Angela Grisar

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Angela Grisar
Personal information
Nationality Chilean
Born (1973-05-02) May 2, 1973 (age 44)
Santiago, Chile
Residence San Ramon, California
Height 5 ft 5 in (165 cm)
Sport
Sport Racquetball
Achievements and titles
World finals 2nd (2004, 2006)
Highest world ranking 4th (2006-07, 2007-08)

Angela Grisar (born May 2, 1973) is a Chilean racquetball player. She is the most accomplished South American woman's racquetball player ever, winning numerous medals in international competitions as well as a women's pro tournament.

International career[edit]

Grisar was runner up in singles at the World Championships twice: in 2004,[1] when she lost to Cheryl Gudinas in the final in Anyang, South Korea, and 2006,[1] Canadian Christie Van Hees in the final in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.

Grisar has also been runner up in doubles twice at Worlds. She did it in 2006 with Fabiola Marquez, when they lost to Americans Laura Fenton and Aimee Ruiz,[1] and in 2012 with Carla Muñoz,[2] when they lost to Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas. Her latest medal at Worlds came in 2014, when she was a bronze medalist in Women's Doubles with Carla Muñoz.

Grisar was a double medalist at the 2006 Pan American Championships,[3] when she got bronze in singles and silver in doubles with Fabiola Marquez.

In 2007, she was again a bronze medalist in singles at the Pan American Championships,[4] and again a silver medalist in doubles with Marquez at the 2008 Pan American Championships.[5]

Grisar has two doubles medals with Carla Muñoz. They got bronze at the 2011 Pan American Games, and at the 2013 Pan American Championships.[6]

Grisar has three other bronze medals in singles: one from the 2004 Pan American Championships, when she lost to Canadian Lori-Jane Powell in the semi-finals,[7] one from the 2011 Pan American Championships, when she lost to Samantha Salas in semi-finals,[8] and the other at the 2009 World Games in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

Professional career[edit]

Grisar won one women's pro tournament, which came in 2007 in Miami, where she defeated Kerri Wachtel in the final, Rhonda Rajsich in the semi-finals and Kristen Walsh Bellows in the quarter finals.[9] She was a semi-finalist at the US Open in 2007 and a US Open quarter finalist on five other occasions.

Over her career, Grisar was a top 10 player on the women's pro tour rankings for six consecutive seasons from 2003-04 to 2008-09. Her highest ranking was 4th at the end of the 2006-07 and 2007-08 seasons.

Personal life[edit]

Grisar currently lives in San Ramon, California, where she is a health club manager in Fremont, California. She graduated from the Universidada Catolica de Chile in 1997 (journalism & social communication) and the Universidad de Chile in 2006 (masters in anthropology & social development).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c http://internationalracquetball.com/racquetball/recordbook/irf-recordsbooks/match-results.aspx
  2. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "SIRC News Hub - SIRC". www.sirc.ca. 
  4. ^ "SIRC News Hub - SIRC". www.sirc.ca. 
  5. ^ "SIRC News Hub - SIRC". www.sirc.ca. 
  6. ^ "Dropbox - Error" (PDF). Dropbox. 
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-02-27. Retrieved 2014-02-27. 
  8. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-01-20. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  9. ^ https://web.archive.org/web/20070401020658/http://ladiesproracquetball.com/draws/miami_2007_32.pdf

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