USA duos, Cuba and Mexico reach Aguascalientes women’s
AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, April 20, 2019. - The two United States’
duos Amanda Dowdy/Corinne Quiggle and Falyn Fonoimoana/Nicolette
Martin, Cubans Maylen Deliz/Leila Martínez and young Diana
Valdez/María José Quintero of Mexico, reached the women’s
semifinals of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in
The first semifinal will be an all American battle with Dowdy
and Quiggle facing Fonoimoana and Martin.
Amanda Dowdy and Corinne Quiggle arrived into the semifinals,
after beating the number one seed of the event, Mexican Zaira
Orellana and Martha Revuelta in quarterfinals. Dowdy and Quiggle
used their best performance to outplay a tough Orellana and
Revuelta 2-0 (25-23, 21-19).
Falyn Fonoimoana and Nicolette Martin´s route was not as hard
while they prevailed 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) over the Curacao tandem
of Angjeny Tolentino and Chritsine Anthony in quarterfinals.
Fonoimoana and Martin were loud and effective the entire match.
In the group stage, Fonoimoana/Martin and Dowdy/Quiggle finished
first and second in pool B.
On the other hand, Cubans Maylen Deliz and Leila Martínez will
face the young Mexican pair of Diana Valdez and María José
Quintero in the other women’s semifinal.
Maylen Deliz and Leila Martínez downed the both Canadian teams
in the event. First, they beat Anna Dunn-Suen and Caleigh
Cruickshank 2-0 (21-12, 21-12) to win pool D. The Cubans
finished the day with a solid quarterfinal win 2-0 (21-17,
21-18) over Julie Gordon and Shanice Marcelle.
For the Mexican duo of Diana Valdez and María José Quintero it
has been a spectacular NORCECA debut, as they remain with
Valdez and Quintero went straight into the semifinals with
thrilling victory 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-10) to Costa Rica’s
Valeria Valenciano and Marcela Araya in quarterfinals. Earlier
in the day, they won another tie-break 2-1 (18-21, 21-4, 15-8)
against Paola Alvarado and Estefanie Bethancourt of Guatemala
topping pool C.
The tournament concludes on Sunday starting at noon with placing
matches and the final match is scheduled for 8:00 pm.
Women Results Saturday:
Pool-Play: Pool A:
MEX-A d CUR 2-0 (21-13, 21-15); CAY d ISV 2-0 (21-16, 21-11);
USA-A d NCA 2-0 (21-19, 21-17); USA-B d TTO 2-0 (21-3, 21-12);
Pool C: CAN-A d SKN 2-0 (21-10, 21-7); MEX-B d GUA 2-1
(18-21, 21-4, 15-8); Pool D: CUB d CAN-B 2-0 (21-12,
21-12); CRC d ESA 2-0 (21-18, 21-13).
USA-A d MEX-A 2-0 (25-23, 21-19); USA-B d CUR 2-0 (21-15, 21-6);
CUB d CAN-A 2-0 (21-17, 21-18); MEX-B d CRC 2-1 (19-21, 21-16,
15-10). Positions 9-16: CAY d TTO 2-0 (21-15, 21-11); ESA
d SKN 2-0 (21-10, 21-16); GUA d CAN-B 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-9);
NCA d ISV 2-0 (21-12, 21-17).