Five couples with two wins near the quarterfinals
Lima, Peru, July 25, 2019. Four couples reached two victories in
the Women's Beach Volleyball tournament of the Pan American
Games in Lima and this Friday they will seek direct
qualification to the quarterfinals by saying first place in
Cuba reached two wins in group A with Maylen Deliz/Leila
Martínez, who had to play more effective to recover from losing
the first set and overcome 2-1 (18-21, 21-12, 15-7) to El
Salvador (Kathya Vásquez / Maria Fernanda Vargas).
Meanwhile, Paraguay won 2-0 (21-10, 21-17) to Peru (Lisbeth
Allcca / Medalyn Mendoza), and tomorrow will define the group's
second place against El Salvador.
In group B, the United States (Jace Pardon / Karissa Cook) beat
Costa Rica with double 21-11 (Valeria Valenciano / Marcela
Araya), while Colombia (Yuly Ayala / Diana Ríos) won 2-0 (21-9,
21 -12) to Trinidad and Tobago (Malika Davidson / Rheeza Grant).
The Costa Rican couple will face Trinidad and Tobago this
Friday, while the United States goes for first place in the
group against Colombia.
In group C, Brazil (Ángela Lavalle/Carolina Horta) beat Chile
2-0 (21-16, 21-19) (María Rivas/Pilar Mardones) and reached two
wins. Mexico (Zaira Orellana/Marta Revuelta) beat the Virgin
Islands (Melanie Valenciana/Manniika Charles) 2-0 (21-12,
21-12), now Mexico is measured to Brazil that could define the
leader of the group, while Chile has to prevail to Virgin
Islands to secure second place.
Argentina (Ana Gallay/Fernanda Pereyra) beat Nicaragua 2-0
(21-12, 21-11) with Swan Mendoza / Lollete Rodríguez.
Canada (Amanda Harnett/Marie Lapointe) beat Guatemala (Paola
Alvarado / Estefanie Bethancourth) 2-0 (21-16, 21-9).
Canada and Argentina, both with two wins, will play for the
leadership of the group, which would leave them in the
quarterfinals, while Nicaragua and Guatemala will define who is
going to eighth.
This Friday's games will start an hour earlier (8:00 a.m.)
because it will be the opening of the 2019 Pan American Games in