Monday, April 30, 2012

Penultimate WPRO Rankings for this season

The Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) 2011-12 season ends this weekend with the SCS Title and Escrow Pro-Am in Herndon, Virginia. After that the season ending rankings will come out, so this will be the last opportunity for players to earn ranking points.

The top three WPRO ranks are assured. Paola Longoria will finish #1, as she's been undefeated this season, winning six WPRO events. Rhonda Rajsich, who has been in every WPRO final this season winning one and losing the others to Longoria, will be #2. Kerri Wachtel with four semi-final finishes - more than any other WPRO player - will be #3.

But after that it gets interesting.

Krystal Csuk is #4, which is a career high for her, but she's only slightly ahead of #5 Adrienne Fisher - a mere 1.75 points, and Jennifer Saunders isn't that far behind them in 6th spot.

Samantha Salas is in 7th, but she hasn't played a WPRO event since the US Open, and as of this writing is not on the list of participants for Herndon. Thus, Salas is unlikely to move up in the season ending rankings. However, Susy Acosta or Cristina Amaya might, as they are both within 100 points of Csuk, and now in 8th and 9th places, respectively.

Kristen Bellows is back in the top 10 for the first time in two years, but she's also not currently registered for Herndon, so she may not finish there.

Cheryl Gudinas will be in Herndon, and will be looking for a good result, so she can continue her streak of finishing in the top 10 every season since 1994. Gudinas is in 12th currently, but 10th on the season to date points.

WPRO Rankings - April 23, 2012 

Rank - Name - Country - Points
1 Paola Longoria (Mexico) 1372.00
2 Rhonda Rajsich (USA) 1125.00
3 Kerri Wachtel (USA) 559.40
4 Krystal Csuk (USA) 394.00
5 Adrienne Fisher (USA) 392.25
6 Jennifer Saunders (Canada) 332.00
7 Samantha Salas (Mexico) 319.50
8 Susy Acosta (Mexico) 303.50
9 Cristina Amaya (Colombia) 294.25
10 Kristen Bellows (USA) 226.50

11 Da'monique Davis (USA) 224.75
12 Cheryl Gudinas (USA) 219.00
13 T.J. Baumbaugh (USA) 212.50
14 Linda Scales (USA) 129.00
15 Angela Grisar (Chile) 121.00
16 Keely Franks (USA) 110.00
17 Laura Brandt (USA) 107.50
18  Sharon Jackson (USA) 96.10
19 Christie Huczek (Canada) 86.25
20 Grace Hughes (USA) 72.00

Follow the bouncing ball.... 

1 comment:

Andy Kulback said...

Two clarifications:

1) Both Susy Acosta and Kristen Bellows are attending the event this weekend in Herndon.

2) The WPRO season ends with a Tier 3 satellite event at USAR National Singles at the end of May.