Friday, October 24, 2008

US Open - WPRO Quarter Final Results - UPDATED

Brenda Kyzer caused one of the biggest upset in US Open history Friday night, as she defeated the #1 woman in the world and defending US Open Champion, Rhonda Rajsich, 7-11, 11-4, 11-9, 12-10. Afterwards, Kyzer said "dreams do come true," and "it's my greatest moment" in racquetball.

She'll play in her second career US Open semi-final Saturday against Paola Longoria.

Paola Longoria and Kristen Bellows were the first two women's semi finalists at the US Open in Memphis. Longoria and Bellows both defeated former US Open Champions in the quarter finals on Thursday.

Longoria seeded 5th defeated 4th seed and 2001 US Open Champion Kerri Wachtel, 11-8, 11-3, 4-11, 11-5. On the other side of the draw, Bellows beat three time US Open Champion Christie Van Hees, 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9.

In the other quarter final, two time US Open Champion, Cheryl Gudinas Holmes fended off Adrienne Fisher, 11-6, 11-4, 11-7, and will next face Bellows in the semi-finals.

Women's Singles Pro - Quarter Finals:

Brenda Kyzer d. Rhonda Rajsich, 7-11, 11-4, 11-9, 12-10
Paola Longoria d. Kerri Wachtel, 11-8, 11-3, 4-11, 11-5

Kristen Bellows d. Christie Van Hees, 11-8, 4-11, 11-5, 11-9
Cheryl Gudinas Holmes d. Adrienne Fisher, 11-6, 11-4, 11-7

Women's Singles Pro - Semi Finals:

Brenda Kyzer vs. Paola Longoria
Cheryl Gudinas Holmes vs. Kristen Bellows

Follow the bouncing ball....

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