Saturday, July 28, 2018

Mexico wins gold in Men's & Women's Team events at 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games

Mexico was golden once again in the Men’s and Women’s Team events at the 2018 Central American & Caribbean Games in Barranquilla, Colombia. Mexico has won gold in the team events at every Central American & Caribbean Games (CACG) since 1990, when racquetball was first included in the CACG program.

In the Men’s Team final, Mexico defeated Costa Rica in two matches. Rodrigo Montoya beat Andrés Acuña, 15-10, 15-2, in singles, and then Alvaro Beltran and Daniel De La Rosa closed the deal by defeating Acuña and Felipe Camacho, 15-9, 15-2, in doubles.

The Women’s Team final was also over in two straight matches, as Mexico defeated Colombia. Alexandra Herrera beat Cristina Amaya in singles, 15-7, 15-12, and then Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas defeated Amaya and Adriana Riveros, 15-12, 15-5, in doubles.

With the victories, Beltran now has 12 medals in the CACG, which is tied for 2nd in overall with Javier Moreno, and two fewer than Claudine Garcia's (Dominican Republic) 14. Longoria has 10, and Salas 9.

The 2022 CACG will be in Panama, and racquetball is on the program.

2018 Central American & Caribbean Games - July 20-28
Barranquilla, Colombia

Men’s Team - Final - Saturday

Mexico d. Costa Rica, 2-0

1. Rodrigo Montoya (Mexico) d. Andrés Acuña (Costa Rica), 15-10, 15-2
2. Alvaro Beltran & Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) d. Andrés Acuña & Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica), 15-9, 15-2
3. Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) v. Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica), not played

Women’s Team - Final - Saturday

Mexico d. Colombia - 2-0

1. Alexandra Herrera (Mexico) d. Cristina Amaya (Colombia), 15-7, 15-12
2. Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas (Mexico) d. Cristina Amaya & Adriana Riveros (Colombia), 15-12, 15-5
3. Paola Longoria (Mexico) v. Adriana Riveros (Colombia), not played

Follow the bouncing ball….

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