Standout performance by Angelica Arellano

Angelica Arellano emerged successful by the very narrowest of margins (11-8, 10-12, 11-4, 7-11, 13-11) in an event where Ecuador was very much to the fore. At the semi-final stage, Angelica Arellano had beaten Fiorella Olaya (11-8, 11-8, 7-11, 11-6); in the counterpart penultimate round contest, Maria José Borja had overcome Chile’s Sofia Perez (10-12, 11-4, 11-7, 11-6).

Success for Ecuador and in the best traditions of tournaments in South America, a points system, based on the finishing positions in each event, determined the most successful countries.