Final Four Set for WPBA U.S. Open

Final Four Set for WPBA U.S. Open

Top seed Allison Fisher faced down some heavy opposition Saturday after reaching the final 16. After besting Vivian “The Texas Tornado” Villareal 9-4 in the final 16, single-elimination format, she went on to defeat Jennifer “9 Millimeter” Barretta 7-3 to reach the semifinals Sunday.
Fisher’s opponent, Ga-Young Kim, faced an equally unstable factor in her march to the semifinals. She battled to a double-hill match with the steady Gerda Hofstatter of Austria and prevailed 9-8, only to go on to face Atlanta’s Monica Webb, whom she showed the door 7-3.
In the lower bracket, Xiaoting Pan eliminated Jeanette “The Black Widow” Lee with a resounding 9-3 win, and then matched up with Kelly Fisher. Kelly had faced off with Laura Smith in the final 16, prevailing 9-5. She went on to play a close match with Pan but survived to advance 7-5.
Kim Shaw also did not have an easy run of things. In the final 16, she faced off against Sarah “Velvet” Ellerby and won a close match 9-7, only to have to face the WPBA’s number-two player, Karen Corr. Corr, just off a win against the tough-playing Tiffany Nelson 9-4, was forced to go up against the determined Shaw, who ultimately won the double-hill match 7-6.
View the WPBA US Open tournament brackets (/wpba-us-open-brackets.html)
Sunday’s matches are as follows: Allison Fisher versus Ga-Young Kim in the first semifinal match, and Kelly Fisher and Kim Shaw in the second semifinal match.
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