Twelve Countries to be represented in Hato Mayor
HATO MAYOR, Dominican Republic, October 29, 2019 – Twelve
countries will be represented at the inaugural Hato Mayor
Beach Volleyball Tournament, the ninth stage of the 2019
NORCECA Circuit, to be held from November 1-3 at Rancho Doña
Callita in the province of Hato Mayor del Rey in the
eastern region of the Dominican Republic.
The double-gender event will feature teams hailing from
Belize, Canada, Costa Rica, Cuba, El Salvador, Martinique,
Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Trinidad & Tobago, United States,
U.S. Virgin Islands and host Dominican Republic.
The Cuban team of Yanisleidis Sanchez and Lidiannis
Echeverría, silver medalists in Boca Chica earlier this
month and bronze winners at home in Varadero, are one of the
pre-tournament favorites among the women.
American Falyn Fonoimoana will be playing alongside with
Corine Quiggle. Falyn won the bronze at Aguascalientes,
Mexico and Cayman Islands, and the silver in Varadero with
Nicolette Martin as her partner.
Canadian Jake McNeil, winner of the bronze medal in Punta
Cana with Liam Kopp, teams up this time with William Hoey.
Officials of NORCECA attended a regional press conference
held on Monday at the facilities of Rancho Callita and made
an inspection of the two playing courts available for the
The preliminary inspection of the teams will be performed on
Thursday with the general technical meeting scheduled for
Pool play will take place on Friday with the completion of
pool play and the quarterfinals scheduled on Saturday. The
semifinals and medal matches will be disputed on Sunday.
(Clara Sabal/Kelsey Balderramos), Canada-A (Anna Suen
Dunn/Rian Lenarduzzi), Canada-B (Alexandra Poletto/Megan
Nash), Costa Rica (Mariela Quesada/Katherine
Quesada), Cuba (Yanisleidis Sánchez/Lidiannis
Echeverría), Dominican Republic-A (Michelle de la
Cruz/Julibeth Payano), Dominican Republic-B (Raquel
Ferrand/Jenny Paulino), El Salvador (Kathya
Vásquez/María Fernanda Vargas), Martinique (Cristelle
Choux/Carole Herve Choux), Nicaragua (Swan Mendoza/Lolette
Rodríguez), Puerto Rico (María González/Bianca
Torres), Trinidad & Tobago (Suraya Chase/LaTeisha
Joseph), United States (Corinne Quiggle/Falyn
Fonoimoana), U.S. Virgin Islands (Melanie
(Francis Hauze/Michael Jenkins), Canada-A (Simon
Fecteau-Boutin/Ivan Reka), Canada-B (Jake McNeil/William
Hoey), Costa Rica (Boris Duarte/Sebastián
Valenciano), Dominican Republic-A (Jean Carlos
Espinal/Raymer Sarmiento), Dominican Republic-B (Alex
Medina/Alejandro Pérez), El Salvador (Carlos
Escobar/David Vargas), Martinique (Martell Bosqui/Brice
Hardy Dessources), Nicaragua (Rubén Mora/Dany López),
Puerto Rico (Kevin Rodríguez/Cristian Encarnación),
Trinidad & Tobago (Marlon Phillip/Karem Thomas),
United States-A (Chaim Schalk/Jeremy Casebeer),
United States-B (Timothy Brewster/Jonathan Ferrary).