Thursday, March 19, 2009

WPRO - Miller Lite Open - First Two Rounds

The Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) continues this weekend with the Miller Lite Open in York, Pennsylvania. Paola Longoria will be playing her first tournament as second seed, and she'll be trying to win her second tournament in a row in York.

However, Longoria's draw is not an easy one, as she'll likely face Mexican veteran Susy Acosta in the Round of 16 and then in the quarter finals either Veronica Sotomayor or Samantha Salas, who along with Longoria are among the best young WPRO players.

If Longoria survives those matches, she'll likely have second seed Cheryl Gudinas Holmes in the semis and then top seed Rhonda Rajsich in the final. So, no, it won't be an easy task for Longoria to get her second consecutive tournament win.

Elsewhere in the draw, it's a safe bet that K. will make it to the semi-finals, although whether it will be Kristen, Keely, Krystal or Kerri is another matter. Those four players - Bellows, Franks, Csuk and Wachtel, respectively - are in the same bracket.

WPRO Miller Lite Open - York, Penn.
First Round

Sheryl Lotts v. Karen Morton
Sarah Hettesheimer v. Brandi Jacobson Prentice
Susy Acosta v. Christina Vandling

Round of 16

Rhonda Rajsich v. Sheryl Lotts or Karen Morton
Jen Saunders v. Jo Shattuck

Kristen Bellows v. Keely Franks
Krystal Csuk v. Kerri Wachtel

Cheryl Gudinas Holmes v. Sarah Hettesheimer or Brandi Jacobson Prentice
T. J. Baumbaugh v. Adrienne Fisher

Veronica Sotomayor v. Samantha Salas
Paola Longoria v. Susy Acosta or Christina Vandling

Follow the bouncing ball....

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