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Famous Glass Court Hosts LPRT Turkey Shoot 2023

Nov 20, 2023

Decades of battles have been fought on the famous "fish-bowl" green glass wall court at the famous Glass Court Swim & Fitness Club in Lombard Illinois, and this year's LPRT event was no different. Maria Jose Vargas came out victorious this time earning her 6th career singles title while tough duo Montse Mejia and Alexandra Herrera added another doubles title to their resume.

Thank you to Todd Boss of for the event recap:

LPRT Turkey Shoot Wrap-up
Congrats to your Pro winners on the weekend:
- Singles: Maria Jose Vargas
- Doubles: Montse Mejia & Alexandra Herrera
Vargas wins her 6th career LPRT singles title, bringing her back into a tie with current #1 Montse Mejia for 13th all time. See for a complete list of LPRT tournament winners with their career totals.
R2 Sports App home page for event:
Lets review the notable matches in the Singles draw.
Singles Match report in the PRS database:
In the 32s, Floridian Chanis Leon got a solid win over Colombian Maria Paz Riquelme , while @Lexi York got the win over fellow American @Stephanie Synhorst to move on.
In the 16s:
- Natalia Mendez took a topsy-turvy match over Carla Muñoz in the 8/9 match-up, winning the first game 15-5, then losing the second game 15-1, before cruising in the tie-breaker 11-2. Odd score-line for sure.
- #10 Kelani Lawrence got a first career win over #7 Samantha Salas Solis 12,11.
In the Quarters
- #1 Monserrat Mejia dropped the first game against Mendez before advancing.
- #4 Vargas ground out two close game wins against #5 Alexandra Herrera 13,11.
- #6 Erika Manilla got her first career win over #3 Brenda Laime Jalil with a very solid 9,7 win.
- #2 Paola Longoria subdued Kelani 9,6 to move into another semi.
In the Semis, two upsets.
- #4 Vargas crushed #1 Mejia 7,7 to move into the final. Vargas continues to show why she's putting her name in the hat for #1.
- #6 Manilla got her career best win, topping the 13-time LPRT tour champion Longoria in a tie-breaker ot move into the final. It's her second career final after last year's US Open.
In the Finals, Vargas was just too strong and cruised to a 9,5 win in a match between the two hardest hitters on tour. Vargas completes a dominant performance in Chicago, where not one player even scored double digits on her the entire weekend.
Doubles review
The doubles contest came down to the two top Mexican teams as expected, with Herrera & Mejia winning their 7th pro doubles title together.
Match report in the PRS database:
Open Singles, other notable draws
- Lawrence took the Women's Open draw over Munoz.
- Thomas Carter beat fellow Illinois native Jeremy Dixon in Men's Open.
- Carter teamed with @Alok Mehta to win Men's Open Doubles too.

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