Mexico and Cuba shine like gold
MANZANILLO, Mexico, October 3, 2010 – Mexican pair of Aldo
Miramontes and Juan Virgen in men’s and Cubans Nirian Sinal and
Kirenia Ballard in women’s both are champions of the NORCECA
Maeva Beach Volleyball Tournament for second consecutive year.
Mexicans top ranked players, Miramontes and Virgen, had an
impressive victory over Canada 1 (Josh Binstock-Andrew Hinchey),
in a pair of sets, 21-13 y 21-14, in the men’s competition
Cubans Sinal-Ballard had an amazing performance in the women’s
final at Norceca Maeva 2010, defeating Mexico 1 (Martha
Revuelta-Xitlally Herrera), in two sets, 21-17, 21-18, in a game
where the total control of the actions gave them the gold medal.
However, Sunday’s sunny competition day at Norceca Maeva started
with a great match, in which Cuba’s Nirian Sinal-Kirenia Ballard
couple defeated Puerto Rico (Yarleen Santiago-Darian Acevedo),
in two sets, 21-16, 21-19, qualifying to the final game of this
Mexico 1 (Martha Revuelta-Xitlally Herrera) signed as the second
finalist in the women’s competition, after defeating Mexico 2
(Vanessa Virgen-Rosario Reyes) in two sets, 21-13, 21-15.
The first men´s finalist appeared after the victory of Canada 1
Hinchey) over Puerto Rico´s Roberto Rodriguez-Orlando Irizarry
couple, in a great game played in three sets, 20-22, 21-19,
As expected by the crowd present in Maeva Stadium, Mexico 1,
formed by Aldo Miramontes and Juan Virgen, defeated Cuba (Yoendry
Kindelan-Sergio Gonzalez) in a very intense game, 22-20/21-19,
qualifying to the men’s final match.
After that, Puerto Rico’s Yarleen Santiago-Darian Acevedo earned
the women’s bronze medal, beating Mexico 2 (Vanessa Virgen-Rosario
Reyes) in a very intense game played in three sets (19-21,
In men’s competition, Cubans Yoendry Kindelan-Sergio Gonzalez
couple defeated Puerto Ricans Roberto Rodríguez-Orlando Irizarry
in two sets, 21-13, 21-14, earning the tournaments bronze medal.
CAN-1 d. PUR (20-22, 21-19, 15-13), MEX-1 d. CUB (22-20, 21-19).
Bronze medal: CUB d. PUR (21-13, 21-14). Gold medal:
MEX-1 d. CAN-1 (21-13, 21-14)
Men’s final positions:
1. MEX-1, 2.
CAN-1, 3. CUB, 4. PUR, 5. MEX-2, 6. CAN-2, 7. MEX-4, 8. GUA
CUB d. PUR (21-18, 21-19), MEX1 d. MEX2 (21-13/21-15). Bronze
medal: PUR d. MEX2 (19-21, 21-18, 15-7). Gold medal:
CUB d. MEX1 (21-17, 21-18).
Women’s final positions:
MEX-1, 3. PUR, 4. MEX-2, 5. CAN-2, 6. CAN-1, 7.
GUA, 8. MEX-4