Puerto Rican and American Girls with good start at YOG

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, October 7, 2018 – Puerto Ricans María González and Allanis Navas and Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks of United States won their opening matches in the girls’ beach volleyball tournament of the Youth Olympic Games on Sunday.

González and Navas, who are competing in Pool E, defeated Paraguay’s Giuliana Poletti and Romina Ediger 2-0 (21-16, 21-14).

Newberry and Sparks, who form part of Pool A, crushed Australia’s Tiaan Smith and Lauren Taylor 2-0 (21-9, 21-13).

In Pool D, Cao Shuting and Zeng Jinjin of China won 2-0 (21-13, 21-13) over María Juarez and Paola Alvarado of Guatemala.

In the boys’ competition:

Alexandre Lezcano and Criforth Lobo of Costa Rica lost to Olivier Lanteri and Ludovic Palmaro of Monaco 2-0 (21-11, 21-17) in Pool G.

Railbiently Mercalina and Brian Howell of Aruba lost to José Osorio and Gabriel González of Venezuela 2-0 (21-12, 21-14) in Pool F.

Timothy Brewster and John Schwengel of United States lost to Indonesia’s Akbar Bintang and Herlambang Danang 2-0 (23-21, 21-18) in Pool F.