Sunday, October 27, 2013

IRF 25th World Juniors - 2 Gold for Mexico & 1st ever for Guatemala in Girl's Singles

Two gold medals for Mexico in the Girl's Singles competitions and a first event gold for Guatemala at the 25th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in Sucre, Bolivia, although the Mexicans were the lower seeds in their finals.

In Girl's U18, 5th seed Lucia Gonzalez of Mexico took the title with a win over 2nd seed Mariana Tobon of Venezuela, 15-5, 15-8. Despite the loss, Tobon's silver medal is the best ever result for Venezuela in Girl's U18.

Number 2 beat number 1 in Girl's U16, Diana Aguilar of Mexico defeated Natalia Mendez of Bolivia, 15-13, 7-15, 11-2.

The Girl's U14 final went to 1st seed Ana Gabriela Martinez of Guatemala, who defeated 3rd seeded Mexican Erin Rivera, 15-9, 15-8, and capture the first gold medal in singles for Guatemala at Junior Worlds.

A more complete wrap up will follow later.

25th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Sucre, Bolivia

Girl's U18 (with seedings)


5. Lucia Gonzalez (Mexico) d. 2. Mariana Tobon (Venezuela), 15-5, 15-8

Girl's U16


2. Diana Aguilar (Mexico) d. 1. Natalia Mendez (Bolivia), 15-13, 7-15, 11-2

Girl's U14 Singles


1. Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala) d. 3. Erin Rivera (Mexico), 15-9, 15-8

Follow the bouncing ball....

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