Bruna Takahashi wins mixed doubles silver and women’s bronze at the Pan American Table Tennis Championships

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The Brazilian duo Bruna Takahashi It is Victor Ishiy they were Pan American vice-champions this Wednesday (13) after losing the final of the mixed doubles of Pan American table tennis, in Havana (CUB) 3-0 against the Chileans Nicholas Burgos It is Pauline Vega.

Earlier, Bruna advanced to the semi-finals in the singles category and won bronze in the women’s doubles, securing Brazil’s first two medals in the competition.

Vitor and Bruna had a game point in the first set with 10 to 8, but they took over and lost the first game by 12 to 10. History seemed to repeat itself in the second game, but now, for the Brazilian team, which had a 10 to 8 against and a draw. However, Burgos and Vega managed to hold them back at 12-12 and closed the match at 14-12.

The Chileans had a calmer third set, counting on errors from the Brazilian duo and took a 9-6 lead.

Hugo Calderano and Bruna Takahsahi reach singles semi-final

Hugo did not have an easy period against the Paraguayan Marcelo Aguirre but won 4-2, shares of 11/7, 6/11, 11/1, 8/11, 11/9 and 11/9. His opponent will be Puerto Rican Bryan Afanador, his tormentor at this year’s World Cup. The other Brazilian, Guilherme Teodoro faced the Argentinian Santiago Lorenzo and the partials were 11/9, 8/11, 8/11, 11/4, 8/11, 15/13 and 7/11, losing 4 to 3 and being deleted.

Bruna advanced to the semi-finals after beating Canadian Mo Zhang 4-2, split 5/11, 12/10, 11/8, 11/4, 8/11 and 11/8. Her opponent will be the American Lily Zhang.

Her younger sister was eliminated after being beaten by American Amy Wang, partial scores of 6/11, 4/11, 11/8, 7/11 and 3/11.

Previously, Giulia and Bruna won bronze in women’s doubles after being eliminated by Puerto Rican sisters Adriana and Melanie Diaz 3-0, in a balanced match, partial scores of 11/9, 13/11 and 12/10.

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