Strong Teams registered to play in Punta Cana
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, September 13 2017 – USA’s Jace
Pardon and Lara Dykstra, and Canada’s Jamie Broder and Sophie
Bukovec are among the strongest female teams registered to
participate in Punta Cana Beach Volleyball Tournament from
September 15 to 17.
The Sunscape Bavaro Beach Punta Cana Resort and Spa is the
official hotel for players and officials.
Pardon/Dykstra won this year in Varadero, Cuba while Broder/Bukovec
were crowned in Ocho Rios, Jamaica. Pardon/Dykstra also were
runner-ups in Cayman Islands where Broder finished third with
In Varadero, Pardon/Dykstra defeated Cubans Leila Martínez and
Lidianny Echeverría 2-0 (21-19, 21-16) to win the first place
In Ocho Rios, Broder/Bukovec dominated Cubans Lianma Flores and
Yanisleidis Sanchez 2-0 (21-18, 21-7) to claim the title.
USA’s William Kolinske and Miles Evans, who lost to Cubans
Daisel Quesada and Karell Peña 2-0 (21-13, 222-20) in the finals
in Ocho Rios are among the men’s teams.
USA’s Stafford Slick and William Allen are also strong
candidates in the men’s field. They had a strong start in 2016
finishing third in Guatemala and second in both Guaymas and La
Paz, Mexico. Slick won in St Lucia playing with Mark Burik.
Punta Cana, in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic will
host a NORCECA event for third consecutive year. Players hailing
from Canada, Guadeloupe, Mexico, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, St
Kitts & Nevis, Trinidad & Tobago, United States and U.S. Virgin
Islands are registered to participate.
Indhira Ramírez will preside the control committee while Ed
Drakich will be the technical director of the competition.
Broder/Sophie Bukovec), Canada-B (Megan Nagy/Marie
Lapointe), Dominican Republic-A (Antonia Jáquez/Alondra
Berroa), Dominican Republic-B (Julibeth Payano/Camila
Moneró), Dominican Republic-C (Deanny De la Cruz/Yaniris
Miller Green), Guadeloupe (Fanny Katarzynsky/Caroline
Caro), Mexico(Stephanie Burnside/Paulette Cruz), Puerto
Rico (Aurea Cruz/Ashley Vásquez), Trinidad & Tobago (Rheeza
Grant/Abby Blackman), United States-A (Jace Pardon/Lara
Dykstra), United States-B (Delaney Knudsen/Corinne
Quiggle), U.S. Virgin Islands (Melanie Valenciana/Katherine
Fecteau/Hugo Bonneau), Canada-B (Sergey Grabovsky/Fiodar
Kazhamiaka), Dominican Republic-A (William Sánchez/Víctor
Castillo), Dominican Republic-B (Alex Medina/Jamel J.
Alexandre), Dominican Republic-C (Deivy Ramírez/Raymer
Sarmiento), Guadeloupe (Arnouts Baptiste/Cederic Lavoye), Nicaragua (Gerald
Umaña/Dany López), St Kitts & Nevis (Kemoroy Percival/Rohan
Jeffers), Trinidad & Tobago(Abraham Eccles/Tevin
Joseph), United States-A (William Kolinske/Miles
Evans), United States-B (Stafford Slick/William Allen).