Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Men's & Women's Singles Round of 32 at 2015 Pan American Games

The Round of 32 is complete for Men's and Women's Singles at the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada with no surprises. Canadian veteran Mike Green defeated Colombian junior Set Cubillos, 15-4, 15-4, and will play 2nd seed Carlos Keller of Bolivia in the Round of 16 later today.

Two tie-breakers in the 32s. On the men's side, Ramon De Leon of Dominican Republic squeaked by Christian Wer of Guatemala, 15-12, 8-15, 11-9. De Leon had a lead in the breaker, 6-2, and looked to cruising home. But Wer came back, and actually pulled ahead late, 8-7, with some great shots and diving efforts to keep the ball in play.

But De Leon got to 10-8, and although Wer regained serve and scored a point to make it 10-9, he was called for an avoidable hinder, blocking De Leon's shot. On the ensuing serve, Wer skipped the return, and the match was over.

De Leon will play top seed, and defending Pan Am champion, Rocky Carson in the 16s later today.

On the women's side, Mariana Tobon of Venezuela needed three games to beat Maria Rodriguez of Guatemala, 15-14, 4-15, 11-3. Tobon will play Canadian Frédérique Lambert (Canada) in the Round of 16.

Also in the 16s, American Jake Bredenbeck will face Canadian Coby Iwaasa, after Iwaasa got a walkover win against the injured Fernando Rios of Ecuador. And on the women's side, two team-mate versus team-mate matches, as Americans Rhonda Rajsich and Michelle Key play each other, as do Ecuadorians Veronica Sotomayor and Maria Paz Muñoz.

The Round of 16 for Men's and Women's Singles is Wednesday afternoon with the quarterfinals Thursday morning and semi-finals Thursday afternoon. The gold medal matches are Friday morning (July 24). A team competition - best of three matches, two singles singles and a doubles - will follow from Friday afternoon to Sunday (July 26).

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2015 Pan American Games - Toronto, Canada

Women Singles

Round of 32

1) Paola Longoria (Mexico) - BYE
16) Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala) d. 17) Angela Grisar (Chile), walkover

9) Jennifer Saunders (Canada) - BYE
8) Carola Loma (Bolivia) - BYE

5) Rhonda Rajsich (USA) - BYE
12) Michelle Key (USA) - BYE

13) Mariana Tobon (Venezuela) d. 20) Maria Rene Rodriguez (Guatemala), 15-14, 4-15, 11-3
4) Frédérique Lambert (Canada) - BYE

3) Samantha Salas (Mexico) - BYE
19) Carla Munoz (Chile) d. 14) Carolina Gomez (Colombia), 15-9, 15-13

11) Mariana Paredes (Venezuela) - BYE
6) Maria Jose Vargas (Argentina) - BYE

7) Adriana Riveros (Bolivia) - BYE
10) Cristina Amaya (Colombia) - BYE

15) Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) d. 18) Veronique Guillemette (Argentina), walkover
2) Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador) - BYE

Round of 16

1) Paola Longoria (Mexico) v. 16) Ana Gabriela Martinez (Guatemala)
8) Carola Loma (Bolivia) v. 9) Jennifer Saunders (Canada)

5) Rhonda Rajsich (USA) v. 12) Michelle Key (USA)
4) Frédérique Lambert (Canada) v. 13) Mariana Tobon (Venezuela)

3) Samantha Salas (Mexico) v. 19) Carla Munoz (Chile)
6) Maria Jose Vargas (Argentina) v. 11) Mariana Paredes (Venezuela)

7) Adriana Riveros (Bolivia) v. 10) Cristina Amaya (Colombia)
2) Veronica Sotomayor (Ecuador) v. 15) Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador)

Men Singles

Round of 32

1) Rocky Carson (USA) - BYE
16) Ramon De Leon (Dominican Rep) d. 17) Christian Wer (Guatemala), 15-12, 8-15, 11-9

9) Andres Acuña (Costa Rica) - BYE
8) Luis Perez (Dominican Rep) - BYE

5) Alejandro Herrera (Colombia) - BYE
12) Edwin Galicia (Guatemala) - BYE

13) Cesar Castillo (Venezuela) d. 20) Cesar Castro (Venezuela), 15-1, 15-4
4) Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) - BYE

3) Jake Bredenbeck (USA) - BYE
19) Coby Iwaasa (Canada) d. 14) Fernando Rios (Ecuador), walkover

11) Jose Alvarez (Ecuador) - BYE
6) Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) - BYE

7) Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) - BYE
10) Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica) - BYE

15) Mike Green (Canada) d. 18) Set Cubillos (Colombia), 15-4, 15-4
2) Carlos Keller (Bolivia) - BYE

Round of 16

1) Rocky Carson (USA) v. 16) Ramon De Leon (Dominican Rep)
8) Luis Perez (Dominican Rep) v. 9) Andres Acuña (Costa Rica)

5) Alejandro Herrera (Colombia) v. 12) Edwin Galicia (Guatemala)
4) Daniel De La Rosa (Mexico) v. 13) Cesar Castillo (Venezuela)

3) Jake Bredenbeck (USA) v. 19) Coby Iwaasa (Canada)
6) Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) v. 11) Jose Alvarez (Ecuador)

7) Conrado Moscoso (Bolivia) v. 10) Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica)
2) Carlos Keller (Bolivia) v. 15) Mike Green (Canada)

Follow the bouncing ball....

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