Brayelin Martínez in All-Star of South American Club Tournament


SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, February 28, 2020 - The name of Brayelin Martínez continues to rise in the international women's volleyball scene wearing both the flannel of the Dominican Republic team and the professional clubs in which she has played in her young and promising career.


The towering athlete of 6-6 heigh has just been elected as the Best Opposite in the South American Club Championship held in Uberlandia, Brazil in which her Praia Clube finished in second place.


Praia Clube achieved 3-0 victories over Bolivian Catholic University (25-10, 25-7, 25-8) and San Lorenzo of Argentina 3-0 (25-15, 25-9, 25-14) and 3-2 against Boca Juniors (25-18, 26-24, 21-25, 22-25, 15-11).


They lost the decisive match against Itambé Minas, the rival Brazilian club within the same state, 3-0 (25-22, 27-25, 25-16).


It was the seventh contest of the season between the two clubs of Minas Gerais and just the second win for Itambé, with the first in the 2019 FIVB Club World Championship in Shaoxing, China.


The two-time Olympuan Thaisa Menezes with the Brazilian squad, was elected as the Most Valuable Player of the tournament.


The Dream Team of the tournament was formed as follows:


Setter: Macris Carneiro (Itambé Minas), Opposite: Brayelin Martínez (Dentil Praia Clube), Outside Hitters: Dobriana Rabadzhieva (Itambé Minas) and Daniela Bulaich (San Lorenzo), Middle Blockers: Carol Gattaz (Itambé Minas) and Ana Carolina da Silva (Dentil Praia Clube) and Libero Léia Nicolosi (Itambé Minas).


Club San Lorenzo of Argentina finished in third position in Uberlandia with two victories in its four outings.