Walsh Jennings and Sweat win at Hamaca Boca Chica
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 6, 2019 – Three-time
Olympic champion Kerri Walsh Jennings of USA-A combined with
Brooke Sweat to win the gold medal at the Hamaca Finals
NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament in Boca Chica on Sunday
afternoon under sizzling conditions.
Walsh Jennings/Sweat defeated Cubans Yanisleidys Sánchez and
Lidiannis Echeverría 2-0 (21-13, 23-21) to claim the victory
“The hotter the better,” said Wash Jennings about the
weather conditions. “Great game by our young opponents.”
The Americans had to battle earlier on Sunday to get a
come-from-behind triumph over compatriots Emily Stockman and
Kelley Larsen 2-1 (18-21, 21-14, 15-12). Sanchez/Echeverría
downed Canadian twins Nicole and Megan McNamara 2-0 (21-19,
21-16) in semifinals.
The bronze medal went to Stockman/Larsen who defeated
Nicole/Megan 2-0 (21-16, 21-18).
Sophie Bukovec and Taylor Pischke of Canada-B finished in
fifth place after defeating Mexicans Zaira Orellana and
Martha Revuelta 2-0 (21-15, 21-8) and Puerto Ricans María
González and Bianca Torres won 2-0 (27-25, 21-13) over
Nicaragua’s Swan Mendoza and Lolette Rodríguez for the