Usue Arconada Wins Gold at Pan Am Games
Reaches Career High WTA Doubles Ranking

JTCC alumna, Usue Arconada captured the gold medal in the women's doubles with partner Caroline Dolhide at the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima, Peru. The American duo defeated Veronica Cepede-Royg and Montserrat Gonzalez of Paraguay, 6-0, 6-2 in the finals on August 3.

Arconada and Dolhide became the first Americans to win gold in women's doubles in 28-years following in the footsteps of Americans Pam Shriver and Donna Faber in 1991 who played in Cuba. 

"I was proud to participate in the Pan American Games following my experience in the first Olympic Games where tennis was a medal sport in 1988 in Seoul," said Hall of Famer Pam Shriver. "The feeling of being part of Team USA cannot be overstated."

Dolhide (left) and Arconada (right) celebrate their victory at the 2019 Pan American Games (USTA Florida)                                                            

2019 has been a groundbreaking year for Arconada, who has captured three ITF singles titles and two ITF doubles titles in addition to reaching a new career high WTA #161 doubles ranking.

Her first singles title came in early June, with a straight-set win, 6-1, 6-1, over Natasha Subhash at the Bethany Beach $25k. Arconada earned her second championship after battling past Alexa Glatch, 6-4, 2-6, 6-3 at the Denver $25K. She defeated Nicole Gibbs, 6-0, 6-2 at the Honolulu $60k to claim her third trophy in July.

Arconada records a straight set win over Nicole Gibbs to claim the Honolulu 60K title (Steve Erler)
Arconada partnered with Dolhide to win her first doubles title at the Dohan $80K in April. The American duo defeated Austrians Destanee Aivava and Astra Sharma, 7-6(5), 6-4. Arconada partnered with Hayley Carter to secure her second title at the Bethany Beach $25K, conceding only eight games to Dea Herdzelas and Tereza Mihalikova.
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