Tuesday, October 4, 2016

2016 United Healthcare US Open - LPRT Qualifying

The official Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) draws for the 2016 United Healthcare US Open are out, and there will be some fun matches early. Fun for fans, at least. Maybe not so fun for players. Also, there were some differences in the entries from what we posted on Monday.

One addition was Jenny Daza, a good Bolivian player, who hasn't played many LPRT matches, so she'll have to go through qualifying, but if she is successful in that she'll play Samantha Salas in the Round of 32, which will be a fun - read: challenging - match.

Also in the 32s, Veronica Sotomayor will face Gabriela Martinez. Sotomayor was a semi-finalist here last year, and Martinez was silver medalist at the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships this year, so you know that's going to be a good one too.

And Michelle Key and Sharon Jackson will face off in what might be a test to determine who is the best young American woman racquetball player.

The 2016 UnitedHealthcare US Open begins Wednesday October 5 and finishes Sunday October 9 at the Life Time Athletic Target Center club in downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2016 UnitedHealthcare US Open
Minneapolis, Minnesota - October 5-9, 2016

LPRT Singles Qualifying - Wednesday

Monserrat Perez - BYE
Hollie Scott v. Kelly Gremley

Youngock Lee v. Michèle Morissette

Natalia Mendez - BYE
Samantha Simmons v. Donna Ryder

Lucia Gonzalez - BYE
Janel Tisinger v. Jazmin Trevino

Regina Franco - BYE
Maiko Sato v. Jenny Daza

Eleni Guzman - BYE
RObin Whitmire v. Ana Jungeon

Cheryl Gudinas - BYE
Erika Manilla v. Jin Young Seok

Maritza Franco - BYE
Linda Tyler v. Malhee Kwon

LPRT Singles Round of 32 - Thursday

1 Paola Longoria v. Q8
16 Monserrat Mejia v. 17 Carolina Rivera

9 Susana Acosta v. 24 Laura Brandt
8 Carla Muñoz v. Q1

5 Jessica Parrilla v. Q4
12 Adrianne Haynes v. 21 Jessica Maldonado

13 Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 20 Cecilia Pratt
4 Alexandra Herrera v. Q5

3 Rhonda Rajsich v. Q6
14 Veronica Sotomayor v. 19 Gabriela Martinez

11 Adriana Riveros v. 22 Jordan Cooperrider
6 Samantha Salas v. Q3

7 Cristina Amaya v. Q2
10 Michelle Key v. 23 Sharon Jackson

15 Sheryl Lotts v. 18 Da’monique Davis
2 Frédérique Lambert v. Q7

LPRT Doubles Qualifying

Susana Acosta & Jessica Maldonado - BYE
Cheryl Gudinas & Sharon Jackson v. Jordan Cooperrider & Erika Manilla

Cecilia Pratt & Maria Renee Rodriguez v. Ana Jungeon & Jin Young Seok
Danielle Key & Michelle Key v. Donna Ryder & Samantha Simmons

Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros - BYE
Natalia Mendez & Carla Muñoz v. Eleni Guzman & Maiko Sato

Gabriela Martinez & Andrea Martinez v. Maritza Franco & Regina Franco
Jessica Parrilla & Monserrat Perez - BYE

LPRT Doubles Quarterfinals

1 Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. Q4
4 Sheryl Lotts & Rhonda Rajsich v. Q1

3 Frédérique Lambert & Veronica Sotomayor v. Q2
2 Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia v. Q3

Follow the bouncing ball….

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