Wednesday, March 27, 2013

PARC - 2013 Pan American Championships - Elimination round begins

The elimination rounds began today at the 2013 Pan American Championships in Cali, Colombia, and so far the results are mostly as expected. One exception to that could be Bolivian Jenny Daza's win over Colombian Cristina Amaya, 7-15, 15-4, 11-6, in the Round of 16, as Amaya's the 11th ranked player on the Ladies Pro Racquetball Tour (LPRT).

Another close match on the women's side was between Costa Rican Melania Sauma Masis and Guatemalan Maria Rene Rodriguez, which went the Costa Rican's way in a tie-breaker, 15-13, 10-15, 11-7.

All four of the top women's seeds - Paola Longoria (Mexico), Rhonda Rajsich (USA), Samantha Salas (Mexico), and Sharon Jackson (USA) - have all advanced to the quarter finals.

However, Jackson will be in tough in the quarters as she faces former top 4 women's pro Angela Grisar of Chile with the winner advancing to the semi-finals against either Longoria or Carolina Gomez of Colombia.

No upsets in the first round of men's singles play, and only once match went to a tie-breaker as Daniel Maggi (Argentina) beat Santiago Canedo (Chile), 15-8, 12-15, 11-1.

But in the Round of 16, Felipe Mercado of Bolivia upset American Jansen Allen, 15-13, 6-15, 11-9, to move on to the quarter finals. Mercado will play Shai Manzuri (Argentina) who beat Luis Perez (Dominican Rep.), 15-5, 15-11 in the 16s.

Also, in the 16s, Polo Gutierrez won the Mexican showdown with Javier Moreno, 15-12, 15-12.

The International Racquetball Federation (IRF) is streaming matches live from Cali via its website.

2013 Pan American Championships
Cali, Colombia

Men's Singles - Round of 32

Marco Rojas (USA) BYE
Junior Rodriguez (Dominican Rep.) d. Jayson Jordan (Puerto Rico), 15-4, 15-3

Cesar Castillo (Venezuela) d. Francisco Troncoso (Chile), 15-9, 15-7
Francisco Gomez (Colombia) BYE

Luis Perez (Dominican Rep.) BYE
Shai Manzuri (Argentina) d. Pedro Manolo Sandoval (Guatemala), 15-8, 15-7

Jansen Allen (USA) d. Edwin Galicia (Guatemala), 15-2, 15-2
Felipe Mercado (Bolivia) BYE

Javier Moreno (Mexico) BYE
Polo Gutierrez (Mexico) d. Sebastian Franco (Colombia), 15-6, 15-4

Raul Banegas (Honduras) v. Bernardo Zamora (Nicaragua), 15-0, 15-0
Felipe Camacho Martin (Costa Rica) BYE

Joaquin Solera (Costa Rica) BYE
Daniel Maggi (Argentina) d. Santiago Canedo (Chile), 15-8, 12-15, 11-1

Juan Martinez III (Puerto Rico) d. Roberto Santander (Venezuela), 15-11, 15-5
Carlo Keller (Bolivia) v. BYE

Men's Singles - Round of 16

Marco Rojas (USA) d. Junior Rodriguez (Dominican Rep.), 15-7, 15-12
Cesar Castillo (Venezuela) d. Francisco Gomez (Colombia), 6-15, 15-13, 11-9

Shai Manzuri (Argentina) d. Luis Perez (Dominican Rep.), 15-5, 15-11
Felipe Mercado (Bolivia) d. Jansen Allen (USA), 15-13, 6-15, 11-9

Polo Gutierrez (Mexico) d. Javier Moreno (Mexico), 15-12, 15-12
Felipe Camacho Martin (Costa Rica) d. Raul Banegas (Honduras), 15-8, 15-5

Daniel Maggi (Argentina) d. Joaquin Solera (Costa Rica), 9-15, 15-10, 11-8
Carlo Keller (Bolivia) d. Juan Martinez III (Puerto Rico), 15-5, 15-3

Men's Singles - Quarter finals

Marco Rojas (USA) v. Cesar Castillo (Venezuela)
Felipe Mercado (Bolivia) v. Shai Manzuri (Argentina)

Polo Gutierrez (Mexico) v. Felipe Camacho Martin (Costa Rica)
Carlo Keller (Bolivia) v. Daniel Maggi (Argentina)

Women's Singles - Round of 32

Paola Longoria (Mexico) BYE
Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala) d. Cecilia Cerqutti (Argentina), 13-15, 15-10, 11-2

Carolina Gomez (Col) d. Dafne Macrino (Argentina), 15-3, 15-1
Maria Cespedes (Dominican Rep.) BYE

Angela Grisar (Chile) BYE
Carla Muñoz (Chile) d. Diana Maura (Panama), 15-2, 15-8

Melania Sauma Masis (Costa Rica) d. Maria Rene Rodriguez (Guatemala), 15-13, 10-15, 11-7
Sharon Jackson (USA) BYE

Samantha Salas (Mexico) BYE
Mariana Tobon (Venezuela) d. Sofia Soley Saborio (Costa Rica), 15-3, 15-3

Jenny Daza (Bolivia) d. Martha Cañellas (Puerto Rico), 15-2, 15-3
Cristina Amaya (Col) BYE

Adriana Riveros (Bolivia) BYE
Claudine Garcia (Dom) d. Letty Maldonado (Puerto Rico), 15-2, 15-3

Disney Linares Barreras (Cuba) d. Paola Guerra (Venezuela), 15-9, 15-9
Rhonda Rajsich (USA) BYE

Women's Singles - Round of 16

Paola Longoria (Mexico) d. Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala), 15-9, 15-1
Carolina Gomez (Colombia) d. Maria Cespedes (Dominican Rep.), 15-6, 15-9

Angela Grisar (Chile) d. Carla Muñoz (Chile), 15-13, 15-9
Sharon Jackson (USA) d. Melania Sauma Masis (Costa Rica), 15-12, 15-9

Samantha Salas (Mexico) d. Mariana Tobon (Venezuela), 15-6, 15-5
Jenny Daza (Bolivia) d. Cristina Amaya (Col), 7-15, 15-4, 11-6

Adriana Riveros (Bolivia) d. Claudine Garcia (Dominican Rep.), 15-8, 15-14
Rhonda Rajsich (USA) d. Disney Linares Barreras (Cuba), 15-2, 15-5

Women's Singles - Quarter finals

Paola Longoria (Mexico) v. Carolina Gomez (Colombia)
Sharon Jackson (USA) v. Angela Grisar (Chile)

Samantha Salas (Mexico) v. Jenny Daza (Bolivia)
Rhonda Rajsich (USA) v. Adriana Riveros (Bolivia)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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