Tuesday, August 3, 2010
Mexico swept the gold medals at the XXI Central American Games in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. It's a feat they'll hope to repeat at the World Championships in South Korea beginning next week.
Paola Longoria won the women's singles title, defeating Claudine Garcia of the Dominican Republic in the final, 15-2, 15-8. The men's final was an all Mexico affair between Alvaro Beltran and Gilberto Mejia that was won by Beltran after Mejia retired in the second game after losing first, 15-2.
In doubles, Samantha Salas and Susy Acosta won the women's side in a walk over against Garcia and Yira Portes (Dominican Republic), while Polo Gutierrez and Javier Moreno beat Luis Perez and Simon Perdomo (Dominican Republic), 15-2, 15-1.
2010 Central American Games
Women's Singles Gold Medal Match
Paola Longoria (Mexico) d. Claudine Garcia (Dominican Republic), 15-2, 15-8
Longoria d. Anna Maldonado (Puerto Rico), 15-3, 15-8
Garcia d. Jessica Parrilla (Mexico), 15-7, 15-14
Men's Singles Gold Medal Match
Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) d. Gilberto Mejia (Mexico), 15-2, retired
Beltran d. Simon Perdomo (Dominican Republic), 15-4, 15-3
Mejia d. Cesar Castro Jr (Venezuela), 15-6, 15-7
Women's Doubles Gold Medal Match
Samantha Salas & Susy Acosta d. Claudine Garcia & Yira Portes (Dominican Republic), walk over
Salas & Acosta d. Marie Gomar & Luci Zacrisson (Guatamala), 15-0, 15-2
Garcia & Portes d. Naomi Sasso & Kessler (Costa Rica), 15-8, 15-8
Men's Doubles Gold Medal Match
Polo Gutierrez & Javier Moreno (Mexico) d. Simon Perdomo & Luis Perez (Dominican Republic), 15-2, 15-1
Gutierrez & Moreno d. Jorge Hirsekorn & Fabian Balmori (Venezuela), 15-3, retired
Perez & Perdomo d. Felipe Camacho & Teobaldo Fumero (Costa Rica), 15-10, 15-5
Follow the bouncing ball....