by Ian Marshall, Editor
The no.14 seed, after recording an opening round victory against Chile’s Natalie Ramos, the no.24 seed (11-2, 11-6, 11-3, 11-4); Crystal Wang accounted for Brazil’s Livia Lima, the no.4 seed (11-2, 11-8, 11-2, 11-5), prior to reserving her place in the semi-final round courtesy of success in opposition to Canada’s Ivy Liao, the no.10 seed (12-14, 11-8, 11-4, 11-6, 12-10).
Otherwise, in the Girls’ Singles event, it was progress as status advised. Emulating colleague, Crystal Wang, Amy Wang, the top seed recorded a quarter-final success against Canada’s Isabelle Xiong, the no.8 seed (11-5, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8, 11-4).
Impressive from the North Americans, it was the same from the Latin Americans in the guise of Puerto Rico’s Adriana Diaz and Brazil’s Bruna Takahashi. Safely through to the quarter-final round, they halted the advance of the United States. Adriana Diaz, the no.2 seed, beat Rachel Sung, the no.6 seed (11-8, 11-7, 14-12, 11-2); similarly, Bruna Takahashi, the no.3 seed, overcame Rachel Yang, the no.28 seed (11-5, 11-3, 11-8, 11-8).
Notably, one round earlier, Rachel Yang had caused somewhat of an upset by overcoming Guatemala’s Lucia Cordero, the no.5 seed (11-9, 11-7, 11-4, 8-11, 11-4).
At the semi-final stage Amy Wang meets Bruna Takahashi, Crystal Wang opposes Adriana Diaz; play in Santo Domingo concludes on Sunday 15th July.