Wednesday, October 22, 2014

2014 IRF World Junior Championships - Girl's Draws

The 26th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships have been going on in Cali, Colombia this week, and they are down to the elimination rounds after three days of group play that began on Sunday.

We have the girl's playoff draws below. Notable in the draws is Natalia Mendez of Bolivia, who is the 2nd seed in both U16 and U18. She won U16 in 2012, but not last year, when the World Junior Championships were in her home country.

Diana Aguilar of Mexico beat Mendez in the U16 final, and she is also in U16 this year, but she's not the 1st seed of the playoff round, because she lost to American Jordan Cooperrider, 15-7, 9-15, 11-6, on Tuesday, the final day of group play.

In fact, Mendez was the only Bolivan and Mexican girl to win her pool in four U16 groups. The Costa Rican girls - Sofia Soley and Melania Sauma - won their pools and Cooperrider won hers.

Mexicans and Bolivians won their divisions in Girls U14 and U18, with the exception of one U14 group, which was won by last year's U14 champion Gabriela Martinez of Guatemala.

Amita Gondi is notable in the U14 division, as she's from India, and is a competent player, having mostly a background in squash. But she played in the racquetball tournament held in India earlier in the year, and won her division.

Gondi came second in her division in Cali, losing only to Martinez, while beating American Hannah Carver (2-0) and Canadian Annie Fisher (2-1).

The elimination rounds begin Wednesday with the quarter finals on Thursday, semi-finals on Friday and finals on Saturday.

There will be live streaming of the semi-finals and finals from Cali via the IRF Network.

26th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Cali, Colombia

Girl's U18 Singles

Lucia Gonzalez (Mexico) - BYE
Danielle Drury (Canada) v. Maria Cespedes (Dominican Rep.)

Lexi York (USA) v. Andrea Martinez (Guatemala)
Hawira Rojas (Bolivia) v. Daniela Romero (Colombia)

Alexandra Herrera (Mexico) v. Yura Choi (South Korea)
Maria Renee Rodriguez (Guatemala) v. Danielle Falvey (USA)

Michele Morissette (Canada) v. Lissel Padilla (Honduras)
Natalia Mendez (Bolivia) v. Angeles Sarria (Colombia)

Girl's U16 Singles

Jordan Cooperrider (USA) - BYE
Paula Padilla (Honduras) v. Merinanllely Delgado (Dominican Republic)

Erika Manilla (USA) v. Andrea Martinez (Guatemala)
Melania Sauma (Costa Rica) v. Yura Choi (South Korea)

Sofia Soley (Costa Rica) v. Jewel Sauvé (Canada)
Diana Aguilar (Mexico) v. Alexandra Murray (Canada)

Mariel Morales (Mexico) v. Hawira Rojas (Bolivia)
Natalia Mendez (Bolivia) - BYE

Girl's U14 Singles

Monserrat Mejia (Mexico) v. Frances Vasquez Souchet (Puerto Rico)
Amita Gondi (India) v. Ivana Sempertegui (Ecuador)

Wanda Carvajal (Bolivia) v. Annie Fisher (Canada)
Adriana Homsi (Bolivia) v. Daniela Herrera (Colombia)

Ana Laura Flores (Mexico) v. Hannah Carver (USA)
Maria Jose Munoz (Ecuador) v. Rodaliza Perdomo (Dominican Rep.)

Alexis Iwaasa (Canada) v. Briana Jacquet (USA)
Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala) v. Adriana Ramirez (Puerto Rico)

Girl's U18 Doubles

Ximena Gonzalez & Alexandra Herrera (Mexico) - BYE
Merinanllely Delgado & Maria Cespedes (Dominican Rep.) v. Lexi York & Danielle Falvey (USA)

Danielle Drury & Michele Morissette (Canada) v. Claudia Anaya & Patricia Mendizabal (Bolivia)
Gabriela Martinez & Maria Renee Rodriguez (Guatemala) v. Paula Padilla & Lissel Padilla (Honduras)

Girl's U16 Doubles

Diana Aguilar & Ana Sofia Gasca (Mexico) v. Alexandra Murray & Jewel Sauvé (Canada)
Melania Sauma & Sofia Soley (Costa Rica) v. Jordan Cooperrider & Erika Manilla (USA)

Girl's U14 Doubles

Monserrat Mejia & Andrea Ramirez (Mexico) - BYE
Annie Fisher & Alexis Iwaasa (Canada) v. Alejandra Jimenez Castillo & Rodaliza Perdomo (Dominican Rep.)

Maria Jose Munoz & Ivana Sempertegui (Ecuador) v. Adriana Ramirez & Frances Vasquez Souchet (Puerto Rico)
Wanda Carvajal & Adriana Homsi (Bolivia) v. Nikita Chauhan & Briana Jacquet (USA)

Follow the bouncing ball....

No comments: