World Singles & Doubles Open Championships
August 15, 2021
The LPRT draw at the World Singles and Doubles Open Championships had all the excitement of a good sports movie. It was obvious that the absence of the #1 tour player had opened the door for someone to earn the pro event title, because the matches were fierce, and the upsets were heart-breaking. Ana Gabriela “Gaby” Martinez, the #11 seed, won the event and her first pro title.
Thank you to Jim Hiser, all the sponsors, and the team of people who put on a successful tournament. Referred to as a “Mini U.S. Open,” the event was full of LPRT and IRT pros, amateur competitors, and great hospitality. Equal prize money was offered to the pro tours for singles, along with a $10,000 Mixed Pro Double’s purse. The victorious team, who came out on top of one of the toughest Mixed Pro Draws in racquetball history, was LPRT player Samantha Salas Solis and IRT player Rodrigo Montoya.
2021 TeamRoot.Com Super Max Slam Full of Upsets!
June 20, 2021
The 2021 TeamRoot.Com Super Max Slam was a battle of the best players in the world. Thirty-six pros ascended on the Jewish Community Center of Greater Kansas in Overland Park, to compete for $60,000 in prize money. The event, which started in the singles round of 64, was not shy of thrillers, 11-10 tiebreakers, and upsets. Montse Mejia (Mexico), who entered as the 10 seed, took top prize in both pro singles and pro doubles with partner Alexandra Herrera (Mexico). This was Mejia’s first pro tour singles title.
Another first for the event was an invitation to LPRT fans to make their picks in a TeamRoot.Com SuperMaxSlam Fantasy Bracket. Congratulations to former LPRT pro Jen Saunders who won with an almost perfect bracket, missing only two picks.
Sweet Caroline Open 2021 and 1st LPRT Hall of Fame Inductions
May 2, 2021
The Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour traveled to Greenville to compete in the Sweet Caroline Open’s 5th Annual Grand Slam. The event, hosted by Sportsclub Fitness & Wellness, South Carolina Racquetball Players’ Association, and title sponsor Ob Hospitalist Group, welcomed 36 pro players from seven different countries who battled in both singles and doubles. The three-day tournament also offered a variety of skill and age divisions to over 100 amateur players.
$60,000 Purse at the TeamRoot.Com Super MAX Slam
December 8, 2020
Players traveled from 6 different countries and under pandemic safety protocols to battle for record breaking prize money. The athletes put on a show starting in the qualifier round of 64 all the way through the finals. Prize money in 3 divisions was at stake: Pro singles, Pro Doubles, and Women's Open Singles. Our sincere gratitude goes to Randy Root of TeamRoot.Com, our sole sponsor and racquetball enthusiast, for his generous support.
3WallBall World Outdoor Championships
October 19, 2020
The 3WallBall World Outdoor Championships went off under some new guidelines for the year of Covid-19. Although the pandemic delayed some of racquetball's grandest indoor events, the Vegas 3WallBall Team, lead by Mike Coulter, managed to pull off a success.
Amazing matches were played on the annually constructed courts in the STRAT parking lot. We saw a mix of WOR legends and Hall of Famers playing with some indoor legends and first time 3WallBall players. We saw short wall, one wall, singles, doubles, paddle ball, and handball, all played in front of the iconic hotel.
Another Sweet Title for Longoria
February 18, 2020
World #1 Paola Longoria battles past #2 Maria Jose Vargas in Greenville, SC, 15-5, 15-6 in their sixth Finals pairing of the season. Longoria has now beaten Vargas 5 of 6 and now 4 in a row.
Longoria played comfortably this weekend with just 8 points scored against her as the high water mark in any game (by Montse Mejia) and 11 total points in a match (by Mejia in the Quarters and by Vargas in the Finals).
Vargas, on the other hand, had some close games early in the 16s and Quarters vs Sheryl Lotts and Valeria Centellas respectively before finishing them off in the 2nd game of the match. Then, Vargas needed a tie-breaker with #6 Rhonda Rajsich losing the 2nd game before taking the 3rd 11-1 to reach the Finals.
LPRT Kicks Off New Year Excitement in Florida
January 19, 2020
Paola Longoria, the #1 player on the LPRT, capped off the Florida Pro/Am with another Singles title over Maria Jose Vargas. This was the fifth time the players have met in a Finals this season (out of six) with Paola coming out the victor now for the fourth time.
Maryland Christmas Classic is the Gift that Keeps on Giving
December 18, 2019
Always a memorable and festive event with tremendous fans and support.
Congratulations to our winners and finalists!
Singles winner Paola Longoria, finalist María Jose Vargas.
Doubles winners Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas, finalists María Jose Vargas and Natalia Mendez.
Chicago Concludes After a Weekend of Upsets
November 27, 2019
Another event in the books. Congratulations to Paola Longoria for winning singles, and Paola and Samantha Salas for winning doubles.
Penultimate US OPEN Presents Two Firsts
October 19, 2019
Paola Longoria continues here reign by attaining her 100th career title at the biggest stage in all of racquetball! Her victory came after a textbook win over Maria Jose Vargas.
The Tour Hits Virginia Beach With An Upset
September 11, 2019
Maria Jose Vargas wins the first ever LPRT by the Beach with an upset victory over world #1 Paola Longoria in singles.
Vargas delays Paola's 100th professional title until our next stop. Paola will get another shot for her 100th on racquetball's biggest stage, the US OPEN.
Longoria Wins Namesake Tour Stop
August 28, 2019
Congratulations to Paola Longoria for winning the singles title over Maria Jose Vargas and to Montse Mejia and Alexandra Herrera for winning the doubles title over Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas Solis at the 2019 Paola Longoria Experience #1 Grand Slam in San Luis Potosi Mexico.