Puerto Ricans Santiago and Acevedo win their two matches
SEVEN MILES BEACH, Grand Cayman, March 25, 2011 – Defending
champions Yarleen Santiago and Dariam Acevedo of Puerto Rico-1
triumphed in their two matches during the women’s opening day at
the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament, the first leg of
2011 NORCECA Circuit.
Playing in Pool A, Santiago and Acevedo first edged Vanessa
Virgen and Cinthia Cruz of Mexico-2 by score of 2-1 (21-15,
17-21, 15-11) and then demolished the Cayman Islands team of
Jenifer Bily and Cristin Alexander 21-12, 21-10.
Other teams who went undefeated in their two outings on Friday
were USA-1 (Brooke Hanson and Lauren Fenarick), Canada-1
(Heather Bansley and Elizabeth Maloney), Dominican Republic
(Gina and Ginette Del Rosario) and Mexico-1 (Martha Revuelta and
Hanson/Fenarick won against Kacie MacTavish and Julie Rodrigue
of Canada-2 (21-15, 21-15) and over Lolette Rodriguez and
Valeska Hernández of Nicaragua (21-4, 21-8). Bansley/Maloney
outdueled Brittany Hochevar and Jennifer Fopma of USA-2 (21-19,
20-22, 15-13) and followed with a 21-10, 21-9 victory over
Brenda Allen and Shanicia Dyer of St. Kitts and Nevis.
The twins Del Rosario beat Honduras’ Gina Flores and Martha
Euceda 21-5, 21-7 and followed with a 21-9, 21-13 victory
against Valissia Brathwaite and Nysha Lindo of U.S. Virgin
Islands. Revuelta/Herrera defeated Sharon Bovell and Mona
Crawford of Barbados (21-11, 21-10) and won 22-20, 21-13 over
Beatriz Rivera and Yaileen Torres of Puerto Rico-2.
Pool play will be completed on Saturday morning with the top
three teams of each of the five groups advancing to the
single-elimination main bracket.
Women’s Results Friday:
PUR-1 d. MEX-2 (21-15, 17-21, 15-11), JAM d. CAY (21-15, 11-21,
17-15), MEX-2 d. JAM (21-11, 21-12), PUR-1 d. CAY (21-12,
NCA d. ESA (21-16, 21-14), USA-1 d. CAN-2 (21-15, 21-15), USA-1
d. NCA (21-4, 21-8), CAN-2 d. ESA (21-8, 21-14). Pool C:
TRI d. SKN (11-21, 22-20, 15-8), CAN-1 d. USA-2 (21-19, 20-22,
15-13), USA-2 d. TRI (21-12, 21-10), CAN-1 d. SKN (21-10, 21-9).
Pool D: CRC d. ISV (21-8, 21-12), DOM d. HON (21-5,
21-7), DOM d. ISV (21-9, 21-13), CRC d. HON (21-8, 21-6).
MEX-1 d. BAR (21-11, 21-10), GUA d. PUR-2 (21-11, 21-14), GUA d.
BAR (21-10, 21-14), MEX-1 d. PUR-2 (22-20, 21-13).