Wednesday, October 19, 2011

2011 Pan Am Games - Elimination Round of 32

The elimination round draws have been made for men's and women's singles at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico, and Mexican Samantha Salas's loss to Frédérique Lambert of Canada on Wednesday means that there cannot be two medals for Mexico in women's singles, as Salas is drawn to meet team-mate Paola Longoria in the quarter finals.

Lambert is drawn into the 3rd seed slot, behind American Rhonda Rajsich (2nd) and ahead of American Cheryl Gudinas (4th). Lambert's team-mate Jennifer Saunders is scheduled to face Angela Grisar of Chile in the Round of 16, but Grisar withdrew from a match earlier in the week and lost by walk over to Rajsich today, which might mean that Grisar is out of singles and Saunders will get a pass into the quarter finals against either Gudinas or Colombian Cristina Amaya.

Grisar did play her doubles match on Tuesday, so she's not completely out of the competition.

Mexico will be happier with the men's draw as the two Mexicans are on opposite sides of the draw: Alvaro Beltran in the top spot and Gilberto Mejia in the 3rd seed spot.

The USA and Canada won't be so happy as their players are on the same side of the draw with the two Americans on the top of the draw and the two Canadians on the bottom. However, it's slightly worse for the USA as Rocky Carson and Alex Ackermann will have to face off in the quarters while Mike Green and Vincent Gagnon will have to meet in the semi-finals - assuming all those players get that far.

Beltran and Carson are both on the top of the draw, so they will meet in the semi finals (if at all), not the final.

2011 Pan American Games - Guadalajara, Mexico

Women Singles - Elimination Round of 32

Paola Longoria (Mex) BYE
Ishey Paredes (Ven) vs. Marie Gomar (Gua)

Maria Cordova (Ecu) BYE
Samantha Salas (Mex) BYE

Jennifer Saunders (Can) BYE
Angela Grisar (Chile) BYE

Cristina Amaya (Col) BYE
Cheryl Gudinas (USA) BYE

Frédérique Lambert (Can) BYE
Maria Vargas (Bol) BYE

Carla Munoz (Chile) BYE
Jenny Daza (Bol) BYE

Claudine Garcia (Dom) BYE
Maria Paz Munoz (Ecuador) BYE

Veronique Guillemette (Arg) vs. Mariana Tobon (Ven)
Rhonda Rajsich (USA) BYE

Men Singles - Elimination Round of 32

Alvaro Beltran (Mex) BYE
Teobaldo Fumero (Costa Rica) vs. Jose Ugalde (Ecu)

Cesar Castro (Ven) BYE
Fernando Rios (Ecu) BYE

Rocky Carson (USA) BYE
Alejandro Herrera (Col) BYE

Alex Ackermann (USA) vs. Raul Banegas (Hon)
Carlos Keller (Bol) BYE

Gilberto Mejia (Mex) BYE
Michael Green (Can) vs. Ramon De Leon (Dom)

Juan Herrera (Col) BYE
Ricardo Monroy (Bol) BYE

Cesar Castillo (Ven) BYE
Luis Perez (Dom) BYE

Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica) vs. Selvin Cruz (Honduras)
Vincent Gagnon (Can) BYE

Women's Doubles - Round of 16

Mexico BYE
Canada vs. Venezuela

Chile BYE
Argentina BYE

Bolivia BYE
Ecuador BYE

Dominican Republic BYE

Men's Doubles - Round of 16

Mexico BYE
Colombia vs. Dominican Republic

Argentina BYE

Canada BYE
Bolivia vs. Ecuador

Venezuela vs. Honduras
Costa Rica BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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