Friday, November 10, 2017

Doubles semi-final results from 2017 IRF World Junior Championships

Only one of the Boys Doubles semi-finals at the 2017 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships at the Lifetime Fitness Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota went to three games. That happened in Boys U14, as Mexicans Sebastian Longoria and Erick Trujillo came back from a game down to defeat Bolivians Hector Barrios and Adrian Jaldin, 10-15, 15-12, 11-6.

Bolivia will play the USA pair of Akul Ramayani and Antonio Rojas in the final on Saturday, as the USA beat Josue Bermeo and Pablo Vera of Ecuador, 15-3, 15-12.

Bolivia is also in the Boys U16 final, as Diego Garcia and Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) beat Julian Homberger and Tomas Sanchez of Costa Rica, 15-7, 15-5, in the semi-finals Friday. They will play Mexico in the final, as Sebastian Fernandez and Oscar Nieto of Mexico defeated Juan Sebastian Flores and Esteban de Janon of Ecuador, 15-9, 15-14, in the other semi.

The Boys U18 final will see Mexico and Canada face off. Mexicans Gerardo Franco and Eduardo Portillo defeated Ecuadorans Juan Francisco Cueva and Jorge Ochoa Moreira, 15-2, 15-5, in one semi-final, while Canadians Simon Comeau and Trevor Webb beat Sergio Acuña and Andres Montero of Costa Rica in the other semi, 15-11, 15-11.

In Girls U16 Friday, there were wins by Mexico's Delia Aguilar and Laura Flores, Bolivia's Valeria Centellas and Romina Rivero, and Ecuador's Nathalia Pinero and Ana Lucia Sarmiento on Friday. That sets up a likely silver medal match between Mexico's Aguilar and Flores and the USA's Briana Jacquet and Graciana Wargo, as both teams have a 3-1 record. The Bolivians are undefeated at 4-0, and we think have wrapped up the gold medal. Bolivia does play Ecuador Saturday, but even a loss to Ecuador would put Bolivia on 4-1, which would be the same record as the winner of Mexico-USA, but Bolivia has beaten both those teams, so has the head to head advantage.

The picture in Girls U14 is more complicated, as there are three teams that could finish with 4-1 records: Camila Arnez and Micaela Meneses Cuellar of Bolivia - now 4-0, Sofia Freer and Maricruz Ortiz of Costa Rica at 3-1, and Guadalupe Griffin and Valeria Hernandez of Mexico at 3-1. Bolivia and Mexico play each other on Saturday, and Bolivia win gives them the gold medal. But a Mexico win, and Costa Rica win over Ireland, who are winless so far, would give those three teams 4-1 records, which would mean a tie-breaker rule would come into effect. Earlier this week, Costa Rica beat Mexico in a breaker, and Friday Bolivia beat Costa Rica two straight, so gold will depend on who wins between Bolivia and Mexico and whether the win is in two straight games or needs a tie-breaker.

The 2017 IRF World Juniors concludes Saturday at the Lifetime Fitness Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Check out the IRF Facebook page for live streaming of the event.

29th IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 4-11, 2017

U18 Boy's Doubles

Semi-finals - Friday

Simon Comeau (Canada) & Trevor Webb (Canada) d. Sergio Acuña & Andres Montero (Costa Rica), 15-11, 15-11
Gerardo Franco & Eduardo Portillo (Mexico) d. Juan Francisco Cueva & Jorge Ochoa Moreira (Ecuador), 15-2, 15-5

Final - Saturday

Simon Comeau (Canada) & Trevor Webb (Canada) v. Gerardo Franco & Eduardo Portillo (Mexico) - 2:30 PM

U16 Boy's Doubles

Semi-finals - Friday

Sebastian Fernandez & Oscar Nieto (Mexico) d. Juan Sebastian Flores & Esteban de Janon (Ecuador), 15-9, 15-14
Diego Garcia & Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) d. Julian Homberger & Tomas Sanchez (Costa Rica), 15-7, 15-5

Final - Saturday

Sebastian Fernandez & Oscar Nieto (Mexico) v. Diego Garcia & Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) - 1 PM

U14 Boy's Doubles

Semi-finals - Friday

Sebastian Longoria & Erick Trujillo (Mexico) d. Hector Barrios & Adrian Jaldin (Bolivia), 10-15, 15-12, 11-6
Akul Ramayani & Antonio Rojas (USA) d. Josue Bermeo & Pablo Vera (Ecuador), 15-3, 15-12

Final - Saturday

Sebastian Longoria & Erick Trujillo (Mexico) v. Akul Ramayani & Antonio Rojas (USA) - 1 PM

U18 Girl's Doubles - Double Round Robin

Round 6
- Saturday

Denisse Maldonado & Montserrat Mejia (Mexico) v. 3 Megan Carver & Hollie Scott (USA) - 1:30 PM


1 Denisse Maldonado & Montserrat Mejia (Mexico) - 3-0
2 Megan Carver & Hollie Scott (USA) - 1-2
3 Maria Jose Muñoz & Ana Lucia Sarmiento (Ecuador) - 1-2

U16 Girl's Doubles - Round Robin

Round 4
- Friday

Delia Aguilar & Laura Flores (Mexico) d. Cassie Prentice & Camilia Wilscam (Canada), 15-0, 15-5
Valeria Centellas & Romina Rivero (Bolivia) d. Briana Jacquet & Graciana Wargo (USA), 15-3, 15-1
Nathalia Pinero & Ana Lucia Sarmiento (Ecuador) d. Aranxa Anguizola & Melissa Barrantes (Costa Rica), 15-1, 15-0

Round 5 - Saturday

Delia Aguilar & Laura Flores (Mexico) v. Briana Jacquet & Graciana Wargo (USA)
Cassie Prentice & Camilia Wilscam (Canada) v. Aranxa Anguizola & Melissa Barrantes (Costa Rica)
Valeria Centellas & Romina Rivero (Bolivia) v. Nathalia Pinero & Ana Lucia Sarmiento (Ecuador)


1 Valeria Centellas & Romina Rivero (Bolivia) - 4-0
2 Briana Jacquet & Graciana Wargo (USA) - 3-1
2 Delia Aguilar & Laura Flores (Mexico) - 3-1
4 Nathalia Pinero & Ana Lucia Sarmiento (Ecuador) - 2-2
5 Aranxa Anguizola & Melissa Barrantes (Costa Rica) - 0-4
5 Cassie Prentice & Camilia Wilscam (Canada) - 0-4

U14 Girl's Doubles - Round Robin

Round 4
- Friday

Camila Arnez & Micaela Meneses Cuellar (Bolivia) d. Sofia Freer & Maricruz Ortiz (Costa Rica), 15-11, 15-7
Guadalupe Griffin & Valeria Hernandez (Mexico) d. Heather Mahoney & Julia Stein (USA), 15-8, 15-9
Juliette Parent & Riley Sommerville (Canada) d. Aoife Beckett & Kelly Ann Ryan (Ireland), 15-7, 15-3

Round 5 - Saturday

Camila Arnez & Micaela Meneses Cuellar (Bolivia) v. Guadalupe Griffin & Valeria Hernandez (Mexico)
Sofia Freer & Maricruz Ortiz (Costa Rica) v. Aoife Beckett & Kelly Ann Ryan (Ireland)
Heather Mahoney & Julia Stein (USA) v. Juliette Parent & Riley Sommerville (Canada)


1 Camila Arnez & Micaela Meneses Cuellar (Bolivia) - 4-0
2 Sofia Freer & Maricruz Ortiz (Costa Rica) - 3-1
2 Guadalupe Griffin & Valeria Hernandez (Mexico) - 3-1
4 Heather Mahoney & Julia Stein (USA) - 1-3
4 Juliette Parent & Riley Sommerville (Canada) - 1-3
6 Aoife Beckett & Kelly Ann Ryan (Ireland) - 0-4

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