Sunday, February 27, 2011

Longoria wins Great Balls of Fire tournament in Miami

Paola Longoria defeated Rhonda Rajsich to win the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Great Balls of Fire tournament in Miami, Florida, 11-9, 4-11, 11-5, 7-11, 12-10. The win solidifies Longoria's place as the #1 women's racquetball player in the world.

The final was one of those unusual matches where the winning player had fewer points overall than the winner, as Longoria had 45 points to Rajsich's 46. In fact, it was the third time that happened in Miami, as Jennifer Saunders had one fewer point than Cristina Amaya (43 to 44) and Nancy Enriquez had three few points than Samantha Salas Solis (42 to 45). Both those matches were in the Round of 16.

There will be two WPRO events in March. The 2011 SCS Title and Escrow Pro-Am goes March 18-20 in Herndon, Virginia followed by the Terrapin Shootout - a satellite event - March 25-27 in Laurel, Maryland.

2011 Great Balls of Fire Tournament, Miami, Florida


1 Paola Longoria d. 2 Rhonda Rajsich, 11-9, 4-11, 11-5, 7-11, 12-10

Follow the bouncing ball....

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