Wednesday, February 19, 2014

LPRT - 9th Annual Winter Classic Preview

The 9th Annual Winter Classic in Overland Park, Kansas is the site of this weekend's Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) event. It's a small draw with only 17 players, but several of the young up and coming players will be there, including Maria Jose Vargas, who's the 3rd seed.

Of course, it's another opportunity for the LPRT's #1 player, Paola Longoria, to extend her winning streak that began back in May 2011. Her principal rival - Rhonda Rajsich, the LPRT's #2 player - could have some difficulties in getting to the final, as she'll face Michelle Key in the 16s, Da'monique Davis or Adrienne Fisher in the quarters and then likely Vargas in the semi-finals.

Some of the interesting matches in the 16s will be veteran Cheryl Gudinas versus young Canadian Frédérique Lambert with the winner to likely face Longoria in the quarters, Cristina Amaya versus Sofia Rascon, Samantha Salas Solis versus Sharon Jackson and Susana Acosta versus Aubrey Kirch.

The action starts Friday afternoon and evening. Matches can be viewed via the LPRT Network.

LPRT 9th Annual Winter Classic
February 21-23, 2014 - Overland Park, Kansas

First Round

16 Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 17 Lucy Delsarto

Round of 16 (seedings)

1 Paola Longoria v. 16 Maria Renee Rodriguez or 17 Lucy Delsarto
8 Cheryl Gudinas v. 9 Frédérique Lambert

5 Cristina Amaya v, 12 Sofia Rascon
4 Samantha Salas v. 13 Sharon Jackson

3 Maria Jose Vargas v. Carla Muñoz
6 Susana Acosta v. 11 Aubrey Kirch

7 Da'monique Davis v. 10 Adrienne Haynes
2 Rhonda Rajsich v. 15 Michelle Key

Follow the bouncing ball....

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