Zulma Ayelén Pazo, represented the Region in the National Tennis Tournament for the blind and people that took place in Bahía Blanca and was crowned in the B2 / B3 category. The contest was characterized by the high level of the players, among which renowned figures such as Roberto Masotta stood out, who was the winner in category B1.
During the first day of competition, the qualifying phases were developed on the stages of the Bella Vista Club, the University Club and the San Roque Community Center. The next day the semifinals and finals of all categories were played at the Dow Center Complex.
The local representative was consecrated by beating Carlos García, representative of Córdoba, in the final by a resounding 6 – 1. Viedma was also represented by Jesús Martínez and Diego Morel in the B1 category.
For Ayelén it was a great experience, both on a sporting and personal level, and she assured that she felt “a great emotion to be able to represent my place and obtain the victory”.
In addition, she stated that she felt “very satisfied and grateful with the organization, and I hope that these tournaments will be replicated in other parts of the country so that blind tennis continues to grow.”
The championship was organized by the NGO Las Águilas Bahía, led by Oscar Sánchez, and had the collaboration of La Peña “Boca un Sentimiento” also from the town of Bahía Blanca.
Tennis for the blind is a sport adapted for the visually impaired and is played in its three categories: B1 (totally blind) and B2 and B3 (low vision).