Thursday, March 5, 2015

LPRT 2015 New Jersey Open Preview

This weekend’s New Jersey Open in Warren, New Jersey is a Tier 1 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) event with 25 players in the draw with 18 of the top 20 LPRT players, so it’s one of the most competitive fields possible. LPRT #1 Paola Longoria will be trying to win her seventh event of the season, while LPRT #2 Maria Jose Vargas and #3 Rhonda Rajsich will each be trying win their second.

The highlight of the first round action could be a Muñoz-Muñoz battle, as Chilean Carla Muñoz will play Ecuadoran Maria Paz Muñoz (no relation). Looking ahead to a potential Round of 16 match, Veronica Sotomayor and Michelle Key are lined up to faceoff, if they win their first matches, and that could be a challenging match for both of them.

Frédérique Lambert is the 4th seed, as Samantha Salas is absent. Lambert could face Alexandra Herrera in the Round of 16, which would be a battle of two players who’ve been the Girl’s U18 World Junior Champion. Lambert won the title in 2011 and Herrera is the current title holder.

The action starts Friday morning. Matches can be viewed via the LPRT Network.

LPRT New Jersey Open
March 6-8, 2015, Warren, New Jersey

Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Carla Muñoz v. 17) Maria Paz Muñoz

9) Michelle Key v. 24) Michèle Morissette
8) Veronica Sotomayor v. 25) Naomi Sasso

5) Cristina Amaya - BYE
12) Sheryl Lotts v. 21) Ximena Gonzalez

13) Alexandra Herrera v. 20) Lucia Gonzalez
4) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

3) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
14) Jessica Parrilla v. 19) Maria Renee Rodriguez

11) Sofia Rascon v. 22) Melania Sauma
6) Cheryl Gudinas - BYE

7) Da'monique Davis - BYE
10) Susana Acosta v. 23) Roxanne Rehling

15) Adrienne Haynes v. 18) Kimberly Thomas
2) Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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