Friday, January 10, 2020

Upset, upset, upset at the 2020 LPRT Florida Pro-Am Friday

The top four seeds are through to the quarterfinals at the 2020 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Florida Pro-Am in Davie, Florida, but there were two upsets in the Round of 16. Bolivian teenager Valeria Centellas had the biggest one, as she defeated 5th seeded USA veteran Rhonda Rajsich, 15-6, 2-15, 11-7. She’ll face 4th seed Natalia Mendez in the quarters, as Mendez beat Micaela Meneses, 15-6, 15-8.

USA’s Kelani Bailey Lawrence got the other upset, as she beat 6th seed Nancy Enriquez of Mexico in two close games, 15-13, 15-14. Bailey Lawrence will play 4th seed Alexandra Herrera in the quarterfinals Saturday. Herrera defeated Laura Brandt, 15-1, 15-2, in the 16s.

Also, 7th seed Cristina Amaya of Colombia held off a charge by 10th seed Maria Renee Rodriguez of Guatemala to win in three games, 15-8, 10-15, 11-8. Amaya will face LPRT #2 Maria Jose Vargas in the quarters, as Vargas beat 15-1, 15-4.

Finally, 8th seed Jessica Parrilla defeated 9th seed Carla Muñoz, 15-13, 15-8, in the Round of 16, and will play LPRT #1 Paola Longoria in the quarterfinals Saturday. Longoria had a walkover win against Joselin Arevalo.

In doubles, Bailey Lawrence was also an upset winner, as she and Muñoz were seeded 5th but came back to defeat 4th seeds Amaya and Rajsich, 5-15, 15-5, 11-8, in the quarterfinals. The other quarterfinal was almost an upset also, but 3rd seeds Enriquez and Parrilla came back from dropping the first game to beat 6th seeds Meneses and Rodriguez, 4-15, 15-7, 11-2.

Check out the action live from Florida via the LPRT YouTube channel or the LPRT website (click “LPRT Live” at the top of the page). The quarterfinals are Saturday at 11 AM and noon with the semi-finals at 5 and 6 PM. The doubles quarterfinals are Friday night at 5 and 6 PM with the semi-finals Saturday night at 7 and 8 PM. The singles final will be 11 AM Sunday with the doubles final to follow at noon. All times eastern.

2019 LPRT Florida Pro-Am, January 10-12, 2020
Davie, Florida


Round of 16 - Friday

1) Paola Longoria d. 16) Joselin Arevalo, forfeit
8) Jessica Parrilla d. 9) Carla Muñoz, 15-13, 15-8

12) Valeria Centellas d. 5) Rhonda Rajsich, 15-6, 2-15, 11-7
4) Natalia Mendez d. 13) Micela Mensese, 15-6, 15-8

3) Alexandra Herrera d. 14) Laura Brandt, 15-1, 15-2
11) Kelani Bailey Lawrence d. 6) Nancy Enriquez, 15-13, 15-14

7) Cristina Amaya d. 10) Maria Renee Rodriguez, 15-8, 10-15, 11-8
2) Maria Jose Vargas d. 15) Graci Wargo, 15-1, 15-4

Round of 16 - Friday

1) Paola Longoria v. 8) Jessica Parrilla - Noon
4) Natalia Mendez v. 12) Valeria Centellas - Noon

3) Alexandra Herrera v. 11) Kelani Bailey Lawrence - 11 AM
2) Maria Jose Vargas v. 7) Cristina Amaya - 11 AM

Doubles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Paola Longoria & Alexandra Herrera - BYE
5) Kelani Bailey Lawrence & Carla Muñoz d. 4) Cristina Amaya & Rhonda Rajsich, 5-15, 15-5, 11-8

3) Nancy Enriquez & Jessica Parrilla d. 6) Micaela Meneses & Maria Renee Rodriguez, 4-15, 15-7, 11-2
2) Natalia Mendez & Maria Jose Vargas - BYE

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Alexandra Herrera v. 5) Kelani Bailey Lawrence & Carla Muñoz - 8 PM
2) Natalia Mendez & Maria Jose Vargas v. 3) Nancy Enriquez & Jessica Parrilla - 7 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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