Sunday, August 27, 2017

Longoria wins singles, Herrera & Mendez doubles at 2017 LPRT Torneo Milenio

Paola Longoria defeated Alexandra Herrera, 11-4, 11-3, 11-0, to win the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Torneo Milenio in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday. With the win, Longoria - the #1 player on the LPRT - has won the first two events of the 2017-18 LPRT season, as she also won last weekend in San Luis Potosi.

After having some difficulties in her earlier matches, Longoria was never pushed in the final, as she took big leads in all three games, and won them comfortably. Herrera, who survived a marathon five game semi-final match against Jessica Parrilla on Saturday, never seemed to settle into the final.

However, Herrera did win the LPRT doubles title in TIjuana, as she and Natalia Mendez came back to defeat Parrilla and Carla Muñoz, 10-15, 15-5, 11-10. In the breaker Parrilla and Muñoz led all the way until the end. They were up 6-1 and 10-6, but despite four match point opportunities Parrilla and Muñoz couldn’t finish it off.

Herrera and Mendez scored four straight points to go from 7-10 down to win 11-10. The winning point came when an avoidable was called against Parrilla, as the ball came into the middle of the court and Herrera held up with Parrilla in front of her. Parrilla appealed the call, but the line judges upheld the referee’s avoidable call.

If you missed any of the weekend’s action, look for it on the LPRT YouTube channel. The LPRT will next play at the 2017 US Open in Minneapolis, October 4-8. But they will also play outdoors at the 3 Wallball World Championships in Las Vegas, September 20-24.

2017 LPRT Torneo Milenio, August 23-27, 2017
Tijuana, Mexico

Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria d. 3) Alexandra Herrera, 11-4, 11-3, 11-0

Doubles - Final - Sunday

4) Alexandra Herrera & Natalia Mendez d. 2) Carla Muñoz & Jessica Parrilla, 10-15, 15-5, 11-10

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