Tournaments

26 May 2019

Determined performances, Venezuela’s Neridee Niño and Guyana’s Chelsea Edghill followed the example set the previous day by Ecuador’s Mylena Plaza and Nathaly Paredes; on Saturday 25th May, they reserved places in the women’s singles event at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

At the qualification tournament in Guatemala, they emerged successful in the second knock-out event.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Commencing matters overall as the no.2 seed, Chelsea Edghill, justified her status.

She beat Costa Rica’s Fiorella Vallecillo in straight games (11-8, 11-6, 11-7, 14-12), before in hard fought full distance seven game encounters securing her July place in the Peruvian capital city. She overcame Rheann Chung from Trinidad and Tobago, the no.3 seed (11-0, 5-11, 12-10, 7-11, 8-11, 11-4, 11-2) followed by similar success against Paraguay’s Lucero Ovelar (9-11, 11-5, 11-8, 11-7, 8-11, 7-11, 11-9).

“I’m really happy, I played my best in the final, Lucero played very well but at the end I was able to win. I know Lima it´s going be a very high level competition so I just have to be ready.” Chelsea Edghill

Neridee Niño totally focused (Photo: Montserrat Mancilla)

 

Hard fought success for Chelsea Edghill; for Neridee Niño, the no.4 seed, life was less dramatic. After overcoming Trinidad and Tobago’s Brittany Joseph, the no.7 seed (11-5, 11-5, 11-5, 11-7), she beat El Salvador’s Cecilia Orantes, the no.8 seed (11-4, 11-7, 11-6, 11-9) to book her final reservation. Impressive form leading to the decisive contest it was no different in the crucial engagement; she accounted for Paraguay’s Leyla Gomez, the no.11 seed (11-6, 8-11, 11-9, 11-5, 11-7) to reserve her place in the women’s singles event at the Lima 2019 Pan American Games.

“It’s a dream fulfilled, I’ve never been to a Pan American Games so I’m too happy about this result. It was a rather uncomfortable match for me in the final; however, my desire to qualify was great. I fought and I played from the heart.” Neridee Niño

A further two places for the women’s singles event at Lima 2019 Pan American Games remain.

Information

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Prospectus

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Schedule of Play

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Entries (as on Thursday 23rd May)

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Seeding (First Knock-Out)

Results

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Men’s Singles – Draw One – Results (Friday 24th May)

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Women’s Singles – Draw One – Results (Friday 24th May)

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Men’s Singles – Draw Two – Results (Saturday 25th May)

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Women’s Singles – Draw Two – Results (Saturday 25th May)

Draws

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Men’s Singles – Draw Three (Saturday 25th May)

Lima 2019 Pan American Qualification Tournament for Individual Events: Women’s Singles – Draw Three (Saturday 25th May)

Qualified Teams for Pan American Games

Host Nation
Men: Peru
Women: Peru

2018 Pan American Championships
Men: Brazil, United States, Paraguay, Chile, Argentina and Cuba
Women: Brazil, United States, Canada, Cuba, Puerto Rico and Argentina

2019 Caribbean Qualification
Men: Puerto Rico
Women: Dominican Republic

2019 Central America Qualification
Men: Guatemala
Women: Mexico

2019 North America Qualification
Men: Canada
Women: no nomination

2019 South America Qualification
Men: Ecuador
Women: Colombia

2019 World Ranking (May)
Men: Dominican Republic
Women: Chile, Mexico

Note: Canada and the United States both qualified for the for the women’s team event as a result of finishing in the top six at the 2018 Pan American Championships. Therefore, there was no nomination via 2019 North America qualification; thus as the second high team on the May 2019 world rankings, Mexico gained the final place.

 

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