Saturday, November 20, 2010

WPRO - 2010 Puget Sound Challenge - QFS

Things are mostly going according to the seedings at the 2010 Puget Sound Challenge Pro/Am in Olympia, Washington - a Tier 1 event on the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) tour. Top seed Rhonda Rajsich is in the semi-finals against 4th seed Kerri Wachtel on the top side of the draw with 2nd seed Cheryl Gudinas playing 3rd seed Samantha Salas on the bottom of the draw.

However, in the Round of 16 two five game matches resulted in small upsets as 10th seed Susana Acosta eked out a victory against 7th seed Jo Shattuck, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10 and 9th seed T. J. Baumbaugh defeated 8th seed Keely Franks, 10-12, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7.

According to our sources, the WPRO's #1 player Paola Longoria isn't in Olympia as she was named Mexican Athlete of the Year and will be presented with the award this weekend in Mexico City.

The semi-finals will go on Saturday evening with the final Sunday at noon PST.

2010 Puget Sound Challenge Pro/Am
Quarter Finals

Rhonda Rajsich d. T. J. Baumbaugh, 11-3, 11-3, 11-3
Kerri Wachtel d. Adrienne Fisher, 11-8, 6-11, 11-3, 11-8

Samantha Salas d. Jennifer Saunders, 11-2, 11-3, 11-9
Cheryl Gudinas d. Susana Acosta, 11-3, 11-7, 11-7

Semi-finals - Saturday

Rhonda Rajsich vs. Kerri Wachtel
Cheryl Gudinas vs. Samantha Salas

Round of 16

Rhonda Rajsich d. Tammarrian Rogers, 11-4, 11-1, 11-1
T. J. Baumbaugh d. Keely Franks, 10-12, 12-10, 8-11, 11-9, 11-7

Adrienne Fisher d. Da'monique Davis, 11-8, 11-3, 11-7
Kerri Wachtel d. Wanda Collins, 11-5, 11-1, 11-4

Samantha Salas d. Cheyenne Hayes, 11-4, 11-1, 11-1
Jennifer Saunders d. Angela Grisar, 11-7, 11-3, 11-7

Susana Acosta d. Jo Shattuck, 8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 7-11, 12-10
Cheryl Gudinas d. Beth Neff, 11-0, 11-1, 11-2

Follow the bouncing ball....


Freddy E. said...

Interesting site to keep us informed on the racquetball activity.

I'd just like to correct an error. Maria Jose Vargas, who played in the 2010 World Junior Championship just finished in Los Angeles, plays for Bolivia, not for Ecuador.


Freddy E.

The Racquetball Blog said...

Thank you for pointing out that error. It's now been corrected.