15 Aug 2017

Over the years the most prominent force in the continent, Brazil in the guise of Diogo Silva and Livia Lima won the Mixed Doubles event at the 2017 Latin American Cadet Championships in Guatemala City on the late afternoon of Friday 11th August.

At the final hurdle, they overcame the Chilean combination of Esteban Nannig and Valentina Rios in a full distance five games encounter (2-11, 11-9, 8-11, 12-10, 11-7), having one round earlier accounted for the host nation’s Sergio Carrillo and Mercedes Mendizabal (11-6, 11-9, 11-6). In the counterpart semi-final, Esteban Nannig and Valentina Rios had beaten Mexico’s Dario Arce and Clio Barcenas (7-11, 11-7, 11-9, 11-5).

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Editor

Success for Brazil in the Mixed Doubles event; also in the Boys’ Doubles competition hopes remain high for further success.

Proceedings having advanced to the semi-final stage; Daniel Godoi and Diogo Silva meet Puerto Rico’s Angel Naranjo and Jabdiel Torres in the penultimate round. In the opposite half of the draw, Argentina’s Luciano Alto and Matias Guadalupe confront Mexico’s Dario Arce and Adrian Castillo.

Medal hopes alive for Brazil in the Cadet Boys’ Doubles event but somewhat surprisingly not in the Cadet Girls’ Doubles competition. Against expectations, Beatriz Kimoto and Livia Lima, the top seeds experienced a second round exit. They were beaten by Mexico’s Ana Magana and Monica Muñoz in a tense five games encounter decided by the minimal two point margin (5-11, 12-10, 8-11, 11-7, 12-10).

A hard fought second round win for the Mexicans; the quarter-final duel was less traumatic. Impressively they accounted for Chile’s Claudia Infante and Mariam Ruiz, in straight games (11-8, 12-10, 11-9).

In the penultimate round, they meet Puerto Rico’s Fabiola Diaz and Kassandra Maldonado; in the opposite half of the draw, Chile’s Jerusalen Flores and Valentina Rios oppose Mexico’s Marbella Aceves and Clio Barcenas.

The finals of both the Boys’ Doubles and Girls’ Doubles events will be played on Saturday 12th August.

 Day Four: 2017 Latin American Cadet Championships
Photos: Esteban Gonzalez

 

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2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Entries (Monday 7th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Schedule of Play (Monday 7th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Team Seeding (Monday 7th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: First Stage – Boys’ Team (Tuesday 8th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw – Boys’ Team (Friday 11th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: First Stage – Girls’ Team (Tuesday 8th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw – Girls’ Team (Friday 11th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw – Boys’ Doubles (Friday 11th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw – Girls’ Doubles (Friday 11th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw – Mixed Doubles (Friday 11th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: First Stage – Boys’ Singles (Thursday 10th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw- Boys’ Singles (Thursday 10th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: First Stage – Girls’ Singles (Thursday 10th August)

2017 Latin American Cadet Championships: Main Draw- Girls’ Singles (Thursday 10th August)

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