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Team USA Maintains the Lead in XVII Pan Am Badminton Championships Team Event

Oct. 09, 2012, 7 p.m. (ET)

Team USA Maintains the Lead in XVII Pan Am Badminton Championships Team Event

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - The USA Badminton team extended its winning record to 14-1 Tuesday with a 4-1 victory over Mexico at the Manuel Bonilla Sports Hall in Lima, Peru during the XVII Pan Am Badminton Championships. USA powerhouse Sattawat Pongnairat (Orange, Calif.) remains undefeated in men’s singles after beating Job Castillo two games to none, (22-20, 21-8). In women’s singles, 22 year old Jamie Subandhi (Westminster, Calif.) continued her perfect record with a two game win over Mexico’s Haramara Gaitan, (21-13, 22-20). Subandhi also paired with Phillip Chew (Orange, Calif.) in mixed doubles to defeat Mexico’s Antonio Ocegueda and Haramara Gaitan in the shortest match of the day, only requiring a brief 20 minutes to take the win in two games, (21-14, 21-11). Identical twins Rulan and Rulien Yeh continue to dominate the tournament’s women’s doubles division with a two game win, earning Team USA yet another team point. In Team USA’s first loss of the tournament, men’s doubles pair Ryan Chew (Orange, Calif.) and Kyle Emerick (Oceanside, Calif.) fell to Andres Lopez and Lino Muñoz in two matches, (16-21, 15-21).

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XVII Pan Am Badminton Championships Team Event Roster

Phillip Chew
Ryan Chew
Kyle Emerick
Sattawat Pongnairat
Jamie Subandhi
Rulan Yeh
Rulien Yeh
Karyn Velez

Congratulations to all the participants at the XVII Pan Am Badminton Championships! 

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