Cuba’s Osleni Guerrero won his third men’s singles title at the Pan Am Championships, beating Guatemala’s Kevin Cordon in Aguascaientes, Mexico, yesterday.
Guerrero, champion in 2013 and 2014, beat Cordon – also a former two-time champion – 21-11 22-20.
Guerrero was the only non-Canadian winner on the day as the Pan Am powerhouses captured the other four titles.
The big surprise of the tournament was the quarterfinal defeat of Brazil’s Ygor Coelho, who was looking for a hat-trick of titles. Coelho was beaten by home hope Job Castillo, 23-21 18-21 21-15.
Castillo in turn fell to Cordon, while in the other semifinal, Guerrero prevailed over Canada’s Jason Anthony Ho-Shue in three games.
Michelle Li expectedly won the women’s singles for her fourth title overall; Li beat compatriot Brittney Tam 21-15 24-22.
Guerrero was in line for a double as he and compatriot Leodannis Martinez Palacio made the men’s doubles final against Ho-Shue and Nyl Yakura. However, the Canadians got the better of them 21-11 20-22 21-10.
The women’s doubles title went to Rachel Honderich/Kristen Tsai who outplayed compatriots Catherine Choi/Josephine Wu 21-15 27-25.
Josephine Wu earlier won the mixed doubles with Joshua Hurlburt-Yu; the Canadians beat Brazil’s Fabricio Farias/Jaqueline Lima 21-14 21-19.
Double for Mammeri, Adesokan
Third seed Adesokan won the women’s singles beating top seed Kate Foo Kune (Mauritius) 21-12 21-13. She also captured the women’s doubles crown partnering Uchechukwu Deborah Ukeh; the unseeded pair beat compatriots Amin Yop Christopher/Chineye Ibere 21-14 20-22 21-17.
Third seeds Koceila Mammeri and Youcef Sabri Medel won the men’s doubles outclassing Nigeria’s Enejoh Abah/Isaac Minaphee 21-18 21-17. Mammeri got his double, partnering Linda Mazri in the mixed doubles; the Algerian duo overcame Nigeria’s Enejoh Abah/Peace Orji 15-21 21-16 21-18.
The men’s singles title went to Nigeria’s Anuoluwapo Juwon Opeyori; the second seed prevailed over compatriot Godwin Olofua, 21-17 16-21 21-17.