Saturday, April 11, 2009

Pan American Championships - Doubles finals

The USA has swept the doubles events at the Pan American Championship in Cali, Colombia. Aimee Ruiz and Jackie Paraiso (USA) repeated as Pan American Champions in women's doubles defeating Mexicans Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas Solis, 15-6, 15-8, in the final Saturday.

Ben Croft and Mitch Williams (USA) won the men's doubles title by defeating Jorge Zambana and Ricardo Monroy of Bolivia, 15-12, 15-9. It's Croft's first appearance on Team USA, and Williams's second. Williams has won gold medals in consecutive competitions, as he won the World Championships doubles title with Jason Thoerner last year.

The next major international event is the World Games in July in Taiwan.

Pan American Championships
Women's Doubles Final

Aimee Ruiz & Jackie Paraiso (USA) d. Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas Solis (Mexico), 15-6, 15-8

Gold : Aimee Ruiz & Jackie Paraiso (USA)
Silver : Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas Solis (Mexico)
Bronze : Jenny Daza Navia & Carola Loma (Bolivia) and Josée Grand'Maître & Véronique Guillemette (Canada)

Men's Doubles final
Ben Croft & Mitch Williams (USA) d. Jorge Zambana & Ricardo Monroy (Bolivia), 15-12, 15-9

Gold : Ben Croft & Mitch Williams (USA)
Silver : Jorge Zambana & Ricardo Monroy (Bolivia)
Bronze : Danny Maggi & Shai Manzuri (Argentina) and Javier Moreno & Gilberto Mejia (Mexico)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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