Sunday, August 17, 2014

Longoria wins twice at 2014 LPRT Torneo Fenapo event

Paola Longoria was a double winner Sunday at the tournament that bears her name: the Torneo Fenapo 2014 Paola Longoria in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which is the first event of the 2014-15 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) season, as she won both singles and doubles.

In the singles final, Longoria defeated Maria Jose Vargas, 11-6, 12-10, 11-2, but it could have turned out differently if Vargas's comeback in game two was successful. Longoria led 8-1 and 10-3, but Vargas came back to tie the game at 10-10, but she wasn't able to get the lead against the LPRT's #1 player.

Vargas did lead in game three, but after scoring the first two points of the game, Longoria scored eleven straight to take the match in three straight games. The win extends Longoria's tournament winning streak that began in May 2011. She's won 33 Tier 1 or Grand Slam events on the women's pro tour.

Longoria and Samantha Salas defeated 5th seeds Michelle Key and Frédérique Lambert in the doubles final, but they had to come from a game down against the American-Canadian pair, who won the first game comfortably. But the reigning three time World Champions prevailed, 4-15, 15-10, 11-4.

The live streaming of the matches was spotty, to say the least, but the matches are archived at the LPRT Network, so you can see how things played out in San Luis Potosi. The next Grand Slam LPRT event will be the Albiertos Mexicano de Racquetas in Huixquilica, Mexico September 18-21, but the 3 Wall Ball World Championship in Las Vegas from September 11-14 is a LPRT satellite event.

LPRT Torneo Fenapo 2014 Paola Longoria
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Singles - Final

1 Paola Longoria d. 3 Maria Jose Vargas, 11-6, 12-10, 11-2

Doubles - Final

2 Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 5 Frédérique Lambert & Michelle Key, 4-15, 15-10, 11-4

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