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The Racquetball Blog Discusses Round of 16 at 2017 LPRT Boston Open

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This article appeared on October 27, 2017.


The top seeds are all through to the quarterfinals at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) 2017 Boston Open in Boston, Massachusetts, including LPRT #1 Paola Longoria, who was a straight game winner over Eleni Guzman, 11-3, 11-0, 11-1, and LPRT #2 Frédérique Lambert, who also won in three games against Jenny Daza, 11-7, 11-0, 11-9. The 3rd, 4th and 5th seeds – Jessica Parrilla, Alexandra Herrera and Rhonda Rajsich, respectively – also won their matches.

Parrilla dropped the first game against Sheryl Lotts, but came back win the next three, taking the match 8-11, 11-5, 11-4, 11-1. Rajsich also came back from a game down against Nancy Enriquez, who was up 2-1 before Rajsich won it in five games, 11-3, 6-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-1.

Herrera won in three straight against Maria Renee Rodriguez, 11-0, 12-10, 11-2, but the match wasn’t without drama, as Rodriguez was up 9-2 in game two, but Herrera came back to win it 12-10. Rodriguez took timeouts at 9-5 and 9-9, and got the serve back immediately after the 9-9 timeout. She scored a point to get a game point at 10-9, but Rodriguez then changed from the serve she’d been using most of the game – a drive Z serve where she stood left of center and hit the ball to the front left corner so it went to the back right corner so to the left-hander Herrera’s backhand. At 10-9, Rodriguez served a half lob Z to the right rather than the hard Z to the right, and that allowed Herrera time to step and cut it off, getting the serve back.

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