Sunday, September 27, 2009

Rajsich wins WPRO Texas Open

Rhonda Rajsich defeated Kerri Wachtel to win the Ektelon Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Texas Open in Dallas in a closely fought five games, 12-10, 11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 11-8. Wachtel actually outscored Rajsich - 47 to 45 - in the match but to no avail.

It's Rajsich's first victory since the Miller Lite Open in March, and only her second of the calendar year. Rajsich is trying to regain the #1 WPRO ranking, which she lost to Paola Longoria last season.

Longoria lost to Wachtel in the semi-finals in Texas.

The next WPRO tournament will be the US Open in Memphis October 21-25. Longoria is the defending champion, but with their strong showings this weekend Wachtel and Rajsich have both shown they are threats to win in Memphis.

Rajsich has won the US Open twice in 2003 and 2007, and Wachtel won it in 2001.

2009 Ektelon WPRO Texas Open

Rhonda Rajsich d. Kerri Wachtel, 12-10, 11-7, 4-11, 7-11, 11-8

Follow the bouncing ball....

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