USA women duos advance in Cayman Islands
SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman, October 29, 2022.- Alexis Durish/Hailey
Hamlett and Ella Connor/Piper Ferch of United States dominated their
pools to advance in the women’s field of the first stage of the NORCECA
U23 Beach Volleyball Tour.
Alexis Durish and Hailey Hamlett won pool A easily defeating Deajra
Tulloch and Chlouie Gaetos of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-7, 21-8) but then
battled strong to beat the Canadian duo of Ruby Sorra and Kaylee Glagau
2-1 (21-17, 20-22, 15-9).
In pool B, Ella Connor and Piper Ferch got three wins starting with a
2-0 (21-5, 21-12) victory over Anjia Delapenha/Lucie Finlason and a 2-0
(21-8, 21-11) against Brianna Delapenha/Joanna Robinson, both teams of
Cayman Islands; followed by a 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) win to Britney Choon
and Tsyan Selvon of Trinidad and Tobago.
Ella Connor and Piper Ferch earned a bye into semifinals, while Alexis
Durish and Hailey Hamlett will face the local team of Brianna
Delapenha/Joanna Robinson in quarterfinals.
Canadians Ruby Sorra and Kaylee Glagau beat Deajra Tulloch/Chlouie
Gaetos (CAY) 2-0 (21-9, 21-11) in pool A, while Britney Choon/Tsyan
Selvon of Trinidad and Tobago, who lost to Connor/Ferch (USA) in pool B,
beat Delapenha/Robinson (CAY) 2-0 (21-18, 21-8) and recovered from
falling in the first set to Delapenha/Finlason 2-1 (13-21, 21-13,
15-10). All advancing to quarters.
Sunday’s program starts with quarterfinals between Durish/Hamlett (USA)
vs B. Delapenha/J. Robinson (CAY); followed by Choon Selvon (TTO) vs D.
Tulloch/C. Gaetos (CAY) and Sorra/Glagau (CAN) vs A. Delapenha/L.