Saturday, November 19, 2016

Singles champions at 2016 IRF World Junior Championships

The singles champions at the 28th International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in San Luis Potosi, Mexico come from four countries with two each from Bolivia and Mexico and one each from Guatemala and the USA.

It was the girls' divisions that had champions from three different countries, as American Erika Manilla defeated Costa Rican Melania Sauma, 15-13, 15-3, to win Girl's U18, Guatemalan Gabriela Martinez repeated as Girl's U16 champion with a win over Mexico's Monserrat Mejia in the final, 15-13, 15-7, and Bolivian Romina Rivero won a tie-breaker against Mexican Delia Aguilar, 10-15, 15-14, 11-5, to win Girl's U14.

Mexicans won the two older boys' divisions - U18 and U16 - with Bolivia taking the youngest one - Boy's U14. Cristian Longoria of Mexico beat Cristhian Miña of Bolivia, 15-10, 15-12, to win Boy's U18. Boy's U16 was a Mexico-Mexico battle with Eduardo Portillo getting the best of Sebastian Fernandez, 15-9, 15-14. Finally, Diego Garcia of Bolivia beat Jose Ramos of Mexico, 15-1, 13-15, 11-3, to win Boy's U14.

The IRF will be putting up videos of matches from World Juniors on their IRF YouTube channel.

28th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
San Luis Potosi, Mexico

Girl's U18 Singles - Final

1) Erika Manilla (USA) d. 6) Melania Sauma (Costa Rica), 15-13, 15-3

Boy's U18 Singles - Final

1) Cristian Longoria (Mexico) d. 3) Cristhian Miña (Bolivia), 15-10, 15-12

Girl's U16 Singles - Final

2) Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala) d. 4) Monserrat Mejia (Mexico), 15-13, 15-7

Boy's U16 Singles - Final

1) Eduardo Portillo (Mexico) d. 3) Sebastian Fernandez (Mexico), 15-9, 15-14

Girl's U14 Singles - Final

3) Romina Rivero (Bolivia) d. 4) Delia Aguilar (Mexico), 10-15, 15-14, 11-5

Boy's U14 Singles - Final

1) Diego Garcia (Bolivia) d. 2) Jose Ramos (Mexico), 15-1, 13-15, 11-3

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