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15 Sep 2021

Team titles decided in the under 19 age group, on Tuesday 13th September at the 2021 ITTF Pan American Youth Championships in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, honours were shared.

Brazil won the boys' event, the United States secured the girls' top prize.

by Ian Marshall

Surprise finalists, a 3-0 win for Brazil, the no.6 seeds, against Chile, the no.8 seeds, secured the top prize for the South Americans.

Diogo Silva beat Jeremias Paredes (9-11, 11-5, 11-3, 11-5), Kenzo Carmo accounted for Eusebio Vos (6-11, 11-5, 11-5, 6-11, 11-8)/

Somewhat appropriately Henrique Noguti overcame Matias Pedraza (11-6, 9-11, 11-6, 11-6) to reserve the top step of the podium. Always being selected to play the third match in a fixture, Henrique Noguti remained unbeaten throughout the three days of competition.

Earlier in the day Brazil had recorded a 3-1 win against the United States, the top seeds; Diogo Silva the mainstay of the victory. He beat both Sid Naresh (11-6, 8-11, 11-6, 11-8) and Jayden Zhou (11-8, 12-10, 6-11, 11-8), the one further success being recorded by Henrique Noguti against Aziz Zarebin (12-14, 11-9, 11-8, 11-8).

Diogo Silva, the backbone of Brazilan success (Photo: Martin Avila Maria)

 

Success in the penultimate round against the odds for Brazil, it had been the same for Chile; they posted a 3-2 win against Puerto Rico, the no.3 seeds.

Backbone of the success was Eusebio Vos, he beat both Pablo Figueroa (11-6, 11-8, 13-11) and Angel Naranjo (11-5, 13-11, 11-7); hero of the hour was Jeremias Paredes, in the vital fifth and concluding match of the engagement, he recovered from a two games to nil deficit to overcome Pablo Figueroa (8-11, 6-11, 11-8, 11-8, 11-3).

Bronze for the United States boys’ team, for the girls it was gold; most notably Amy Wang and Joanna Sung remained unbeaten throughout the three days.

Amy Wang proved a step ahead of the field, always selected to play the “quick ones”, the second and third matches of a fixture.

In the final against Mexico, the no.3 seeds, she accounted for Clio Barcenas (11-5, 11-6, 11-4) and Arantxa Cossio (11-9, 11-5, 11-6) in a 3-1 success.

The one further win for the champions elect came from Joanna Sung, in the third match of the fixture, she beat Monica Muñoz (11-4, 11-6, 9-11, 11-9). The one win for Mexico was secured by Arantxa Cossio; in the opening engagement she overcame Rachel Sung (7-11, 11-6, 11-4, 11-8).

Amy Wang led by example (Photo: Martin Avila Maria)

 

Earlier at the semi-final stage, with Angie Tan preferred to Joanna Sung, the United States had recorded a 3-1 margin of victory against the no.6 seeds, Puerto Rico’s Brianna Burgos, Fabiola Diaz and Alondra Rodriguez.

Similarly, fielding the same selection as in the final, Mexico had claimed a 3-0 win against the no.2 seeds, Brazil’s Livia Lima, Giulia Takahashi and Laura Watanabe.

Attention now focuses on the individual events; proceedings conclude in Santo Domingo on Saturday 18th September.

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