Sunday, August 14, 2016

Lambert wins 1st LPRT title, defeats Herrera in Atlanta Championships

Frédérique Lambert won the first Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) event of her career Sunday, as she defeated Alexandra Herrera in the final of the Atlanta Championships in Lilburn, Georgia, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9. Lambert, the LPRT's 4th ranked player, was playing in her fourth career final, but second consecutive final, while Herrera, LPRT #8, was in her first final.

The final was a battle of two former World Junior Girls U18 Champions. Lambert won that title in 2011, and Herrera in 2014. Thus, they are two of the good young players on the LPRT.

Herrera did win the Women's Open doubles title in Lilburn, teaming up with Jordan Cooperrider to defeat Regina and Maritza Franco, 15-4, 15-9. The Women's Open singles title went to Cristina Amaya, who beat Susana Acosta in the final, 15-10, 12-15, 11-4.

In the semi-finals, Amaya had a forfeit win against Carla Muñoz, while Acosta defeated Cooperrider, 15-13, 15-8.

The LPRT will be back in action next month, when they'll play back to back tournaments. First, they'll be in San Luis Potosi, Mexico for the Paola Longoria Experience, September 2-4, and then in Greenville, South Carolina for the 2016 Sweet Caroline Open, September 9-11, 2016.

If you missed some of the action from this weekend, you can watch it on the LPRT LiveStream channel.

2016 LPRT Atlanta Championships
Lilburn, Georgia - August 12-14

LPRT Final

2) Frédérique Lambert d. 5) Alexandra Herrera, 11-6, 11-3, 11-9

Women's Open Final

Cristina Amaya d. Susana Acosta, 15-10, 12-15, 11-4


Cristina Amaya d. Carla Muñoz, forfeit
Susana Acosta d. Jordan Cooperrider, 15-13, 15-8

Women's Open Doubles - Final

Jordan Cooperrider & Alexandra Herrera d. Regina Franco & Maritza Franco, 15-4, 15-9

Follow the bouncing ball….

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