Sunday, December 12, 2021

Longoria & Vargas to playoff in 2021 LPRT Christmas Classic final

Results ran true to seeding on Saturday at the 29th Annual Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Christmas Classic Pro-Am in Millersville, Maryland. In fact, there was only one tie-breaker in the six quarterfinal and semi-final matches. That came when 2nd seed Maria Jose Vargas needed three games to get past 3rd seed Alexandra Herrera, 15-7, 13-15, 11-8.

Vargas will play Paola Longoria, the LPRT’s #1 player, in the final Sunday, as Longoria beat 4th seed Natalia Mendez, 15-8, 15-9, in the other semi-final.

There was one “upset” in doubles, although if the top two LPRT players - Longoria and Vargas - team up to play doubles is really an upset when they beat anyone? Longoria is the top ranked doubles player, but Vargas is only ranked 12th, so together they were seeded 3rd in Maryland.

Saturday night they defeated 2nd seeds Valeria Centellas and Mendez, 15-6, 15-7, in the semi-finals. They’ll play top seeds Alexandra Herrera and Montserrat Mejia in the final, as Herrera and Mejia beat 5th seeds Jessica Parrilla and Montserrat Perez in the semi-finals, 15-11, 15-6.

The singles final is Sunday at noon with the doubles final at 1 PM. Look for the action via the LPRT YouTube channel, as well as the LPRT Facebook page.

29th Annual LPRT Christmas Classic Pro-Am
December 10-12, 2021 - Millersville, Maryland

LPRT Singles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria d. 9) Carla Muñoz, 15-0, 15-1
4) Natalia Mendez d. 12) Erika Manilla, 15-9, 15-7

3) Alexandra Herrera d. 6) Jessica Parrilla, 15-7, 15-5
2) Maria Jose Vargas d. 10) Kelani Lawrence, 15-14, 15-6

LPRT Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria d. 4) Natalia Mendez, 15-8, 15-9
2) Maria Jose Vargas d. 3) Alexandra Herrera, 15-7, 13-15, 11-8

LPRT Singles - Final - Sunday

1) Paola Longoria v. 2) Maria Jose Vargas - Noon

LPRT Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Alexandra Herrera & Montserrat Mejia d. 5) Jessica Parrilla & Montserrat Perez, 15-11, 15-5
3) Paola Longoria & Maria Jose Vargas d. 2) Valeria Centellas & Natalia Mendez, 15-6, 15-7

LPRT Doubles - Final - Sunday

1) Alexandra Herrera & Montserrat Mejia v. 3) Paola Longoria & Maria Jose Vargas - 1 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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