Longoria wins at 2024 LPRT Battle at the Beach & LPRT Season Summary
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Paola Longoria won the 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Battle at the Beach in Norfolk, Virginia, by defeating Alexandra Herrera, 15-5, 15-10, in the final on the weekend. She had a chance to win the doubles title also, but Longoria and Samantha Salas lost in that final to Herrera and Montserrat Mejia, 15-5, 15-9. While the finals were relatively straight forward matches, the doubles semi-finals were anything but, as both went the distance. Longoria and Salas squeaked by Natalia Mendez and Maria José Vargas 14-15, 15-14, 11-9, in the first semi and then Herrera and Mejia needed ..read more
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Herrera & Longoria to face off in final of the 2024 LPRT Battle at the Beach
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Number three will play #4 in the final of the 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Battle at the Beach in Norfolk, Virginia, as they defeated the top seeds in the semi-finals. Fourth seed Alexandra Herrera knocked off LPRT #1 Maria José Vargas, 15-14, 9-15, 11-9, and 3rd seed Paola Longoria beat LPRT #2 Montserrat Mejia, 15-9, 15-8. In doubles, 4th seeds Brenda Laime and Carla Muñoz narrowly defeated 5th seeds Kelani Lawrence and Hollie Scott, 15-12, 7-15, 11-10, in the quarterfinals Friday, so they’ll play top seeds Herrera and Mejia in the semi-finals at noon on Saturday. In the ..read more
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Early Rounds at the 2024 LPRT Sweet Caroline Open
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Two upsets in the Round of 16 at the 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Sweet Caroline Open in Greenville, South Carolina, although neither are big surprises. Eleventh seed Natalia Mendez defeated 6th seed Brenda Jaime, 15-12, 15-9, and 9th seed Carla Muñoz beat 8th seed Cristina Amaya, 15-7, 15-6. In the quarterfinals, Mendez will play LPRT #3 Paola Longoria, who defeated 14th seed Lexi York, 15-9, 15-2, and Muñoz will be up against LPRT #1 Maria Jose Vargas, who beat 17th seed Michelle Key, 15-3, 15-4. In a near upset, Naomi Ros, the 15th seed, won the first game against LPRT ..read more
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2024 LPRT Sweet Caroline Open - Preview
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The 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Sweet Caroline Open - the penultimate event of the 2023-24 LPRT season - begins Friday in Greenville, South Carolina. The field of 23 players is led by LPRT #1 Maria Jose Vargas, who will be looking to win her fifth title of the season, and second consecutive after winning last month’s Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio. Overall, 17 of the top 20 LPRT players will be competing in Greenville. The interest in doubles surrounds Michelle Key and Carla Muñoz, who were surprise finalists last month in San Antonio. They are seeded 4th this weekend ..read more
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Weekend Update: Wins for Mendez, Waselenchuk and Natera & Trujillo
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Natalia Mendez and Kane Waselenchuk won Women’s and Men’s Open at the 2024 Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, on the weekend. Mendez beat Carla Muñoz in the final, 15-5, 15-3, after needing a tie-breaker to get by Naomi Ros in the semi-finals, 14-15, 15-11, 11-3. Carla Muñoz beat Ana Laura Flores, 15-1, 15-2, in the other semi. Waselenchuk beat Alan Natera in the Men’s Open final, 15-5, 15-9. In the semi-finals, he defeated Elias Nieto, 15-5, 15-4, and Natera needed a tie-breaker to beat Erick Trujillo, 12-15, 15-9, 11-3. However, Natera and Trujillo teamed up to win the Men’s Open Dou ..read more
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Vargas wins singles, Herrera & Mejia doubles at 2024 LPRT Battle at the Alamo
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Maria José Vargas confirmed her position as the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) by winning the 2024 LPRT Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, on Saturday. She defeated LPRT #3 Montserrat Mejia in the final, 15-12, 8-15, 11-7, for her fourth win of the season. But Mejia did win doubles, as she and Alexandra Herrera beat 7th seed surprise finalists Michelle Key and Carla Muñoz, 15-7, 15-10. In the singles final, Vargas took a 9-1 lead in game one, yet Mejia almost came all the way back, getting within two at 9-7, 13-11, and 14-12, before Vargas finished it off ..read more
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Mejia & Vargas to face off at 2024 LPRT Battle at the Alamo
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Maria José Vargas, the #1 player on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT), will have a chance to win her fourth tournament of the season Saturday, as she defeated 5th seed Alexandra Herrera, 3-15, 15-10, 11-10, in the semi-finals of the 2024 Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, Friday. Vargas will play LPRT #3 Montserrat Mejia in the final, as Mejia defeated LPRT #2 Paola Longoria in the other semi-final, 12-15, 15-5, 11-6. Vargas unseated Mejia as the #1 player after last month’s Boston Open, so Mejia will want a win in hopes of getting back to #1 this season. Vargas almost di ..read more
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2024 LPRT Battle at the Alamo - Quarterfinals
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No upsets in the quarterfinals at the 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, Friday. Top seed Maria José Vargas defeated 8th seed Kelani Lawrence in two straight games, 15-5, 15-4, and in the semi-finals will play 5th seed Alexandra Herrera, who beat 13th seed Jessica Parrilla, 15-2, 15-2. The matches on the other side of draw were closer. Second seed Paola Longoria defeated her doubles parter Samantha Salas, the 7th seed, in two close games, 15-14, 15-11, and 3rd seed Montserrat Mejia needed a tie-breaker to fend off the challenge from 6th ..read more
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2024 LPRT Battle at the Alamo - Round of 16
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Jessica Parrilla had the big upset of the Round of 16 Thursday at the 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, as the 13th seed upset 4th seed Brenda Laime, 15-11, 14-15, 11-7. Parrilla has her sights on getting back in the top 10, and this win will help that goal. She’ll play 5th seed Alexandra Herrera in the quarterfinals Friday, as Herrera defeated 12th seed Angelica Barrios in the 16s, coming back to win in three games, 5-15, 15-1, 11-8. The top seeds won in two straight games. LPRT #1 Maria José Vargas defeated 17th seed Naomi Ros, 15-3 ..read more
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2024 LPRT Battle at the Alamo - Round of 32
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One surprise so far in the Round of 32 at the 2024 Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) LPRT Battle at the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Twenty-second seed Michelle Key came back from a game down to upset 11th seed Natalia Mendez, 14-15, 15-9, 11-2. Key will face 6th seed Gabriela Martinez in the Round of 16 Thursday afternoon, as Martinez beat 27th seed Fatima Sanchez Garcia, 15-3, 15-3, in the 32s. Also in the 32s, 17th seed Naomi Ros won the 16/17 match, upsetting 16th Lexi York - and her doubles parter - in two close games, 15-14, 15-10, and 10th seed Cristina Amaya needed a tie-brea ..read more
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