Thursday, January 23, 2014

LPRT Wilson Tour for Hope - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) is back in action this weekend with the Wilson Tour for Hope in Cincinnati, Ohio, or as some people are calling it the "Kerri Wachtel Invitational," as veteran Wachtel and her husband Chris are the tour directors for what has been one of the longer running women's pro events.

Wachtel is in the draw for the first time this season, and in the bottom bracket of the draw that could be called a veteran's bracket, as along with Wachtel, who's seeded 15th, are 2nd seed Rhonda Rajsich, 7th seed Cheryl Gudinas and 10th seed Jennifer Saunders. Look for one of them to be in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Paola Longoria - LPRT #1 - is the favorite to win the tournament. She might not be pushed until the semis, when Longoria will likely face either 5th seed Cristina Amaya or 4th seed Maria Jose Vargas.

But again there are several good, young players who will be looking to make their mark in Cincinnati, including Aubrey Kirch, Frédérique Lambert, Michelle Key, Sofia Rascon and Sharon Jackson.

Matches can be viewed via the LPRT Network.

LPRT Wilson Tour for Hope
January 24-26, 2014 - Cincinnati, Ohio

Round of 32 (seedings)

1 Paola Longoria - BYE
16 Sharon Jackson v. 17 Sheryl Lotts

9 Adrienne Haynes v. 24 Lily Berry
8 Da'monique Davis v. 25 Cheyenne Hayes

5 Cristina Amaya - BYE
12 Hailey Miller v. 21 Michelle Key

13 Sofia Rascon v. 20 Cecilia Orozco
4 Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

3 Samantha Salas - BYE
14 Aubrey Kirch v. 19 Marianna Tobon

11 Frédérique Lambert v. 22 Maiko Sato
6 Susana Acosta v. 27 Maria Delli-Santi

7 Cheryl Gudinas v. 26 Jocelyn Loredo
10 Jennifer Saunders v. 23 Kelly Gremley

15 Kerri Wachtel v. 18 Carolina Luque
2 Rhonda Rajsich - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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