Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Moreno and Longoria win in Chihuahua

It took awhile to find the results, but The Racquetball Blog can now tell you that Javier Moreno created two big upsets on the weekend on the way to taking the Chihuahua Open title. The Chihuahua Open was a Tier 2 event on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT).

Moreno beat Jason Mannino in the final in three straight games, 11-4, 11-7, 11-4, and defeated Rocky Carson in the semi-finals, 11-8, 11-7, 11-3. In the other semi, while Mannino took out Polo Gutierrez 11-7, 9-11, 14-12, 10-11, 11-9.

The Chihuahua Open was also a Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) satellite event and another Mexican took the title, as Paola Longoria defeated Rhonda Rajsich in the final 11-9, 11-8, 11-9. It was their second consecutive meeting in a final and the second win for Longoria, who lost to Rajsich in their first meeting this season.

In the semis, Longoria defeated Samantha Salas, 11-7, 14-12, 11-13, 11-6, while Rajsich beat Nancy Enriquez, 11-7, 9-11, 12-10, 5-11, 11-0.

(note: in the news articles we've linked to that report the results the games seem to be played to 15, but we're assuming that the racquetball pro standard of playing each game to 11 was actually employed)

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