Brazil fields teams in both genders finals

CALI, Colombia, December 3, 2021 - Cuba and Brazil in men and Perto Rico and Brazil in women will be in the final of the beach tournament of the Pan American Games Cali 2021.


In the men's semifinals played Friday, Mexico and Cuba not only battled for the title but also for Norceca's quota in the Pan American Santiago 2023 while Brazil entered the field with a stamped passport for the intercontinental tournament in the Chilean capital, won the day before, since its opponent is the host for the next Pan American Games.


In the afternoon, Cuba had no difficulty beating Mexico and did so in straight and partial sets 21/19, 21/13, becoming the first finalist of the men's tournament. Another important definition of the day came from a confrontation between South Americans. Chile with Aravena / Droguett could not compete with Brazil of the world champion twins in the U21 category - Renato and Rafael and fell on 21/17, 21/18.


In the ladies' semifinals, Puerto Rico (Gonzalez / Navas) celebrated participation in the final by defeating Mexico by 12/21, 21/18. Once again, South Americans on the main court: Brazil (Victoria / Thainara) and Peru (Allcca / Gaona). Victory for the Brazilians by 21/14, 21/17 at the end of the day.


The bronze medals will be contested by Mexico against Peru in women and Chile in men.


In the morning, the sun provided the fourth day of disputes from 13 to 16 place, on the Pan American sands. Before that, Mexico (Gutierrez / Albarran) and Canada (Tresham / Glagau) faced each other for a place in the women's semifinals. Mexico did it in three sets 18/21, 22/20, 16/14. The games for the last places of the tournament began simultaneously on two courts. Chile (Mori / Viviana) finished their participation in 15th place, winning 8/21, 12/21 against Regis / Hawkins of Antigua. In men, Bolivia, with Chacón / Salvatierra, beat Uruguay (Bailón / Gonzalez) in a tie break 17/21, 21/17, 15/9, achieving 13th place.


The quarters squabbles soon followed. Puerto Rico defeated Guatemala 21/14, 21/13 and followed by Peru, with Allcca / Gaona celebrating victory 21/19, 21/15 against the Colombian Valdes / Beltran. With the victory of Brazil (Victoria / Thainara) 21/13, 21 / against the Paraguayans Janina / Laura, the crossing of the semifinals remained: Puerto Rico vs Mexico while Peru vs Brazil.