Cuba challenged by El Salvador in opening day at Santa Marta
SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 23, 2022.- Cuban duo Amanda Armenteros
and Jennifer Rivera were challenged by Gabriela Funes and Sofía
Velásquez of El Salvador in a close 2-0 (27-25, 21-17) win on day one of
the I Central American and Caribbean Sea and Beach Games in Santa Marta.
Amanda and Jennifer had communication difficulties in their pool C
debut, but pocketed their first win, while Funes and Velásquez had an
exciting first performance. Also in pool C, Britney Choon/Tsyan Selvon
of Trinidad and Tobago beat Alexandria Ashman and Chevonna Lewis of
Jamaica 2-0 (21-6, 21-18)
Hosts Ana Fernanda Beltrán and Vanessa Buenañoz, as well as Allanis
Navas and María González of Puerto Rico, showed powerful performances in
pool A. Beltrán and Buenaños overpowered Khrysti Rosa and Tia Kim Hughes
the U.S. Virgin Islands 2-0 (21-7, 21-13) and Navas/Gonzalez defeated
Suriname’s Shaniva and Sharon Balkaran 2-0 (21-8, 21-8).
In pool B, Dei Padmore and Serena Edwards of Barbados handled well
Antigua and Barbuda of Jossanne Lewis and Nia Serena 2-0 (21-14, 21-10)
and Venezuelans Luisana Linares and Yhonnielis Camacho managed a
comfortable 2-0 (2-12, 21-14) victory over Kianny Arraya and Ximena
Nuñez of Costa Rica.
Mexicans Abril Flores and Katherine Albarrán celebrated opening pool D
with a 2-0 (21-14, 21-12) victory against Alejandra Rosales and Nahima
Silva of Nicaragua, followed by Chlouie Gaetosand and Deajra Tulloch of
Cayman Islands winning 2-0 (21-18, 21-20) to Chenoa Evans and Clio
Phillip of St. Lucia.
Pool-play will conclude on Thursday with sixteen matches; the winners of
each pool advance into Friday’s quarterfinals, while second and third
placed teams play the eight finals.
Wednesday’s Results Women
COL d ISV 2-0 (21-7, 21-13); PUR d SUR 2-0 (21-8, 21-8)
BAR d ANT 2-0 (21-14, 21-10); VEN d CRC 2-0 (21-12, 21-14)
CUB d ESA 2-0 (27-25, 21-17); TTO d JAM 2-0 (21-6, 21-18)
MEX d NCA 2-0 (21-14, 21-12); CAY d LCA 2-0 (21-18, 21-20)