Mexico and Canada win their pools in Chiapas


PUERTO ARISTA, Chiapas, May 18, 2012 – The teams of Vanessa Virgen and Martha Revuelta (Mexico-1) and Caleigh Whitaker and Victoria Altamore (Canada) secured top place in pools C and D respectively by winning their two matches during opening day of the Chiapas Beach Tournament of the 2012 NORCECA Circuit.


Virgen/Revueltas defeated Costa Ricans Katherine Quesada and Eugenia Ramirez 21-11, 21-15 before downing compatriots Samarah Aleman and Judith Catica of Mexico-2 by 21-13, 21-14.


Canadians Whitaker/Altamore defeated Dominican Republic’s Diana Peguero/Nairobi Agramonte 21-11, 21-12 and followed with a 21-9, 21-9 victory over Mayra Santacruz and Itzel Santoyo of Mexico-3.


One highly anticipated match for tomorrow will be between Cuba and Puerto Rico, who will be competing for the first place in group B while USA will go against Trinidad and Tobago for top position in Pool A. In the other matches of pool play Dominican Republic go against Mexico 3, and Costa Rica meets Mexico 2.


Women’s Results of Friday: CUB d. SKN (21-9, 21-8), USA d. LCA (21-10, 21-8), MÉX-1 d. CRC (21-11, 21-15), CAN d. DOM (21-11, 21-12), TRI d. LCA (21-9, 21-10), MÉX-1 d. MÉX-2 (21-13, 21-14), PUR d. SKN (21-17, 21-9), CAN d. MÉX-3 (21-9, 21-9).