Miramontes-Virgen make gold for the third consecutive year at
Norceca Gran Festival
MANZANILLO, Colima. September 11, 2011.- Mexicans Aldo
Miramontes and Juan Virgen won gold for the third consecutive
year at Norceca Gran Festival Manzanillo 2011, after their
victory over Puerto Ricans Roberto Rodriguez and Christopher
Underwood with a 21-16/21-18 score, in a game in which they were
supported by a full Gran Festival Stadium.
Mexico also conquered gold medal in women`s competition, after
Mayra Garcia and Bibiana Candelas won their match against Puerto
Ricans Yarleen Santiago and Darian Acevedo, by 23-21/21-17.
Previous to the finals for the gold at Norceca Gran Festival
Manzanillo 2011, Guatemala´s Garrido-Blanco team obtained bronze
in men´s, defeating Dominican Republic (Recio-Perez) in the
longest game of the tournament, with sets 19-21/21-18/16-14.
Vanessa Virgen and Martha Revuelta, Mexico´s second team
competitors earned bronze in women´s, after defeating Costa
Rica´s Morales-Alfaro, in a 21-14/21-16 game match.
The activities of this Sunday had started at Gran Festival
Stadium with the women´s semifinals. In the first match, Puerto
Rico`s Santiago-Acevedo squad defeated the Costa Ricans
Morales-Alfaro in two sets, 21-14/21-12. Afterword, Mexico`s
elite team (Garcia-Candelas) had become the finalist against
Puerto Rico, after winning over Mexico 2 (Virgen-Revuelta), with
a 21-19/19-21/15-5 score.
In the men´s semifinals, Puerto Rico´s Rodriguez-Underwood
couple had also turned into the first finalist of this
tournament, after defeating Dominican Republic`s Recio-Perez in
a pair of sets, 21-14/21-17. The second men´s finalist was
Mexico 1, with their elite squad Aldo Miramontes-Juan Virgen,
that at the moment was looking for a third title in Manzanillo
after defeating Guatemala´s Garrido-Blanco couple in two sets,
PUR d. CRC (21-14/21-12); MEX1 d. MEX2 (21-19/19-21/15-5).
PUR d. DOM (21-14/21-12); MEX1 d. GUA (21-18/21-12).
WOMEN´S FIFTH PLACE:
GUA d. SKN (21-10/21-11).
MEN´S FIFTH PLACE:
MEX2 d. CRC (15-21/21-19/15-13).
MEX2 d. CRC (21-14/21-16).
GUA d. DOM (19-21/21-18/16-14).
MEX1 d. PUR (21-16/21-18).
1.- Bibiana Candelas-Mayra Garcia (MEX1)
2.- Yarleen Santiago-Darian Acevedo (PUR)
3.- Vanessa Virgen-Martha Revuelta (MEX2)
4.- Ingrid Morales-Natalia Alfaro (CRC)
5.- Ana Ramirez-Susana Alvarado (GUA)
6.- Shanicia Dyer-Brenda Allen (SKN)
1.- Aldo Miramontes-Juan Virgen (MEX1)
2.- Roberto Rodriguez-Christopher Underwood (PUR)
3.- Erick Garrido-Andy Blanco (GUA)
4.- Germán Recio-Yewddy Perez (DOM)
5.- Ricardo Galindo-Irving Ramirez (MEX2)
6.- Esteban Escobar-Brian Monge (CRC)