Tealle and Kimberly after fourth victory of the year in Varadero

VARADERO, Cuba, August 23, 2014 –Tealle Hunkus and Kimberly MacGiven of United States-A seem determined to seek their fourth crown of the year in the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit as the duo advanced to the semifinals of the seventh stage of the competition at Puntarena Hotel in Varadero.

The American pair, winners of Pool A, won their quarterfinal match over Canada-A  of Victoria Altomare and Julie Gordon in three sets (18-21, 21-16, 15-10) in a match that lasted almost one hour.

Now they will play against the experienced team of Martha Revuelta and Bibiana Candelas of Mexico-A, who advanced with a victory over compatriots Gloria Santoyo and Stephanie Burnside 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) in 28 minutes.

Another duo of United States formed by Sarah Day and Briana Hinga,  winners of  Pool C, also gained a semifinal berth after winning over  Karen Cope and Natalia Alfaro of Costa Rica-B by scores of 14-21, 21-11, 15-12.

On the other hand, the only local team consisting of Leila Martinez and Lianma Flores, winners of the bronze in Antigua and fourth in Guatemala, gave their fans reasons to cheer with a thrilling victory over Canadians Kacie MacTavish and Caleigh Whitaker in three sets 14-21, 21-11, 15-12 to complete the semifinalists.

Women’s Saturday results:

Pool A: Hunkus/MacGiven (USA-1) d Atherley/Manson (BAR) 2-0 ( 21-11, 21-9), Cope/Alfaro (CRC-2) d Flores/Euceda (HON)  2-0 (21-6, 21-10). Pool B: Santoyo/Burnside (MEX-2) d Farley/Bennett (ISV) 2-0 (21-6,21-8), Martínez/Flores (CUB) d          Altomare/Gordon (CAN-1) 2-0 (21-16, 21-14) Pool C: Revuelta/Candelas (MEX-1) d Peguero/Agramonte (DOM)  2-0 (21-8, 21-9), Day/Hinga (USA-2)- d Peguero/Agramonte (DOM)  2-0 (21-10, 21-11), Day/Hinga  (USA-2) d Quesada/Ramirez  (CRC-1) 2-1  (21-14, 19-21, 16-14) y Revuelta/Candelas (Mex-1) vs Mactavish/Whitaker (CAN-2)  2-0 (25-23, 21-19). Quarterfinals: Hunkus-Macgiven (USA-1)  d Altomare/Gordon (CAN-1) 2-1  (18-21, 21-16, 15-10), Day/Hinga (USA-2) d Cope/Alfaro  (CRC-2) 2-1 (14-21, 21-11, 15-12), Martinez/Flores (CUB) Mactavish/Whitaker (CAN-2) 2-1 (21-14,17-21,15-9) y Revuelta/Candelas (MEX-1), Santoyo/Burnside (MEX-2) 2-0 (21-18, 21-17).


Classification 9 to 13: Quesada/Ramírez (CRC-1) d Farley/Bennett (ISV) 2-0 ( 21-13, 21-12), Peguero/Agramonte (Dom)  d Atherley/Manson (BAR) 2-0 (21-7, 21-8).