Monday, May 14, 2012
The Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) has updated its rankings following the SCS Title and Escrow Pro-Am in Herndon, Virginia. There's only one WPRO event left this season - a Tier 3 event at the USA Racquetball Nationals in Fullerton, so the rankings are unlikely to change very much.
Paola Longoria will finish as the #1 WPRO player with Rhonda Rajsich as #2 and Kerri Wachtel as #3. Krystal Csuk looks likely to finish the season at a career high of #4 ahead of Adrienne Fisher at #5.
Susy Acosta edged ahead of Jennifer Saunders into the #6 spot with Saunders at #7. Canadian Saunders won't be in Fullerton, as the Canadian National Championships are occurring at the same time and she'll be looking to extend her streak of Canadian Championships when that kicks off in Brossard, Québec.
Cristina Amaya at #8 will finish in the top 10 for the second year in a row. Kristen Bellows looks like she'll be in the season ending top 10 for the 9th time of her career but first time since 2008-09.
Finally, it seems that Cheryl Gudinas will continue her streak of top 10 women's pro tour finishes that began back in 1994, as she sits in 10th, 40 points ahead of Da'monique Davis.
The second 10 spots are dominated by women with five letter names: Davis, Salas, Keely, Grace, Laura, Linda, Sarah and Aimee. Only T.J. Baumbaugh in 13th and Sharon Jackson in 19th are exceptions.
WPRO Rankings - May 12, 2012
Rank - Name - Country - Points
1 Paola Longoria (Mexico) 1312.00
2 Rhonda Rajsich (USA) 1098.00
3 Kerri Wachtel (USA) 535.40
4 Krystal Csuk (USA) 409.00
5 Adrienne Fisher (USA) 375.00
6 Susy Acosta (Mexico) 333.50
7 Jennifer Saunders (Canada) 330.50
8 Cristina Amaya (Colombia) 289.00
9 Kristen Bellows (USA) 286.50
10 Cheryl Gudinas (USA) 279.00
11 Da'monique Davis (USA) 239.00
12 Samantha Salas (Mexico) 207.00
13 T.J. Baumbaugh (USA) 175.00
14 Keely Franks (USA) 123.50
15 Grace Hughes (USA) 102.00
16 Laura Brandt (USA) 100.00
17 Linda Scales (USA) 91.50
18 Sarah Warhaftig (USA) 61.00
19 Sharon Jackson (USA) 58.60
20 Aimee Ruiz (USA) 57.00
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