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Jeremiah Azaña South American U19 Champion!

Yielding only one set in four matches, the Cordovan won the gold medal.

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Yielding only one set in four matches, Cordovan won the gold medal at the  2019 South American Youth Championship in Cochabamba, Bolivia. 

In addition, Valentina Portieri, on the women's single, and Paula Pellizzari—Lisandro Ortiz, in mixed doubles, climbed on the third step of the podium.

On Saturday, February 23, the  2019 South American Youth Championship  began in Cochabamba, Bolivia. When the individual tests of categories Sub11, U13, U15 and U17 are still left to be defined, and team competitions, there is already great news for the  Argentine Delegation.

The highlight was in the hands of  Jeremías Azaña , South American champion in the men's single U19. The Cordovan debuted directly in the second round, where he won 3-1 (11-6, 9-11, 11-9 and 11-8) over Colombia's Luis Mancilla. In the quarterfinals, he defeated compatriot Dylan Tymkiw 3-0 (11-9 11-3 and 11-4). In the semifinals, he won 3-0 (11-6, 11-8 and 11-8) against Peruvian Rafael Gálvez. Finally, in the final, he won 3-0 (11-9, 11-9 and 13-11) to Salvadoran José López and won the gold medal, having given only one set throughout the tournament.

In the women's branch, the best was in charge of Valentina Portieri, who won the bronze medal. In the debut, she won 3-2 (6-11, 11-3, 11-8, 12-14 and 11-6) over Ecuadorian Micaela Donoso. In the quarterfinals, Tigre's player beat 3-0 (11-5, 11-3 and 11-7) to Peruvian Alejandra Zavala. Finally, in the semifinals, he fell 3-0 (11-5, 11-2 and 11-4) against Paraguayan Luján Palacios (gold winner) and climbed to the third step of the podium.

A new bronze medal came in the mixed doubles. Paula Pellizzari and Lisandro Ortiz debuted with a 2-1 win (4-11, 11-10 and 11-3) against Peruvians Nicolas Santander-Pia Hermosa. Then, in semis, they lost 2-0 (11-8 and 11-8) to Colombians Andrés Villamizar-María Clara Ramirez. Jeremiah Azaña and Dylan Tymkiw, in men's doubles, and Valentina Portieri and Milagros Leiva, in women's doubles, said goodbye in the quarterfinals.

source: Enard

Publication Date: 02/03/2019

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