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Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes claim second title in 2016


BOQUERON, Puerto Rico, August 7, 2016 - Sara Hughes/Kelly Claes added his second title of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit in 2016 season.


Hughes/Claes dominated in a quick match the Canadians Megan Nagy/Marie Lapointe, 21-11, 21-15.


Hughes/Claes had won the stage in North Bay, Canada in July. This is the sixth tournament in 2016 won by a USA representative.


The USA’s Amanda Dowdy/Emily Stockman kept the third place by defeating Idalia Andino/Yamaris Merced of Puerto Rico (21-12 , 21-8).


After the competition the award  ceremony was attended by the Honorable Mayor of Cabo Rojo, Roberto 'Bobby' Ramirez, Angel Rivas, NORCECA delegate, Arnaldo Sanchez, technical delegate and Jorge Sosa of Foundation 2010


Women’s Results Sunday


1st place: Hughes / Claes (USA) d. Nagy/Lapointe (CAN) 21-11, 21-15. 3rd place: Dowdy / Stockman (USA) d. Andino / Merced (PUR) 21-12, 21-8. 5th place: Orellana/Orellana (GUA) d. Veltman/Harnett (CAN) 21-18, 21-19. 7th place: González/Navas (PUR) d. Mendoza/López (NCA) 21-10, 21-18. 9th place: Morales/Avalos (ESA) d. Porrata/Acevedo (PUR) 21-11, 16-21, 22-20. 11th place: Bennett/Valenciana (ISV) d. Charles/Bethamy (ISV) 21-17, 21-17. Semifinals: Hughes/Claes (USA) d. Dowdy/Stockman (USA) 19-21, 21-15, 15-13; Nagy/Lapointe (CAN) d. Andino/Merced (PUR) 21-16, 21-11. Consolation 5th-8th: Orellana /Orellana (GUA) d. González/Navas (PUR)  13-21, 21-17, 15-10; Veltman/Harnett (CAN) d. Mendoza/López (NCA) 21-14, 21-19.


Final Positions: 1-USA1  2-CAN1  3-CAN2 4-PUR2  5-GUA 6-CAN 2 7-PUR 3 8 – NCA 9-ESA 10-PUR1 11- ISA 1 12-ISV 2