Yesterday, the San Pedro Tournament in the Absolute and Master categories registered a local victory thanks to the head of the Zamorano Club, Aitor Llandrés, who took first place in doubles together with Guillermo Tapia, and also won the bronze medal in individual .
Llandrés and Tapia started the competition with a clear victory against Konrad Ludwik Drobnik and Pedro Hernández by a double 21-13; the quarterfinal match was much more even against David Andrés and Marcos Revilla with a match 18-21, 22-20 and 14-21 in the longest match that lasted 35 minutes. Llandres and Tapia qualified for the final of the tournament in Zamora by authoritatively beating José Angel de la Cruz and Daniel Ubierna 21-15 and 21-10. And not without some surprise, they were also clearly proclaimed champions against Víctor Andrés and Jorge García 21-14 and 21-8.
The coach of the Zamorano Badminton Club won the first round of singles against Jorge García (21-8 and 21-17) and also beat Gustavo Hernández with a double 21-12. In the quarterfinals he beat Rodrigo Puebla 21-18 and 21-6 and in the semifinals he clearly fell to Raúl Gutiérrez 21-5 and 21-14, although he secured a bronze medal.
The other Zamorano who competed yesterday was Pablo Sánchez, still in his youth, and he was not able to achieve any victory although he will have gained good experience for the future. The player from Zamora ended his first individual match with 8-21 and 12-21; with David Andrés he fell 21-10 and 21-5; and he was about to achieve victory with his doubles partner Alejandro Catalina with 18-21 and 17-21. In doubles, Sánchez and Catalina lost to Gustavo Hernández and Jorge Velázquez 21-13 and 21-16; they lost to Víctor Andrés and Jorge García 21-6 and 21-11, and forced the third set with José Luis Fernández and Jesús Miguel Ortega 19-21, 21-16 and 12-21.
Regarding the rest of the categories, Silvia Redondo was the female individual winner, followed by Vanesa García and Natalia Rodríguez. In women’s doubles, Inés Piñas and Silvia Redondo prevailed, with Vanesa García and Leticia González, second. Ángel Sánchez and Natalia Rodríguez took the gold medal in mixed pairs ahead of Raúl Gutiérrez and Esther Pereira.
Finally, in individual A1 Javier Abian won ahead of José Luis Fernández, and in C1 José Angel de la Cruz won gold and Jesús Miguel Ortega was silver.