Sunday, August 15, 2010

2010 IRF World Championships - Day Two Doubles Results

They were no upsets on the doubles side on day two of the 15th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Championships in Seoul, South Korea. Defending Champions Jackie Paraiso and Aimee Ruiz of the USA are through to Monday's semi-finals with a win over Islhey Mariana Paredes and Vivianna Reveron of Venezuela, 15-5, 15-5.

Next up for the Americans are the Japanese pair of Naomi Wakimoto and Toshiko Sakamoto as they beat Bolivians Jenny Daza Navia and Maria Jose Vargas, 15-12, 15-2.

On the other side of the women's draw, there will be a Mexico-Canada showdown as Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas Solis of Mexico defeated Cristina Cordova & Maria Paz Munoz of Ecuador, 15-2, 15-5, and Canadians Brandi Jacobson Prentice and Frédérique Lambert beat the home team of Young-mi Lee & Yunhui Yu (South Korea), 15-9, 15-6.

On the men's side, there will also be a Mexico-Canada playoff in one of Monday's semi-finals as those teams won their quarter finals on Sunday, although both needed tie-breakers to advance. Mexicans Alejandro Landa and Miguel Perea defeated Fernando Rios and Jose Daniel Alvarez of Ecuador, 15-7, 8-15, 11-9 and Canadians Mike Green and Tim Landeryou came back from one game down to defeat Argentines Shai Manzuri and Daniel Maggi, 7-15, 15-7, 11-3.

The American team of Ben Croft and Mitch Williams also advanced to the semis with a win over Costa Ricans Ivan Villegas & Felipe Camacho, 15-6, 15-13. They'll play international veterans Cesar Castro and Jorge Hirsekorn of Venezuela who beat the home side of Min Soo Park and Dong Min-jang, 15-2, 15-11.

Both men's and women's doubles semi-finals will be played on Monday with the finals to follow on Tuesday.

15th IRF World Championships
Seoul, South Korea

Men's Doubles
Quarter finals

Ben Croft & Mitch Williams (USA) d. Ivan Villegas & Felipe Camacho (CRI), 15-6, 15-13
Cesar Castro & Jorge Hirsekorn (VEN) d. Min Soo Park & Dong Min-jang (KOR), 15-2, 15-11

Tim Landeryou & Mike Green (CAN) d. Shai Manzuri & Daniel Maggi (ARG), 7-15, 15-7, 11-3
Alejandro Landa & Miguel Perea (MEX) d. Fernando Rios & Jose Daniel Alvarez (ECU), 15-7, 8-15, 11-9

Ben Croft & Mitch Williams (USA) vs. Cesar Castro & Jorge Hirsekorn (VEN)
Alejandro Landa & Miguel Perea (MEX) vs. Tim Landeryou & Mike Green (CAN)

Women's Doubles
Quarter finals

Amy Ruiz & Jacqueline Paraiso (USA) d. Islhey Mariana Paredes & Vivianna Reveron (VEN), 15-5, 15-5
Naomi Wakimoto & Toshiko Sakamoto (JPN) d. Jenny Daza Navia & Maria Jose Vargas (BOL), 15-12, 15-2

Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas Solis (MEX) d. Cristina Cordova & Maria Paz Munoz (ECU), 15-2, 15-5
Brandi Jacobson Prentice & Frédérique Lambert (CAN) d. Young-mi Lee & Yunhui Yu (KOR), 15-9, 15-6

Amy Ruiz & Jacqueline Paraiso (USA) vs. Naomi Wakimoto & Toshiko Sakamoto (JPN)
Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas Solis (MEX) vs. Brandi Jacobson Prentice & Frédérique Lambert (CAN)

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