Alanis Navas/Maria Gonzalez conquer Cayman Islands
SEVEN MILES BEACH, Cayman Islands (May 21, 2023) - The duo of Alanis
Navas and Maria Gonzalez from Puerto Rico won their second title in the
history of the NORCECA Tour after conquering Caiman Islands.
The Puerto Ricans defeated Natalia Giron / Estefanie Bethancourt of
Guatemala in the title match in straight sets 21-14, 21-15.
Girón / Bethancourt become the second team from Guatemala to reach the
final, Susana Alvarado alongside Lula Ramírez finished second in 2012.
Navas and Gonzalez add their second continental title, their first was
in 2022 at Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic. It is the third occasion that
Puerto Rico wins at Seven Miles Beach previously Yarleen Santiago /
Dariam Acevedo won in 2010 and 2011.
In the match for third place Ruby Sorra / Lea Monkhouse of Canada
defeated Cubans Yenifer Rivera/Amanda Armenteros in two sets (21-19,
The final day began with the semifinal matches, with Natalia Giron /
Estefanie Bethancourt of Guatemala reaching the country’s second final
after defeating Yenifer Rivera / Amanda Armenteros of Cuba (21-17,
In the other semifinal, Alanis Navas / Maria Gonzalez of Puerto Rico had
to battle three sets to defeat Canadians Ruby Sorra / Lea Monkhouse
(19-21, 21-15, 18-16).
Womens Semifinals – Navas / González (PUR) d. Sorra / Monkhouse (CAN)
(19-21, 21-15, 18-16); Giron / Bethancourt (GUA) d. Rivera / Amanda
(CUB) (21-17, 21-14); 11th place – López / Silva (NCA) d. Thompson /
Gandolfi 9caY) (21-17, 21-17); 9th place – Albarran / Torres (MEX) d.
Corah / Goodman (CAN) (15-23, 21-12); 7th place – Kelly Smith (JAM) d.
Gutierrez / Flores (MEX) (injury); 5th place – Chacon / DeBerg (USA) d.
Soler / Molina (ESA) (21-12, 21-9); 3rd place – Sorra / Monkhouse (CAN)
d. Rivera / Amanda (CUB) (21-19, 21-18); Championship Match – Navas /
González (PUR) d. Giron / Bethancourt (GUA) (21-14, 21-15)