HEAD Penn dominates pro racquetball championships
Fullerton, Calif. — HEAD Penn players stormed the finals in the Professional Divisions at the season ending Grand Slam event in Southern California with 3 of the 4 finalists swinging HEAD frames. Paola Longoria - the No. 1 women’s racquetball player in the World - faced off against fellow countrywoman Samantha Salas Solis in the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour (LPRT) final. Rocky Carson represented HEAD Penn in the final of the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) division. Both players were armed with HEAD’s new Zeus 165 racquet, the most powerful racquetball frame HEAD has ever produced.
Paola and Samantha battled in an LPRT event final for the second consecutive tournament. Earlier this month Longoria defeated Salas Solis in Virginia en route to capturing her fourth Year End Title of her career. The result was the same this weekend at the USA Racquetball National Championships with Paola prevailing once again. Longoria’s record breaking match winning streak now stands at 80 matches in a row without a loss. Her consecutive LPRT tournament winning streak extends to 20.
Rocky - the No. 2 men’s racquetball player in the World - reached his seventh final of the 2012-2013 season in Fullerton before being knocked off. Rocky wraps up the season in the second spot in the Season Ending Rankings, his seventh consecutive season where he has finished in the Top 3. Carson has placed in the Top 10 of the IRT Season End Rankings every season since the 1998-1999 season, a span of 14 years!
As the indoor professional racquetball season concludes, next up for all three players is the 2013 World Games in Cali, Colombia. Rocky is the former World Games Silver Medalist. Paola and Samantha team up on the International stage to represent their home country of Mexico in the Women’s Doubles division.
To follow Rocky, Paola, Samantha and all the top HEAD Penn racquetball players, please follow facebook.com/headpennracquetball.
TIMag.com news search
Latest TIMag.com news
- Lloyd named coach of San Diego Aviators
- HEAD is new official stringing team at BNPPO
- PTR names Private Facility of the Year
- Djokovic interview in WSJ. Magazine
- BNP Paribas Showdown names official charity
- Longoria strengthens hold on top ranking
- Draws announced for PowerShares events
- Maui Jim partners with ATP
- Osei named PTR Volunteer of the Year
- Adams receives PTR/USTA award