Tournaments

07 Jun 2019

Great Britain’s Lucie Bouron emerged the player to shine on the opening day of play, Wednesday 5th June, in the wheelchair events at the ITTF Para Copa Cristina Hoffmann 2019 staged in the Mexican resort of Cancun.

Against the odds, the 24 year old from Bracknell, a town situated to the west of London emerged the women’s singles class 2-3 winner.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Commencing play the third highest rated on duty, she remained unbeaten to collect her second such career title. In October 2017 she had clinched the class 1-3 title at the Para Belgium Open in Sint-Niklaas.

Notably Lucie Bouron, after accounting for Brazil’s Carla Azevedo, the no.2 seed, in a closely contested five games encounter (4-11, 11-5, 5-11, 11-2, 11-4), overcame Mexico’s Edith Sigala, the top seed and reigning Para Panamerican Games champion (10-12, 11-9, 11-5, 11-6) to secure the top prize.

“I’m really pleased to win gold. I’ve had some good wins along the way and it’s great to see areas I’ve been working on in training being implemented in my matches. I’m hoping to carry this forward now into the team event.” Lucie Bouron

Edith Lopez finished in runners up spot followed by Carla Azevedo; in the concluding match of the event, Edith Lopez beat Carla Azevedo in straight games (11-3, 11-6, 11-5).

A surprise outcome; in the remaining women’s singles competitions, also organized on a group all-play-all basis, the outcome was as anticipated.

Moreover, there was success for the host nation. In class 4-5, Martha Verdin finished ahead Chile’s Tamara Leonelli with Colombia’s Nelly Sanchez in third place.

Meanwhile, in the one further event, class 7-10, it was success for Canada; Stephanie Chan concluded matters in first position ahead of the host nation’s Claudia Perez and Costa Rica’s Aneth Araya.

Play now continues with the team events, proceedings conclude on Friday 7th June.

ITTF Para Copa Cristina Hoffmann 2019: Full Results & Draws

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