Tuesday, April 3, 2012

PARC - 2012 Pan American Championships - Women's Draws

Below are the women's draws for the XXV Pan American Championships in Temuco, Chile based on the results from the preliminary round action.

One of the interesting potential singles matches will be Cristina Amaya of Colombia - a top 10 player on the Women's Professional Racquetball Organization (WPRO) rankings - versus Maria Jose Vargas of Bolivia, who was runner up in Girls U18 at last year's Junior World Championships.

The winner of that match would face top seed and defending champion Rhonda Rajsich (USA), who seeded #1.

Frédérique Lambert of Canada defeated Vargas in that U18 final last year, and she could have a couple interesting matches this week, as she could face veteran Claudine Garcia (Dominican Republic) in the Round of 16 and possible left-hander Susana Acosta of Mexico in the quarter finals.

Paola Longoria of Mexico is seeded #2, so would meet Rajsich in the final if they both get that far. Canadian Jennifer Saunders is the #3 seed and she'll be trying to prevent Longoria from getting to the final, but first will likely have to take on Bolivian Carola Loma, the silver medalist from the 2009 Pan American Championships.

Loma and Saunders could face each other in doubles as well, as Loma and Jenny Daza are seeded 3rd with Saunders and Christine Richardson seeded 2nd. Mexicans Longoria and Samantha Salas are the top seeds.

The elimination round begins Wednesday in Temuco and runs through Saturday. The Pan American Racquetball Confederation (PARC) is streaming matches live via their website.

XXV Pan American Championships
April 2012 - Temuco, Chile

Women's Singles

Rhonda Rajsich (USA) BYE
Carolina Gomez (Col) v. Maria Rene Rodriguez (Gua)

Cristina Amaya (Col) v. Pamela Sierra (Hon)
Maria Jose Vargas (Bolivia) BYE

Frédérique Lambert (Canada) BYE
Claudine Garcia (Dom) v. Natalia Corti (Arg)

Véronique Guillemette (Arg) v. Lisa Lopezcepero (Pur)
Susana Acosta (Mexico) BYE

Jennifer Saunders (Canada) BYE
Maria Cespedes (Dom) v. Johan Collazo (Pur)

Maria Cristina Cordova (Ecuador) v. Carla Muñoz (Chile)
Carola Loma (Bolivia) BYE

Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) BYE
Maria Paz Riquelme (Chile) v. Marie Gomar (Gua)

Mariana Paredes (Venezuela) v. Mariana Tobon (Venezuela)
Paola Longoria (Mexico) BYE

Women's Doubles

Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas (Mexico) BYE
Carla Muñoz & Maria Paz Riquelme (Chile) v. Marie Gomar & Maria Rene Rodriguez (Gua)

Maria Cespedes & Claudine Garcia (Dom) BYE
Cristina Amaya & Carolina Gomez (Col) BYE

Jenny Daza & Carola Loma (Bolivia) BYE
Cristina Ana Velez & Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) v. Natalia Corti & Véronique Guillemette (Arg)

Mariana Paredes & Mariana Tobon (Venezuela) v. Johan Collazo & Lisa Lopezcepero (Pur)
Christine Richardson & Jennifer Saunders (Canada) BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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