10 Feb 2019

Bronze medallists earlier in the week in the junior girls’ team event alongside Mercedes Mendizabal and Mariana Lopez, on the concluding day of play at the 2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships in the Mexican city of Cancun; it was gold and silver for Guatemala’s Lucia Cordero and Hidalynn Zapata.

At the final hurdle Lucia Cordero, the top seed, beat Hidalynn Zapata, the no.3 seed, in five games (11-5, 11-3, 17-19, 11-6, 11-6).

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Success for Lucia Cordero but it was hard earned success, after accounting for Mexico’s Ana Magana in four straight games (11-5, 11-4, 11-7, 11-2), she was extended the full distance by Monica Muñoz, also from the host nation (11-6, 11-6, 8-11, 11-13, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8).

Similarly, in the opposite half of the draw, Hidalynn Zapata experienced testing times when facing Mexican opposition. In the opening round she needed seven games to beat Alejandra Gomez (6-11, 11-8, 8-11, 10-12, 11-7, 11-6, 11-5), before rather more comfortably accounting for the latter’s colleague, Clio Barcenas, the no.8 seed (11-2, 11-6, 13-11, 2-11, 11-8). A semi-final place booked, victory over El Salvador’s Monica Mendoza, the no.2 seed, (12-10, 11-8, 11-6, 11-6) reserved her place in the title decider.

Cristina Machado emerged the cadet girls’ singles winner (Photo: Bernardo Ramirez)

 

Disappointment for El Salvador but in the cadet girls’ singles event it was success; Cristina Machado, the no.2 seed, emerged the winner, overcoming surprise finalist, Mexico’s Ximena Pena (12-10, 11-6, 11-9), a player with no current world ranking, in the final

In the later rounds, Cristina Machado had ended Mexican hopes; at the quarter-final stage she beat Ixchel Reyes (11-7, 11-7, 11-8), prior to recording a closely contested penultimate round success in opposition to Maria José Castillo (11-4, 11-5, 8-11, 6-11, 11-9.

Meanwhile, in the opposite half of the draw, on the concluding day of play, Ximena Pena had caused upset after upset. An opening round win against El Salvador’s Victoria Guevara, the no.5 seed (11-2, 11-7, 11-6), was followed by success in opposition to Guatemala’s Jenny Cux, the no.4 seed (7-11, 11-6, 11-8, 13-11) and colleague Aurora Andrade, the top seed (7-11, 9-11, 11-8, 14-12, 11-8).

A bronze medal for Aurora Andrade (Photo: Bernardo Ramirez)

 

Entries

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Entries (Wednesday 6th February)

 

Seeding

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Team Events (Wednesday 6th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Boys’ Singles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Girls’ Singles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Boys’ Doubles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Girls’ Doubles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Junior Mixed Doubles (Wednesday 6th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Boys’ Singles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Girls’ Singles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Boys’ Doubles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Girls’ Doubles (Wednesday 6th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Seeding – Cadet Mixed Doubles (Wednesday 6th February)

 

Results

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team – Final Positions (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Team – Detailed Results (Thursday 8th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Team – Final Positions (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Team – Detailed Results (Thursday 8th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Final Positions (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Team – Detailed Results (Thursday 8th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Final Positions (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Team – Detailed Results (Thursday 8th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Doubles – Results (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Doubles – Results (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Mixed Doubles – Results (Friday 8th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Doubles – Results (Thursday 7th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Doubles – Results (Thursday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Mixed Doubles – Results (Friday 8th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Boys’ Singles – Results – Stage One (Friday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships:Cadet Boys’ Singles – Results – Main Draw (Saturday 9th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – Results – Stage One (Friday 8th February)
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Cadet Girls’ Singles – Main Draw (Saturday 9th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – Results – Stage One (Saturday 9th February
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Boys’ Singles – Results – Main Draw (Saturday 9th February)

2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – Results – Stage One (Saturday 9th February
2019 Central American Junior and Cadet Championships: Junior Girls’ Singles – Results – Main Draw (Saturday 9th February)

 

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