Sunday, January 8, 2012

WPRO - California Open - Longoria & Rajsich to meet again

Results continue to go according to form on the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) side of the Coast to Coast California Open in Canoga Park, California, as the two top seeds have advanced to the final. Paola Longoria, the #1 WPRO player, got to the final with straight game victories over 8th seed Jennifer Saunders, 11-5, 11-2, 11-6, in the quarter finals, and 4th seed Adrienne Fisher, 11-3, 11-7, 11-3, in the semi-finals.

Rhonda Rajsich, the #2 WPRO player, had slightly more difficulty in getting to the final, as she needed four games to beat 7th seeded Susana Acosta in the quarter finals, winning 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8, and then had close games versus 3rd seed Kerri Wachtel in the semis, but did win in three straight games, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8.

Thus, Sunday will be another Longoria-Rajsich showdown. Longoria has won seven of their last eight WPRO matches, as well as the gold medal final at last year's Pan American Games. Thus, it's clear who the favorite will be on Sunday.

The WPRO is streaming some of their matches via Ustream.

2012 Coast to Coast California Open, Canoga Park, California

Quarter finals

1 Paola Longoria d. 8 Jen Saunders, 11-5, 11-2, 11-6
4 Adrienne Fisher d. 5 Krystal Csuk, 4-11, 13-11, 11-7, 11-8

3 Kerri Wachtel d. 6 Cristina Amaya, 11-5, 11-6, 12-10
2 Rhonda Rajsich d. 7 Susana Acosta, 11-5, 11-7, 9-11, 11-8


1 Paola Longoria d. 4 Adrienne Fisher, 11-3, 11-7, 11-3
2 Rhonda Rajsich d. 3 Kerri Wachtel, 11-9, 11-6, 11-8


1 Paola Longoria v. 2 Rhonda Rajsich - 1 PM Sunday

Follow the bouncing ball....

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