LA PAZ, Baja California Sur, May 15, 2022 – USA
team of Kaitlyn Malaney and Carley Can claimed
the women’s title of La Paz Beach Volleyball
Tournament following their 48-minute 2-1 (18-21,
23-21, 15-8) victory over Puerto Ricans Allanis
Rodriguez and Allanis Navas on Sunday night.
In semifinals Rodríguez/Navas defeated Mexicans
Atenas Gutierrez and María Quintero 2-0 (21-19,
21-14) while Malaney/Can edged fellow Americans
Megan Gebhard and Savannah Simo 2-0 (26-24,
The bronze medal went to Gebhard/Simo who
outplayed Gutiérrez/Quintero 2-1 (19-21, 21-19,
15-11) in 45 minutes.
In the classification matches for the 5-8
positions, Anna Feore and Anna Licht defeated
Maud Chapleau and Shanice Marcelle 2-1 (21-19,
19-21, 15-9) in a clash between Canadians. Also,
Abril Flores and Esperanza Albarrán advanced
with a 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) win over their Mexican
compatriots María Ibarra and Alejandra
Thirteenth place went to Costa Ricans Angel
Williams and Ximena Nuñez and eleventh position
was attained by Yvonne Soler and Laura Molina of
El Salvador who defeated Chauna Kelly and Petal
Smith of Jamaica 2-0 (21-10, 21-12).
Natalia Girón and Paola Alvarado took ninth
place with a 2-0 (21-11, 21-18) over Taylor
Buckner and Cristina Almeida of U.S. Virgin
Feore/Licht forfeited their match against
Flores/Albarrán for fifth place and the match
for seventh position was dominated by Chapleau/Marcelle
2-0 (21-14, 21-15).