HEAD Penn pros dominate the weekend

January 28, 2013

Cincinnati, Ohio, Sioux Falls, S.D. & Melbourne, Australia — HEAD Penn’s Paola Longoria has extended her undefeated streak of matches won on the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) into another calendar year. Longoria’s last loss on the LPRT was in May 2011 and with her win at this weekend’s “Tour of Hope” event in Cincinnati has yet to lose a match in 20 months. The San Luis Potosi, Mexico native now holds a streak of 14 LPRT Tier 1 events won in a row. Add in two smaller satellite events and Paola has won 16 professional tournaments in a row and won 65 consecutive professional matches.

During her streak, Longoria has also dominated the courts during international competition. She won the Women’s Singles Title at the 2011 Pan American Games, the 2012 Pan American Championships and the 2012 International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) World Championships. Her overall consecutive matches win streak for international play and on the women’s professional tour now sits at 88.

Meanwhile in South Dakota, HEAD Penn’s Rocky Carson continued a winning streak of his own by winning the Lewis Drug Pro-Am, an International Racquetball Tour (IRT) even in Sioux Falls. Coupled with Rocky’s win two weeks ago at the IRT event in New York, the California native is undefeated on the young 2013 year. The win will propel Carson to the top spot on the IRT’s “Season to Date” rankings.

HEAD Penn players Samantha Salas Solis (Mexico) and Grace Hughes (Seattle, Wash.) each reached the quarterfinals in Cincinnati. Shane Vanderson fell to Carson in the semifinals in Sioux Falls, while Tony Carson reached the quarterfinals.

On the tennis court, HEAD’s Novak Djokovic matched the performance of his racquetball counterparts by winning the first Grand Slam of the season at the Australian Open in Melbourne.

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