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AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, April 22, 2022 – The women Canadian teams of Marcelle Shanice and Ruby Sorra in Pool A, and Brandie Wilkerson and Sophie Bukovec in Pool B won their two opening day matches at the San Marcos Beach Volleyball Tournament, the first stage of the NORCECA Tour 2022.

Shanice/Sorra defeated Abril Flores and Esperanza Albarran of Mexico 2-0 (21-17, 21-8) and then subdued the USA’s pair of Megan Gebhard and Savanah Simo 2-0 (21-18, 21-16). Both matches lasted 29 minutes.

Earlier on Friday, Gebhard and Simo had defeated Atenas Gutierrez and Maria Quintero of Mexico 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) in 30 minutes.

Flores/Albarran recovered to outplay compatriots Gutierrez/Quintero 2-0 (22-20, 21-19) to close the actions in Pool A.

Meanwhile, Wilkerson/Bukovec began their campaign with a 2-0 (21-9, 21-11) victory over Amber Bennett and Cristina Almeida of U.S. Virgin Islands and then defeated Alexandra Wheeler and Susannah Munno of United States 2-0 (21-14, 21-17)

Wheeler/Muno needed only 24 minutes to stop Mexico’s Alejandra Villavicencio and Maria Celeste Ibarra 2-0 (21-11, 21-11).

In the last match of the day, Villavicencio/Ibarra won their match against Bennett/Almeida 2-0 (21-13, 21-11).