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Thomas Cup: Peru Stops USA, Uber Cup: USA Makes The Finals

Feb. 21, 2010, 1:08 p.m. (ET)

Thomas  Cup Semi-Finals Update:  

February 21 - USA played Peru this morning at 8:30am in the Semi-Finals. Peru is a very experienced team.  The Peruviann team backbone is made up of experienced singles players, Rodrigo Pancheco and Andres Corpancho. Despite losing the first two singles, Sattawat did not give up and fought back to win the third singles to secure one point for USA. Vincent Nguy/ Sameera Gunatileka came on and once again displayed superb doubles skills to beat Peru's Antonio De Vinatea/Martin Del Valle  in straight games. This put the score line at 2-all. In the deciding match, Arnold Setiadi/Nicholas Jinadasa played their hearts out against Adres Corpancho/Rodrigo Pancheco. They lost in three hard fought games. USA was just unlucky to not make it.

Men's Singles 1 - Nicholas Jinadasa (USA) vs Andres Corpancho (Peru) 11-21, 19-21
Men's Singles 2 - Arnold Setiadi (USA) vs Bruno Monteverde (Peru) 20-22, 15-21
Men's Singles 3 - Sattawat Pongnairat (USA) vs Rodrigo Pancheco (Peru)  21-13, 21-16
Men's Doubles 1- Vincent Nguy/Sameera Gunatileka (USA( vs Antonio De Vinaea /Martin Del Vale (Peru) 21-14,21-16
Men's Doubles 2 - Arnold Setiadi/Nicholas Jinadasa (USA) Andres Corpancho/Rodrigo Pancheco (Peru) 17-21, 21-19, 12-21

Final score : Peru 3, USA 2

USA plays Guatemala for third/ fourth place today (February 21, 2010) at 4:00pm Lima time.

Uber Cup Semi-Finals Update:

February 21 - USA played Mexico at 12:00pm today in the Semi-Finals.  The tie was decided in the first three singles.  Rena Wang took to the courts for first singles and she was in her element again. Victoria Montero gave Rena some resistance in the first game but Rena took control and cruised to a 21-10, 21-8 win. USA rested Eva Lee in this tie and gave Kuei-Ya Chen her singles debut. Keui-Ya had an easy 21-15, 21-7 win. In the crucial third singles, USA had some anxious moments when Mexican lass, Mariana Ugalde beat Cee Ketpura in the first game 21-18. However, Cee came back strongly in the second and rubber winning 21-17 and 21-11.

Women's Singles 1 - Rena Wang (USA) vs Victoria Montero (Mexico) 21-10, 21-8
Women's Singles 2 - Kuei-Ya Chen(USA) vs naty Rangel (Mexico) 21-15, 21-7
Women's Singles 3 - Cee Ketpura (USA) vs Mariana Ugalde (Mexico) 18-21, 21-17, 21-11

Final score : USA 3, Mexico 0

USA plays  Peru in the finals today (February 21, 2010) at 4:00pm Lima time

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