Brazil won a thrilling tie over Peru to enter the final of the XXI Pan Am Championships Team Competition on Saturday.
Brazil will take on Canada, who beat USA 3-1.
The semi-final between Brazil and Peru see-sawed all through the contest. Ygor Oliveira gave Brazil the lead in Men’s Singles, beating Daniel La Torre Regal 21-13 21-6, but Peru equalised in Women’s Singles when Daniela Macias Brandes edged past Fabiana Silva 21-18 13-21 21-18.
Hugo Arthuso/Francielton Farias put Brazil ahead once again as they won the Men’s Doubles over Bruno Barrueto Deza/Jose Gevara Llatas 21-17 21-11.
Daniela Macias Brandes returned for the Women’s Doubles with Danica Nishimura Higa; the duo needed just 27 minutes to outclass Mariana Freitas/Samia Lima 21-9 21-18.
Eventually, Hugo Arthuso (featured image) and Fabiana Silva saw Brazil through, holding off Bruno Barrueto Deza/Danica Nishimura Higa 21-13 21-17, giving their team a 3-2 winning lead.
Canada were powered into the final by Jason Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura, who won both their matches.
The Canadians went into the lead in Mixed Doubles through Nyl Yakura/Josephine Wu. Ho-Shue made it 2-0 winning his Men’s Singles over Timothy Lam. Crystal Pan gave USA some hope with her Women’s Singles win over Brittney Tam (21-17 21-16), but Ho-Shue and Yakura prevailed in Men’s Doubles over Howard Shu/Darren Yang in three games.