Silver medal in doubles achieved by Ecuadorean tennis players in the Open Division John Francis How s Jose Daniel Ugalde Pan-American for the sport, just over a week ago in Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia“Connected” to the national team, since excellence has arrived at the gates of Birmingham international gamesAlabama (USA).
Despite the importance of the Cueva and Ugalde sub-tournament, they were just the tip of the spear, bringing the country to a total 9 pads In the tournament in different categories, here it Ecuadorean Tennis Federation The performance has previously been described as a “revelation”.
Although the World Cup event in United State (July 7-17) It will be in singles only, the representatives of the three colors have great potential given their background in the regional event.
In the open section, in Bolivia, Cave and Ugalde Advance to the final, conquering important victories against teams considered the continent’s powers.
“On a personal level, getting to the final was something very special,” Cueva said. “It’s the first time I’ve been able to get into these situations with the division team; the competitors were very strong, we played in groups against Guatemala, Canada and Chile. With Canada we competed again in the final; In the semi-finals we were lucky to win Costa Rica And in the quarter-finals we beat the hosts of Bolivia who are a force in our sport,” he said.
It is worth noting that the tournament in Birmingham Intended for sports that are not part of the Olympic Games program but are recognized by International Olympic Committee.
“For the World Games it will be our first participation; the real one I played singlesnot in the doubles, but we hope to progress as far as we can … ”, identified Ugalde.
To get into the best form of competition, Ecuadorians hope to comply to prepare for the professional round in United States and Costa Rica from May. After the World Games, the tricolor duo will also face off open world in August in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
Pan-American, Ecuador also had an impressive youth performance in the category competition, coming in third in the emain board The tournament, which included the participation of 12 countries.