Three Mexican teams in Norceca Maeva’s semifinals
MANZANILLO, Colima, October 2, 2010 - The highly
expected semifinals of Norceca Maeva 2010 will have a great
presence of Mexican teams. In men’s competition, Mexico 1 will
run against Cuba and Canada 1 will battle against Puerto Rico.
In women’s competition, two Aztec teams will
contest against each other on the semifinals with Mexico 1
versus Mexico 2, while Puerto Rico squares off against Cuba.
Puerto Rico’s Yarleen Santiago-Darian Acevedo was
the first women’s couple to qualify for the semifinals,
defeating Canada 1 (Kacie Mac Tavish-Kristini Valjas), in three
sets, 17-21, 21-17, 15-12.
The second women’s team to get to semifinals was
Mexico 1 (Vanessa Virgen-Rosario Reyes), after defeating Canada
1 (Kacie Mac Tavish-Kristini Valjas) in a great game decided in
three sets, 21-18, 17-21, 15-13.
Mexico 1 (Martha Revuelta-Xitlally Herrera) got
to the semifinals after a good victory over Canada 1 (Tammy
Thomas-Kristina Vlcek), in two sets, 21-16, 21-12.
To complete the women’s semifinals, Cuba (Nirian
Sinal-Kirenia Ballard) defeated Canada 2 (Tammy Thomas-Kristina
Vlcek) in a tremendous match, 21-19, 22-20.
The first men’s team to qualify to the semifinals
was Cuba, when Yoendry Kindelan-Sergio González defeated Puerto
Rico’s Roberto Rodríguez-Orlando Irizarry, 21-11, 21-15.
Canada 1 (Josh Binstock-Andrew Hinchey) had a
surprising victory 21-15, 16-21, 15-9 over Mexico 1 (Aldo
Miramontes-Juan Virgen) in men’s, and qualified to the
semifinals of Norceca Maeva 2010.
Puerto Rico, formed by Roberto Rodríguez-Orlando
Irizarry, defeated Mexico 2 (Ulises Ontiveros-Lombardo Ontiveros),
in two sets, 21-18, 21-15, and qualified to the semifinals that
are to be held this Sunday.
The last semifinalist of the night was Mexico 1
(Aldo Miramontes-Juan Virgen), eliminating Canada 2 (Maverick
Hatch-Jessi Lelliot) in a great match that ended 21-12, 19-21,
Women’s results of Saturday:
CUB d. MEX4 (21-19/21-13); MEX2 d. MEX3 (21-15/21-9); CUB d. CRC
(21-7/21-6); MEX2 d. GUA (21-19/21-16); PUR d. CAN1
(17-21/21-17/15-12); MEX2 d. CAN1 (21-18/17-21/15-13); MEX1 d.
CAN2 (21-16/21-12); CUB d. CAN2 (21-19/22-20).
Men’s results of Saturday:
MEX2 d. MEX4 (21-13/21-13); GUA d. ARU (21-19/21-15); CAN2 d.
MEX3 (21-11/25-23); MEX2 d. MEX5 (21-19/21-10); GUA d. CAN2
(21-10/21-10); CUB d. PUR (21-11/21-15); CAN1 d. MEX1
(21-15/16-21/15-9); PUR d. MEX2 (21-18/21-15); MEX1 d. CAN2
MEX1 VS MEX2, PUR VS CUB. Men’s semifinals: CUB VS MEX1,
CAN1 VS PUR