USA and one Mexican duo unbeaten at La Paz women’s opening

LA PAZ, Mexico, June 7, 2019. - Devon Newberry/Peri Brennan of USA and  Mexican duo Diana Valdez Lizarraga/María José Quintero finish opening day at La Paz Beach Volleyball Tournament, the fifth stop of the NORCECA Tour, with unbeaten record.

Friday 07 de June del 2019 21:00 PM

Devon Newberry and Peri Brennan of United States started off with their winning streak over the Mexican pair of Stephanie Burnside and Paulette Cruz 2-0 (21-14, 21-18) in pool B. It wasn't easy to keep their 2-0 mark having to face the resilient duo Socorro Lopez and Lolette Rodriguez of Nicaragua, second seeds of the event, winning a tough 2-1 (26-24, 21-23, 17-15).

On the other hand, the home team of Diana Valdez Lizarraga and María José Quintero in pool C, had no complications in sending off Canadians Iris Fletcher and Abbey Thorup 2-0 (21-12, 21-12) and Cristin Alexander with Chante Smith-Johnson of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-5, 21-12).

In pool A, Mexicans Claudia Ríos and Gloria Santoyo recovered from the loss to Canada's Devon May and Darby Dunn 2-0 (21-16, 21-13) prevailing to the number one seeded Kathy Vasquez and Maria Fernanda Vargas of El Salvador 2-0 (25-23, 21-13).

Also, Melanie Valenciana/Cristina Almeida-Anz of U.S. Virgin Islands in pool C, collected a 2-0 (21-17, 21-14) victory over Cayman Islands' Cristin Alexander and Chante Smith-Johnson.

The preliminary round will resume on Saturday, with the two first placed in each group along with the best two third placed will play the quarterfinals.


Women's Results Friday:

Pool A: CAN-A d MEX-C 2-0 (21-16, 21-13); MEX-C d ESA 2-0 (25-23, 21-13)

Pool B: USA d MEX-B 2-0 (21-14, 21-18); USA d NCA 2-1 (26-24, 21-23, 17-15)

Pool C: ISV d CAY 2-0 (21-17, 21-14); MEX-A d CAN-B 2-0 (21-12, 21-12); MEX-A d CAY 2-0 (21-5, 21-12).






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