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
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
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