Thursday, November 17, 2022

2022 LPRT 30th Anniversary Turkey Shoot - Preview

The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) is back in action this weekend at the Platt Hill Nursery 30th Anniversary Turkey Shoot in Lombard, Illinois. There are 24 players in the field led by LPRT #1 Paola Longoria, who is coming off winning her 12th US Open title last month.

Also in Illinois are the US Open LPRT Doubles champions: Erika Manilla and Natalia Mendez, who will be playing doubles together again this weekend. They are the 3rd seeds, and unsurprisingly the top seeds are two all Mexican teams. But curiously it’s not the two teams you’d expect, although it is the four players you’d expect.

This weekend Longoria will be playing with Montserrat Mejia, rather than Samantha Salas, her usual doubles partner, who she’s won three International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships with. Mejia usually plays with Alexandra Herrera, the LPRT’s #2 singles player. But this week Herrera and Salas have teamed up, and they are the top seeds in doubles with Longoria and Mejia as the 2nd seeds.

You can watch the action from Illinois live via the LPRT YouTube channel. Singles play begins Friday morning with the Round of 32, followed by the first round of doubles at noon. The singles Round of 16 begins at 3 PM on Friday afternoon with the quarterfinals of doubles going off at 6 and 7 PM Friday evening. The singles final will be noon Sunday with the doubles final to go at 1 PM Sunday. All times CST.

2022 LPRT 30th Anniversary Turkey Shoot, November 18-20, 2022
Lombard, Illinois

Round of 32 - Friday

1) Paola Longoria - BYE
17) Linda Tyler d. 16) Nancy Enriquez - 11 AM

9) Brenda Laime v. 24) Denisse Maldonado - 11 AM
8) Angelica Barrios - BYE

5) Montserrat Mejia - BYE
12) Valeria Centellas v. 21) Sunshine Arterburn - 9 AM

13) Sheryl Lotts v. 20) Stephanie Synhorst - 9 AM
4) Natalia Mendez - BYE

3) Erika Manilla - BYE
14) Maria Renee Rodriguez v. 19) Annie Roberts - 9 AM

11) Samantha Salas v. 22) Lexi York - 10 AM
6) Jessica Parrilla - BYE

7) Carla Muñoz - BYE
10) Kelani Lawrence v. 23) Martina Katz - 10 AM

15) Cristina Amaya v. 18) Maria Paz Riquelme - 10 AM
2) Alexandra Herrera - BYE

Doubles - Quarterfinals - Friday

1) Alexandra Herrera & Samantha Salas - BYE
8) Sheryl Lotts & Nancy Enriquez v. 9) Cristina Amaya & Maria Paz Riquelme - Noon

5) Carla Muñoz & Maria Renee Rodriguez - BYE
4) Valeria Centellas & Jessica Parrilla - BYE

3) Erika Manilla & Natalia Mendez - BYE
6) Kelani Lawrence & Linda Tyler v. 11) Martina Katz & Stephanie Synhorst - Noon

7) Angelica Barrios & Brenda Laime v. 10) Annie Roberts v. Lexi York - Noon
2) Paola Longoria & Montserrat Mejia - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball….

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