by Ian Marshall, Editor
Furthermore, they succeeded in style, at the semi-final stage they secured a 3-0 win against Argentina’s Isabella Fragapane, Divina Ding and Florencia Chirino, before recording the same margin of victory in the final when opposing Brazil’s Laura Watanabe, Lhays Stolarski and Livia Lima.
In the counterpart semi-final with no changes to the selection, Brazil had posted a 3-1 success in opposition to Colombia’s Manuela Echeverry, Alejandra Alzate and Juliana Rodriguez.
Silver for Brazil, in the remaining events it was gold but only just. At the semi-final stage selecting Diogo Silva, Kenzo Carmo and Shim Joon were extended the full five match distance by Argentina’s Matias Velarde, Matias Guadalupe and Lautoro Sato.
Hero of the hour was Kenzo Carmo, after in the second match of the fixture beating Matias Guadalupe (11-8, 11-6, 11-7), in the decisive fifth encounter of the engagement, he recovered from a two games to nil deficit and the brink of defeat in the third, to overcome Matias Velarde (8-11, 7-11, 12-10, 11-8, 11-9). The one further win for the Brazilians was recorded in the fourth match of the fixture when Diogo Silva narrowly beat Matias Guadalupe (12-14, 8-11, 11-3, 11-4, 11-5).
A place in the final, a 3-1 margin of victory was the outcome against Peru’s Carlos Fernandez, Adolfo Cucho and Adrian Rubinos. In the adjacent half of the draw, Peru has posted a 3-1 win against the Chilean combination of Eusebio Vos, Jeremias Paredes and Matias Pedraza.
Hard earned success it was same in the cadet boys’ team event but not so dramatic. After recording a 3-0 penultimate round success against Argentina’s Alan Weiss, Nicolas Callaba and Ignacio Jaimovich, the same three players on duty in the guise of Leonardo Ilzuka, Nicolas Nishimura and Augusto Saki, a 3-1 win against Ecuador’s Diego Piguave, Jeremy Cedeño and Joseph Vasquez secured the title.
Earlier in the penultimate round, Ecuador had gained a 3-2 win in opposition to Peru’s Rodrigo Vigo, Eduardo Mendoza and Renzo Zeballos; the player to cause the Ecuadorian problems was Rodrigo Vigo, he beat both Diego Piguave (14-12, 11-7, 11-9) and Jeremy Cedeño (13-11, 7-11, 11-8, 6-11, 11-7).
Impressive performances; in the cadet girls’ team event, standards were maintained.
Selecting Giulia Takahashi, Beatrix Kanashiro and Victoria Strassburger, at the semi-final stage, a 3-0 win was posted against Peru’s Cecilia Zea, Andrea Becerra and Karla Mendoza, before with Karina Shiray replacing Victoria Strassburger a 3-1 margin of victory was the result in the final when opposing Chile’s Fernanda Araneda, Constanza Mesas and Romina Barrientos.
One fixture earlier, with Sofia Perez on duty as opposed to Romina Barrientos, a 3-0 success had been the outcome against Colombia’s Maria Monroy, Juliana Lozada and Mariana Ruiz.
Attention now turns to the individual events.