Newberry and Sparks win Girls’ Pool A with 3-0 record


BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, October 11, 2018 – Devon Newberry and Lindsey Sparks of United States won Pool A of the Girls’ Beach Volleyball Tournament of the Youth Olympic Games with an undefeated 3-0 record.


Newberry and Sparks completed their participation in the first round of the event with a 2-0 (21-8, 21-18) victory over Brenda Churrin and Delfina Villar of Argentina on Thursday.


In Pool D, María Juarez and Paola Alvarado (1-2) of Guatemala defeated Egypt’s Nariman Yasser and Nada Hamdy 2-0 (21-11, 21-10) for their first victory in the competition.


In Pool E, Allanis Navas and María González (2-1) of Puerto Rico suffered their first loss when succumbed 2-0 (21-19, 21-14) to Claudia Scampoli and Ncol Bertozzi of Italy.


In the boys’ division:


In Pool F, Timothy Brewster and John Schwengel (2-1) of United States defeted Rabiently Mercalina and Brian Howell (0-3) of Aruba 2-0 (21-15, 21-13).


In Pool G, Alexandre Lezcano and Criforth Lobo (2-1) of Costa Rica outplayed Kelvn Carboo and Eric Tsatsu of Ghana 2-0 (21-16, 21-18)

In Pool C, Lukas Pfretzchner and Filip John of Germany crushed Enrico Louraine and Micah Glascow (0-3) of St Vincent and Grenadines 2-0 (21-3, 21-9).