Cubans Lidy and Yanisleidis again in the main draw  

CANCÚN, Mexico, April 22, 2021 - Cubans Lidiannis ‘Lidy’ Echeverria and Yanisleidis Sanchez were the only team to advance in Cancun for the second week in a row as the Caribbeans eliminated the Colombian Galindo sisters Claudia and Andrea with a 2-0 (21-12, 21-19) victory.

The Cuban pair first defeated Ieva Dumbauskaite and Gerda Grudzinskaite of Lituania 2-0 (21-19, 21-13).

Germans Victoria Bieneck and Isabel Schneider, who didn’t appear in the first tournament and didn’t arrive at the Playa Delfines until Saturday, also advanced from the qualifier to the main draw.

Seeded third in the qualifier, the Europeans played only one match but needed all three sets (19-21, 21-18, 15-13) to knock out France’s Aline Chamereau and Clemence Vieira.

Top-seeded Carol Solberg and Barbara Seixas of Brazil had a tough match against Norwegians Sunniva Helland-Hansen and Ingrid Lunde, but managed to secure a 2-1 (21-12, 18-21, 15-13) win and move to the main draw.

The other five teams to qualify were second-seeded Kelly Claes/Sarah Sponcil of the USA, 11th-seeded Alexia Richard/Lezana Placette of France, 20th-seeded Esmee Bobner/Zoe Verge-Depre, 21st-seeded Katja Stam/Raisa Schon and 26th-seeded Emi van Driel/Mexime van Driel, both of the Netherlands.