Saturday, August 28, 2010

2010 WPRO Texas Open - Rajsich, Wachtel out in the quarters

They're through the quarter-finals at the 2010 Ektelon Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Texas Open in Dallas, and 3 of the 4 top seeds have fallen. Of the four only top seed Paola Longoria has reached the semi-finals, as she defeated Claudine Garcia, 11-2, 11-2, 11-6. But 2nd seed and defending champion Rhonda Rajsich and 4th seed Kerri Wachtel both lost in the quarters. Rajsich defeated Wachtel in last year's Texas Open final.

In the semis, Longoria will play Jennifer Saunders, who defeated Wachtel, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 12-10, to reach the semis of a WPRO event for the first time in her career.

On the other side of the draw, Samantha Salas took out Rajsich 7-11, 5-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-8.

Susana Acosta and Christie Huczek also played a five game match and like the Salas-Rajsich match the player who won two games first also ended up losing as Acosta, ahead two games to one on Huczek, lost in five games, 11-2, 10-12, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6.

These semi-finals could be the first time in professional racquetball history that none of the four players have been American, as Longoria and Salas are Mexican and Saunders and Huczek are Canadian.

2010 Ektelon WPRO Texas Open
Quarter finals

Paola Longoria d. Claudine Garcia, 11-2, 11-2, 11-6
Jennifer Saunders d. Kerri Wachtel, 11-7, 8-11, 11-4, 12-10

Christie Huczek d. Susana Acosta, 11-2, 10-12, 6-11, 11-8, 11-6
Samantha Salas d. Rhonda Rajsich, 7-11, 5-11, 11-2, 11-7, 11-8


Paola Longoria vs. Jennifer Saunders
Samantha Salas vs. Christie Huczek

Follow the bouncing ball....

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