Saturday, March 5, 2022

Barrios upsets Vargas in quarterfinals at 2022 LPRT Boston Open

Sixth seed Angelica Barrios of Bolivia upset 3rd seed Maria Jose Vargas of Argentina, 7-15, 15-0, 11-7, in the quarterfinals of the 2022 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Boston Open in Marlborough, Massachusetts. The win put Barrios into the semi-finals for the third time this season. She’s just been in one LPRT final in her career, but will have a chance to double that number when she plays LPRT #2 Alexandra Herrera later today.

Herrera got to the semis by hanging on to defeat her doubles partner, 7th seed Montserrat Mejia, in three games, 15-11, 12-15, 11-8.

On the top side of the draw, Paola Longoria, the LPRT’s #1 player, beat her long time doubles partner Samantha Salas, 15-5, 15-7, and will play either 5th Natalia Mendez of Argentina, who needed a tie-breaker get past 13th seed Erika Manilla in the other semi finals, winning 7-15,

The singles semi-finals will be at 4 and 5 PM, and the final on Sunday at noon. The doubles semi-finals will be Saturday evening at 6 and 7 PM and final at 1 PM Sunday. All times Eastern. Look for the action via the LPRT YouTube channel, as well as the LPRT Facebook page.

LPRT Boston Open
March 4-6, 2022 - Marlborough, Massachusetts

LPRT Singles - Quarterfinals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria d. 8) Samantha Salas, 15-5, 15-7
5) Natalia Mendez d. 13) Erika Manilla, 15-11, 12-15, 11-8

6) Angelica Barrios d. 3) Maria Jose Vargas, 7-15, 15-0, 11-7
2) Alexandra Herrera d. 7) Montserrat Mejia, 15-6, 9-15, 11-2

LPRT Singles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria v. 5) Natalia Mendez - 5 PM
2) Alexandra Herrera v. 6) Angelica Barrios - 4 PM

LPRT Doubles - Semi-finals - Saturday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 4) Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez - 7 PM
2) Alexandra Herrera & Montserrat Mejia v. 6) Kelani Lawrence & Hollie Scott - 6 PM

Follow the bouncing ball….

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