Monday, April 15, 2019

Singles medal rounds for 2019 Pan American Championships

The Women’s and Men’s medal round draws have been released for the 2019 Pan American Championships in Barranquilla, Colombia. The medal round will begin on Wednesday, and there will play both the Round of 32 and Round of 16 Wednesday. The quarterfinals will be Thursday, semi-finals on Friday and final on Saturday.

In Women’s Singles the top four seeds are Monserrat Mejia of Mexico as #1, Colombian Cristina Amaya #2, Mexican Paola Longoria #3 and Chilean Carla Muñoz #4. Muñoz as the 4th seed should have the toughest of the brackets, and she’ll likely face 2 time defending champion Rhonda Rajsich (USA) in the 16s, and if she wins that either 5th seed Maria Renee Rodriguez of Guatemala or 12th seed María José Vargas of Argentina in the quarterfinals. But top seed Mejia could also face a tough test in the quarterfinals when she’ll likely play either Natalia Mendez of Argentina or Angelica Barrios of Bolivia.

There will be tough matches in Men’s Singles also, where Alejandro Landa (Mexico) is the top seed, David Horn (USA) is 2nd seed, Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) 3rd and Charles Pratt (USA) 4th. Horn has defending champion Carlos Keller of Bolivia in his bracket, so there could be a rematch of last year’s final in the quarterfinals. Beltran could have a tough test before the quarters, as he could face Colombian Mario Mercado - a top 10 player on the International Racquetball Tour (IRT) - in the 16s. Pratt will also likely have a tough test in the quarters, as he’ll probably play either Bolivian Conrrado Moscoso or Canadian Samuel Murray.

But consider that Fernando Rios of Ecuador and Felipe Camacho of Costa Rica - two quality players - will faceoff in the first Round of 32. That is a tough draw.

The IRF will be live streaming matches from Barranquilla, look for the action via the IRF Website or the IRF Facebook page or the IRF YouTube channel.

XXXII Pan American Racquetball Championships
Barranquilla, Colombia - April 12-20, 2019
Results Summary

Women's Singles - Round of 32
- Wednesday

1) Monserrat Mejia (Mexico) - BYE
16) Maria Jose Muñoz (Ecuador) v. 17) Lilian Zea (Venezuela) - 9 AM

9) Maria Regia Viera (Cuba) v. 24) Natalia Mendez (Argentina) - 9 AM
8) Angelica Barrios (Bolivia) v. 25) Erin Geeraert (Canada) - 9 AM

5) Maria Renee Rodriguez (Guatemala) - BYE
12) María José Vargas (Argentina) v. 21) Maricruz Ortiz (Costa Rica) - 9 AM

13) Rhonda Rajsich (USA) v. 20) Michèle Morissette (Canada) - 10 AM
4) Carla Muñoz (Chile) - BYE

3) Paola Longoria (Mexico) - BYE
14) Adriana Riveros (Colombia) v. 19) Alejandra Jimenez (Dominican Republic) - 10 AM

11) Kelani Bailey Lawrence (USA) v. 22) Maria Gomar (Guatemala) - 10 AM
6) Valeria Centellas (Bolivia) - BYE

7) Merynanyelly Delgado (Dominican Republic) - BYE
10) Mariana Tobon (Venezuela) v. 23) Josefina Toro (Chile) - 10 AM

15) Maria Paz Muñoz (Ecuador) v. 18) Yurisleidis Alluie (Cuba)
2) Cristina Amaya (Colombia) - BYE

Men's Singles - Round of 32 - Wednesday

1) Alejandro Landa (Mexico) - BYE
16) Mykel Mollet (Cuba) v. 17) Francisco Troncoso (Chile) - 11 AM

9) Fernando Rios (Ecuador) v. 24) Felipe Camacho (Costa Rica) - 11 AM
8) Andres Acuña (Costa Rica) v. 25) Jesus Icaza (Honduras) - 11 AM

5) Conrrado Moscoso (Bolivia) v. 25) Luis Felipe Zea (Venezuela) - 11 AM
12) Samuel Murray (Canada) v. 21) Fernando Kurzbard (Argentina) - Noon

13) Juan Salvatierra (Guatemala) v. 20) Andres Gomez (Colombia) - Noon
4) Charles Pratt (USA) v. 29) Sebastian Mendiguri (Peru) - Noon

3) Alvaro Beltran (Mexico) v. 30) Jonathan Luque (Peru) - Noon
14) Mario Mercado (Colombia) v. 19) Johan Igor (Chile) - 1 PM

11) Jose Daniel Ugalde (Ecuador) v. 22) Ramon De Leon (Dominican Republic) - 1 PM
6) Luis Perez (Dominican Republic) v. 27) Carlos Medrano (Honduras) - 1 PM

7) Carlos Keller (Bolivia) v. 26) Roberto Leyes (Venezuela) - 2 PM
10) Coby Iwaasa (Canada) v. 23) Shai Manzuri (Argentina) - 2 PM

15) Edwin Galicia (Guatemala) v. 18) Enier Chacon (Cuba) - 2 PM
2) David Horn (USA) - BYE

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