Friday, May 13, 2011

WPRO - Ektelon World Championships - 16s

Christie Huczek is through to the quarter finals in New Orleans at the 2011 LA Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) Ektelon World Championship, as she defeated Jennifer Saunders, 11-6, 11-2, 11-6, in an all Canadian match. A former #1 WPRO player, Huczek's playing only her 4th event of the season, and has made the semi-finals in each of her pervious three appearances.

Samantha Salas will try to prevent Huczek from getting to the semis this weekend, as Salas will meet Huczek in the quarters on Saturday, following her win over Sharon Jackson in the Round of 16, 11-1, 11-2, 12-10.

On the top side of the draw, the 4th and 5th seeds will meet in the quarter finals, as 4th seed Kerri Wachtel defeated Miako Sato, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-4, and 5th seed Adrienne Fisher beat T.J. Baumbaugh in three straight games, 12-10, 11-3, 11-3.

The top two seeds, Rhonda Rajsich and Paola Longoria, won their Round of 16 matches comfortably Friday. Rajsich defeated Linda Scales, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6, and Longoria beat Laura Brandt, 11-1, 11-5, 11-1.

The #1 WPRO ranking will go to either Rajsich or Longoria after this tournament. It's just a matter of who does better in the Big Easy.

The quarter finals begin at 11 AM EDT Saturday, and can be seen live via the IRT Network. Also, The Racquetball Blog is tweeting results as they happen, so follow us on Twitter.

The semi-finals will be played later on Saturday and the final on Sunday at noon EDT.

2011 LA WPRO Ektelon World Championships
Round of 16

Rhonda Rajsich d. Linda Scales, 11-6, 11-9, 11-6
Krystal Csuk d. Cristina Amaya, 11-9, 11-8, 5-11, 11-8

Adrienne Fisher d. T. J. Baumbaugh, 12-10, 11-3, 11-3
Kerri Wachtel d. Maiko Sato, 5-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-4

Samantha Salas d. Sharon Jackson, 11-1, 11-2, 12-10
Christie Huczek d. Jennifer Saunders, 11-6, 11-2, 11-6

Angela Grisar d. Susy Acosta, 11-9, 11-6, 12-10
Paola Longoria d. Laura Brandt, 11-1, 11-5, 11-1

Quarter finals

Rhonda Rajsich v. Krystal Csuk
Kerri Wachtel v. Adrienne Fisher

Samantha Salas v. Christie Huczek
Paola Longoria v. Angela Grisar

Follow the bouncing ball....

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