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USA, Canada and Cuba Open with two wins in Tobago women’s event

 

TOBAGO, November 25, 2016 – Female teams from United States, Canada and Cuba won their two matches on the opening day at the Trinidad & Tobago Beach Volleyball Tournament, the last stop of the 2016 NORCECA Circuit on Friday.

 

Brooke Sweat and Emily Day of United States-A began their successful day with a crushing victory 21-0, 21-1 against the inexperience pair of Rikiesha Leveret and Kenvia Hodge of Anguilla and then dispatched Amber Bennett and Melanie Valenciana of U.S. Virgin Islands 21-8, 21-8 in Pool A action.

 

Also in Pool A, Cubans Yanisleidis Sanchez and Lidiannis Echeverria beat Bennett/Valenciana 21-3, 21-4 and did a quick job against Leveret/Hodge 21-8, 21-4.

 

In Pool B, Melissa Humana-Paredes and Jamie Broder of Canada-A overwhelmed Thornia Williams and Kaddi Felix of Grenada 21-2, 21-3 and then defeated Maria Jose Orellana and Maria Andrea Orellana of Guatemala 21-9, 21-15.

 

In the same pool, Kimberly Dicello and Summer Ross of United States-B defeated the Orellana sisters 21-13, 21-14 before stopping Williams/Felix 21-7, 21-7.

 

Julie Gordon and Brandie Wilkerson of Canada-B downed Mali Peters and Rosemarie Simon of Antigua 21-9, 21-9 and finished the day with a 21-12, 21-14 victory over Marcela Araya and Eugenia Ramirez of Costa Rica.

 

Women’s results on Friday

Pool A: USA-A d AGU 2-0 (21-0, 21-1), CUB d ISV 2-0 (21-3, 21-4), CUB d AGU 2-0 (21-8, 21-4, USA-A d ISV 22-0 (21-8, 21-8),

Pool B: USA-B d GUA 2-0 (21-13, 21-14), CAN-A d GRN 2-0 (21-2, 21-3), CAN-A d GUA 2-0 (21-9, 21-15), USA-B d GRN 2-0 (21-7, 21-7). Pool C: CRC d TRI 2-0 (21-12, 21-12), CAN-B d ANT 2-0 (21-9, 21-9), CAN-B d CRC 2-0 (21-12, 21-14), TRI d ANT 2-0 (21-11, 21-13).