27 Jul 2019

Four days of action completed on Wednesday 24th July in El Salvador; at the 2019 Central American Under 13 and Under 11 Championships, Guatemala emerged the most successful nation of view.

They captured nine of the 14 titles on offer, including a complete clean sweep of the team events.

by Ian Marshall, Editor

Andy Moscoso and Luis Carrillo combined to win the under 13 boys’ team title, recording a 3-2 win against Costa Rica’s Emanuel Rivera and Alejandro Montoya in the final. Impressive, the margin of victory was even more impressive in the under 13 girls’ team deciding contest, Jenny Cux and Kimberly Garcia secured a 3-0 win in opposition to Mexico’s Ximena Figueroa and Natalia Dominguez.

Likewise, in the under 11 boys’ team final, Ian Morales and Adrian Castillo caught the eye; they recorded a 3-1 win against Mexico’s David Chacon and Eduardo Perez. Two silver medals for Mexico, there was one more; in a group organised under 11 girls’ team competition, Mabel Lopez and Kamila Sanchez finished next in line to Andrea Moscoso and Sarah Quinto.

Ricardo Gatica

Team event success for Guatemala, it was the same in the individual events with Ricardo Gatica the player to excel. In the under 13 age group category, he beat colleague Luis Carrillo (11-5, 12-14, 11-6, 11-8) to arrest the title, having early won the boys’ doubles title in partnership with Luis Anton and the mixed alongside Jenny Cux.

At the final hurdle of the former the Guatemalan duo accounted for Costa Rica’s Alejandro Montoya and Emanuel Rivera (11-7, 7-11, 10-12, 11-6, 11-5), in the latter for compatriots Luis Anton and Kimberly Garcia (9-11, 11-4, 11-5, 11-7).


Notable success for Guatemala in the under 13 age group individual events; there was also success in the under 11 years category but to a lesser extent. Adrian Castillo and Ian Morales combined to win the boys’ doubles event beating Costa Rica’s Sebastian Aviles and Ajenandro Espinoza in the final (11-5, 11-7, 11-5).

Rather differently, there was success upon success for Mexico, Kamila Sanchez the player to note. She won the girls’ singles title beating Costa Rica’s Maria Araya in the final (11-5, 12-14, 11-7, 11-6), having partnered Mabel Lopez to girls’ doubles success and Eduardo Perez to mixed doubles gold. At the final hurdle in the girls’ doubles event it was success against Costa Rica’s Maria Araya and Sharon Gonzalez (11-6, 11-3, 4-11, 11-7); in the mixed doubles when facing Guatemala’s Ian Morales and Andrea Moscoso (12-10, 11-6, 5-11, 11-6).

Success for Mexico and there was more; Natalia Dominguez won the under 13 girls’ singles event beating colleague Barbara Seana in the final (11-8, 6-11, 12-10, 11-8).

Costa Rica

Also, there was gold for Costa Rica. Sebastian Aviles accounted for Panama’s Ian Mock (11-3, 11-9, 11-9) to emerge the under 11 boys’ singles champion, Lucia Zavaleta and Sofia Perez joined foces to secure under 13 girls’ doubles gold. At the final hurdle they beat Mexico’s Natalia Dominguez and Ximena Figeruoa (5-11, 11-8, 13-11, 13-11).

A total of 42 boys and 31 girls representing the countries of Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico and Panama competed.

2019 Central American Under 13 and Under 11 Championships: Full Results (Wednesday 24th July)

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