Puerto Ricans Gonzalez and Navas in La Paz semifinals

LA PAZ, Baja California, May 14, 2022 – Puerto Ricans Maria Gonzalez and Allanis Navas will meet Mexicans Atenas Gutierrez and Maria Quintero in one of the semifinals matches on Sunday at La Paz Beach Volleyball Tournament.

The other semifinal will see Americans Megan Gebhard and Savannah Simo against compatriots Kaytlin Malaney and Carly Kan.

In the quarterfinals round, Gonzalez/Navas beat Canadians Maud Chapleau and Shanice Marcelle 2-0 (21-12, 21-11) while Gutierrez/Quintero crushed fellow Mexicans Abril Flores and Esperanza Albarran 2-0 (21-10, 21-14).

Gebhard/Simo downed Canadians Anna Feore and Anna Licht 2-0 (21-12, 21-13) while Malaney/Kan breezed past Mexicans María Ibarra and Alejandra Villavicencio 2-0 (21-11, 21-12).

Chapleau/Marcelle advanced to the quarterfinals with a 2-0 (21-10, 21-11) over Taylor Buckner/Cristina Almeida of U.S. Virgin Islands while Feore/Licht defeated Jamaica’s Chauna Kelly and Petal Smith 2-0 (21-13, 24-22). Also, Ibarra/Villavicencio edged Salvadorans Yvonne Soler and Laura Molina 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-12) and Flores/Albarrán defeated Guatemalans Natalia Girón and Paola Alvarado 2-0 (21-16, 21-13).