Baldwin senior Steelman wins two medals at Pan Am Championships

Baldwin School senior Morgan Steelman recently won the gold medal in mixed doubles and the silver medal in the team competition at the Pan Am Championships in Argentina for Team USA.

Morgan Steelman and Wil Hagen, in mixed doubles for Team USA, upset top-seeded Mexico before defeating Paraguay to win gold in the 2015 Pan American Junior Championships Mixed Doubles competition Sept. 3 in Resistencia, Argentina.

Steelman and Hagen, who were unseeded, twice recovered from losing the first game to win two difficult three-game matches before the final. The Americans first defeated Ecuador 9-11, 11-9, 11-10, then upset top-seeded Mexico 8-11, 11-3, 11-8 to reach the final. Steelman and Hagen only needed two games to claim gold medals against Paraguay in the final, however, cruising to victory 11-4, 11-2.

Steelman also was a member of the silver medal-winning U.S. women’s team, which entered the team competition seeded second, and fulfilled their seeding to top a group including Brasil, Guatemala, and Paraguay losing only one match in the group stages.

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