Sunday, November 8, 2009

WPRO - Longoria defeats Rajsich in Wilmington

Paola Longoria defeated Rhonda Rajsich for the first time this season, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-6, in the final of the Rock 'N' Racquetball at the Coast tournament in Wilmington, North Carolina, on Sunday in the third event of the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) 2009-10 season.

Going into this event, Rajsich was ranked #1 ahead of #2 Longoria, but the lead is only slightly more than 100 points, so this victory may be enough to put Longoria back on top of the WPRO rankings.

The final was hard fought with the first two games going back and forth. In game three, Rajsich served for the game four times at 10-8, but Longoria fought off those game points and came back to win 12-10.

Longoria led throughout game four and held off a late charge by Rajsich to win 11-6. Longoria drove served - straight and Z - in the match while Rajsich used a mix of serves.

The next WPRO Tier 1 event is the Christmas Classic in Arlington, Virginia December 11-13, 2009.

Rock 'N' Racquetball at the Coast, November 6-8, 2009
Wilmington, North Carolina


Paola Longoria d. Rhonda Rajsich, 6-11, 11-7, 12-10, 11-6

Follow the bouncing ball....

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