Puerto Ricans Santiago and Yantin continue strong


BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, April 7, 2012 – Puerto Rico’s Yarleen Santiago and Yamileska Yantin will play against Mexico’s Vanessa Virgen and Martha Revuelta in one of the women’s semifinals of the Boca Chica Beach Volleyball Tournament by Presidente on Sunday.


The other semifinal features the clash between Canada’s Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas and Costa Rica’s Ingrid Morales and Natalia Alfaro.


The teams of Puerto Rico, Mexico and Costa Rica won their pool matches on early Saturday before prevailing in the quarterfinals phase.


Santiago/Yantin defeated El Salvador’s Diana Romero and Marcela Avalos 21-10, 21-14,Virgen/Revuelta won 21-14, 21-16 over Kaitlin Sather and Jessica Gysin of USA, Morales Alfaro defeated Dominican Republic’s Diana Peguero and Nairobi Agramonte and Broder/Valjas downed Stefany Bolaños and Lourdes Ramirez of Guatemala 21-9, 21-14.


The semifinals are scheduled at 11:00 am local time. All the medal matches will be on national television through Telecentro Channel 13 and RNN Channel 28 and will be available in many cities of the Atlantic Coast of United States.


Women’s Results Saturday

Pool A: USA d. DOM-1 2-0 (21-7, 21-5).  Pool B: PUR d. GUA 2-0 (21-14, 21-8), CRC d. VIN 2-0 (21-9, 21-15). Pool C: MEX d. DOM-2 2-0 (21-13, 21-11), ESA d. ISV 2-0 (21-16, 21-17). Quarterfinals: CAN d. GUA 2-0 (21-9, 21-14), MEX  d. USA 2-0 (21-14, 21-16), CRC d. DOM-2 2-0 (21-14, 21-9), PUR d. ESA 2-0 (21-10, 21-14). Semifinals: CAN v CRC, PUR v MEX.