by Ian Marshall, Editor
In fact in both competitions they provided the winners and runners up.
Never seriously troubled, Kao Min-Chi and Tai Ming-Wei won the Junior Boys’ Doubles title beating Wang Chen-You and Yang Tsan-Wei in the final (11-6, 11-7, 8-11, 12-10), having in the penultimate round ended the hopes of the host nation’s Diego Orantes and Oscar Villalta (11-5, 11-3, 11-7).
Impressive, it was only in the final when Kao Min-Chi and Tai Ming-Wei surrendered a single game; for Wang Chen-You and Yang Tsan-Wei it was somewhat different. In the second round, they were stretched the full five games by Canada’s Alexander Bu and Jeremy Hazin (11-3, 6-11, 14-12, 5-11, 11-8).
A difficult hurdle overcome, they recorded a straight games win against El Salvador’s Diego Castellano and Enze Leiva (11-2, 11-6, 11-3), followed by a similar margin of victory when facing Guatemala’s Leonel Barrios and Kevin Ruano (11-6, 11-7, 11-8) to book their place in the final.
Testing times for Wang Chen-You and Yang Tsan-Wei; in the Junior Girls’ Doubles event there were no such problems for Fang Sih-Han and Tsai Yu-Chin, nor for Chen Tsai-Ni and Liu Ru-Yun.
Fang Sih-Han and Tsai Yu-Chin emerged as the eventual champions accounting for Ava Fu and Lavanya Maruthapandi of the United States in the penultimate round (11-5, 11-8, 11-9), prior to overcoming Chen Tsai-Ni and Liu Ru-Yun to secure the title (7-11, 11-9, 11-7, 11-6). In the counterpart semi-final, Chen Tsai-Ni and Liu Ru-Yun had ended the progress of the Latin American combination formed by Peru’s Alessandra Cisneros and Guatemala’s Mercedes Mendizabal (11-6, 11-9, 11-7).
Play in El Salvador concludes on Sunday 19th August.