Wednesday, November 23, 2011

WPRO Rankings - "Ch-ch-ch-changes...."

Paola Longoria has regained the #1 ranking in the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO). Her win in last weekend's Puget Sound tournament moved her past Rhonda Rajsich into the top spot. Longoria has won more tournaments - 16 - than any other player over the last four WPRO seasons.

Samantha Salas and Kerri Wachtel remain 3rd and 4th, respectively, but there's a wholesale shuffling of the rankings after that.

Adrienne Fisher is up to 5th, but Cristina Amaya at 6th and Krystal Csuk at 7th are both on career highs (according to The Racquetball Blog records). Susana Acosta is 8th and Jennifer Saunders 9th.

Veteran and former WPRO #1, Cheryl Gudinas has dropped to 10th, which must be her lowest ranking for almost 20 years. Gudinas has finished in the top 5 every season since 1993-94, when she made her first appearance in the top 10.

Gudinas missed the Puget Sound event due to knee surgery, and if she's not ready for the next WPRO event - the Christmas Classic in Arlington, Virginia - Gudinas will likely fall out of the top 10 for the first time in her long and tremendous career.

Finally, Kristen Bellows's semi-final result in Olympia has got the former top four player up to 14th.

The next WPRO event is the Christmas Classic in Arlington, Virginia, December 8-11, 2011.

WPRO Rankings (November 22, 2011)
Rank - Name - Nationality - Points

1 Paola Longoria (Mexico) 1451.00
2 Rhonda Rajsich (USA) 1403.40
3 Samantha Salas (Mexico) 608.30
4 Kerri Wachtel (USA) 459.45
5 Adrienne Fisher (USA) 383.70
6 Cristina Amaya (Colombia) 354.65
7 Krystal Csuk (USA) 354.60
8 Susy Acosta-Mendoza (Mexico) 352.50
9 Jennifer Saunders (Canada) 334.00
10 Cheryl Gudinas (USA) 320.00

11 Angela Grisar (Chile) 307.00
12 Da'monique Davis (USA) 222.75
13 T.J. Baumbaugh (USA) 190.50
14 Kristen Bellows (USA) 158.90
15 Christie Huczek (Canada) 150.25
16 Nancy Enriquez (Mexico) 148.00
17 Linda Scales (USA) 126.00
18 Laura Brandt (USA) 106.50
19 Keely Franks (USA) 90.00
20 Sharon Jackson (USA) 87.50

Follow the bouncing ball....

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