Sunday, December 15, 2013

Longoria wins & loses at LPRT Paola Longoria Invitational

Appropriately, Paola Longoria won the Paola Longoria Invitational tournament in Monterrey, Mexico - a Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Grand Slam event, but she didn't sweep the competition, as Rhonda Rajsich and Maria Jose Vargas won the doubles side of the competition.

In the singles final, Longoria beat Rajsich in three straight games, but the first two were by the narrowest of margins - only two points, as Longoria won 11-9, 13-11, 11-4.

Longoria is undefeated since May 2011, a streak of 98 matches (Tier 1 or Grand Slam).

But in doubles, Longoria and fellow Mexican Samantha Salas Solis lost to Rajsich and Vargas in a tie-breaker, 15-13, 13-15, 11-7. It's the second consecutive time the Mexican team has lost to Rajsich, as Rajsich and Sharon Jackson beat them earlier this year at the Pan American Championships.

The next LPRT event is the Wilson Tour for Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio from January 24th to 26th, 2014.

Paola Longoria Invitational
Monterrey, Mexico

Singles - Final

1) Paola Longoria d. 2) Rhonda Rajsich, 11-9, 13-11, 11-4

Doubles - Final

2. Rhonda Rajsich & Maria Jose Vargas d. 1. Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas Solis, 15-13, 13-15, 11-7

Follow the bouncing ball….

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