Fisher Goes Fishing for a Four-Peat

Fisher Goes Fishing for a Four-Peat
WPBA San Diego Classic / Alpine, CA
by InsidePOOL Staff
Sunny San Diego is hosting the latest stop on the Women’s Professional Billiard Tour, beginning Thursday, April 10 and crowning a winner Sunday, April 13. The San Diego Classic is being hosted by the beautiful Viejas Casino in Alpine, CA, and has a full 64-player field.
Reigning champ at Viejas, Kelly Fisher, will be attempting a four-peat at this event, and so far, so good. Her first match against Gail Grecar she won easily 9-2, but in the second round, she was faced with the formidable Jasmin Ouschan of Austria, who won the 2006 Championships. Though this was a tougher match for Fisher, she came through with flying colors, winning 9-7. Her next match will be against Anna Kostanian.
A pair of 9-1 wins has seen top seed Allison Fisher through the opening two rounds, the first over Melissa Morris and the second over Jennifer Barretta. Fisher will next meet Vivian Villareal, who survived a double-hill thriller against Ewa Laurance in the second round to advance.
Other top-ranked players remain untouched as yet. Ranked fourth on the tour, Karen Corr remains undefeated as well, dispatching of Candi Rego 9-1 and then Laura Smith 9-2. Xiaoting Pan, now ranked third, bested Heather Lloyd 9-5 and then went on to send Val Finnie to the west side of the chart with a 9-1 win.
Southern California local Melissa Herndon is doing well, having defeated first Stacy Hurst 9-0 and then Tiffany Nelson 9-5. Her next match will be against Eleanor Callado, who won the ACUI National Championships three years running. Callado has already had a good event, with a first-round win over Tracie Hines 9-6 and a second-round win over Helena Thornfeldt that went hill-hill.
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