Saturday, April 22, 2017

Longoria & Salas double finalists at 2017 LPRT Battle at the Alamo

What a difference a week makes. Last Saturday, Paola Longoria, the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), lost to Rhonda Rajsich in the final of the Pan American Championships. But this Saturday, Longoria defeated Rajsich in three straight games, 11-1, 11-9, 11-5, in the semi-finals of the LPRT 2017 Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. The win gives Longoria a chance to continue her undefeated streak this season, as she’s won nine of the ten LPRT events of the season after missing the first one.

Samantha Salas, Longoria’s long time doubles partner, will be Longoria’s opponent in the final Sunday, as Salas defeated Carla Muñoz, 11-3, 12-10, 11-7, in the other semi-final. Salas and Longoria also met in the final of US Open back in October, when Longoria won in three straight games.

Salas and Longoria are in doubles final Sunday playing together against Muñoz and Jessica Parrilla. In the semis, Longoria and Salas beat Cristina Amaya and Adriana Riveros, 15-4, 15-9, while Parrilla and Muñoz won two close games against Alexandra Herrera and Monserrat Mejia, 15-13, 15-14.

You can watch the finals live via the LPRT LiveStream channel, as the singles final will be noon Sunday with the doubles final to follow. If you miss it live, you can watch on the LiveStream channel immediately afterwards.

2017 LPRT Battle at the Alamo, April 21-23, 2017
San Antonio, Texas


1) Paola Longoria d. 8) Adrienne Haynes, 11-4, 11-4, 11-3
5) Rhonda Rajsich d. 4) Cristina Amaya, 11-2, 11-9, 11-1

6) Samantha Salas d. 3) Alexandra Herrera, 13-11, 11-3, 11-9
7) Carla Muñoz d. 2) Jessica Parrilla, 9-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7


1) Paola Longoria d. 5) Rhonda Rajsich, 11-1, 11-9, 11-5
6) Samantha Salas d. 7) Carla Muñoz, 11-3, 12-10, 11-7


1) Paola Longoria v. 6) Samantha Salas

Doubles - Semi-finals

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 4) Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros, 15-4, 15-9
2) Jessica Parrilla & Carla Muñoz d. 3) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia, 15-13, 15-14

Doubles - Final

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 2) Jessica Parrilla & Carla Muñoz

Follow the bouncing ball….

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