24 May 2019

Brazil and Peru emerged the most successful nations as play concluded in the team events at the 2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships in Cuenca, Ecuador on Friday 24th May.

In the boys’ events the honours went to Brazil, in the counterpart girls’ competitions it was Peru who topped the list.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

A 3-2 margin of victory was the outcome for Felipe Okano and Felipe de Lara in the under 11 boys’ team final against the Colombian partnership formed by Emanuel Otalvaro and Sebastian Bedoya.

Mainstay of the success was Felipe de Lara, he accounted for both Sebastian Bedoya (11-7, 11-7, 4-11, 11-8) and Emanuel Otalvaro (10-12, 11-7, 11-4, 8-11, 11-9); hero of the hour was Felipe Okano, in the vital fifth and deciding match of the fixture, he overcame Sebastian Bedoya (11-7, 5-11, 11-7, 9-11, 11-6).

Testing times for Brazil, it was only marginally less exacting in the under 11 boys’ team final; Leonardo Ilzuka and Augusto Andrade secured a 3-1 victory in opposition to Venezuela’s Yeifrer Soteldo and Carlos Rios. Man of the moment was Leonardo Ilzuka; he accounted for both Yeifrer Soteldo (11-5, 8-11, 11-9, 11-6) and Carlos Rios (11-2, 11-7, 11-4).

Luciana Granados partnered Jazmin Colque to under 11 girls’ team gold (Photo: courtesy of Santiago Mercade)

 

Striking performances from all concerned; in both the under 11 girls’ team and under 13 girls’ team competitions it was the same, in both finals Peru recording 3-1 wins.

Jazmin Colque and Luciana Granados secured the under 11 girls’ team title at the expense of Ecuador’s Anie Rubio and Maybelline Menendez; Jazmin Colque being the star. She accounted for Anie Rubio (11-7, 8-11, 11-6, 11-6) and Maybelline Menendez (11-9, 11-8, 11-13, 4-11, 12-10), whilst sandwiched in between partnering Luciana Granados to doubles success (10-12, 11-8, 11-9, 11-9). Notably, four days earlier Maybelline Menendez had won the girls’ singles title at the 2019 South American Hopes Week and Challenge.

Impressive from Jazmin Colque, it was the same from Valentina Zea in partnership with Karla Mendoza in the under 13 girls’ team final against Colombia’s Ana Isaza and Maria Monroy. She beat both Maria Monroy (11-7, 11-8, 10-12, 11-9) and Ana Isaza (11-7, 11-5, 11-7), in addition to teaming with Karla Mendoza to seal the doubles (11-5, 4-11, 11-13, 11-4, 11-9).

Play in the team events concluded; the individual events now commence.

The venue in Santiago (Photo: courtesy of Santiago Mercade)
Entry

2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Entry List (Wednesday 22nd May)

Results – Thursday 23rd May & Friday 24th May

2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Boys’ Team – First Stage
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Boys’ Team – Main Draw
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Boys’ Team – Detailed Results

2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Girls’ Team – First Stage
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Girls’ Team – Main Draw
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Girls’ Team – Detailed Results

2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 13 Boys’ Team – First Stage
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 13 Boys’ Team – Main Draw
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 13 Boys’ Team – Detailed Results

2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 13 Girls’ Team – First Stage
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 11 Girls’ Team – Main Draw
2019 South American Under 11 and Under 13 Championships: Under 13 Girls’ Team – Detailed Results

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