Friday, October 17, 2014

LPRT Ektelon Stockton Pro-Am - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) is in action again this weekend with the Ektelon LPRT Stockton Pro-Am in Stockton, California. But as with this weekend's International Racquetball Tour (IRT) event in St Louis, the field is small with only 14 players participating.

But most of the top players are in Stockton, including LPRT #1 Paola Longoria and new #2 Maria Jose Vargas. The most notable absences are veteran Cheryl Gudinas, who is in Cali, Colombia as head coach of the US Junior National Team that will compete in the 2014 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Championships beginning on Sunday, and Aubrey Kirch, who has yet to play an LPRT event this season.

With a smaller field, the lower seeded players may be fresher when they face the top seeds. However, the top seeds could also be fresher, especially Longoria and Vargas, who have byes in the Round of 16.

Matches can be viewed via the LPRT Network.

2014 Ektelon LPRT Stockton Pro-Am
Stockton, Calif., October 17-19, 2014

Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
8) Sofia Rascon v. 9) Michelle Key

5) Cristina Amaya v. 12) Adrienne Haynes
4) Frederique Lambert v. 13) Linda Tyler

3) Rhonda Rajsich v. 14) Devon Pimentelli
6) Da'monique Davis v. 11) Carla Muñoz

7) Susana Acosta v. 10) Sheryl Lotts
2) Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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