Thursday, October 27, 2016

LPRT 2016 Boston Open - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) stops in Boston for the first time in many years this weekend for the Boston Open, the 5th event of the 2016-17 LPRT season. It’s a smaller draw, but a good one with the top four LPRT players in the draw and 8 of the top 10. Also, there are some interesting pairings in doubles.

LPRT #1 Paola Longoria, coming off her 7th US Open win earlier this month will look to continue her winning streak in Boston. LPRT #2 Frédérique Lambert’s streak of final appearances this season was broken at the US Open, as she lost in the semi-finals to Samantha Salas, so she’ll try to get back to the finals in Boston.

Salas isn’t in Boston, so Longoria - her usual doubles partner - has teamed up with LPRT #3 Rhonda Rajsich, and they are the top seeds. Lambert is partnering with LPRT #4 Jessica Parrilla, and you would have to expect those teams to be in the final.

You can watch this weekend’s action live via the LPRT LiveStream channel. The Round of 16 begins at 3 PM on Friday, with the quarterfinals on Saturday at 10 and 11 AM and the semi-finals at 4 and 5 PM. The singles final will be 11 AM Sunday with the doubles final to follow. All times eastern.

2016 LPRT Boston Open, October 28-30, 2016
Boston, Massachusetts

Round of 32 - Singles

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Kelani Bailey v. 17) Sandy Hallett

9) Adriana Riveros - BYE
8) Carla Muñoz - BYE

5) Alexandra Herrera - BYE
12) Gabriela Martinez - BYE

13) Da’Monique Davis - BYE
4) Jessica Parrilla - BYE

3) Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
14) Cheryl Gudinas - BYE

11) Monserrat Mejia - BYE
6) Cristina Amaya - BYE

7) Susana Acosta - BYE
10) Adrienne Haynes - BYE

15) Samantha Simmons - BYE
2) Frédérique Lambert - BYE

Quarterfinals - Doubles

1) Paola Longoria & Rhonda Rajsich - BYE
4) Gabriela Martinez & Monserrat Mejia v. 5) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros

3) Alexandra Herrera & Carla Muñoz v. 6) Susana Acosta & Da’Monique Davis
2) Frédérique Lambert & Jessica Parrilla v. 7) Kelani Bailey & Adrienne Haynes

Follow the bouncing ball….

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