U21 women's tournament looks very even

PUERTO CORTÉS, Honduras, November 1, 2018 - Ten couples hailing from five countries will battle for the women's title of the XI Central American U21 Beach Volleyball Championship that takes place in Puerto Cortés, Honduras, from October 31 to November 4.

Defending monarchs, the Nicaraguans Lourdes Lugo / Anielka Alonso (NCA 1) are located in group A, where they will have tough rivals in Guatemala and El Salvador, while their teammates Maria Fernanda Chamorro / Fernanda Romero (NCA2) are in group B.

Sisters Irena and Lucía Gómez (CRC 1), along with Larissa Villegas / Ana Paula Fallas (CRC2) represent Costa Rica, who last year playing in Puerto Jiménez, won the silver and bronze medals.

Maria Fernanda Juarez / Paola Alvarado (GUA 1) and Martha Guillermo / Kimberly Cardona (GUA 2) have the mission of returning Guatemala to the podium, since last year Juarez / Alvarado were in fifth place.

The home girls Cecille Johnson / Shanna Rivera (HON 1) and Xue Murillo / Shantte Siliezar (HON 2), will try to improve the fourth place occupied in the previous edition.

Meanwhile, the Salvadorans Gabriela Funes / Sofía Velásquez (ESA 1) and Alejandra Mariona / Dana Funes try to improve their last position in Puerto Jiménez.

The tournament is played in two groups of five couples, ranking the first two to the semifinal to be played 1A vs 2B, 1B-2A, and the winners advance to the final.