Rivera and Santiago get first victory at YOG

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina, October 10, 2018 – Puerto Ricans William Rivera and Randall Santiago evened their record at 1-1 in Pool D of the beach volleyball tournament of the Youth Olympic Games on Wednesday.

The duo of Rivera and Santiago defeated William Esther and Keemesh Namah of Mauritius 2-0 (21-10, 21-9).

Cubans Jorge Alayo ad Miguel Ayón also improved their record at 1-1 in Pool following their cruising victory over Daniel Kpovon and Ganiow Ariyata of Togo 2-0 (21-9, 21-9).

In the Girls’ division, Mexicans Atenas Gutiérrez and Karla Romero are now at 1-1 after defeating Valentine Munezero and Peneloppe Musabyimana of Rwanda 2-0 (21-13, 21-16) in Pool F.

Mali Rafini and Kayla Arends of of Aruba dropped to 1-1 in Pool F after losing to Diana Ramirez and Urimar Narvaez of Venezuela 2-0 (21-10, 21-12).

In Pool B, Adicia Burton and Ethlyne Lockhart of Dominica and Dana Roskic and Erika Vermette of Canada suffered their second loss in as many outings.

Maria Voronina and Mariia Bocharova of Russia crushed Burton and Lockhart by 2-0 (21-4, 21-6) and Thamela Coradello and Ana Carolina dos Santos of Brazil beat Roskic and Vermette by 2-0 (21-14, 21-10)