Saturday, October 10, 2015

Longoria & Salas win LPRT doubles at 2015 US Open

Paola Longria and Samantha Salas, the #1 seeds, won the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) doubles final at the 2015 United Healthcare US Open in Minneapolis by defeating fellow Mexicans Alexandra Herrera and Monserrat Mejia, 15-10, 15-2.

Herrera and Meija were a Cinderella story reaching the final by going through qualifying and then defeating the #2 and #3 en route to the final. But in the final, they ran into the reigning three time World Champions, and Cinderella's glass slipper broke.

The first game was competitive, but in game two Herrera and Mejia got down early and compounded the problem with several errors in the middle of the game that put it out of reach. Thus, it was appropriate the the match ended when Mejia jumped up to try attempt ceiling ball that did not make the front wall.

Longoria has won both US Open LPRT doubles competitions, although her win last year was with Veronica Sotomayor, as Salas missed the US Open due to injury.

Sunday, Longoria will try to do the double once again by winning both doubles and singles, as she's in the US Open LPRT singles final versus Rhonda Rajsich.

2015 United Healthcare US Open - LPRT Draws
Minneapolis - October 7-11, 2015

Final - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia, 15-10, 15-2

Follow the bouncing ball….

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