Sunday, September 4, 2016

Longoria wins singles & doubles at LPRT Paola Longoria Experience

Paola Longoria, the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), won the tournament she hosts - the Paola Longoria Experience in San Luis Potosi, Mexico - Sunday by defeating 3rd seed Frédérique Lambert, 11-3, 11-3, 11-1. Longoria also captured the doubles title with partner Samantha Salas, as they beat Gabriela Martinez and Monserrat Mejia, 14-15, 15-4, 11-3.

Lambert was playing in her third consecutive LPRT final, and looking to win for a second straight time. But her win came when Longoria wasn’t in the draw. Sunday, it looked like Longoria was making up for missing that event, as she comfortably defeated Lambert.

Martinez and Mejia were surprise finalists in the doubles, as they are two junior players still, although Martinez was runner up to Longoria in singles at this year’s World Championships. Martinez and Mejia got to the final by upsetting Lambert and Michelle Key in the semi-finals.

The LPRT will be back in action next weekend when the Sweet Caroline Open takes place in Greenville, South Carolina, September 9-11.

2016 Paola Longoria Experience, September 2-4
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Finals - Singles

1) Paola Longoria d. 3) Frédérique Lambert, 11-3, 11-3, 11-1

Final - Doubles

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 6) Gabriela Martinez & Monserrat Mejia, 14-15, 15-4, 11-3

Follow the bouncing ball….

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