Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2011 Pan Am Games - Day 3

A surprise result has come early on day three of racquetball at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, as Canadian Frédérique Lambert has defeated Mexican Samantha Salas, 9-15, 15-11, 11-6. That result might put the Mexican women - Salas and Paola Longoria on the same side of the draw in the elimination round.

No other surprises in women's singles, as Rhonda Rajsich, Paola Longoria, Cheryl Gudinas, and Jennifer Saunders were all winners Wednesday.

In men's singles, both Mexicans won. Alvaro Beltran beat Cesar Castillo, 15-11, 15-11, and Gilberto Mejia defeated American Alex Ackermann, 15-11, 15-6.

The other American in men's singles - Rocky Carson - won his match, defeating Ricardo Monroy of Bolivia, 15-12, 15-7.

Finally, it was not a good day for Canada, as both Mike Green and Vincent Gagnon lost. Green fell to World Junior Champion Carlos Keller of Bolivia, 15-10, 4-15, 11-6, and Gagnon was beaten by Alejandro Herrera of Colombia, 6-15, 15-5, 11-9.

The racquetball competition has two parts. An individual competition, which will run Monday to Saturday (Oct 17-22) and a team competition, which will run Sunday Oct 23 to Tuesday October 25.

2011 Pan American Games - Guadalajara, Mexico

Women Singles (by group)

Paola Longoria (Mex) d. Maria Paz Munoz (Ecuador), 15-6, 15-3

Rhonda Rajsich (USA) d. Angela Grisar (Chile), 15-0, 15-0 walk over

Frédérique Lambert (Can) d. Samantha Salas (Mex), 9-15, 15-11, 11-6
Cristina Amaya (Col) d. Mariana Tobon (Ven), 9-15, 15-2, 11-9

Cheryl Gudinas (USA) d. Maria Vargas (Bol), 15-2, 15-13
Claudine Garcia (Dom) d. Marie Gomar (Gua), 15-8, 15-1

Jennifer Saunders (Can) d. Jenny Daza (Bol), 15-13, 15-2
Veronique Guillemette (Arg) d. Ishey Paredes (Ven), 15-9, 15-10

Men Singles (by group)

Alvaro Beltran (Mex) d. Cesar Castillo (Ven), 15-11, 15-11
Juan Herrera (Col) d. Raul Banegas (Hon), 15-12, 15-5

Alejandro Herrera (Col) d. Vincent Gagnon (Can), 6-15, 15-5, 11-9
Cesar Castro (Ven) d. Ramon De Leon (Dom), 15-6, 15-2

Gilberto Mejia (Mex) d. Alex Ackermann (USA), 15-11, 15-6
Fernando Rios (Ecu) d. Selvin Cruz (Honduras), 15-7, 15-4

Carlos Keller (Bol) d. Michael Green (Can), 15-10, 4-15, 11-6
Luis Perez (Dom) d. Teobaldo Fumero (Costa Rica), 15-13, 15-11

Rocky Carson (USA) d. Ricardo Monroy (Bol), 15-12, 15-7
Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica) d. Jose Ugalde (Ecu), 15-8, 15-4

Women's Doubles

Mexico d. Dominican Republic, 15-1, 15-0
USA d. Ecuador, 15-6, 15-3
Bolivia d. Canada, 15-4, 15-4

Men's Doubles

Mexico d. Venezuela, 12-15, 15-5, 1-0, retired
USA d. Colombia, 15-4, 15-9
Costa Rica d. Bolivia, 9-15, 15-12, 11-6
Canada d. Argentina, 15-10, 15-5
Dominican Republic d. Honduras, 11-15, 15-13, 11-2

Follow the bouncing ball....

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