Canadians Wilkerson an Bukovec triumph in San Marcos Beach

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, April 24, 2022 – Canadians Brandie Wilkerson and Sophie Bukovec won the women’s segment of the San Marcos Beach Volleyball Tournament the first stage of the NORCECA Tour 2022.


Wilkerson and Bukovec scored a convincing 2-0 (21-17, 21-10) victory over USA’s pair of Alexandra Wheeler and Susannah Muno in 34 minutes.


In the semifinals Wilkerson and Bukovec won a battle against compatriots Shanice Marcelle and Ruby Sorra 2-1 (21-14, 20-22, 15-13) while Wheeler and Muno beat Megan Gebhard and Savanah Simo 2-0 (21-17, 21-17) in a match between American pairs. 


Marcelle and Sorra took home the bronze medal with a 30-minute job against Gebhard and Simo that concluded 2-0 (21-16, 21-14).


In the qualification process for the 5-8 positions the Mexican pair of Abril Flores and Esperanza Albarrán crushed Amber Bennett and Cristina Almeida 2-0 (21-6, 21-7) in 24 minutes and Atenas Gutiérrez and Maria Quintero stopped Alejandra Villavicencio and María Celeste Ibarra 2-0 (21-13, 21-11) in an all-Mexican contest.


Gutiérrez/Quintero claimed 5th place after defeating Flores/Albarrán 2-0 (21-15, 21-15) while Villavicencio/Ibarra finished in 7th place following their 2-0 (21-14, 21-10) win over Bennett/Almeida.