The top seeds in men's singles all successfully reached the quarter finals at the XXV Pan American Championships in Temuco, Chile. Defending champion and #1 seed Daniel De La Rosa of Mexico defeated Teobaldo Fumero Adams of Costa Rica, 15-5, 15-4 in the Round of 16 early on Thursday, while on the other side of the draw Canadian Vincent Gagnon beat Junior Rodriguez (Dominican Republic), 15-4, 15-12.
The anticipated match between current Junior World U18 Champion Carlos Keller of Bolivia (the 5th seed) and a Canadian Champion Mike Green (4th seed) is on, as they won their Round of 16 matches. Keller defeated Mexican Misael Leija, 15-5, 15-2, and Green beat Honduran Servin Cruz, 15-3, 15-2.
The men's singles quarter finals will be later on Thursday in Temuco with the semi-finals on Friday and final Saturday. The Pan American Racquetball Confederation (PARC) is streaming matches live via their website.
XXV Pan American Championships
April 2012 - Temuco, Chile
Men's Singles - Round of 16
Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) d. Teobaldo Fumero Adams (Costa Rica), 15-5, 15-4
Daniel Maggi (Argentina) d. Sebastian Franco (Colombia), 15-10, 15-3
Carlos Keller (Bolivia) d. Misael Leija (Mexico), 15-5, 15-2
Mike Green (Canada) d. Servin Cruz (Hon), 15-3, 15-2
Luis Perez (Dominican Republic) d. Jose Daniel Ugalde (Ecu), 15-9, 15-8
Fernando Rios (Ecuador) d. Andres Acuña (Costa Rica), 15-7, 15-7
Kadim Carrasco (Bolivia) v. Francisco Gomez (Colombia)
Vincent Gagnon (Canada) d. Junior Rodriguez (Dom), 15-4, 15-12
Men's Singles - Quarter finals
Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) v. Sebastian Franco (Colombia)
Mike Green (Canada) v. Carlos Keller (Bolivia)
Luis Perez (Dominican Republic) v. Fernando Rios (Ecuador)
Vincent Gagnon (Canada) v. Kadim Carrasco (Bolivia) or Francisco Gomez (Colombia)
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