“Aruba is like paradise,” triumphant Hunkus says
ORANJESTAD, Aruba, December 2, 2012 – Tealle Hunkus and Summer
Ross of USA-A claimed the gold medal of the Aruba Beach
Volleyball Tournament, the eleventh stop of the 2012 NORCECA
Circuit, after a straight-set victory (21-19, 21-17) over
Mexico’s Bibi Candelas and Martha Revuelta on Sunday.
It was the second title in a row for Ross, who paired with Emily
Day to win the previous stage in Trinidad & Tobago where Hunkus
finished with a silver medal.
“I thank to God for this victory,” Ross said. “I had never been
before in Aruba, but I love this place and their beautiful
“Playing the last competition in Aruba was the best way to go
out of the tournament,” Hunkus said. “Aruba is like paradise.”
In the semifinals, Hunlus/Ross defeated Costa Rica’s Ingrid
Morales and Natalia Alfaro 21-14, 21-12 while Candelas/Revuelta
prevailed in a three-setter (21-17, 14-21, 15-5) over Dariam
Acevedo and Tatiana Encarnación of Puerto Rico-B.
In the bronze medal match that lasted 1 hour and 21 minutes,
Morales/Alfaro defeated Acevedo/Encarnación in three sets
(21-16, 19-21, 23-21).
Women’s results of Sunday
USA-A d CRC 2-0 (21-14, 21-12); MEX d PUR-B 2-1 (21-17,
CRC d PUR-B 2-1 (21-16, 19-21, 23-21). Gold medal: USA-A
d MEX 2-0 (21-19, 21-17).