MÉRIDA, Yucatan, June 2, 2023.- Mónica Huerta Ordoñez, student of the Faculty of Engineering of the Autonomous University of Yucatan (UADY), won the first medal in the National Universiade 2023 by winning the bronze medal in the classical chess modality in Sonora.
The student with the Bachelor’s Degree in Renewable Energy Engineering began the fifth round in fourth place in the general table and added half a point, by dividing, with Josselyne Mendoza Recio, from the Autonomous University of Sinaloa.
With 3.5 points, Monica Huerta played the sixth and final round in fifth place, facing Carol Lerma Ramirez of Tecnologico de Monterrey. At the end of the round, she scored one more point with 4.5, which placed her in third place at the end of the competition.
This third place represents Monica Huerta’s first medal in her time as a Jaguar representative, which places UADY as a reference in science sports.
On the other hand, Floricelly Castilla Jiménez, a student from the Faculty of Education, accumulated 2.5 points after the six rounds played to finish in 30th place in the national ranking, after victories against Evelyn Núñez Saucedo, from the University of Guadalajara, and Ximena Gómez Suárez, from the Vasco de Quiroga A.C. University.
The UADY players will continue their participation this Friday with the Rapid mode with six rounds starting at 9:00 a.m. and in the afternoon, at 5:00 p.m., with the Blitz mode with seven rounds.