Friday, October 8, 2021

Manilla & Barrios 1st time LPRT semi-finalists at 2021 UnitedHealthcare US Open

Erika Manilla continues to be the story of the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) at the 2021 UnitedHealthcare US Open in Minneapolis, Minnesota, as she upset another top ranked player Friday norming. This time Manilla came back to defeat 4th seed Gabriela Martinez, 6-15, 15-5, 11-4, and book her first semi-final place at the US Open.

But in that semi-final, she'll take on LPRT #1 Paola Longoria, who beat 8th seed Jessica Parrilla, 15-9, 15-2, in the quarters. That'll be a big task for Manilla, but she's been up to everything that's come her way so far.

Angelica Barrios will be another first time US Open semi-finalist, as she defeated Brenda Laime, 15-12, 15-6, in what was a battle of 21 year olds. In the semis, Barrios will take on 3rd seed Maria Jose Vargas, who needed a tie-breaker to get past Rhonda Rajsich, 15-7, 9-15, 11-4.

Look for the action via the LPRT YouTube channel, as well as the LPRT Facebook page.

2021 UnitedHealthcare US Open Racquetball Championships
October 6-10, 2021 - Minneapolis, Minnesota

LPRT Singles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Paola Longoria d. 8) Jessica Parrilla, 15-9, 15-2
Erika Manilla d. 4) Gabriela Martinez, 6-15, 15-5, 11-4

3) Maria Jose Vargas d. 11) Rhonda Rajsich, 15-7, 9-15, 11-4
10) Angelica Barrios d. 15) Brenda Laime, 15-12, 15-6

LPRT Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria v. Erika Manilla - 1 PM
3) Maria Jose Vargas v. 10) Angelica Barrios - 10 AM

Follow the bouncing ball…..

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