USA-B debutants Davis, Wheeler conquer Bonaire 


KRALENDIJK, Bonaire, September 28, 2019 - USA-B first-time team-mates Aurora Davis and Alexandra Wheeler completed a dream tournament when they defeated experienced Mexican pair of Zaira Orellana and Martha Revuelta in the women´s final at the seventh-leg of the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour Circuit.


Davis and Wheeler won the closely fought encounter 2-0 (26-24, 21-19) and speaking after they were both delighted and surprised at the same time.


The taller of two players, Wheeler said it was super fun to play in a final against a quality team like Mexico, and to come out on top made the occasion much more fun.


“It was a match that could have gone either way, these are matches you always dream about playing and I am just glad that we won”, said Wheeler.


Davis added,” It was our first time playing together as a team and for us to get a win at this amazing venue was great”.


When competition resumed on the final day, Orellana and Revuelta defeated Canada-A´s Alina Dormann and Victoria Cowley 2-0 (21-15, 21-17 and Davis and Wheeler beat Guatemalans Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Giron 2-0 as well (21-19, 21-17) in their final-four matches.


Bethancourt and Giron secured the bronze by beating Dormann and Cowley 2-0 (21-18, 21-18).


USA-A pair, Melissa Fuchs and Lindsay Fuller ended in fifth spot after easing past Nicaraguans Valeria Mendoza and Lolette Rodriguez 2-0 (21-19, 21-17) in their playoff while Trinidad and Tobago´s Rheeza Grant and Malika Davidson battled past El Salvadorans Kathya Vasquez and Fernanda Vargas 2-1 (14-21, 21-17, 15-11) for seventh.


Canada-B players Jae-Lyn Visscher and Alyssa Wolf ended ninth thanks to a 2-0 (21-13, 21-18) win over Angjeny Tolentino and Leandra Savonije and in the 11th place playoff, Jackie Toussaint and Mali Rafini of Aruba beat Bonaire´s Sara Lorini and Deyanira Verolme 2-0 (21-10, 21-3). 

Saturday’s results in Bonaire

Women’s results

Semifinals: MEX d CAN-A 2-0 (21-15, 21-17), USA-B d GUA 2-0 (21-19, 21-17). Losers Semifinals: NCA d ESA 2-1 (22-20, 19-21, 15-11), USA-A d TTO 2-0 (21-18, 21-16). Positions 11-12: ARU d BON 2-0 (21-10, 21-3). Positions 9-10: CAN-B d CUR 2-0 (21-13, 21-18). Positions 7-8: TTO d ESA 2-1 (14-21, 21-17, 15-11). Positions 5-6: USA-A d NCA 2-0 (21-19, 21-17). Bronze Medal Match: GUA d CAN-A (21-18, 21-18). Gold Medal Match: USA-B d MEX 2-0 (26-24, 21-19).