Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lambert wins 1st LPRT title, defeats Herrera in Atlanta Championships

Frédérique Lambert won the first Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) event of her career Sunday, as she defeated Alexandra Herrera in the final of the Atlanta Championships in Lilburn, Georgia, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9. Lambert, the LPRT's 4th ranked player, was playing in her fourth career final, but second consecutive final, while Herrera, LPRT #8, was in her first final.

The final was a battle of two former World Junior Girls U18 Champions. Lambert won that title in 2011, and Herrera in 2014. Thus, they are two of the good young players on the LPRT.

Herrera did win the Women's Open doubles title in Lilburn, teaming up with Jordan Cooperrider to defeat Regina and Maritza Franco, 15-4, 15-9. The Women's Open singles title went to Cristina Amaya, who beat Susana Acosta in the final, 15-10, 12-15, 11-4.

In the semi-finals, Amaya had a forfeit win against Carla Muñoz, while Acosta defeated Cooperrider, 15-13, 15-8.

The LPRT will be back in action next month, when they'll play back to back tournaments. First, they'll be in San Luis Potosi, Mexico for the Paola Longoria Experience, September 2-4, and then in Greenville, South Carolina for the 2016 Sweet Caroline Open, September 9-11, 2016.

If you missed some of the action from this weekend, you can watch it on the LPRT LiveStream channel.

2016 LPRT Atlanta Championships
Lilburn, Georgia - August 12-14

LPRT Final
(seeding)

2) Frédérique Lambert d. 5) Alexandra Herrera, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9

Women's Open Final

Cristina Amaya d. Susana Acosta, 15-10, 12-15, 11-4

Semi-final

Cristina Amaya d. Carla Muñoz, forfeit
Susana Acosta d. Jordan Cooperrider, 15-13, 15-8

Women's Open Doubles - Final

Jordan Cooperrider & Alexandra Herrera d. Regina Franco & Maritza Franco, 15-4, 15-9

Follow the bouncing ball….

Saturday, August 13, 2016

2016 LPRT Atlanta Championships - Quarterfinals

Second seed Frédérique Lambert and 5th seed Alexandra Herrera will face of in the final of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Atlanta Championships in Lilburn, Georgia on Sunday. Lambert was expected to be there, although she didn't have an easy time of it on Saturday, as she had to battle back from 2-1 down to defeated 7th seed Cristina Amaya, 13-11, 9-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-3, in the quarterfinals, and then went down a game in the semi-final against 3rd seed Jessica Parrilla, but again battled back to win in four games, 7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5.

However, Herrera is a surprise finalist, as this is the first time she has reached an LPRT final. Herrera got there by first upsetting 4th seed Sofia Rascon, 11-6, 11-3, 11-7, in the quarterfinals, and then beating Carla Muñoz, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3, in the semi-finals. Muñoz was the big upset winner in the quarters, as she knocked off top seed Rhonda Rajsich, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7.

The final will be Sunday at noon eastern. You can watch the action via the LPRT LiveStream channel, which also has the archive of the matches that have happened so far this weekend and for many of the recent LPRT events in recent season.

2016 LPRT Atlanta Championships
Lilburn, Georgia - August 12-14

Quarterfinals - Saturday


8) Carla Muñoz d. 1) Rhonda Rajsich, 11-7, 11-9, 11-7
5) Alexandra Herrera d. 4) Sofia Rascon, 11-6, 11-3, 11-7

3) Jessica Parrilla d. 6) Susana Acosta, 11-4, 10-12, 11-1, 9-11, 11-6
2) Frédérique Lambert d. 7) Cristina Amaya, 13-11, 9-11, 6-11, 11-2, 11-3

Semi-finals - Saturday

5) Alexandra Herrera d. 8) Carla Muñoz, 10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-3
2) Frédérique Lambert d. 3) Jessica Parrilla, 7-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-5

Final

2) Frédérique Lambert v. 5) Alexandra Herraaa

Follow the bouncing ball….

Friday, August 12, 2016

2016 LPRT Atlanta Championships - Rounds of 32 & 16

A couple of small upsets in the Round of 32 at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Atlanta Championships in Lilburn, Georgia, but nothing so far in the Round of 16. The closest match happened in the 32s, as Regina Franco, seeded 18th, came back from two games down to defeat Jordan Cooperrider, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 14-12. But Franco then lost to 2nd seed Frédérique Lambert in the 16s, 11-3, 11-3, 11-9.

Rhonda Rajsich, the top seed, defeated Sharon Jackson in the 16s, 11-4, 11-0, 11-0, after Jackson beat Maritza Franco, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9, in the 32s.

The Round of 16 concludes with the quarterfinals and semi-finals on Saturday and final on Sunday at noon eastern. You can watch the action via the LPRT LiveStream channel.

2016 LPRT Atlanta Championships
Lilburn, Georgia - August 12-14

Round of 32


1) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
16) Sharon Jackson d. 17) Maritza Franco, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 11-9

9) Maria Renee Rodriguez - BYE
8) Carla Muñoz - BYE

5) Alexandra Herrera - BYE
12) T. J. Baumbaugh - BYE

13) Cecilia Pratt d. 20) Robin Whitmire, 11-2, 11-8, 11-2
4) Sofia Rascon - BYE

3) Jessica Parrilla - BYE
19) Arrisa Hanson d. 14) Laura Brandt, 11-3, 11-7, 11-2

11) Sheryl Lotts - BYE
6) Susana Acosta - BYE

7) Cristina Amaya - BYE
10) Adrienne Haynes - BYE

18) Regina Franco d. 15) Jordan Cooperrider, 8-11, 8-11, 11-9, 11-4, 14-12
2) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

Round of 16

1) Rhonda Rajsich d. 16) Sharon Jackson, 11-4, 11-0, 11-0
8) Carla Muñoz d. 9) Maria Renee Rodriguez, injury forfeit

5) Alexandra Herrera v. 12) T. J. Baumbaugh, 11-3, 11-2, 11-1
4) Sofia Rascon d. 13) Cecilia Pratt, 7-11, 11-3, 11-2, 12-10

3) Jessica Parrilla d. 19) Arrisa Hanson, 11-8, 11-8, 11-5
6) Susana Acosta d. 11) Sheryl Lotts, 7-11, 11-6, 1-11, 11-4, 11-3

7) Cristina Amaya d. 10) Adrienne Haynes, 6-11, 11-4, 11-4, 12-10
2) Frédérique Lambert d. 18) Regina Franco, 11-3, 11-3, 11-9

Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Rhonda Rajsich v. 8) Carla Muñoz - Noon
4) Sofia Rascon v. 5) Alexandra Herrera - Noon

3) Jessica Parrilla v. 6) Susana Acosta - 11 AM
2) Frédérique Lambert v. 7) Cristina Amaya - 11 AM

Follow the bouncing ball….