by Ian Marshall, Editor
Success for Eric Jouti and Vitor Ishiy, for Vitor Ishiy there was an element of revenge, the previous evening, the no.3 seed he had been beaten at the quarter-final stage of the Men’s Singles event by Horacio Cifuentes, the no.5 seed (8-11, 11-7, 11-7, 13-11, 11-9). Equally, to some extent for Vitor Ishiy, he had a point to prove; the no.10 seed, he had experienced a second round Men’s Singles defeat at the hands of Canada’s Eugene Wang, the no.22 seed (11-7, 11-7, 8-11, 14-12).
Impressive from Eric Jouti and Vitor Ishiy; in the opposite half of the draw it was equally imposing from Paraguay’s Marcelo Aguirre and Alejandro Toranzos, the no.2 seeds; they recorded a straight games win in opposition to Puerto Rico’s Brian Afanador and Daniel Gonzalez, the no.4 seeds (11-7, 11-9, 11-7).
Disappointment for Argentina in the Men’s Doubles semi-finals, it was the same in the Women’s Doubles penultimate round; Camila Arguelles and Ana Codina, the no.5 seeds, experienced defeat at the hands of the United States combination of Wu Yue and Lily Zhang, the no.2 seeds (11-7, 11-6, 7-11, 11-3).
Notably for Wu Yue, a final appearance once again beckons, last year in Cartagena de Indias in partnership with Crystal Wang she reached the title deciding contest; for Gui Lin it is once a semi-final farewell, last year when partnering Bruna Takahashi it was a bronze medal.
Meanwhile, for Marcelo Aguirre, it is progresses, in 2017, he concluded matters a bronze medallist in partnership with Axel Gavilan.
The finals of both the Men’s Doubles and Women’s Doubles events will be played later in the day.