Four women teams unbeaten on opening day
KRALENDIJK, Bonaire, September 26, 2019 - The quartet of
Mexico, Guatemala, USA-B and Canada-A all ended with 2-0 win
loss after the opening day of matches at the Seventh Leg of
the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour Circuit in very hot
and humid conditions on Thursday.
In Pool A, Mexico´s top seeded team of Zaira Orellana and
Martha Revuelta battled past Canada-B duo, Jae-Lyn Visscher
and Alyssa Wolf 21-18, 23-21 and also defeated USA-A pair,
Melissa Fuchs, and Lindsay Fuller 21-17, 21-16.
Fuller and Fuchs earlier defeated Curacao´s Angjeny
Tolentino and Leandra Savonije 21-14, 21-18 while the latter
stunned Visscher and Wolf 21-14, 15-21, 15-13 to stay alive
for the quarterfinal spot.
Guatemalans Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Giron ended
2-0 by beating rivals, Kathya Vasquez and Fernanda Vargas of
El Salvador, 20-22, 21-15, 15-6, as well as Nicaraguans
Valeria Swan and Lolette Rodriguez 21-18, 21-16 in Pool B.
Both Nicaragua and El Salvador are 1-1 and meet to determine
the second qualifier from the pool.
And in Pool C, USA-B´s Aurora Davis and Alexandra, and
Canada-A´s Victoria Cowley and Alina Dormann are sure to
qualify to the quarterfinals.
This after USA-B won versus Bonaire youngsters Sara Lorini
and Deyanira Verolme 21-7, 21-0 and TTO´s Rheeza Grant and
Malika Davidson 13-21, 21-16, 15-10 while Cowley and Dormann
beat TTO 21-19, 21-11 and Bonaire, 21-9, 21-6.
Overall, there are 12 teams in the women’s tournament in
three groups at the end of which the top two in each group
will qualify to the main draw knockout for positions first
to eighth and will be joined by the two best third placed
teams from the three pools, while the remaining teams will
compete for places ninth to 12th.
Due to the humid conditions there will be break
intermissions of about four hours from 12 noon to 4 pm on
each day, a decision which was agreed upon by the host
country and the Control Committee headed by Tournament
Director, Daymian Stewart.
Thursday’s Women Results
MEX d CAN-B 2-0 (21-18, 23-21), USA-A d CUR 2-0 (31-14,
21-18), MEX d USA-A 2-0 (21-17, 21-16), CUR d CAN-B 2-1
(21-14, 15-21, 15-13).
GUA d ESA 2-1 (20-22, 21-15, 15-6), NCA d ARU 2-0 (21-8,
21-9), GUA d NCA 2-0 (21-18, 21-16), ESA d ARU 2-0 (21-13,
USA-B d BON 2-0 (21-7, 21-0), CAN-A d TTO 2-0 (21-19,
21-11), USA-B d TTO 2-1 (13-21, 21-16, 15-10), CAN-A d BON
2-0 (21-9, 21-6).