Friday, August 27, 2010

2010 WPRO Texas Open - Gudinas loses in 16s

Paola Longoria and Rhonda Rajsich, the top two seeds at the 2010 Ektelon Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Texas Open in Dallas, but 3rd seed Cheryl Gudinas lost in the Round of 16 to Mexican Susana Acosta, 7-11, 11-8 12-10, 11-8.

Acosta will now play Christie Huczek (neƩ Van Hees) in the quarter finals, who defeated Krystal Csuk, 11-6, 11-0, 11-7 in the 16s.

We thought that some of the top players might be hampered from their recent travel back from the IRF World Championships in Seoul, South Korea, which may partially explain Gudinas's loss. But Longoria and Rajsich seem untroubled, as does Canadian Jennifer Saunders, who reached the quarter finals by defeating Adrienne Fisher, 11-8, 11-4, 14-12.

Samantha Salas will get a chance to get back at Rajsich, who won their match in the women's final in Seoul, as they will meet in the quarters Saturday. In the Round of 16, Salas defeated Keely Franks, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-2, while Rajsich beat Aubrey O'Brien, 11-9, 11-6, 11-4.

The quarter finals and semi-finals are slated for Saturday with the finals to follow on Sunday.

2010 Ektelon WPRO Texas Open
Round of 16

Paola Longoria d. Diane Moore, 11-4, 11-3, 11-8
Claudine Garcia d. Da'monique Davis, 11-1, 11-5, 11-1

Jennifer Saunders d. Adrienne Fisher, 11-8, 11-4, 14-12
Kerri Wachtel d. Cristina Amaya, 11-4, 11-2, 9-11, 11-5

Susana Acosta d. Cheryl Gudinas, 7-11, 11-8 12-10, 11-8
Christie Huczek d. Jo Shattuck, 11-8, 11-3, 11-8

Samantha Salas d. Keely Franks, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7, 11-2
Rhonda Rajsich d. Aubrey O'Brien, 11-9, 11-6, 11-4

Quarter finals

Paola Longoria vs. Claudine Garcia
Kerri Wachtel vs. Jennifer Saunders

Susana Acosta vs. Christie Huczek
Rhonda Rajsich vs. Samantha Salas

Round 1

Paola Longoria BYE
Diane Moore d. Laura Brandt, 11-6, 4-11, 11-4, 11-0

Da'monique Davis d. Vivian Gomez, 11-8, 11-5, 11-7
Claudine Garcia d. T.J. Baumbaugh, 11-1, 11-5, 11-1

Adrienne Fisher BYE
Jennifer Saunders d. Linda Scales, 11-5, 11-7, 12-10

Cristina Amaya d. Sarah Warhaftig, 11-2, 11-5, 11-3
Kerri Wachtel BYE

Cheryl Gudinas BYE
Susana Acosta d. Brandi Jacobson Prentice, 12-10, 11-9, 11-4

Jo Shattuck BYE
Christie Huczek d. Krystal Csuk, 11-6, 11-0, 11-7

Keely Franks BYE
Samantha Salas d. Liz Alvarado, 11-9, 11-4, 11-5

Aubrey O'Brien d. Sharon Jackson, 6-11, 11-9, 9-11, 11-3, 11-7
Rhonda Rajsich BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....


Top Play Gear said...

Samantha and rhonda never play in seoul. Rhonda play singles and samntha doubles.

The finaL in seoul was nancy vs rhonda

The Racquetball Blog said...

Oops. You are correct, of course. The Racquetball Blog staff member responsible for this mistake apologizes and the error will be noted in his next performance review.