MEXICO CROWNED PAN AMERICAN RACQUETBALL CHAMPIONS
In a strong showing, The Tricolor team earns first place in the continental tournament. Two gold medals in men’s and women’s doubles, one silver and three bronze in singles launched Mexico to the overall team championship at the 2018 Pan American Racquetball Championship in Temuco, Chile.
The Pan American racquetball podium has been dominated exclusively by Mexico in the last decade, establishing the country as a true world power in the sport.
The Mexican racquetball champions are the undisputed kings of the game, demonstrating once again in Temuco that the road to regional racquetball victory travels through Mexico.
The pair of Álvaro Beltrán and Rodrigo Montoya defeated the Bolivians Contado Moscoso and Ronald Keller by 13-15, 15-10 and 11-6, winning the first gold medal for Mexico.
Then, Paola Longoria and Alexandra Herrera won the second gold medal by beating Gabriela Martínez and María Rodriguez by 15-9, 1-15 and 11-8.
Longoria could not defeat Rhonda Rajsich in the singles final and had to settle for the silver medal. The three bronze medals went to Samantha Salas, Rodrigo Montoya and Andree Parrilla who could not advance to the finals in their respective disciplines.
When the championship concluded on April 1, Mexico stood alone atop the team podium, followed by the United States, Bolivia, Argentina, Guatemala, Honduras, Cuba, Costa Rica, Canada and the host country, Chile.
Women Singles (WS)
1 GOLD USA Rajsich, Rhonda
2 SILVER MEX Longoria, Paola
3 BRONZE GUA Martinez, Ana Gabriela
BRONZE MEX Salas, Samantha
Men Singles (MS)
1 GOLD BOL Keller, Carlos
2 SILVER USA Horn, David
3 BRONZE MEX Montoya, Rodrigo
BRONZE MEX Parrilla, Andree
Women Doubles (WD)
1 GOLD MEX Longoria, Paola / Herrera, Alexandra
2 SILVER GUA Martinez, Ana Gabriela / Rodriguez, Maria Renee
3 BRONZE BOL Daza, Jenny / Barrios, Angelica Stefanny
BRONZE CHI Munoz, Carla / Parada, Josefa
Men Doubles (MD)
1 GOLD MEX Montoya, Rodrigo / Beltran, Alvaro
2 SILVER BOL Moscoso, Conrrado / Keller, Roland
3 BRONZE CAN Murray, Samuel / Bousquet, Nicolas
BRONZE ECU Ugalde, Jose Daniel / Cueva, Juan Francisco