Hunkus/McGiven win the title at Antigua Guatemala


ANTIGUA GUATEMALA, Guatemala, May 11, 2014.- Tealle Hunkus and Kimberly McGiven of USA-A won the title at Antigua Guatemala, the third stage of the NORCECA 2014 Tour, defeating Tracy Weamer/Kendra Vanzweiten of USA-B by 2-0 (21-15, 26-14).


The gold match had a great display from both teams, especially in the second set that ended in Hunkus/McGiven second title of the season, they won the Gold at Cayman too.  Hunkus/Mc Given also reached the podium in Guatemala City winning the bronze medal.


In semifinals, Hunkus/McGiven prevailed over Cubans Lianma Flores/Leila Martinez in a tough three setter by 26-24, 18-21, 15-10 and Tracy Weamer/Kendra Vanzweiten also had a tough match against Costa Ricans Karen Cope/Natalia Alfaro by 2-1 (21-13, 22-24, 19-17) to arrive in the Gold Medal Match.


Kimberly McGiven expressed her gratitude for the organizing committee, “we had a wonderful time here in Antigua Guatemala, the city is beautiful and the people are very warmth, it was a great experience”.


About the match she said “we ironed out a couple of things with Tealle and we played with the right mental state, which made a difference from our performance last week in Guatemala City”.


Tealle Hunkus added “I feel we did a better job here in Antigua, the adjustments we made worked out well”.


Cuban Lianma Flores and Leila Martinez reached the podium capturing the bronze medal when they defeated Karen Cope/Natalia Alfaro CRC in a splendid comeback by 16-21, 21-13, 15-11.


Women’s results Sunday: Gold Medal Match: USA-A d USA-B 2-0 (21-15, 26-24); Bronze Medal Match: CUB d CRC 2-1 (16-21, 21-13, 15-11); Semifinals: USA-A d CUB 2-1 (26-24, 18-21, 15-10); USA-B d CRC 2-1 (21-13, 22-24, 19-17); Final Standing: 1. USA-A; 2. USA-B; 3. CUB; 4. CRC; 5. CAN-A; 6. GUA-B; 7. TTO; 8. ESA; 9. CAN-B; 10. BAR; 11. NCA; 12. GUA-C; 13. GUA-A; 14. HON; 15; CAY.