NEWS AND COMMENTARY ON WOMEN'S PROFESSIONAL TENNIS
Friday, October 21, 2011
Falconi wins gold in Pan American Games
Irina Falconi of the USA, seeded 2nd at the Pan American Games, won the gold medal today when she defeated 7th seed Monica Puig of Puerto Rico. 6-3, 6-2. Falconi and partner Christina McHale won the silver medal in doubles; the gold was won by Maria Irigoyen and Florencia Molinero of Argentina, who won 6-4, 2-6, 10-6. Irigoyen and Molinero were the top seeds, and Falconi and McHale were seeded second.
McHale won the bronze medal in singles; she defeated Molinero 6-1, 6-1. The bronze medal in doubles went to Catalina Castano and Mariana Duque of Columbia. They defeated Teliana Pereira and Vivian Segnini of Brazil 6-7, 6-4, 10-6.