Saturday, November 13, 2021

Top man and woman to face off in Mixed Doubles at 2021 Arizona Open

It rarely happens, but #1 will play #1 in the final of Mixed Doubles Sunday at the Arizona Open Racquetball Championships in Tempe, Arizona, as Paola Longoria - the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) and her partner Alejandro Landa will take on Daniel De La Rosa - the #1 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) and his partner (and wife) Michelle De La Rosa.

In the semi-finals, Longoria and Landa, who are seeded 1st in the draw, beat Andres Acuña and Maria Jose Vargas in two straight games, 15-8, 15-5. In the other semi, the De La Rosas needed three games to get by Alexandra Herrera and Sebastian Fernandez, 15-8, 13-15, 11-4. The De La Rosas made an adjustment after losing the first game, as they put Michelle on the left side, so she was on the same side as Longoria. The strategy worked, as they came back to take in three games.

The Mixed Doubles final will be at 1:15 PM Mountain time Sunday. Look for the action via the LPRT and IRT YouTube channels (LPRT YouTube channel & IRT YouTube.), as well as their respective Facebook pages.

Arizona Open Racquetball Championships
November 11-14, 2021 - Tempe, Arizona

Mixed Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Alejandro Landa & Paola Longoria d. 12) Andres Acuña & Maria Jose Vargas, 15-8, 15-5
11) Daniel De La Rosa & Michelle De La Rosa d. 10) Sebastian Fernandez & Alexandra Herrera, 15-8, 13-15, 11-4

Mixed Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Alejandro Landa & Paola Longoria v. 11) Daniel De La Rosa & Michelle De La Rosa - 1:15 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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