Saturday, March 7, 2020

Riveros into semi-finals at 2020 LPRT Boston Open

Adriana Riveros, the 13th seed, has yet to drop a game, as she’s rolled into the semi-finals at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) 2020 Boston Open in Marlborough, Massachusetts. In the quarterfinals, Riveros defeated 5th seed Rhonda Rajsich in two straight games, 15-13, 15-10. She’s in the semi-finals for the first time this season, and only the second time in her career. The first was four years ago, when she lost in the semi-finals to Rajsich in Cincinnati.

But in the semis she’ll play LPRT #1 Paola Longoria, who has beaten Riveros in all seven of their LPRT matches. Perhaps #8 will be the charm for Riveros. Longoria advanced to the semis with a win over 9th seed Jessica Parrilla in the quarters, 15-6, 15-3.

The other semi-final will see LPRT #2 Maria Jose Vargas play #3 Samantha Salas. Vargas beat 10th seed Brenda Laime, 15-1, 15-9, in the quarters, while Salas defeated 11th seed Carla Muñoz, 15-10, 15-6. In their 12 LPRT matches, Salas holds an 8-4 advantage over Vargas, but Vargas has won their last two meetings.

You can watch the Boston Open action live via the LPRT YouTube channel or the LPRT website (click “LPRT Live” at the top of the page). On Saturday, the singles semi-finals will be 4 and 5 PM with the doubles semis to follow at 6 and 7 PM. The singles final will be noon Sunday with the doubles final at 1. All times eastern.

2020 LPRT Boston Open, March 6-8, 2020
Marlborough, Massachusetts

Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria d. 9) Jessica Parrilla, 15-6, 15-3
13) Adriana Riveros d. 5) Rhonda Rajsich, 15-13, 15-10

3) Samantha Salas d. 11) Carla Muñoz, 15-10, 15-6
2) Maria Jose Vargas d. 10) Brenda Laime, 15-1, 15-9

Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria v. 13) Adriana Riveros - 5 PM
2) Maria Jose Vargas v. 3) Samantha Salas - 4 PM

Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 5) Jessica Parrilla & Erin Rivera - 7 PM
2) Natalia Mendez & Maria Jose Vargas v. 6) Kelani Lawrence & Sheryl Lotts - 6 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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