McNamaras stay undefeated in Porto
PORTO, Portugal, July 31, 2014 – Canadian twins Megan and Nicole
McNamara added two more victories on Thursday to stay undefeated
in Pool A of the FIVB U19 Beach Volleyball World Championship in
USA’s Susannah Muno and Christian Jones also claimed two wins
after split results in their two outings one day earlier.
The McNamaras won 21-19, 21-14 over France’s Placette/Richard
and came back to defeat Portugal’s Gabriela/Mariana 21-11,
Muno/Jones whipped Skye Mondesir and Dala Noel of St Lucia 21-7,
21-8 and downed Stubbe/Wouters of Netherlands 21-18, 21-16 in
In Pool C, Puerto Ricans Valeria Cajigas and Lina Bernier lost
to Ecuador’s Briggitte/Mishelle in a three-set battle (27-25,
13-21, 15-12) that lasted 54 minutes. Then Cajigas/Bernier won
21-17, 21-15 over Argentina’s Hiruela/Verasio.
In Pool E, Mexico’s Stephanie Burnside and Yesenia Castro lost
21-15, 21-14 to Rohrer/Gerson of Switzerland and 21-10, 21-17 to
Also in Pool E, Costa Rica’s Allison Font and Pamela Zumbado
lost 21-10, 21-10 to Schneider/Arnholdt in 24 minutes and were
subdued by China’s J.X. Wang and Yuan Lvwen 21-10, 21-5.