La Paz, Baja California set for NORCECA Beach Tour
LA PAZ, Mexico, June 6, 2019.-Twenty five teams are set for the
fifth stage of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour to be staged at
La Paz in Baja California Sur, Mexico.
The double-gender event kicks off with the preliminary round on
Friday at Playa del Malecon featuring ten pairs in the women’s
field and fifteen in the men’s division, led by Central American
Kathya Vásquez alongside Maria Fernanda Vargas of El Salvador
are the top seeded women’s team, followed by Nicaraguan Socorro
López and Lollette Rodríguez; both teams finished third and
second accordingly at the third leg of the event in Nicaragua.
In the men’s division, Guatemalans Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia
lead the group, joined by Ruben Mora and Dany López of
Nicaragua, and Carlos Escobar alongside David Vargas (Tato and
Pepe) of El Salvador. Andy and Luis won the silver medal in
Nicaragua, while Ruben and Dany won the bronze in Cayman
Islands; Ruben also won the bronze in Varadero with Denis López.
A total of twelve countries will be represented, with Mexico
featuring three teams per gender.
Teams in the women’s division have been distributed in three
pools; with the first and second places will advance into
quarterfinals joined by the two best third place according to
point ratio. In men, the top two places of the four pools move
into the next round.
The three day event will start at noon, with Friday first
matches featuring Canada’s May/Dunn facing Mexican Rios/Santoyo
in women and Campbell/Dack of Cayman Islands against Valenciano/Quintero
of Costa Rica.
Devon May/Darby Dunn (Canada-A); Iris Fletcher/Abbey Thorup
(Canada-B); Cristin Alexander /Chante Smith-Johnson (Cayman
Islands); Kathya Vasquez/Ma.
Fernanda Vargas (El Salvador); Diana Valdez Lizarraga/María José
Quintero (Mexico-A); Stephanie Burnside/Paulette Cruz (Mexico-B);
Claudia Rios/Gloria Santoyo (Mexico-C); Socorro Lopez/Lolette
Rodriguez (Nicaragua); Devon Newberry/Peri Brennan (United
States); Melanie Valenciana/Cristina Almeida-Anz (U.S. Virgin
Women’s Pool Composition
Vasquez/Vargas (ESA); May/Dunn (CAN-A); Rios Santoyo (MEX-C)
López/lolette (NCA; Burnside/Cruz (MEX-B); Newberry/Brennan
Valenciana/Almeida-Anz (ISV); Valdez Lizarraga/Quintero (MEX-A)
Jon Isaacs/Muller Petit (Bahamas); Codd/Hauze (Belize); Liam
Kopp/Gabriel Burlacu (Canada-A); Mathew Donovan/Fiodar
Kazhamiaka (Canada-B); Richard Campebell/Nathan Dack (Cayman
Islands), Sebastian Valenciano/Andrey Quintero (Costa Rica);
Carlos Escobar/David Vargas (El Salvador); Andy Leonardo/Luis
Garcia (Guatemala); Miguel Angel Sarabia/Raymond Stephens (Mexico-A);
Jesus Alcazar/Francisco Tamayo (Mexico-B); Cardenas/Espinoza (Mexico-C);
Ruben Mora/Dany López (Nicaragua); Shawb Seabrookes/Everson
Browne (St. Kitts and Nevis); Kyle Friend/Travis Mewhirter (United
States); Jorday Lake/ Miguel Lopez (U.S. Virgin Islands)
Men’s Pool Composition
Leonardo/Garcia L. (GUA); Campebell/Dack (CAY),
Mora/López (NCA); Seabrookes/Rebels (SKN); Donovan Kazhamiaka
(CAN-B); Cardenas/Espinoza (MEX-C)
Tato/Pepe (ESA); Isaacs/Petit (BAH); Codd/Hauze (BIZ);
Sarabia/Stephens (MEX-A); Kopp/Burlacu (CAN-A); Friend/Mewhirter
(USA); Lake/Lopez (ISV)