by Ian Marshall, Editor
Partnering Japan’s Yukimi Chada, Seo Suyeon secured the top prize in class 2-4, finishing ahead of India’s Bhavina Hasmukh Bai and Sonalben Manubhai in a group organized event.
Likewise in class 6-7 it was a group arranged competition that witnessed success for Lee Kunwoo in harness with colleague Kim Seongok; they concluded matters in top spot, the runners up being the combination of Canada’s Stephanie Chan and Romania’s Gabriela Constantin.
Adding to the list, Sophie Walloe was not to be left out. She partnered colleague Thea Nielsen to success in class 8-10; the duo recording a 2-1 win in the final against the no.2 seeds, Brazil’s Danielle Rauen and Jennyfer Marques Parinos. The Danes made the ideal start securing the doubles (11-7, 11-7, 11-4), before Danielle Rauen levelled matters by accounting for Thea Nielsen (7-11, 11-8, 11-6, 11-9). Parity, Sophie Walloe secured victory for her team by overcoming Jennyfer Marques Parinos in a closely contested five games engagement (11-2, 13-11, 9-11, 11-13, 11-7).
In the individual events, Seo Suyeon had won the class 2-4 title, Lee Kunwoo had emerged successful in class 6; meanwhile Sophie Walloe had prevailed in class 8-10.
Play concluded in Girona, attention now turns to the Middle East; Amman is the home for the next tournament on the Para calendar. A Factor 20 tournament for world ranking purposes, the Al-Watani Championships commence on Monday 8th April and conclude on Wednesday 10th April.
2019 Para Costa Brava Open: Results