Thursday, August 7, 2014

2014 PASO Sports Festival - Semi-final results

As expected the Men's Singles final at the Pan American Sport Organization (PASO) Sports Festival in Guadalajara, Mexico is an all Mexico battle between Alvaro Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa.

Beltran beat American Jake Bredenbeck in the semi-finals, 15-4, 11-15, 11-9, and De La Rosa defeated American David Horn, 15-11, 15-6, in the other semi.

But Bredenbeck will have another chance at Beltran, as he and Jose Diaz will play Beltran and Javier Moreno in the Men's Doubles final. The Americans defeated Fernando Rios and Jose Daniel Ugalde of Ecuador, 15-10, 15-8, in one semi-final, while the Mexicans beat Costa Ricans Joaquin Solera and Andrés Aviles Solera, 15-3, 15-4, in the other.

On the women's side, María José Vargas of Argentina will face off with Veronica Sotomayor of Ecuador in the final, as Vargas beat Sofia Rascon of Mexico, 15-10, 15-2, and Sotomayor defeated Canadian Frédérique Lambert, 15-8, 15-4, in the semi-finals.

But neither Vargas or Sotomayor will be double winners, although both had a chance to be in the Women's Doubles final as well. However, they both lost their semi-final matches in doubles.

Vargas and Véronique Guillemette were beaten by Americans Rhonda Rajsich and Devon Pimentelli, 10-15, 15-8, 11-8, in one semi-final, and the Mexican team of Alexandra Herrara and Ximena Gonzalez defeated Sotomayor and Maria Paz Muñoz, 15-13, 15-8.

Thus, while they could be a Mexican gold medal sweep in the men's competition, there won't be a sweep in the women's competition.

The finals will be played on Friday.

2014 PASO Sports Festival
Guadalajara, Mexico

Women's Singles - Semi-finals

María José Vargas (Argentina) d. Sofia Rascon (Mexico), 15-10, 15-2
Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador) d. Frédérique Lambert (Canada), 15-8, 15-4

Women's Singles - Final

María José Vargas (Argentina) v. Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador)

Women's Doubles - Semi-finals

Rhonda Rajsich & Devon Pimentelli (USA) d. Maria Jose Vargas & Véronique Guillemette (Argentina), 10-15, 15-8, 11-8
Alexandra Herrara & Ximena Gonzalez (Mexico) d. Veronica Sotomayor & Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador), 15-13, 15-8

Women's Doubles - Final

Rhonda Rajsich & Devon Pimentelli (USA) v. Alexandra Herrara & Ximena Gonzalez (Mexico)

Men's Singles - Semi-finals

Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) d. Jake Bredenbeck (USA), 15-4, 11-15, 11-9
Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) d. David Horn (USA), 15-11, 15-6

Men's Singles - Final

Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) v. Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico)

Men's Doubles - Semi-finals

Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico) d. Joaquin Solera & Andrés Aviles Solera (Costa Rica), 15-3, 15-4
Jake Bredenbeck & Jose Diaz (USA) d. Fernando Rios & Jose Daniel Ugalde (Ecuador), 15-10, 15-8

Men's Doubles - Final

Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico) v. Jake Bredenbeck & Jose Diaz (USA)

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