11 Aug 2018

Honours two days earlier with Brazil winning the Boys’ Team title and Mexico emerging successful in the counterpart Girls’ Team competition, on the fourth day of action, Friday 10th August, at the 2018 Latin American Cadet Championships in San José, Costa Rica, both nations enjoyed success.

Furthermore, Peru inscribed their name to the roll of honour.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Kenzo Carmo and Giuila Takahashi added to the Brazilian medal haul by winning the Mixed Doubles title; later in the day Marbella Aceves and Arantxa Cossio Aceves secured further success for Mexico by securing Girls’ Doubles doubles gold before Peru, in the guise of Joel Cisneros and Carlos Fernandez, reserved the top step of the Boys’ Doubles podium.

Success for Kenzo Carmo and Giulia Takahashi but it was hard fought success; at the final hurdle they needed the full five games to beat Chile’s Eusebio Vos and Macarena Montecino (12-10, 7-11, 11-6, 6-11, 11-8), having in the latter stages accounted for Puerto Rico’s Jabdiel Torres and Briana Burgos (11-9, 11-7, 8-11, 11-7), followed by success in opposition to Colombia’s Miguel Aguirre and Alejandra Alzate (11-3, 12-10, 11-6).

In the opposite half of the draw, Eusebio Vos and Macarena Montecino had beaten Peru’s Adrian Rubinos and Ana Aragon (11-9, 11-4, 11-2) at the quarter-final stage, followed by a penultimate round success in opposition to Brazil’s Shim Joon and Laura Watanabe (6-11, 11-6, 11-7, 11-9).

Tense moments for Kenzo Carmo and Giulia Takahashi, it was the same for Marbella Aceves and Arantxa Cossio Aceves at the semi-final stage of proceedings. After having recorded a straight games quarter-final success against Puerto Rico’s Kassandra Maldonado and Zulnamy Soto (11-7, 11-4, 11-2), they were stretched the full distance by Colombia’s Alejandra Alzate and Juliana Rodriguez (5-11, 11-4, 8-11, 11-5, 11-6).

A place in the final booked, life was less demanding; they beat Brazil’s Guilia Takahashi and Laura Watanabe in three straight games to arrest the title (11-7, 11-5, 11-7).

In the opposite half of the draw in the later stages, Guilia Takahashi and Laura Watanabe had accounted for Peru’s Lucciana Cisneros and Rosalyn Leon (11-8, 11-4, 11-6), prior to preventing an all Mexican final by beating Aurora Andrade and Ana Lessan (11-6, 11-4, 11-4).

Testing times en route to the final for Marbella Aceves and Arantxa Cossio Aceves; for Joel Cisneros and Carlos Fernandez, it was in the final itself; facing Brazil’s Kenzo Carmo and Shim Joon, they emerged successful by the very narrowest of margins (8-11, 12-10, 11-7, 6-11, 12-10).

Earlier at the quarter-final stage Joel Cisneros and Carlos Fernandez had beaten Argentina’s Christian Azcoaga and Lautaro Sato (11-8, 12-10, 6-11, 11-4), prior to ousting Ecuador’s Mathias Lecaro and Nevcer Robalino (11-7, 14-12, 11-5). In the opposite half of the draw, in the latter rounds, Kenzo Carmo and Shim Joon had been embroiled in five games duels. They beat Costa Rica’s José Perez and Alfredo Sanchez (11-7, 9-11, 6-11, 11-9, 11-5), followed by success in opposition to Chile’s Jeremias Paredes and Eusebio Vos (11-8, 10-12, 10-12, 11-9, 11-2).

Two titles remain to be decided, the Boys’ Singles and Girls’ Singles, play concludes on Sunday 12th August.

Draws and Results

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Results (Wednesday 8th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Results – Detail (Wednesday 8th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Results (Wednesday 8th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Results – Detail (Wednesday 8th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – Stage One – Results (Thursday 9th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – Main Draw (Saturday 11th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – Stage One – Results (Thursday 9th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – Main Draw (Saturday 11th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Doubles – Results (Friday 10th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Doubles – Results (Friday 10th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships: Cadet Mixed Doubles – Results (Friday 10th August)

2018 Latin American Cadet Championships Carlos Fernandez Marbella Aceves Arantxa Cossio Aceves Kenzo Carmo Giuila Takahashi Joel Cisneros