Sunday, January 27, 2013

Longoria wins 2013 LPRT Wilson Tour of Hope

Paola Longoria's winning streak continues as she won the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Wilson Tour for Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio on Sunday. Longoria defeated LPRT #2 Rhonda Rajsich in the final, 11-4, 11-3, 10-12, 11-5. Longoria is undefeated since May 2011.

Games one and two were all Longoria. In game one, she took leads of 6-0 and 9-1, before winning 11-4. In game two, it was 4-0 and 9-1 on the way to a 11-3 win.

But in game three Rajsich dug in and got the early lead herself at 6-1. She extended that to 8-2 before Longoria mounted a comeback. Longoria closed it to 8-7, only to see Rajsich score two and make it 10-7.

But despite three match point opportunities, Rajsich couldn't close it out, and Longoria tied the game at 10-10. However, Rajsich was able to get the next two points with the game winner coming on an avoidable call on Longoria, who made a shot that came right back to her with Rajsich set up for a winner.

However, that win only delayed the inevitable as Longoria won game five 11-5 to take the match and extend her winning streak.

The LPRT's next event is the Winter Classic in Overland Park, Kansas February 22-24.

2013 Wilson Tour for Hope
Cincinnati, Ohio


(note: seeding in parentheses)

1 Paola Longoria d. 2 Rhonda Rajsich, 11-3, 11-4, 10-12, 11-5

Follow the bouncing ball….

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