Women duos of Mexico and USA qualified to Rome

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic, April 17, 2022 – Mexicans Atenas Gutiérrez and María José Quintero and Americans Corinne Quiggley and Sarah Schermerhorn are qualified to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships in Rome, Italy as finalists of the Santo Domingo Qualification Tournament.

The organizers took the decision of cancelling the matches for the top-three places due to inclement weather as the eventual results were irrelevant for the qualification of the teams according to the regulations.

In the semifinal matches, Gutiérrez and Quintero defeated Natalia Girón and Estefanie Bethancourt Guerra 2-0 (21-17, 21-8) while Quiggley and Schermerhorn beat Angel Williams and Ximena Nuñez 2-0 (21-16, 21-14).

In the quarterfinals, Williams/Nuñez edged Yvonne Soler and Laura Molina of El Salvador 2-1 (21-15, 12-21, 15-7) in 44 minutes while Giron/Bethancourt took 10 less minutes to defeat Petal Smith and Chauna Kelly of Jamaica 2-0 (22-20, 21-15).