Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Final LPRT rankings for 2012-13

Paola Longoria's is the #1 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) player in the 2012-13 season ending rankings as a result of her undefeated season. Rhonda Rajsich finished #2 with Samantha Salas #3 and Susana Acosta #4.

This marks the first time that three of the top four women's pro racquetball players are Mexican, or simply not American, at season's end.

In all, five players in the season ending top 10 are Americans and five aren't, which ties the most non-Americans (or fewest American depending on your perspective) in a season ending women's pro top 10. In addition to Longoria, Salas and Acosta, Cristina Amaya of Ecuador is #9 and Maria Jose Vargas of Bolivia is #10.

There were also five in the top 10 in 2010-11 (Longoria, Salas, Acosta, Amaya and Jennifer Saunders).

Vargas's ranking at #10 is a career high, and not only her first season ending top 10 but her first top 10 at any point in her young career. Vargas is also the first ever Bolivian player in the top 10.

Grace Hughes at 7th is also in the top 10 season ending rankings for the first time.

The next LPRT event is the Suncoast Open - an out of season shootout, so no ranking points will be awarded for it - on June 27-30, 2013 in Sarasota, Florida.

LPRT Rankings - May 20, 2013
Season Ending Rankings

Rank - Name - Country - Points

1 Paola Longoria (Mexico) 2140.00
2 Rhonda Rajsich (USA) 1320.00
3 Samantha Salas (Mexico) 718.50
4 Susy Acosta (Mexico) 594.00
5 Cheryl Gudinas (USA) 549.50

6 Adrienne Fisher (USA) 435.75
7 Grace Hughes (USA) 413.50
8 Kerri Wachtel (USA) 348.75
9 Cristina Amaya (Colombia) 339.75
10 Maria Jose Vargas (Bolivia) 321.75

11 Krystal Csuk (USA) 319.00
12 Da'monique Davis (USA) 318.75
13 Jennifer Saunders (Canada) 294.50
14 T.J. Baumbaugh (USA) 255.75
15 Jackie Paraiso (USA) 227.00

16 Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador) 152.50
17 Hailey Miller (USA) 150.75
18 Sheryl Lotts (USA) 139.75
19 Linda Scales (USA) 133.50
20 Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) 117.00

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