Saturday, August 25, 2018

Longoria & Salas in both singles & doubles finals at 2018 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience

Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas will meet in the final Sunday of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) 2018 Paola Longoria Experience in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, which is the first event of the 2018-19 LPRT season. Longoria defeated Gabriela Martinez in one semi-final, 11-4, 11-8, 11-3, which was a rematch of the Women’s Singles final from the International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships last Saturday that was won by Martinez.

In the other semi-final, Salas beat Alexandra Herrera in straight games, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3, to set up a meeting with her doubles team-mate. Salas has defeated Longoria two of the last three times they have met on tour, although not the last time, when Longoria beat her in straight games in June at the LPRT Classic. Also, both times Salas won, she came back from 0-2 down to win it in five games.

After playing the singles final, Longoria and Salas will play together in the doubles final, when they’ll take on Herrera and Monserrat Mejia, which will be a rematch of the Mexico National Team Selection Event final that was won by Herrera and Mejia, who then represented Mexico at the IRF World Championships last week.

In the doubles semi-finals, Longoria and Salas beat Natalia Mendez and Maria Jose Vargas, 15-2, 15-4, while Herrera and Mejia defeated Martinez and Maria Renee Rodriguez, 15-10, 15-9.

The singles final will be 2 PM Sunday followed by the doubles final at 3 PM. You can watch the finals via the LPRT LiveStream channel.

2018 LPRT Paola Longoria Experience, August 24-26, 2018
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria d. 13) Gabriela Martinez, 11-4, 11-8, 11-3
10) Samantha Salas d. 3) Alexandra Herrera, 11-5, 11-5, 11-3

Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria v. 10) Samantha Salas - 2 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas d. 4) Natalia Mendez & Maria Jose Vargas, 15-2, 15-4
2) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia d. 6) Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez, 15-10, 15-9

Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 2) Alexandra Herrera & Monserrat Mejia - 3 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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