Leila and Lidy crowned at home in Varadero

VARADERO, Cuba, May 8, 2022 – Cubans Leila Martinez and Lidy Echeverría were crowned at home as queens of the women's segment of the Varadero Beach Volleyball Tournament, the second stop of the NORCECA Circuit this Sunday.


Martínez and Echeverría prevailed against Canadians Emma Glagau and Ruby Sorra 2-1 (21-12, 19-21, 15-12) in a close duel in 48 minutes.


The Cubans had finished second at the first stop in Aguascalientes when they lost in the final to Canadians Brandie Wilkeron and Sophie Bukovec.


In the semifinal phase, Martínez/Echeverría defeated the Americans Iya Lindhal and Alexandra Wheeler 2-0 (21-18, 21-19) and Glagau/Sorra beat the Guatemalans Natalia Girón and Laura Quiñones 2-0 (21-9, 21-15).


Lindhal/Wheeler won the third place on the podium after defeating Giron/Quiñones 2-0 (21-14, 21-19).


In other matches on Sunday:

5th Place

Adriana Nieves/Stephanie Rondón (PUR) d. Atenas Gutiérrez/María Quintero (MEX) 2-0 (21-19, 22-20).


7th Place

Abril Flores/Esperanza Albarrán (MEX) d Amanda Kindelan/Dayi Zerqueira (CUB) 2-0 (21-18, 21-19)


9th Place

Julibeth Payano/Jeneiry Rosario (DOM) d Yvonne Soler/Laura Molina (ESA) 2-0 (21-15, 21-1).


11th Place

Anna Licht/Annna Feore (CAN) d. Amber Bennett/Cristina Almeida (ISV) 2-0 (21-13, 21-8)