McNamaras to round of 16 in Nanjing

NANJING, China, August 22, 2014 – Nicole and Megan McNamara advanced to the round of the last 16 in the female beach volleyball tournament of the Nanjing Youth Olympic Games by finishing with an undefeated 5-0 mark in Pool A.


The McNamaras twins won 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) over Italians Lantignotti and Enzo in their match on Friday.


In other matches on Friday:

Puerto Ricans Lina Bernier and Valeria Cajigas edged Australians Bell and Kendall 2-1 (19-21, 21-14, 15-11) for a 3-2 record in Pool F.


Skylar Caputo and Susannah Muno of United States won 2-0 (21’19, 21-7) over Lu and Le of Vietnam to finish at 2-3 in Pool B.


Skye Mondesir and Dala Noel of St Lucia finished with a 2-3 record in Pool C after losing in three sets 2-1 (22-24, 21-8, 15-5) to Song and Pan of Taipei.


In Pool D, Guatemalans Estefanie Bethancourt and Natalia Giron won 2-0 (21-8, 21-6) over Doudwua and Essumang for their first victory after four losses.


In Pool E, Chelsi  Ward and Malika Davidson of Trinidad & Tobago concluded with a 1-4 record following their loss to Mela and For of Bolivia 2-0 (21-14, 21-12).