Tournaments

26 Mar 2018

A history of success in continental competitions; Argentina emerged the dominant country in the Junior Boys’ Singles event at the 2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships in Santiago, Chile on Sunday 25th March.

In the title deciding contest, Martin Bentancor, the no.2 seed accounted for surprise finalist, Argentine colleague, Santiago Lorenzo, the no.7 seed, to reserve the top step of the podium, a five games verdict being the outcome (11-8, 13-11, 9-11, 11-7, 11-6).

by Ian Marshall, ITTF Publications Manager

Impressive in the final, in the later rounds Martin Bentancor had been equally impressive; at the quarter-final stage, he had ousted Chile’s Nicolas Burgos, the top seed (11-4, 11-7, 11-8, 11-6), prior to overcoming Brazil’s Eduardo Tomoike, the no.3 seed, in the penultimate round (7-11, 11-7, 13-11, 11-6, 11-5).

A semi-final departure for Eduardo Tomoike, for colleague Diogo Silva who in the group phase had beaten Nicolas Burgos (11-8, 11-9, 7-11, 13-11) to remain unbeaten and duly top the group, it was also defeat at the hands of a Chilean; he was narrowly beaten in the second round by Andres Martinez, the no.5 seed (14-12, 12-10, 9-11, 11-4, 6-11, 5-11, 11-9) and the player who the previous day had partnered Nicolas Burgos to Men’s Doubles gold.

Success for Andres Martinez but one round later it was to be defeat, he suffered at the hands of Santiago Lorenzo in closely contested six games encounter (18-16, 5-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-6, 12-10), who duly booked his place in the final by overcoming Peru’s Rodrigo Hidalgo, the no.6 seed (11-9, 12-14, 11-5, 11-9, 11-6) and a player clearly in good form.

In round two, Rodrigo Hidalgo had beaten Chile’s Sebastian Gonzalez, the player who in the group stage of proceedings had accounted for Argentina’s Leandro Fuentes, the no.4 seed (1-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-9, 11-7) and had duly remained unbeaten to top the group. Meanwhile for Leandro Fuemtes it was a quarter-final exit; he was beaten by Eduardo Tomoike (11-4, 11-8, 11-6, 11-2).

Defeat for Leandro Fuentes by it was Argentina who captured the honours, as the curtain closed Martin Bentancor and Santiago Lorenzo stood tall.

Tournament

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Full Results – All Events (Sunday 25th March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: List of Entries (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Playing Schedule (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Pan American Championships Qualification (English)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Pan American Championships Qualification (Spanish)

Junior Events – Seeding

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Team Events – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Doubles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Doubles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Mixed Doubles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

Junior Events – Draws and Results

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team – Results (Thursday 22nd March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Team – Results (Thursday 22nd March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – Stage One – Results (Friday 23rd March)
2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Sunday 25th April)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – Stage One – Results (Friday 23rd March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Sunday 25th April)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Doubles – Results (Saturday 24th March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Doubles – Results (Saturday 24th March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Mixed Doubles – Results (Saturday 24th March)

Cadet Events – Seeding

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Team Events – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Doubles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Doubles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Mixed Doubles – Seeding (Wednesday 21st March)

Cadet Events – Draws and Results

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Results (Thursday 22nd March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Results (Thursday 22nd March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – Stage One – Results (Friday 23rd March)
2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Sunday 25th April)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – Stage One – Results (Friday 23rd March) (2)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – Main Draw – Results (Sunday 25th April)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Doubles – Results (Saturday 24th March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Doubles – Results (Saturday 24th March)

2018 South American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Mixed Doubles – Results (Saturday 24th March)

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