Cuban table tennis players qualified for Pan American Games

Featured Cuban table tennis players qualified for Pan American Games

Cuban table tennis players (w) defeated Jamaica and the Dominican Republic. Thus, the team qualified for the Pan American Games to be held in Toronto, Canada.

In the city of Buenos Aires, the island athletes started their outstanding performance with a win of our best player, Leisy Jimenez, who beat 3-0 (11-6, 11-8, and 12-10) Jamaican Shenique Clare.

Veteran Lisi Castillo won the second match 3-0 versus Yvonne Foster, while duet Idalys Lovet-Jimenez also defeated 3-0 Onika Francis-Foster, to secure the win.

Despite being considered favorites to lead the standing, Cuba won easily against the Dominican Republic.

Castillo beat Eva Brito 3-0 (13-11, 12-10, 11-9). Jimenez defeated Karla Brito 3-0 (11-3, 11-2, 11-6) and duet Lovet-Jimenez swept Yasiris Ortiz-Karla (11-5, 11-3, 12-10).

Despite the loss, the Dominican team also qualified to the Canadian games after beating Jamaica 3-2.

In Central America, Mexico and Guatemala also won their tickets. Meanwhile, Chile and Colombia got the South American ticket.

Cubasi Translation Staff

Last modified onTuesday, 17 March 2015 17:01

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