Wednesday, February 26, 2014

LPRT - Latest rankings - Top 6 remain the same, Lambert up to 7th

Another rankings release from the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and more career highs. For one, Canadian Frédérique Lambert is up to 7th from 9th. Lambert's made two semi-finals this season - the first of her career - and was a quarter finalist at last weekend's Winter Classic in Overland Park, Kansas.

Others on career highs are Aubrey Kirch, who is 12th, Sofia Rascon up to 14th and Sharon Jackson 16th. Kirch and Jackson are both LPRT Scholarship awardees.

The top six players remain the same. Paola Longoria and Rhonda Rajsich are #1 and #2, respectively, and Maria Jose Vargas solidified her spot at #3 with her first career appearance in Overland Park.

Samantha Salas Solis, Cristina Amaya and Susana Acosta occupy the #4 through #6 spots.

Three Yankees

There are only three American players in the top 10: Rajsich, Da'monique Davis at #8, and Cheryl Gudinas at #9. Adrienne Haynes has slipped out of the top 10 to #11, which is the first time she's been out of the top 10 since 2007.

Gudinas is also in danger of slipping out of the top 10 by season's end, as she's 16th in the season to date points, because she missed three events early in the season due to her foot injury. Gudinas has been in the top 10 at the end of every women's pro season since 1993-94.

Kirch, Rascon and Veronica Sotomayor all have more season to date points than Gudinas. Sotomayor has missed a few events due to a shoulder injury, but we understand she's going to play the next three LPRT events.

The next LPRT event is the New Jersey Open in Warren, New Jersey, March 7-9, and 22 players have already registered to play, including Sotomayor and almost all of the top 20.

LPRT Rankings - February 24, 2014

Rank - Name - Country - Points

1 Paola Longoria (Mexico) 2380.00
2 Rhonda Rajsich (USA) 1241.00
3 Maria Jose Vargas (Bolivia) 827.50
4 Samantha Salas (Mexico) 722.50
5 Cristina Amaya (Colombia) 649.00

6 Susana Acosta (Mexico) 512.50
7 Frédérique Lambert (Canada) 426.50
8 Da'monique Davis (USA) 415.75
9 Cheryl Gudinas (USA) 355.00
10 Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador) 338.00

11 Adrienne Haynes (USA) 304.00
12 Aubrey Kirch (USA) 292.50
13 Jennifer Saunders (Canada) 266.25
14 Sofia Rascon (Mexico) 244.75
15 Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) 239.50

16 Sharon Jackson (USA) 209.00
17 Carla Muñoz (Chile) 207.50
18 Hailey Miller (USA) 201.75
19 T.J. Baumbaugh (USA) 194.75
20 Linda Scales (USA) 190.25

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