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Klineman & Ross win women’s gold in Boca Chica

BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 7, 2018 – USA’s Alix Klineman and April Ross claimed the women’s gold medal of the Boca Chica Beach Volleyball Tournament with a straight-set win over top-seeded Heather Bansley and Brandie Wilkerson on Sunday.

The American duo scored a convincing 2-0 (21-16, 21-18) victory over the Canadian pair.

The second-seeded Klineman and Ross outscored compatriots Kelley Larsen and Emily Stockman in terrific three-set semifinal duel that finished 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 22-20).

On the other hand, Wilkerson and Bansley advanced to the title’s match after defeating Cubans Arlin Hechavarría and Yanisleidis Sánchez by scores of 2-0 (21-14, 21-16).

The bronze medal went to Larsen and Stockman who defeated Hechavarría/Sánchez 2-0 (21-14, 21-19).

Sarah Pavan and Melisa Humana-Paredes finished in the fifth position after a 2-0 (21-10, 21-11) win against Mexicans Martha Revuelta and Zaira Orellana.