Saturday, January 26, 2013

LPRT 2013 Wilson Tour of Hope - Quarter finals

No upsets in the quarter finals of the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Wilson Tour for Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio. Top seed Paola Longoria kept her winning streak going with a win over Jennifer Saunders, 11-7, 11-0, 11-3. Longoria hasn't lost since May 2009.

Second seed Rhonda Rajsich was pushed to the limit by Samantha Salas Solis, as they played a tie-breaker before Rajsich came out on top, 11-9, 5-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9. Salas Solis used drive Z serves to the right side to great effect during the match, and almost rode that serve to victory.

In the other two quarter final matches, Left-handed veteran Susana Acosta beat Maria Jose Vargas in four games, 11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8, and Grace Hughes defeated Masiel Rivera, 11-5, 11-4, 11-2, to reach the semi-finals for the second time in her career and second time this season.

The semi-finals will be at 5 PM and 6 PM EST Saturday with the final on Sunday at noon EST, and can be viewed on-line via the LPRT Network.

2013 Wilson Tour for Hope
Cincinnati, Ohio


(note: seeding in parentheses)

1 Paola Longoria v. 9 Jennifer Saunders, 11-7, 11-0, 11-3
12 Grace Hughes v. 20 Masiel Rivera, 11-5, 11-4, 11-2

6 Susana Acosta v. 14 Maria Jose Vargas, 11-9, 11-7, 7-11, 11-8
2 Rhonda Rajsich v. 7 Samantha Salas Solis, 11-9, 5-11, 8-11, 11-6, 11-9


1 Paola Longoria v. 12 Grace Hughes
2 Rhonda Rajsich v. 6 Susana Acosta

Follow the bouncing ball….

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