Saturday, February 20, 2016
Mexico made the men’s final at the Pan Am Team Continental Championships 2016 with a memorable 4-1 win over Canada.
Despite Canada’s loss, they finished second in the group standings behind Mexico and progressed to the final. Guatemala beat USA 4-1 but still finished third behind Canada in the group.
Canada also made the women’s team final routing Mexico 4-1. Facing them in the final will be USA, 5-0 winners over Guatemala.
Mexico’s men had it rather easy over a second-string Canadian team. Arturo Hernandez created the opening, winning his singles over Luke Couture 21-17 21-17 before Ailton Correa made it 2-0.
Francisco Trevino made it 3-0 beating Phil Gaumond. Andres Lopez (featured image)/Antonio Ocegueda clinched the first doubles over Phil Charron/Jason Ho-Shue. Gaumond/Max Marin earned a consolation win for Canada in the final match.
Canada’s women overcame a 0-1 deficit to ease past Mexico, with Qinzi Ouyang, Josephine Wu, Phyllis Chan/Qinzi Ouyang and Michelle Tong/Josephine Wu completing the one-sided win.
Finals: Men’s Team: Mexico vs Canada
Women’s Team: Canada vs USA
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