Wednesday, October 31, 2012

2012 Abierto Mexicano de Racquetas - Preview

The Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) resumes in Toluca, Mexico with the Abierto Mexicano de Racquetas tournament. Twenty one players are making the trip to Mexico for the tournament with LPRT #1 Paola Longoria the odds on favourite to continue her winning streak that goes back to May 2011.

We anticipate some interesting matches this weekend beginning in the Round of 32 with battle of two young players: Bolivian Maria Jose Vargas and American Hailey Miller. The winner will play Longoria in the Round of 16.

Other potential Round of 16 matches of interest will be Samantha Salas Solis against 4th seed Kerri Wachtel, as Wachtel had an early exit at the US Open and will be looking to improve her ranking by going deep in the draw this weekend.

Another match of interest will be 3rd seed Krystal Csuk versus former #1 Jackie Paraiso (though Paraiso needs to win a match to face Csuk). Csuk and Wachtel are close in the rankings and their rankings may flip if Wachtel's results are better than Csuk's this weekend.

Also in the 16s, LPRT #2 Rhonda Rajsich will likely face Jessica Parrilla, and veteran Cheryl Gudinas will be up against Cristina Amaya.

Play begins on Friday morning with the Round of 32 matches. The Round of 16 matches will be Friday afternoon and evening, then the quarter finals and semi-finals will go on Saturday and final on Sunday.

2012 Abierto Mexicano de Racquetas
Toluca, Mexico

LPRT Round of 32

1 Paola Longoria BYE
16 Hailey Miller v. 17 Maria Jose Vargas

9 Cheryl Gudinas BYE
8 Cristina Amaya BYE

5 Susana Acosta BYE
12 Grace Hughes v. 21 Diana Aguilar

13 Samantha Salas Solis v. 20 Cecilia Orozco
4 Kerri Wachtel BYE

3 Krystal Csuk BYE
14 Jacqueline Paraiso v. 19 Carolina Luque

6 Adrienne Fisher BYE
11 T. J. Baumbaugh BYE

7 Jennifer Saunders BYE
11 Da'monique Davis BYE

15 Jessica Parrilla v. 18 Alexandra Herrera
2 Rhonda Rajsich BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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