Sunday, February 24, 2013

LPRT Winter Classic - Quarter final results

Adrienne Fisher Haynes reached the semi-finals in the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT) division of the 8th Annual Winter Classic in Overland Park, Kansas on Saturday, as she upset 3rd seed Cheryl Gudinas in five games, 10-12, 11-3, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6. The other quarter final matches were all won by the higher seed.

Top seed Paola Longoria defeated Jennifer Saunders in three games, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2, and second seed Rhonda Rajsich beat Kerri Wachtel, 11-2, 11-9, 11-3.

The last quarter final of the day went the distance, as despite winning the first two games Susy Acosta needed five games to defeat Krystal Csuk, 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 2-11, 11-8.

Fisher Haynes was up 10-7 in game one against Gudinas, but Gudinas managed to pull it out 12-10. The next three games were lop-sided as Fisher Haynes used her power game to win the second and fourth easily and Gudinas comfortably won game three.

Game five started out even, as they were tied at 2-2. But then Fisher Haynes went out to an 8-2 lead. She maintained that lead to 10-4, but Gudinas cut into at 10-6. However that was as close as Gudinas got, because Fisher Haynes won it 11-6 on what was her third match point.

After losing games one and two to Acosta, Csuk got an 6-0 lead in game three. However, Acosta took a time out at that point, and proceeded to win eight straight points to lead 8-6.

They fought back and forth and were tied at 9-9, when an Acosta serve was called short. She disputed the call, but Csuk got the serve back and served out the game, winning on an Acosta skipped shot.

Game four was all Csuk, as she led start to finish. But in game five, Acosta got the early lead at 4-1 and 8-3, when Csuk called time out.

Acosta got one more point to make it 9-3, and then Csuk started her comeback. She cut the lead to 9-8, at which point Acosta made a weak shot that Csuk seemed to take took long to react to. And she had a chance to put the ball away, but failed to do so.

We thought that was a key shot selection error, and it proved fatal, as Acosta won that rally and then hit two point winning serves to take the game and match.

One semi-final match will be streamed live over the internet via the LPRT Network at 9 AM on Sunday with the final to follow at 1 PM.

8th Winter Classic
Overland Park, Kansas

Quarter finals

1 Paola Longoria d. 8 Jennifer Saunders, 11-2, 11-5, 11-2
4 Susana Acosta d. 5 Krystal Csuk, 11-9, 11-7, 9-11, 2-11, 11-8

6 Adrienne Fisher d. 3 Cheryl Gudinas, 10-12, 11-3, 6-11, 11-4, 11-6
2 Rhonda Rajsich d. 7 Kerri Wachtel, 11-2, 11-9, 11-3


1 Paola Longoria v. 4 Susana Acosta - 9 AM Sunday
2 Rhonda Rajsich v. 6 Adrienne Fisher - 9 AM Sunday


1 Paola Longoria or 4 Susana Acosta v. 2 Rhonda Rajsich or 6 Adrienne Fisher - 1 PM Sunday

Follow the bouncing ball….

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