Friday, November 21, 2014

Gold medal sweep for Mexico at 2014 Central American & Caribbean Games

Mexico won all four gold medals the 2014 Central American and Caribbean Games in Veracruz, Mexico, Friday. Alvaro Beltran started it off by successfully defending his Central American and Caribbean Games gold medal by defeating countryman Daniel De La Rosa in the Men’s Singles final, 15-7, 15-2.

Beltran and De La Rosa were close in game one, when Beltran led 8-7. However, after that point, De La Rosa only got two more points in the match, as Beltran got seven unanswered points to take game one, 15-7, and then won game two going away at 15-2.

Paola Longoria followed that up by also successfully defending her title in Women’s Singles by defeating team-mate Samantha Salas, 15-2, 15-3, in the final. They will team up to play in the Women's Doubles final later today against Guatemala.

Beltran went two for two, as he and Javier Morneo won the Men’s Doubles final, defeating Dominicans Luis Perez and Junior Rodriguez, 15-10, 15-6. Moreno was one of the defending gold medalists, winning in 2010 with Polo Gutierrez.

Longoria and Salas teamed up to win the Women's Doubles title by defeating Guatemalans Ana Gabriela Martinez and Maria Renee Rodriguez, 15-4, 15-2. Salas was one of the defending gold medalists, as she won gold with Susana Acosta in 2010.

This ends the individual competitions in Veracruz. There will be a team competition beginning Saturday and running to Monday.

2014 Central American & Caribbean Games
Veracruz, Mexico

Women's Singles - Final

Paola LONGORIA (Mexico) d. Samantha SALAS (Mexico), 15-2, 15-3

Men's – Singles - Final

Alvaro BELTRAN (Mexico) d. Daniel DE LA ROSA (Mexico), 15-7, 15-2

Women's – Doubles - Final

Paola LONGORIA & Samantha SALAS (Mexico) v. Ana Gabriela MARTINEZ & Maria Renee RODRIGUEZ (Guatemala)

Men – Doubles - Final

Alvaro BELTRAN & Javier MORENO (Mexico) d. Luis PEREZ & Junior RODRIGUEZ (Dominican Republic), 15-10, 15-6

Follow the bouncing ball….

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