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Rocky Carson Wins His 1st Pro Stop of the 2012/2013 Season-Mid-December 2012 Update

December 17th, 2012 Comments off

Rocky walked away with the first ROLLOUT New Jersey Open Championship by beating Alvaro Beltran in an exciting 5 game match….7, 3, (5), (9), 8. It was a white knuckle match for me, the coach, because Rocky won the first 2 games and he was in complete control of the match and looked  like he’d win it in 3 games.  The champion that Alvaro is, dug deep and pulled out the next 2 games bringing it to a 5th and deciding game. It was back and forth until Rocky went up to a 7-3 lead, but then Alvaro had some great shots and got hot and went up 7-8….nerve racking. Rocky came up with 3 great serves at the end to force a few weak returns by Alvaro that Rocky capitalized on and he won it 11-8….what a relief. This was a sweet victory for Rocky as the last few times he played Alvaro, Rocky lost.

We have really worked hard on tweaking a few things in Rocky’s game physically so he would be more consistent on a few shots, and mentally we looked back over the previous matches where Rocky beat Alvaro and came up with a solid game plan. I believe BOTH these things we worked on over the past month helped Rocky play more consistent and with more confidence, two key components needed to win.

Rocky will be home for the holidays and will take only a little time off as right after the New Year, the first weekend in January, is the first Tier 1 event to start off the 2nd half of the season.

We want to wish you and your families a VERY Happy Holiday Season from Rocky, Paola, myself and my whole “Championship Team”. Enjoy!

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Paola Longoria Continues Her Winning Streak-Beginning of December 2012 Update

December 15th, 2012 Comments off

Fran Davis & HEAD/Penn CONGRATULATES Paola!

Paola has now won 13 consecutive LPRT Tier 1 Events.

Without dropping a single game, Paola Longoria cruised through the draw at the Ladies Professional Racquetball Tour’s (LPRT) 2012 Christmas Classic at the Crystal Gateway Sport & Health Club in Arlington, Virginia. The tournament victory pushes Longoria’s undefeated streak of matches played in LPRT events to 61. Her string of LPRT Tier 1 events now stands at 13, only a few tournaments shy of Michelle Gould’s streak of 16 events from 1994 to 1997.

During the 18 month stretch of undefeated play on the LPRT, Paola Longoria (San Luis Potosi, Mexico) has also dominated the courts during international competition. She won the Women’s Singles/Doubles Title at the 2011 Pan American Games and the 2012 International Racquetball Federation’s (IRF) World Championships. Add in play in the team competitions at those events and Longoria has won 84 consecutive match wins!

I am so PROUD of Paola as her hard work has paid BIG DIVIDENDS since Novemeber 2009 when we joined forces and she hired me as her coach.

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