Team Colombia and RYDF sponsored players scored big wins at the US Open. Two star professional players, Cristina Amaya and Mario Mercado, won the women’s and men’s Open divisions respectively. Both have been supported by the RYDF for more than two years.
RYDF players also took home the winners trophy in the U.S. Open Mixed Pairs. Long time supported player, Jaime Martell of Mexico (always a fan favorite) paired up with 16 year old Gaby Martinez of Guatemala to win the U.S. Open Mixed Pairs. Jaime’s been with the foundation from its inception; Gaby is a newly supported player.
Gaby shocked the racquetball world in June; losing to Paola Longoria and finishing with a Silver medal at the Worlds. This was an astonishing accomplishment for the fast rising teenager.
RYDF congratulations to Cristina and Mario, Gaby and Jaime. We're excited to see them continue their growth in the game.