Monday, November 11, 2019

Monday results from 2019 IRF World Junior Championships - Singles

Monday was a full day of matches at the 2019 International Racquetball Federation (IRF) World Junior Racquetball Championships in San José, Costa Rica, and there were some interesting results. This is a junior competition, so while it’s an important competition, we’re fully aware that it involves kids, so we’re more interested in celebrating the players’ performances than in being critical of any outcomes.

One interesting outcome happened in Girl’s U14, as Ireland’s Thea Coleman came back from a game down to defeat Mexico’s Gisele Nieto, 12-15, 15-9, 11-6. We’re not sure how many times an Irish player has got a win over a Mexican player, but we probably don’t need more than one hand to count them.

In Girl’s U16, Cuban Suniaris Rodriguez won a tie-breaker against Bolivian Fernanda Mendez, 9-15, 15-10, 11-6, which is remarkable. But that opens the door for Martina Katz of Argentina to win Group D if she beats Mendez on Tuesday, as she was a winner over Rodriguez on Sunday and won against Canadian Kelly-Marie Barrett, 15-0, 15-0, today. Also in Girl’s U16, Loraine Felipe of Cuba came back from a game down to defeat Juliette Parent of Canada, 9-15, 15-7, 11-8, and will have a chance to win Group E Tuesday, when she plays Costa Rican Maricruz Ortiz, who has also won both her group matches.

If you want close games, look no farther than Canadian Naman Gauri’s matches. He’s played 5 games and 4 have been decided by one point. Monday he came back from a game down to defeat Ecuador’s Josue Bermeo, 5-15, 15-14, 11-10. That’s after losing to Guatemalan Bayron Rosil, 15-14, 15-14, yesterday. Gauri plays the USA’s Timothy Hansen Tuesday, and Hansen will win the group with a win, as he beat both Bermeo yesterday and Rosil today, 15-4, 15-8.

The Boy’s U18 result that caught our eye is Chile’s Johan Igor win over the USA’s Ben Baron, 15-5, 15-10. That gives Igor a chance to win Group D, as he won his first match Saturday against Esteban De Janon of Ecuador. To win the group Igor will need to beat Bolivan Charlie Chavez, but Baron beat Chavez Saturday, 2-0, so versus Chavez Igor “should” win, as he defeated Baron and Baron defeated Chavez. That’s what logicians call transitivity, but sports are often illogical and intransitive, so we’ll just have to see what happens Tuesday.

Group stage play concludes Tuesday, and the group stage results will be used to seed players for the medal round that begins Wednesday.

31st IRF World Junior Racquetball Championships
San José, Costa Rica - November 9-16, 2019

U18 Girl's Singles

Group A

Monday - Ana Sarmiento (Ecuador) d. Camila Wilscam (Canada), 15-10, 15-8

Tuesday - Marifer Gutierrez (Mexico) v. Ana Sarmiento (Ecuador)

Group B

Monday - Valeria Centellas (Bolivia) d. Aranxa Anguizola (Costa Rica), 15-1, 15-0

Tuesday - Nikita Chauhan (USA) v. Aranxa Anguizola (Costa Rica)

Group C

Monday - Martina Katz (Argentina) d. Cassie Prentice (Canada), 15-7, 15-8

Tuesday - Anna Rivera (Mexico) v. Martina Katz (Argentina)

Group D

Monday - Graciana Wargo (USA) d. Josefina Toro (Chile), 11-15, 15-8, 11-8
Angelica Barrios (Bolivia) d. Abigail Solana (Costa Rica), 15-3, 15-0

Tuesday - Graciana Wargo (USA) v. Abigail Solana (Costa Rica)
Angelica Barrios (Bolivia) v. Josefina Toro (Chile)

U16 Girl's Singles

Group A

Monday - Erin Slutzky (USA) d. Fabiana Landi (Ecuador), 15-4, 15-3

Tuesday - Guadalupe Griffin (Mexico) v. Erin Slutzky (USA)

Group B

Monday - Annie Roberts (USA) d. Adriana Valdez (Ecuador), 15-3, 15-2

Tuesday - Micaela Meneses (Bolivia) v. Adriana Valdez (Ecuador)

Group C

Monday - Sofia Freer (Costa Rica) d. Jasmin Aguilar (Guatemala), 5-15, 15-3, 11-5

Tuesday - Ximena Martinez (Mexico) v. Jasmin Aguilar (Guatemala)

Group D

Monday - Martina Katz (Argentina) d. Kelly-Marie Barrett (Canada), 15-0, 15-0
Suniaris Rodriguez (Cuba) d. Fernanda Mendez (Bolivia), 9-15, 15-10, 11-6

Tuesday - Fernanda Mendez (Bolivia) v. Martina Katz (Argentina)
Suniaris Rodriguez (Cuba) v. Kelly-Marie Barrett (Canada)

Group E

Monday - Loraine Felipe (Cuba) d. Juliette Parent (Canada), 9-15, 15-7, 11-8
Maricruz Ortiz (Costa Rica) d. Andrea Reyes (Guatemala), 15-1, 15-0

Tuesday - Juliette Parent (Canada) v. Andrea Reyes (Guatemala)
Maricruz Ortiz (Costa Rica) v. Loraine Felipe (Cuba)

U14 Girl's Singles

Group A

Monday - Heather Mahoney (USA) d. Angela Villacreses (Ecuador), 15-7, 15-3
Anna Aguilar (Guatemala) d. Ofelia Wilscam (Canada), 15-1, 15-9

Tuesday - Heather Mahoney (USA) v. Anna Aguilar (Guatemala)
Ofelia Wilscam (Canada) v. Angela Villacreses (Ecuador)

Group B

Monday - Natalia Mita (Bolivia) d. Paula Mansilla (Chile), 15-8, 15-7
Angela Ortega (Mexico) d. Sarah Ainsworth (Ireland), 15-2, 15-4

Tuesday - Natalia Mita (Bolivia) v. Sarah Ainsworth (Ireland)
Angela Ortega (Mexico) v. Paula Mansilla (Chile)

Group C

Monday - Ava Kaiser (USA) d. Kenia Brenes (Costa Rica), 15-3, 15-6
Jasmin Aguilar (Guatemala) d. Tamara Wilscam (Canada), 15-5, 15-2

Tuesday - Ava Kaiser (USA) v. Jasmin Aguilar (Guatemala)
Tamara Wilscam (Canada) v. Kenia Brenes (Costa Rica)

Group D

Monday - Thea Coleman (Ireland) d. Gisele Nieto (Mexico), 12-15, 15-9, 11-6
Camila Rivero (Bolivia) d. Jimena Gomez (Costa Rica), 15-1, 15-1

Tuesday - Gisele Nieto (Mexico) v. Jimena Gomez (Costa Rica)
Camila Rivero (Bolivia) v. Thea Coleman (Ireland)

U18 Boy's Singles

Group A

Monday - Sean Sauvé (Canada) d. Jose Pablo Cardona (Guatemala), 15-7, 15-9

Tuesday - Emir Martinez (Mexico) v. Jose Pablo Cardona (Guatemala)

Group B

Monday - Nathan Martinez (Guatemala) d. Kyle Dick (Canada), 15-5, 15-0

Tuesday - Gerson Miranda (Bolivia) v. Kyle Dick (Canada)

Group C

Monday - Diego Garcia (Argentina) d. Jose Ramos (Mexico), 15-8, 15-10
Pablo Freer (Costa Rica) d. Juan Segovia (Colombia), 15-9, 15-0

Tuesday - Jose Ramos (Mexico) v. Juan Segovia (Colombia)
Pablo Freer (Costa Rica) v. Diego Garcia (Argentina)

Group D

Monday - Charlie Chavez (Bolivia) d. Esteban De Janon (Ecuador), 10-15, 15-12, 11-4
Johan Igor (Chile) d. Ben Baron (USA), 15-5, 15-10

Tuesday - Charlie Chavez (Bolivia) v. Johan Igor (Chile)
Esteban De Janon (Ecuador) v. Ben Baron (USA)

Group E

Monday - Micah Farmer (USA) d. Rafael Gatica (Chile), 15-10, 15-5
Tomas Sanchez (Costa Rica) d. Juan Flores (Ecuador), 15-13, 15-8

Tuesday - Juan Flores (Ecuador) v. Micah Farmer (USA)
Rafael Gatica (Chile) v. Tomas Sanchez (Costa Rica)

U16 Boy's Singles

Group A

Monday - Diego Gatica (Chile) d. Victor Seguria (Costa Rica), 15-10, 15-6

Tuesday - Sebastian Longoria (Mexico) v. Victor Seguria (Costa Rica)

Group B

Monday - Felipe Guillen (Costa Rica) d. Jaime Mansilla (Chile), 15-1, 15-4

Tuesday - Hector Barrios (Bolivia) v. Jaime Mansilla (Chile)

Group C

Monday - Andrew Gleason (USA) d. Juan Segovia (Colombia), 15-5, 15-1
Aldo Caraveo (Mexico) d. Namwoo Lee (Korea), 15-12, 15-12

Tuesday - Juan Segovia (Colombia) v. Aldo Caraveo (Mexico)
Namwoo Lee (Korea) v. Andrew Gleason (USA)

Group D

Monday - Nathan Jauvin (Canada) d. Pablo Vera (Ecuador), 15-1, 15-6
Adrian Jaldin (Bolivia) d. Tomas Oyhanart (Argentina), 15-7, 15-11

Tuesday - Nathan Jauvin (Canada) v. Adrian Jaldin (Bolivia)
Tomas Oyhanart (Argentina) v. Pablo Vera (Ecuador)

Group E

Monday - Naman Gauri (Canada) d. Josue Bermeo (Ecuador), 5-15, 15-14, 11-10
Timothy Hansen (USA) d. Bayron Rosil (Guatemala), 15-4, 15-8

Tuesday - Josue Bermeo (Ecuador) v. Bayron Rosil (Guatemala)
Timothy Hansen (USA) v. Naman Gauri (Canada)

U14 Boy's Singles

Group A

Monday - Santiago Gamboa (Costa Rica) d. Hector Sierra (Guatemala), 15-7, 15-14

Tuesday - Nikhil Prasad (USA) v. Hector Sierra (Guatemala)

Group B

Monday - Jose Pablo Caseres (Guatemala) d. Juan Rodriguez (Colombia), 15-13, 15-9

Tuesday - Jhonatan Flores (Bolivia) v. Juan Rodriguez (Colombia)

Group C

Monday - Antonio Sanchez (Costa Rica) d. Christian Pocsai (Canada), 15-10, 15-11

Tuesday - Vedant Chauhan (USA) v. Christian Pocsai (Canada)

Group D

Monday - Ezequiel Subieta (Bolivia) d. Seunghwan Hong (Korea), 15-1, 15-6
Duvan Torres (Colombia) d. Matias Guzman (Chile), 15-1, 15-8

Tuesday - Ezequiel Subieta (Bolivia) v. Duvan Torres (Colombia)
Matias Guzman (Chile) v. Seunghwan Hong (Korea)

Group E

Monday - Luis Renteria (Mexico) d. Keelan O’Gorman (Ireland), 15-1, 15-2
Adrian Carchi (Ecuador) d. Asher Pocsai (Canada), 15-6, 15-1

Tuesday - Asher Pocsai (Canada) v. Luis Renteria (Mexico)
Keelan O’Gorman (Ireland) v. Adrian Carchi (Ecuador)

Group F

Monday - Bruno Vasquez (Ecuador) d. Manuel Oyhanart (Argentina), 15-1, 15-0
Jorge Gutierrez (Mexico) d. Daniel Hanrahan (Ireland), 15-3, 15-2

Tuesday - Bruno Vasquez (Ecuador) v. Daniel Hanrahan (Ireland)
Jorge Gutierrez (Mexico) v. Manuel Oyhanart (Argentina)

Follow the bouncing ball….

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