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LIMA, Peru, July 24, 2019. The
Peruvian team of Lisbeth Allcca/Medalyn Mendoza, debuted on
Wednesday before a good crowd on the main court of the Costa
Verde complex, and won with double 21-10 to El Salvador ( Kathya
Vásquez / María Fernanda Vargas), to start the Women's Beach
Volleyball of the 2019 Pan American Games Lima 2019.
For its part, Cuba with Maylen
Deliz / Leila Martínez, fought hard to overcome 2-1 (16-21,
21-12, 15-13) to Paraguay, in actions of group A.
In group D, Canada
(Amanda Kay Harnett/ Marie-Christine Lapointe)
had to do its utmost to beat 2-1 (21-17, 14-21, 15-9) to
Nicaragua (Swan Mendoza / Lollete Rodríguez). Argentina (Ana
Gallay / Fernanda Pereyra) won 2-0 (21-13, 21-11) to Guatemala
(Paola Alvarado / Estefanie Bethancourth).
In group B, the United States
(Jace Pardon / Karissa Cook) overcame Trinidad and Tobago (Malika
Davidson / R Rheeza Grant) 2-0 (21-9, 21-8) without difficulty,
while Costa Rica (Valeria Valenciano / Marcela Araya) gave one
of the first surprises by beating Colombia 2-0 (21-15, 21-14) (Yuly
Ayala / Diana Ríos).
In group C, Brazil (Ángela
Lavalle / Carolina Horta) beat the Virgin Islands (Melanie
Valenciana / Manniika Charles) 2-0 (21-8, 21-7), and Chile (María
Rivas / Pilar Mardones) in a great duel , beat Mexico 2-0
(21-19, 21-15) (Zaira Orellana / Marta Revuelta).
Ana Gallay, from Argentina,
winner of the gold medal at the Toronto Pan American 2015, said
that “we want to be among the best 4 of the event, we got a good
victory, my partner is young and adapting, but we did a good
"The tournament is strong, we
have seen some fairly compact teams, we hope to maintain a good
level of play because there are two teams that played very well
today (Canada and Nicaragua)," Gallay added.
Valeria Valenciano / Marcela
Araya, were very excited about the victory against Colombia. "It
is great to start a tournament of this level with a win and
before a team like Colombians, this is due to the sacrifice,
training, our coach, the Olympic Committee that has supported
us... more complicated games are coming and we will go to step”,