Friday, August 12, 2022

The LPRT 2022-23 season kicks off in Mexico

The 2022-23 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) season kicks off Friday with the Paola Longoria Grand Slam in Aguascalientes, Mexico. The tournament namesake - Paola Longoria - is in the draw, playing both singles and doubles - the latter with her fellow World Champion partner Samantha Salas.

Longoria won six of the nine LPRT events last season, and finished as the #1 player for the 13th time. But she did lose twice to Alexandra Herrera, and did so in back to back events.

Those were in tournament finals, so Herrera won twice last season. Those were her first wins on tour, and helped her finish #2 behind Longoria in the season ending LPRT rankings.

Eight of the top 11 LPRT players will play in Aguascalientes, and many players are likely looking to fine tune their games ahead of the 2022 International Racquetball Federation (IRF)World Championships that will begin on August 20 in San Luis Potosi, Mexico - a city not far from Aguascalientes.

You can watch the action from Aguascalientes live via the LPRT YouTube channel. Play begins Friday morning with the Round of 32. The Round of 16 will be later on Friday with the quarterfinals and semi-finals on Saturday, and the final on Sunday at noon. The doubles quarterfinals are Friday night with the doubles semis Saturday night and the final on Sunday at 1 PM after the singles final. All times central.

2022 LPRT Paola Longoria Grand Slam, August 12-14, 2022
Aguascalientes, Mexico

Round of 32 - Friday

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
16) Joselin Arevalo v. 17) Maria Paz Riquelme - 11 AM

8) Samantha Salas - BYE
9) Carla Muñoz - BYE

5) Angelica Barrios - BYE
12) Sheryl Lotts v. 21) Yanna Salazar - 10 AM

13) Nancy Enriquez v. 20) Andrea Martinez - 10 AM
4) Erika Manilla - BYE

3) Natalia Mendez - BYE
14) Cristina Amaya v. 19) Jazmin Elizabeth Aguilar - 11 AM

11) Maria Renee Rodriguez - BYE
6) Jessica Parrilla - BYE

7) Montserrat Mejia - BYE
10) Valeria Centellas - BYE

15) Susana Acosta v. 18) Paula Aguilar - 11 AM
2) Alexandra Herrera - BYE Doubles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas v. 8) Jazmin Elizabeth Aguilar & Paula Aguilar - 8 PM
4) Natalia Mendez & Valeria Centellas v. 5) Carla Muñoz & Maria Renee Rodriguez - 8 PM

3) Erika Manilla & Jessica Parrilla v. 6) Nancy Enriquez & Sheryl Lotts - 7 PM
2) Alexandra Herrera & Montserrat Mejia v. 7) Cristina Amaya & Maria Paz Riquelme - 7 PM Follow the bouncing ball….

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