2017 Pan American Championships



DatesPan American Championships
10-12 November 2017

Venue
Palm Beach

Location
Oranjestad, Aruba

Official ball
Quicksand

 

 

 

2017 Champions

 Ali Colmenares and Ramon Guedez (VEN)            Joana Cortez and Rafaella Miiller (BRA)

     Ali Colmenares and Ramon Guedez (VEN)        Joana Cortez and Rafaella Miiller (BRA)

Vinicius Font and Joana Cortez (BRA)

 Joana Cortez and Vinicius Font (BRA)

 

Review

For the first time at these Championships we had non-Brazilian title winners in the pro event with Ali Colmenares and Ramon Guedez triumphing over their compatriots Jorge Penalver and Jesus Rodrigues in the men's doubles final.

Joana Cortez kept up her remarkable feat of winning the women's doubles title each year as, alongside Rafaella Miiller, she made a successful defence of the 2016 title. Cortez was also a winner once again with Vinicius Font in the mixed-doubles final.

Venezuela's junior players capped a truly memorable year for the youngsters by capturing eight of the available nine titles across three age groups, failing only in the Under-12 girl's doubles which saw Aruban players winning for the second year running.

 

Nations Represented: 11

Argentina | Aruba* | Bolivia | Bonaire** | Brazil | Chile | Colombia | Ecuador* | Puerto Rico* |  United States | Venezuela*

*   Also competing in Junior event(s)
** Making tournament debut

 

Nations Withdrawn: 1

Trinidad & Tobago**

 

Tournament Preview

2017 will see the Championships return to the Caribbean island of Aruba!

Of the expected entrants this year, the ever dominant Brazilians, champions of the past four Championships, will certainly be among the favourites to land the title but are likely to face stiff competition, particularly from Venezuela bouyed by their junior squad's 2017 triumph at the World Team Championship in Moscow and of course Aruba with the home support.

The juniors are also set to once again be given an opportunity to shine with action scheduled for three different age categories.

 

Tournament Details

The ITF Beach Tennis Pan American Championships is a team competition in which doubles teams from nations in the Pan American region compete against each other in Men’s Doubles, Ladies’ Doubles, Mixed Doubles and various junior age category events for the title of Pan American Champion.

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