Wednesday, January 27, 2016

2016 LPRT Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati Pro-Am Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) has its first event of 2016 this weekend with the Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati Pro-Am in Cincinnati, Ohio. LPRT #1 Paola Longoria will be looking to win her 10th consecutive event. She has 60 wins in her career.

Longoria’s 60 wins are twice as many as LPRT #2 Maria Jose Vargas (with 2), LPRT #3 Rhonda Rajsich (27) and LPRT #4 Samantha Salas (1) combined. But Longoria doesn’t have more wins than the rest of the field in Cincinnati, as Cheryl Gudinas is playing this weekend for the first time this season, and Gudinas has won 39 tournaments in her pro career.

Thus, Longoria leads the field in Cincinnati with Vargas, Rajsich, Salas and IRT #5 Frédérique Lambert having a puncher’s chance to win the tournament.

Some interesting matches early could be Sheryl Lotts versus Sharon Jackson with the winner to play Lambert, and Jessica Parrilla versus Sofia Soley with the winner facing Michelle Key.

In doubles, Longoria and Salas are the top seeds with Key and Lambert seeded 2nd, Lotts and Rajsich 3rd and Susana Acosta and Jessica Maldonado the 4th seeds.

You can watch matches live from Cincinnati via the LPRT Livestream channel. The webcast will begin with the singles Round of 16 Friday at 4 PM. The quarterfinals begin at 11 AM Saturday with the semi-finals at 5 PM Saturday and the final on Sunday at 11 AM. Doubles matches will also be shown beginning at 8 PM Friday with the quarters; the semis are at 7 PM Saturday and final at noon on Sunday. All times eastern.

2016 Mercedes-Benz of Cincinnati Pro-Am, January 29-31
Cincinnati, Ohio

Round of 32 - Singles

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Masiel Rivera v. 17) Gabriela Martinez

9) Da’monique Davis - BYE
8) Susana Acosta - BYE

5) Frédérique Lambert - BYE
12) Sheryl Lotts v. 21) Sharon Jackson

13) Adrienne Haynes v. 20) Lucia Gonzalez
4) Samantha Salas - BYE

3) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
14) Carla Muñoz v. 19) Andrea Martinez Gonzalez

11) Cheryl Gudinas v. 22) Jessica Maldonado
6) Sofia Rascon - BYE

7) Michelle Key - BYE
10) Jessica Parrilla v. 23) Sofia Soley

15) Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 18) Adriana Riveros
2) Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Round of 16 - Doubles

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas - BYE
8) Da’monique Davis & Adrienne Haynes v. 9) Maria Renee Rodriguez & Sofia Soley

5) Carla Muñoz & Jessica Parrilla - BYE
4) Susana Acosta & Jessica Maldonado - BYE

3) Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
6) Lucia Gonzalez & Sofia Rascon - BYE

7) Gabriela Martinez & Andrea Martinez Gonzalez v. 10) Cheryl Gudinas & Sharon Jackson
2) Michelle Key & Frédérique Lambert - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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