Wednesday, August 6, 2014

2014 PASO Sport Festival - Doubles Quarterfinals

The second and fourth seeds are out in Women's Doubles at the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO) Sports Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico. The young Mexican team of Alexandra Herrara and Ximena Gonzalez defeated the 2nd seeded Bolivians Jenny Daza and Adriana Riveros in the quarterfinals, 15-7, 4-15, 11-6.

The American team of Rhonda Rajsich and Devon Pimentelli took out the 4th seeds Cristina Amaya and Carolina Gomez of Colombia, 15-11, 11-15, 11-1, and will play the top seeds Maria Jose Vargas and Véronique Guillemette of Argentina in the semi-finals, as Vargas and Guillemette defeated Guatemalans Maria Renee Rodriguez and Ana Gabriela Martinez, 15-10, 15-11.

Third seeds Veronica Sotomayor and Maria Paz Muñoz of Ecuador beat Canadians Danielle Drury and Valerie Fallu, 15-2, 15-3, in the quarters, and will play Herrera and Gonzalez in the semi-finals on Thursday.

On the men's side, Americans Jake Bredenbeck and Jose Diaz ousted the reigning World Champions Sebastian Franco and Alejandro Herrera of Colombia by coming back from one game down and fighting off match point in the tie-breaker, winning 7-15, 15-5, 11-10.

Also, the Costa Rican team of Joaquin Solera and Andrés Aviles Solera upset the 4th seeds Fernando Kurzbard and Pablo Kurzbard, 15-12, 15-13. They'll play the #1 seeds and former World Champions, Alvaro Beltran and Javier Moreno of Mexico, who defeated Bolivians Conrado Moscoso and Mario Mercado, 15-4, 15-5, in the quarters.

Second seeds Fernando Rios and Jose Daniel Ugalde of Ecuador beat Selvin Cruz and Moises Romero of Honduras, 15-1, 15-2, and will play the Americans Bredenbeck and Diaz in the semis.

2014 PASO Sports Festival
Guadalajara, Mexico

Women's Doubles - Quarterfinals

Maria Jose Vargas & Véronique Guillemette (Argentina) d. Maria Renee Rodriguez & Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala), 15-10, 15-11
Rhonda Rajsich & Devon Pimentelli (USA) d. Cristina Amaya & Carolina Gomez (Colombia), 15-11, 11-15, 11-1

Veronica Sotomayor & Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) d. Danielle Drury & Valerie Fallu (Canada), 15-2, 15-3
Alexandra Herrara & Ximena Gonzalez (Mexico) d. Jenny Daza & Adriana Riveros (Bolivia), 15-7, 4-15, 11-6

Women's Doubles - Semi-finals

Maria Jose Vargas & Véronique Guillemette (Argentina) v. Rhonda Rajsich & Devon Pimentelli (USA)
Veronica Sotomayor & Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) v. Alexandra Herrara & Ximena Gonzalez (Mexico)

Men's Doubles - Quarterfinals

Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico) d. Conrado Moscoso & Mario Mercado (Bolivia), 15-4, 15-5
Joaquin Solera & Andrés Aviles Solera (Costa Rica) d. Fernando Kurzbard & Pablo Kurzbard (Argentina), 15-12, 15-13

Jake Bredenbeck & Jose Diaz (USA) d. Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera (Colombia), 7-15, 15-5, 11-10
Fernando Rios & Jose Daniel Ugalde (Ecuador) d. Selvin Cruz & Moises Romero (Honduras), 15-1, 15-2

Men's Doubles - Semi-finals

Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico) v. Joaquin Solera & Andrés Aviles Solera (Costa Rica)
Fernando Rios & Jose Daniel Ugalde (Ecuador) v. Jake Bredenbeck & Jose Diaz (USA)

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