USA win the gold at the Gatorade BVB
GUATEMALA CITY, Guatemala, April 1, 2012 - Jenny Kropp and
Whitney Pavlik of the United States took home the gold of the
Guatemala Gatorade Beach Volleyball Tournament, the second stop
of the 2012 NORCECA Circuit.
A packed crowd at Campo Marte saw Kropp/Pavlik defeating 2-0
(21-18, 21-15) the local team of Susana Alvarado and Lourdes
Ramirez. For Guatemala this is the best ever finish in the
history of the NORCECA Circuit.
“The crowd was great, we enjoyed the whole tournament specially
winning the gold,” said Pavlik who along with Kropp finished
fifth in last year’s Guatemala edition.
In the bronze medal match, Elia Torrez and Swan Mendoza of
Nicaragua came from behind and took the third place, prevailing
over Anthazia Mason and Shari Mathews of Barbados 2-1 (17-21,
21-1 y 15-7).
In semifinals, Kropp and Pavlik downed Mason and Matthews by
21-11 and 21-13 in 35 minutes while Alvarado and Ramirez, made
the finals with a 2-0 (21-19, 21-14) win over Torres and
USA d. BAR 2-0 (21-11, 21-13); GUA-1 d. NCA 2-0 (21-19, 21-14).
Bronze Medal: NCA d. BAR 2-1 (17-21, 21-18, 15-7).
Gold Medal: USA d. GUA 1 (21-18, 21-15).
Final Ranking: 1.
USA 2. GUA-1 3. NCA 4. BAR 5. DOM
6. ESA 7. SKN 8. DMA 9. VIN 10.
GUA 2 11. ISV.