McNamaras win bronze medal in Porto
PORTO, Portugal, August
2, 2014 – Megan and Nicole McNamara of
Canada won the bronze medal at the U19 Beach Volleyball World
Championship in Porto, Portugal on Sunday.
The Canadian twins took 29 minutes to dispatch the duo of
Kristyna Adamcikova and Katerina Valkova of Czech Republic
In the semifinals, the Canadians lost to Germany’s Sarah
Schneider and Lisa Arnholdt 21-14, 21-19 while the Czech tandem
succumbed to Brazilians Eduarda Santos and Andressa Cavalcanti
The McNamaras won Pool A of the preliminary phase with a 5-0
win-loss record. The American team of Susannah Muno and
Christian Jones were eliminated in the quarterfinals while
Puerto Ricans Valeria Cajigas and Lina Bernier reached the round
of the last 16.
Mexicans Stephanie Burnside and Yesenia Castro also advanced
from pool play to the main draw but lost in the first round.