Game on in the Pan AM Cadet Challenge qualifcation in Laval, Montreal. Ten + Ten young players born in 1994 and 1995 , drawn into two groups of five , with the winner of the group directly qualified and the second and third in each group advancing to a playoff quarterfinal.
Gustavo Gomez CHI – Nice lefthander.. with the golden touch..Axel Gavilan PAR – strong competitior – hard worker ..Alonso Shimabukoro Peru, Guilaume Hardy – Canadian defender born 1995 and Alexander Yao USA…
First round action… Gomez def Hardy 4/2, Yao def Shimabokoru 4/2,… Second ; Yao def Hardy 4/0, Gavilan def Shimabukoro 4/1….Third; Yao def Gomez 4/1, Gavilan def Hardy 4/0….Fourth ; Shimabakuru def Gomez 4/3, Gavilan def Yao 4/3.. Fifth
Eric Jouti BRA – small stature but a big heart…Pablo Saragovi ARG – interesting prospect and the defending Latin Am Cadet singles champ…Jan Medina VEN , Rodrigo Tapa ECU and Hector Sola from Cuba.
First round action; Sola def Medina 4/2, Tapa def Jouti 4/2… Second ; Saragovi def Medina 4/1, Tapa def Sola 4/0..Third; Saragovi def Tapa 4/0, Jouti def Sola 4/3.. Fourth ; Saragovi def Sola 4/0 , Jouti def Medina 4/1
Ariel Hsing USA – should be a lock in among these competitors .. Carolyn Cordero PUR, Eva Brito DOM Rep – nice stroke technique …Joselyn Peralta ECU and Alayana Chan Canada..
First round action; Hsing def Peralta 4/0 , Chan def Brito 4/2.. Second; Brito def Cordero 4/1 , Peralta def Chan 4/3…. Third; Hsing def Chan 4/0 , Peralta def Cordero 4/2.. Fourth ; Hsing def Brito 4/1, Cordero def Chan 4/1.. Fifth; Brito def Peralta 4/1, Hsing def Cordero 4/0….
1. Ariel Hsing USA- directly qualified to the Pan Am Team with the group win and seeded to the semifinal
2. Eva Brito DOM- will play Cristal Meneses Chile at 0900 Thursday for a direct playoff to make the team.
3. Joselyn Peralta ECU – will play Maria Claudia Soto PER at 0900 Thursday.
Caroline Kumahara BRA- word out she is good…Cristal Meneses CHI…Maria Claudia Soto Per.. Mabelyn Enriquez GUA and Yuneisy Gavlan from Cuba..
First round action; Kumahara def Enriquez 4/0, Gavlan def Soto 4/3… Second ; Gavlan def Enriquez 4/3, Soto def Meneses 4/1…Third; Kumahara def Gavlan 4/0, Meneses def Enriquez 4/3… Fourth; Meneses def Gavlan 4/1, Kumahara def Soto 4/1.. Fifth; Kumohara def Meneses 4/0, Soto def Enriquez 4/1
1. Caroline Kumahara BRA – direct through to the semis and on the team.
2. Maria Claudia Soto PER – to qf with Peralta ECU
3. Cristal Meneses CHI – to qf with Brito DOM Rep.