Saturday, September 10, 2016

Longoria & Lambert play for LPRT Sweet Caroline Open title in singles & doubles

Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) #1 Paola Longoria and #3 Frédérique Lambert will meet in the final of the Sweet Caroline Open in Greenville, South Carolina on Sunday. It will be the third time they’ve met in an LPRT in the last four tournaments. Longoria won the previous two, and the tournament they didn’t meet in the final was won by Lambert without Longoria in the draw. Thus, these are the two players most on form recently.

Lambert will be hoping her form is better Sunday than it was a week ago, when they met in the final in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, where Longoria won in three decisive games. Their previous meeting went five games with Lambert going up 2-1 before Longoria came back to win in a tie-breaker.

In the semi-finals, Longoria defeated 5th seed Alexandra Herrera, 6-11, 11-7, 11-8, 11-4, and Lambert beat 7th seed Carla Muñoz, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6.

Longoria and Lambert will also face off in the doubles final, as Longoria and Adriana Riveros defeated Jordan Cooperrider and Gabriela Martinez, 15-9, 15-7, in one semi-final, and Lambert and Herrera beat Cristina Amaya and Muñoz in the other.

The singles final will be streamed via the LPRT LiveStream channel at 11 AM Sunday with the doubles final to immediately follow it.

2016 Sweet Caroline Open, September 9-11, 2016
Greenville, South Carolina

Semi-finals - Singles

1) Paola Longoria d. 5) Alexandra Herrera, 6-11, 11-7, 11-6, 11-4
3) Frédérique Lambert d. 7) Carla Muñoz, 11-5, 11-6, 11-6

Final - Singles

1) Paola Longoria v. 3) Frédérique Lambert - 11 AM Sunday

Semi-finals - Doubles

1) Alexandra Herrera & Frédérique Lambert d. 5) Cristina Amaya & Carla Muñoz
2) Paola Longoria & Adriana Riveros d. 6) Jordan Cooperrider & Gabriela Martinez, 15-9, 15-7

Final - Doubles

1) Alexandra Herrera & Frédérique Lambert v. 2) Paola Longoria & Adriana Riveros - Noon Sunday

Follow the bouncing ball….

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