Wednesday, December 9, 2009

WPRO - Christmas Classic Preview

Twenty five players are entered in this weekend's Christmas Classic in Arlington, Virginia, the fourth main event of the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) season. WPRO #1 Rhonda Rajsich has won two of the three events this season with #2 Paola Longoria winning the other.

Thus, a Rajsich-Longoria final would not be a surprise come Sunday. However, Cheryl Gudinas and Kerri Wachtel have both been in all three semi-finals, and Wachtel made the first final of the season in Texas, where she beat Longoria in the semis, so they are both threats to play Grinch to the top seeds plans.

We've done up the draw based on the latest WPRO rankings, so unofficially this is how it looks.

2009 Christmas Classic - Arlington, Virginia
First Round

8 Jo Shattuck vs. Etsuko Noda or Ana Nunez
9 T.J. Baumbaugh vs. Etsuko Noda or Ana Nunez
10 Krystal Csuk vs. 23 Paula Truman

11 Keely Franks vs. 22 Ashley Loyd
12 Doreen Fowler vs. 21 Dolly Watson
13 Vivian Gomez vs. 20 Yolanda Jordan

14 Aubrey O'Brien vs. 19 Sarah Warhaftig
15 Maiko Sato vs. 18 Karen Morton
16 Laura Brandt vs. 17 Danielle Emerson

Round of 16

1 Rhonda Rajsich vs. 16 Laura Brandt or 17 Danielle Emerson
8 Jo Shattuck or Etsuko Noda or Ana Nunez vs. 9 T.J. Baumbaugh or Etsuko Noda or Ana Nunez

5 Kristen Bellows vs. 12 Doreen Fowler or 21 Dolly Watson
4 Kerri Wachtel vs. 13 Vivian Gomez or 20 Yolanda Jordan

3 Cheryl Gudinas vs. 14 Aubrey O'Brien or 19 Sarah Warhaftig
6 Adrienne Fisher vs. 11 Keely Franks or 22 Ashley Loyd

7 Jennifer Saunders vs. 10 Krystal Csuk or 23 Paula Truman
2 Paola Longoria vs. 15 Maiko Sato or 18 Karen Morton

Follow the bouncing ball....

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