Rhonda Rajsich reinforced her place at the top of women's racquetball on Sunday with a victory at the Christmas Classic, a Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Tier 1 event in Alexandria, Virginia. It's her third title of the season, but the first since September.
Rajsich defeated third seed Paola Longoria in the final, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7.
Longoria had won the last two WPRO main events, defeating Rajsich in one of them. Also, Rajsich had lost in the finals of two recent WPRO satellite events, so Rajsich was 0 for 4 after winning six WPRO events in a row going back to last season.
But with the win in Virginia, Rajsich is back on track.
There is now a long break on the WPRO schedule, as the next Tier 1 event is the Great Balls of Fire tournament at the end of February in Miami, Florida. There are two satellite events in January.
2008 Christmas Classic
(1) Rhonda Rajsich d. (3) Paola Longoria, 4-11, 11-5, 11-7, 11-7
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