The professional women of the LPRT made their way back to Texas for the 2019 Battle At The Alamo. This event has turned out to be a key stop for many of the players on tour, as it blasts the tour into the home stretch of the 2018-19 season.
The big story in the draw was a return to a focus on the final, where last year's winner, Samantha Salas would attempt to make it two years straight as Battle at the Alamo champion. Salas upset the #1 player in the world, Paola Longoria in 2018 and would need to do so again to keep her championship.
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World #1 Paola Longoria (Mexico) had to miss the previous LPRT event in Bolivia due to shoulder issues. The doctor-recommended rest helped her secure another Pan American Championship prior to returning to San Antonio. Paola had two things in mind, bouncing back from last season's loss to Salas in Texas and grabbing pro title number 96. Congratulations to Paola Longoria for being the 2019 Battle At The Alamo champion and taking another milestone victory.
Samantha Salas (Mexico) just keeps making finals. She's made every final for every event she has played on the LPRT this season going into San Antonio. Her appearance in Texas made it seven finals to date for the 2018-19 season.
• Maria Jose Vargas (Argentina) won the last LPRT event before San Antonio. It was a huge inaugural event in the American Iris Open Bolivia Grand Slam. She faced Samantha Salas in that final. The two met again in the semifinals.
• Rhonda Rajsich (USA) made her fourth semifinal of the 2018-19 LPRT season in San Antonio. She is currently holding strong at the #5 spot in the LPRT rankings.
• Cristina Amaya (Colombia) Currently ranked #9.
• Alexandra Herrera (Mexico) Currently ranked #3.
• Natalia Mendez (Argentina) Currently ranked #6.
• Nancy Enriquez (Mexico) Currently ranked #7.
For the LPRT, going back to San Antonio is like visiting family. Mike Cantu and his team hold this event in two locations and work hard to ensure everyone participating is taken care of personally. The hospitality is great, as is the vibe. Easy-going and fun, his team makes it easy for the players to hang around and enjoy the time together. Thank you so much from the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour!
• Splathead Racquetball (Thanks Joe Hall!)
• San Rios Billing (Sandy... you're awesome.)
• Alamo City Racquetball Association
• Gilliam & Associates
• El Jalisco
• Health Texas and Luis Torres
• YMCA of Greater San Antonio
• Culebra Meat Market
• Grand Slam Courts
• Quality Fastners
• Whitestone Wealth management
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