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Canada Takes Three Titles

In spite of recent retirements from a number of top players, the Canadian team managed to pull out a superb performance at the Peru International in Lima.

The mens singles was the one and only final that did not feature at least one Canadian player with both players hailing from Japan.  While both players may have been unseeded they were clearly the strongest two of the tournament with Yuichi Ikeda defeating his teammate Hiroyuki Saeki in two close games 21-19, 21-19.  The womens singles was also taken by a Japanese player, Manami Ebuchi.  Manami faced Canadian youngster Michelle Li in the final and took the title with a 21-18, 21-17 scoreline.

In the mens doubles Canadian pair Adrian Liu and Derrick Ng were on a mission from the beginning.  Dominating the majority of their earlier round opponents, including a decisive win over the top seeded Peruvians 21-8, 21-9, the Canadians snuck out a close win in the finals to take their first ever international title.  Their opponents from Japan, Hiroyuki and Hajime came close, however 21-18, 10-21, 22-20 was not close enough.

The womens doubles was a much more decisive win with the Canada/Germany pairing of Charmaine Reid and Nicole Grether taking the title with a 21-15, 21-10 win over Claudia Rivero and Christina Aicardi.

Finally the mixed doubles final featured a sibling rivalry with Derrick Ng and Phyllis Chan facing off against Toby Ng and Grace Gao.  Derrick Ng was however only able to take the one title for the day as his brother Toby and Grace Gao won the mixed in a very close three games 11-21, 21-19, 22-20.

Peru International 2010 Finals Results

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