Wednesday, March 16, 2011

WPRO - 2011 SCS Title & Escrow Pro-Am Preview

This weekend's Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) event, the 2011 SCS Title and Escrow Pro-Am in Herndon, Virginia has all the usual suspects as well as a couple of familiar names that haven't been on the scene of late.

Kristen Bellows will play her first tournament since December 2009. It's been so long between tournaments that Bellows isn't in the most recent WPRO rankings, which should mean she'll be ranked last this weekend.

Christie Huczek (née Van Hees) is the other familiar but infrequent WPRO player registered for the weekend. She's only played in two other events this season, but reached the semi-finals both times.

While having Bellows and Huczek in the draw this weekend will be a good thing for racquetball fans, it won't be so good for their opponents. The Racquetball Blog has done up an unofficial draw to see where they might fit into the draw.

Bellows looks to match up with Susana Acosta in the first round with a potential quarter final meeting with top seed Paola Longoria. Huczek is on the other side of the draw and if she beats Kimberly Ferina in the first round could face off with long time rival Cheryl Gudinas, who's seeded third.

Two other potentially interesting 2nd round matches, if we've got the draw right, would be Samantha Salas Solis versus Nancy Enriquez and Kerri Wachtel versus Angela Grisar.

2011 SCS Title & Escrow Pro-Am - Herndon, Virginia
Round of 32 with seeding and (WPRO rank)

1 (1) Paola Longoria

16 (24) Laura Brandt
17 (30) Linda Scales

9 (9) Susana Acosta
24 (-) Kristen Bellows

8 (8) Krystal Csuk

5 (5) Kerri Wachtel

12 (14) Angela Grisar
21 (46) Yolanda Jordan

13 (15) Nancy Enriquez
20 (40) Ana Paola Nunez

4 (4) Samantha Salas Solis

3 (3) Cheryl Gudinas

14 (17) Christie Huczek
19 (37) Kimberly Ferina

11 (13) T. J. Baumbaugh
22 (71) Tracy Hawthorne

6 (6) Adrienne Fisher

7 (7) Jen Saunders

10 (10) Cristina Amaya
23 (74) Kimberly Irons

15 (21) Anita Maldonado
18 (33) Carolina Gomez

2 (2) Rhonda Rajsich

Follow the bouncing ball....

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