Sunday, October 19, 2014

Rajsich defeats Longoria to win Ektelon LPRT Stockton Pro-Am

Every day we make a little history. Some days the history we make is more significant than other days. Sunday was one of those more significant days for Rhonda Rajsich as she defeated Paola Longoria in the final of the Ektelon Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Stockton Pro-Am in Stockton, California ending Longoria's 3 1/2 year match winning streak.

Rajsich, who just last week dropped out of the top two on the LPRT rankings to sit 3rd, defeated Longoria, 11-9, 5-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-4. The victory may be enough to put Rajsich back into the #2 spot ahead of current #2 Maria Jose Vargas, who Rajsich beat in the semi-finals on Saturday.

Rajsich was also the last person to defeat Longoria, and that defeat happened in Stockton in May of 2011.

We wrote on Saturday that we believed Rajsich had the skills to defeat Longoria, and it's always nice when there some evidence to back up one's beliefs.

The next LPRT event will be the Paola Longoria Invitational in Monterrey, Mexico December 5-7, 2014.

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

Final - Sunday

3) Rhonda Rajsich d. 1) Paola Longoria, 11-9, 5-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-4

Follow the bouncing ball….

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