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Frontenis, Doubles (frontón 30 metres), Women

Date25 July – 4 August 1992
StatusOlympic (non-medal)
LocationPabellón de la Vall d'Hebron, Barcelona
Participants11 from 4 countries

Frontenis is a variant of basque pelota developed in Mexico around 1900, when tennis players started playing in frontóns. It is conceptually similar to squash and racquetball. The sport is most popular in Mexico, which has also dominated the sport historically (it has provided all world champions through 2010). It is one of the few Basque pelota events open to women, and the only one ever contested for women at the Olympic Games.

The top four nations of the 1990 World Championships qualified for the Olympic demonstrations in Barcelona, which included the Mexican champions Miriam Muñoz and Rosa María Flores. After a tough match against the Cuban women, the duo won all their matches with relative ease, beating Spain in the final.

PosCompetitor(s)NOC
1MexicoMEX
Rosa María FloresMiriam Muñoz
2SpainESP
Estefanía NavarreteMaría Teresa PalaciosCristina OrtizRosa María Martínez
3CubaCUB
Martha DomínguezHaymed Valdés
4FranceFRA
Patricia SabaltzaMarie Christine RolletSophie Claverie

Round-Robin (25 – 30 July 1992)

Match #1 Estefanía Navarrete / María Teresa PalaciosESP 30 – 27Marie Christine Rollet / Sophie ClaverieFRA
Match #2 Rosa María Flores / Miriam MuñozMEX 30 – 24Martha Domínguez / Haymed ValdésCUB
Match #3 Estefanía Navarrete / María Teresa PalaciosESP 30 – 20Martha Domínguez / Haymed ValdésCUB
Match #4 Rosa María Flores / Miriam MuñozMEX 30 – 17Patricia Sabaltza / Marie Christine RolletFRA
Match #5 Rosa María Flores / Miriam MuñozMEX 30 – 17Cristina Ortiz / Rosa María MartínezESP
Match #6 Patricia Sabaltza / Marie Christine RolletFRA 30 – 27Martha Domínguez / Haymed ValdésCUB

Semi-Finals (1 – 2 August 1992)

Match #1 Rosa María Flores / Miriam MuñozMEX 30 – 15Martha Domínguez / Haymed ValdésCUB
Match #2 Estefanía Navarrete / María Teresa PalaciosESP 30 – 21Patricia Sabaltza / Marie Christine RolletFRA

Final Round (3 – 4 August 1992)

Match 1/2 Rosa María Flores / Miriam MuñozMEX 30 – 22Estefanía Navarrete / María Teresa PalaciosESP
Match 3/4 Martha Domínguez / Haymed ValdésCUB 30 – 25Patricia Sabaltza / Marie Christine RolletFRA