Saturday, April 21, 2012
The semi-finals of the Battle at the Alamo tournament in San Antonio, Texas on the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) tour is like a blast from the past, as the current top two players - Paola Longoria (#1) and Rhonda Rajsich (#2) are joined by former top 4 players Kristen Bellows and Cheryl Gudinas. They'll playoff later today.
The top seeds won their quarter final matches in three straight games. Longoria took out Jennifer Saunders, 11-3, 11-4, 11-3, and Rajsich beat Cristina Amaya, 11-8, 11-7, 11-0.
Bellows and Gudinas needed four games each to win their quarter final matches. Bellows upset 3rd seed Kerri Wachtel, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-1, while Gudinas defeated 4th seed Adrienne Fisher, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-1, to reach the semi-finals for the first time since last August.
2012 Battle at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas
Paola Longoria d. Jennifer Saunders, 11-3, 11-4, 11-3
Cheryl Gudinas d. Adrienne Fisher, 9-11, 11-7, 11-4, 11-1
Kristen Bellows d. Kerri Wachtel, 7-11, 11-7, 11-5, 11-1
Rhonda Rajsich d. Cristina Amaya, 11-8, 11-7, 11-0
Paola Longoria v. Cheryl Gudinas
Rhonda Rajsich v. Kristen Bellows
Follow the bouncing ball....