15-5. In the other semi, 2nd seed Alejandro Cardona will play 6th Alejandro Landa.

In the quarterfinals, Cardona defeated Mauricio Zelada, 15-5, 15-6, and Landa upset 3rd seed David Horn, 15-12, 15-6. Landa and Horn were close all the way in game one before Landa finished it off. But in game two, Landa took a big lead at 9-2, and although Horn called a timeout at that point, he could only manage to get a few points before Landa finished off the game and match.

You can view the semi-finals live from San Luis Potosi starting at 11 AM Saturday morning via the WRT Facebook page. Note the final will be Saturday at 5 PM CDT.

2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT, San Luis Potosi, Mexico June 8-10, 2017

Quarterfinals

8) Jake Bredenbeck d. 1) Rodrigo Montoya, forfeit
13) Jordy Alonso d. 5) Gerardo Franco, 15-8, 15-5

6) Alejandro Landa d. 3) David Horn, 15-12, 15-6
2) Alejandro Cardona d. 10) Mauricio Zelada, 15-5, 15-6

Semi-finals - Saturday

8) Jake Bredenbeck v. 13) Jordy Alonso - Noon
2) Alejandro Cardona v. 6) Alejandro Landa - 11 AM

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2017 Torneo Interacional Canel's WRT - Round of 32 & 16

The 2017 World Racquetball Tour (WRT) is playing two tournaments on back to back weekends, and the first is the Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT event in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which began on Friday. There have been two upsets in the Round of 16. Thirteenth seed Jordy Alonso defeated 4th seed Andre Parrilla, 15-13, 9-15, 11-9, in one match, and 10th seed Mauricio Zelada beat 7th seed Christian Longoria, 3-15, 15-13, 11-10.

Rodrigo Montoya is the top seed in San Luis Potosi, and he won his Round of 16 in two straight games, 15-6, 15-11, as did 2nd seed Alejandro Cardona, who was a winner over Erick Sandoval, 15-6, 15-7. Montoya will face Bredenbeck in the quarterfinals, and Cardona will take on Zelada.

You can view the action live from San Luis Potosi starting with the quarterfinals at 5 PM Friday via the WRT website. Note the semi-finals will be at 11 AM and noon on Saturday with the final Saturday at 5 PM.

2017 Torneo Interacional Canel’s WRT, San Luis Potosi, Mexico June 8-10, 2017

Round of 32

1) Rodrigo Montoya - BYE
16) Abraham Pena d. 17) Alvaro Maldonado, ?

24) Ernesto Ochoa d. 9) Luis Avila, 15-10, 15-2
8) Jake Bredenbeck d. 25) Fabian Parrilla, 15-1, 15-3

5) Gerardo Franco - BYE
21) Gilberto Mejia d. 12) Alex David Cocco Hayes, 15-6, 15-6

13) Jordy Alonso d. 20) Rodrigo Rodriguez, 15-7, 15-13
4) Andree Parrilla - BYE

3) David Horn - BYE
14) Sebastian Fernandez d. 19) Carlos Bacmeister, 15-2, 15-6

11) Victor Camacho d. 22) Alejandro Martinez, 15-4, 15-0
6) Alejandro Landa - BYE

7) Christian Longoria - BYE
10) Mauricio Zelada d. 23) Daniel Maldonado, 15-4, 15-5

15) Eduardo Portillo d. 18) Erick Sandoval, 15-1, 15-9
2) Alejandro Cardona - BYE

Round of 16

1) Rodrigo Montoya d. 16) Abraham Pena
8) Jake Bredenbeck d. 24) Ernesto Ochoa, 15-12, 15-11

5) Gerardo Franco d. 21) Gilberto Mejia, 15-13, 8-15, 11-5
13) Jordy Alonso d. 4) Andree Parrilla, 15-13, 9-15, 11-9

3) David Horn d. 14) Sebastian Fernandez, 15-11, 15-9
6) Alejandro Landa d. 11) Victor Camacho, 15-7, 15-11

10) Mauricio Zelada d. 7) Christian Longoria, 3-15, 15-13, 11-10
2) Alejandro Cardona d. 18) Erick Sandoval, 15-6, 15-7

Quarterfinals

1) Rodrigo Montoya v. 8) Jake Bredenbeck
5) Gerardo Franco v. 13) Jordy Alonso

3) David Horn v. 6) Alejandro Landa
2) Alejandro Cardona v. 10) Mauricio Zelada

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Carson & Rajsich win at USA Racquetball National Singles Championships

The defending champions won again Sunday at the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships in Tempe, Arizona, as both top seeds - Rocky Carson and Rhonda Rajisch - won their respective finals in Men's and Women's Singles. Carson's win is his 7th overall, and 2nd consecutive, while Rajsich won for the 7th consecutive time, and 10th overall.

Both finals were over in two straight games. Carson defeated 3rd seed David Horn, 15-8, 15-7, and Rajsich beat 3rd seed Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson, 15-7, 15-9.

If you missed any of the action from Tempe, check out the USA Racquetball Livestream channel.

USA Racquetball National Singles Championship
May 24-28, 2016, Tempe, Arizona

Men's US Team Qualifying


Final

1) Rocky Carson d. 3) David Horn, 15-8, 15-7

3rd Place

5) Jose Diaz d. 2) Jose Rojas, forfeit

Women's US Team Qualifying

Final

1) Rhonda Rajsich d. 3) Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson, 15-7, 15-9

3rd Place

4) Janel Tisinger d. 2) Sharon Jackson, forfeit

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2nd seeds upset at 2017 USA National Singles Championships

Saturday was not a good day for 2nd seeds at the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships in Tempe, Arizona, as both Jose Rojas and Sharon Jackson were upset in the semi-finals of Men's and Women's Singles, respectively. Rojas was beaten by 3rd seed David Horn, 9-15, 15-12, 11-6, and Jackson was beaten by 3rd seed Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson, 3-15, 15-10, 11-3.

Paraiso-Larsson's win gives the 50 year old a chance at the US title, which she has yet to win in a remarkable career that has included World and USA Championships in Women's Doubles, as well as two US Open titles and the #1 spot on the women's pro tour.

But to add the USA Singles title to her record, she'll need to beat the 9 time US Champion, Rhonda Rajsich, who'll be going for her seventh title consecutive title on Sunday. Rajsich defeated Janel Tisinger in the other semi-final, 15-5, 13-15, 11-8.

In the men's final, Horn will play top seed and defending champion Rocky Carson, who'll be going for his seventh USA Singles title on Sunday. Carson needed a tie-breaker to defeat 5th seed Jose Diaz, 15-7, 11-15, 11-1, in the semis.

You can watch the finals live from Tempe via the USA Racquetball Livestream channel.

USA Racquetball National Singles Championship
May 24-28, 2016, Tempe, Arizona

Men's US Team Qualifying


Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rocky Carson d. 5) Jose Diaz, 15-7, 11-15, 11-1
3) David Horn d. 2) Jose Rojas, 9-15, 15-12, 11-6

Final - Sunday

1) Rocky Carson v. 3) David Horn - 1 PM

Women's US Team Qualifying

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rhonda Rajsich d. 4) Janel Tisinger, 15-5, 13-15, 11-8
3) Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson d. 2) Sharon Jackson, 3-15, 15-10, 11-3

Final - Sunday

1) Rhonda Rajsich v. 3) Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson - Noon

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Green & Lambert win singles at the 2017 Canadian Racquetball Championships

Mike Green and Frédérique Lambert are the 2017 Canadian Racquetball Champions in Men's and Women's Singles, respectively, as they won the final matches Saturday at the 2017 Canadian Racquetball Championships in Brossard, Québec. Green's victory was his 11th Canadian title, and makes him the winningest Canadian Men's Singles champion, moving him one ahead of Sherman Greenfeld, who finished his career with 10.

Lambert's win was the 2nd of her career. Her win was relatively straightforward, as she defeated the defending Women's Singles Champion, Jennifer Saunders, 15-7, 15-8, Saturday.

But there was nothing straightforward about Green's win. He dropped the first game to Samuel Murray, who made regular appearances on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) this season, 15-12, and fell behind early in game two, when Murray led 5-1.

However, the veteran Green battled back, and tied it at 5-5, and then led 6-5 before they tied again at 6-6. Murray again took the lead by winning five unanswered points to make it 11-6.

Green then ran four points to make it 10-11, so Murray called timeout, but that didn't stop Green's run that continued until he was up 14-11. But Murray fought off the first game point, who started with a drive serve to the right side, which returned with a forehand cross court shot for a winner.

Murray scored a point, making it 12-14, but then gave up the serve. Green's second game point ended when Murray hit a forehand pinch shot that ended a long rally. Murray thought he'd scored a point on the next rally, but Green appealed Murray's forehand pinch shot, and the line judges overturned the referee's call, so Murray lost serve.

Green won game two on his third game point with a backhand that went down the line, sliding on the sidewall and rolling out at the front wall.

The tie-breaker was back and forth. Murray took the lead at 8-4, although only to see Green come back and tie it 8-8. Three sideouts, and then Murray broke the tie. He scored two points to lead 10-8.

On match point #1, Green hit a forehand cross court that hit Murray as he tried to get out of the way. But Murray got the serve right back with a forehand pinch shot off a back wall set up. Yet again Green fought off that match point; he did so this time with a forehand pinch shot.

Murray then skipped two backhand shots, the second of which was off a diving get. With the score 10-10, Murray called a timeout, and before play resumed Green called a timeout. On the ensuing rally, a hinder was called on Green, and Murray appealed for an avoidable, but the line judges upheld the referee's hinder call.

One forehand pinch shot got Green his first match point, and a second won him the match, as Green ended a long rally that included two great gets by Murray.

During the match, Green generally served his usual drive serves, although to both the forehand and backhand sides. He did hit a few kiss lob serves to Murray's backhand. Murray used a variety of serves, including some drives to both the left and right sides, as well as lob serves to both sides.

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

Men's Open Championship


1) Mike Green d. 2) Samuel Murray, 12-15, 15-12, 12-10

3rd Place

3) Tim Landeryou d. 5) James Landeryou, 15-6, 15-10

5th Place

6) Pedro Castro d. 8) Nathaniel Husulak, forfeit

7th Place

7) Nicolas Bousquet d. 4) Lee Connell, 15-3, 15-0

9th Place

11) Trevor Webb d. 13) Michael Leduc, 15-7, 15-2

11th Place

7) Tanner Prentice d. 17) Jeremy Renaud, injury forfeit

Women's Open - Championship

1) Frédérique Lambert d. 2) Jennifer Saunders, 15-7, 15-8

3rd Place

3) Christine Richardson d. 5) Michèle Morissette, 15-6, 15-9

5th Place

6) Valeri Fallu d. 8) Alexis Iwaasa, 12-15, 15-8, 11-5

7th Place

4) Danielle Drury d. 10) Erin Geereart, 15-11, 15-7

9th Place

9) Cassie Prentice d. 7) Catherine Foisy, 15-13, 15-7

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Quarterfinal day at the USA Racquetball Singles Championships

They are down to the final four at the USA Racquetball National Singles Championships in Tempe, Arizona, and only one of the top four men's and women's seeds has been upset. Fifth seed Jose Diaz upset 4th seed Jake Bredenbeck, 6-15, 15-12, 11-6, in the quarterfinals, and will play top seed Rocky Carson in the semi-finals Saturday, as Carson beat Luis Avila, 15-7, 15-5, in the quarters.

In the other Men's Singles semi, 2nd seed Jose Rojas faces 3rd seed David Horn. Rojas was a straight game winner over Dylan Reid in the quarters, 15-12, 15-6, but Horn needed a tie-breaker to get past Jeff Stark, 12-15, 15-5, 11-3.

In Women's Singles, top seeds Rhonda Rajsich beat Jazmin Trevino, 15-11, 15-0, in the quarterfinals, and will play 4th seed Janel Tisinger in the semi-finals, as Tisinger was a straight game winer over Cheryl Gudinas, 15-1, 15-11. Women's 2nd seed Sharon Jackson defeated Chantel Anderson, 15-5, 15-7, in the quarters, and will play 3rd seed Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson in the semis, as Paraiso-Larsson beat Da'monique Davis, 15-7, 15-2, in the quarters.

You can watch the semi-final matches live from Tempe via the USA Racquetball Livestream channel.

USA Racquetball National Singles Championship
May 24-28, 2016, Tempe, Arizona

Men's US Team Qualifying


Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rocky Carson d. 9) Luis Avila, 15-7, 15-5
5) Jose Diaz d. 4) Jake Bredenbeck, 6-15, 15-12, 11-6

3) David Horn d. 6) Jeff Stark, 12-15, 15-5, 11-3
2) Jose Rojas d. 7) Dylan Reid, 15-12, 15-8

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rocky Carson v. 5) Jose Diaz - 4:30 PM
2) Jose Rojas v. 3) David Horn - 2:30 PM

Women's US Team Qualifying

Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Rhonda Rajsich d. 9) Jazmin Trevino, 15-11, 15-0
4) Janel Tisinger d. 5) Cheryl Gudinas, 15-1, 15-11

3) Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson d. 6) Da'monique Davis, 15-7, 15-2
2) Sharon Jackson d. 10) Chantel Anderson, 15-5, 15-7

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Rhonda Rajsich v. 4) Janel Tisinger - 3:30 PM
2) Sharon Jackson v. 3) Jacqueline Paraiso-Larsson - 1:30 PM

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