Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Men's and Women's Doubles Draws - 2015 Pan American Games

The Men's and Women's defending gold medal teams from Mexico look good to at least reach the podium again at the 2015 Pan American Games.

On the women's side, the semi-finals could be rematches of matches that happened earlier in the week, as Mexicans Paola Longoria and Samantha Salas could face Maria Paz Muñoz and Veronica Sotomayor of Ecuador. When they played in the group stage, the Mexicans won in two straight games, although the scores were close.

That's on the top side of the draw. On the bottom, Americans Rhonda Rajsich and Kim Russell-Waselenchuk will likely face Veronique Guillemette and Maria Jose Vargas from Argentina in the semi-finals, although the Argentines need to get by the Colombian team of Cristina Amaya and Carolina Gomez to face the Americans. Back on Sunday, the USA beat Argentina, but they needed three games to do so.

In Men's Doubles, Mexicans Alvaro Beltran and Javier Moreno could play Costa Ricans Felipe Camacho and Teobaldo Fumero, which would be a rematch of this year's Pan American Championships final, which the Mexicans won in two straight games.

On the bottom of the draw, the 2nd seeded Canadians will likely have a tricky quarterfinal match against the Argentine team of Daniel Maggi and Shai Manzuri. If they win that, they will play the winner of Bolivia (Roland Keller and Conrrado Moscoso) and Colombia (Sebastian Franco and Alejandro Herrera).

The Men's and Women's Doubles play continues Wednesday, and runs until Friday morning (July 24) with the team competition to follow beginning Friday afternoon and concluding Sunday July 26.

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2015 Pan American Games - Toronto, Canada

Women's Doubles

Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria & Samantha Salas (Mexico) - BYE
9) Carola Loma & Natalia Mendez (Bolivia) v. 8) Ana Gabriela Martinez & Maria Rene Rodriguez (Guatemala)

5) Maria Paz Muñoz & Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador) - BYE
4) Mariana Paredes & Mariana Tobon (Venezuela) - BYE

3) Cristina Amaya & Carolina Gomez (Colombia) - BYE
6) Veronique Guillemette & Maria Jose Vargas (Argentina) - BYE

7) Angela Grisar & Carla Muñoz (Chile) v. 10) Michèle Morissette & Christine Richardson (Canada)
2) Rhonda Rajsich & Kim Russell-Waselenchuk (USA) - BYE

Men's Doubles

Round of 16

1) Alvaro Beltran & Javier Moreno (Mexico) - BYE
8) Felipe Camacho & Teobaldo Fumero (Costa Rica) v. 4) Ramon De Leon & Luis Perez (Dominican Republic)

5) Jansen Allen & Jose Rojas (USA) - BYE
4) Cesar Castillo & Cesar Castro (Venezuela) - BYE

3) Roland Keller & Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) - BYE
6) Sebastian Franco & Alejandro Herrera (Colombia) v. 11) Jose Alvarez & Fernando Rios (Ecuador)

6) Daniel Maggi & Shai Manzuri (Argentina) v. 10) Edwin Galicia & Christian Wer (Guatemala)
2) Vincent Gagnon & Tim Landeryou (Canada) - BYE

Follow the bouncing ball....

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