Sunday, December 9, 2012

Longoria wins 2012 LPRT Christmas Classic

Paola Longoria has won her 61st match in a row, as she won the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour's (LPRT's) 2012 Christmas Classic in Arlington, Virginia Sunday defeating Rhonda Rajsich in the final, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4. Longoria's won 15 women's pro tournaments in a row dating back to May 2011.

Rajsich began the match well, and had a lead in game one at 5-3, as she hit five aces off drive serves early in that game. Longoria fought back, winning the next six points to take a 9-5 lead.

Rajsich then dug in herself and closed the difference to one, trailing 10-9. She held off Longoria for several game points, but couldn't get a 10th herself, and eventually succumbed to Longoria.

In both games two and three, they were tied early at 3-3, but Longoria made more shots and few errors from there in each. She generally drove serve, and usually to the left but mixed in drive serves to the right and drive Zs to the right along with a few lobs.

Rajsich also used a variety of serves: drives to the left and right as well as back hand half lobs and lobs Zs to the left.

The next LPRT event is the Wilson Tour for Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio January 25-27, 2013. To view matches from Arlington as well as pervious LPRT events go to the LPRT Network.

LPRT 2012 Christmas Classic
Arlington, Virginia


1 Paola Longoria d. 2 Rhonda Rajsich, 11-9, 11-5, 11-4

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