Seven women teams are undefeated in Boca Chica

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 4, 2019 – Women of Cuba, Puerto Rico, Mexico, Nicaragua, Canada-A and the two teams of United States started off on the right foot winning their two matches of Friday at the Hamaca NORCECA Finals Beach Volleyball Tournament in Boca Chica.

The preliminary round concludes on Saturday morning with the quarterfinals scheduled for the afternoon.

The Cuban team of Yanisleidys Sanchez and Lidiannis Echeverría leads Pool D with 2-0 and has one more match pending against Melanie Valenciana and Taylor Nutterfield of U.S. Virgin Islands (1-1).

On Friday, Sanchez/Echeverría defeated Sophie Bukovec and Taylor Pischke 2-0 (21-16, 21-16) and Dominican Republic’s Michelle de la Cruz and Julibeth Payano 2-0 (21-11, 21-12).

In Pool C, Canada’s Nicole and Megan McNamara will clash with Mexico’s Zaira Orellana and Martha Revuelta for the supremacy of the group.

Nicole/Megan beat Costa Rica’s Valeria Valenciano and Mariela Quesada 2-0 (21-16, 21-11) and Trinidad & Tobago’s Abby/Chase 2-0 (21-8, 21-14). Orellana/Revuelta crushed Abby/Chase 2-0 (21-7, 21-5) and got the win against Valenciano/Quesada due to injury of one of the Costa Ricans.

In Pool B, Nicaragua’s Swan Mendoza and Lolette Rodriguez got victories over Curacao’s Andjeny Tolentino and Leandra Savonije 2-0 (21-11, 21-13) and Payne/Thomas of Antigua & Barbuda-A 2-0 (21-4, 21-11). Emily Stockman and Kelley Larsen of USA-B won 2-0 (21-9, 21-5) over Jamilla Lansiquot and Yosherbel Emmanuel and 2-0 (21-5, 21-0) over Payne/Thomas.

In Pool A, Kerri Walsh Jennings and Brooke Sweat of USA-A defeated Rosie/Peters of Antigua & Barbuda-B 2-0 (21-1, 21-4) and Neptune/Noel of St Lucia-A 2-0 (21-11, 21-9) while Puerto Rico’s María González and Bianca Torres won over Rosie/Peters 2-0 (21-6, 21-11) and 2-0 (21-16, 21-16) over Guatemala’s Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Girón.