Cuba with two women's teams in the semifinals

VARADERO, Cuba, May 11, 2019.- The two couples of Cuba, the top pair from Canada and the second from the United States, advanced to the semifinals of the fourth phase of the Norceca Beach Volleyball Circuit, which will take place on Sunday in the sands near the Hotel Barceló Solymar of this tourist destination.

Sunday 12 de May del 2019 08:00 AM

The top-seeded Maylen Deliz-Leila Martinez (CUB-1) will face their compatriots Yanisleidis Sanchez and Lidiannis Echeverria, (10th seeded), marking the end of the undefeated record for one of these pairs, who have not lost a single set in this tournament after dominating their respective groups and the quarterfinals.

The other challenge to find a space in the grand final will have Anna Dunn-Suen and Caleigh Cruickshank (CAN-1) separated by the net against Falyn Fonoimoana and Nicolette Martin (USA-2), third and sixth at the seeding, respectively.

Maylen and Leila, winners in the previous three stops, defeated Caitlin Ledoux and Geena Urango (USA-1) 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) in the quarterfinals to keep their high performance immaculate and closing in to the possibility of setting a record consecutive victories of this Circuit with four in case they climb to the top of the podium in their own yard.

Their teammates of Cuba-2 Yanisleidis and Lidiannis showed that they still battle to occupy the place of their country at the Pan American Games in Lima by overwhelmingly beating Puerto Ricans Allanis Navas-María González 2-0 (21-16, 21 -10).

Between the third and fifth Canadians at the seeding, respectively, the main duo of Anna Dunn-Suen and Caleigh Cruickshank beat Devon May and Rian Lenarduzzi after a bitter duel that ended 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 15 -13).

For their part, Falyn Fonoimoana and Nicolette Martin (USA-2), bronze and silver in the two initial stops, crushed 2-0 (21-8, 21-10) the combative Kathya Vasquez and María Fernanda Vargas, from El Salvador, third the previous weekend in Nicaragua.

The semifinals will take place this Sunday starting at nine in the morning (local time) and the discussion of medals in the afternoon.


Saturday's Women Results:

Cuartos de Final: CUB-1 d USA-1- 2-0 (21-17, 21-14); CUB-2 d PUR- 2-0 (21-16, 21-10); CAN-1 d CAN-2- 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 15-13); USA-2 d ESA- 2-0 (21-8, 21-10).

Pool Play: Pool A: PUR d ISV 2-0 (21-12, 21-11); CUB-1 d GUA 2-0 (21-11, 21-11); Pool B: CUB-2 d MQE  2-0 (21-10, 21-5); USA-1 d TTO 2-0 (21-17, 21-10); Pool C: CRC d NCA 2-0 (21-16, 21-13); USA-2 d CAN-1 2-0 (21-13, 21-15); Pool D: JAM d CAY 2-1 (12-21, 21-13, 19-17); CAN-2 d ESA 2-0(21-17, 21-14).



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