CALI, Colombia, December 1, 2021 - The day
started cloudy but the sun was hot throughout
the morning. The same happened with the second
day of 20 matches of the beach tournament of the
Cali 2021 Games. Two women's games started the
On court 1, the Chilean Mori/Viana could not
match the Mexican duo (Gutiérrez/Albarrán) and
gave up on 12/21, 14/14. On the side court, the
pair of Norceca, from Guatelama (Alvarado/Quiñonez)
also celebrated their victory 21/15, 21/16,
against the Peruvians (Allcca / Gaona).
Then three more matches were played. The first
South American victory of the morning was
carried out by the Colombian couple Valdes/Beltran
2-0 (21/17, 21/12) against Silva / Eledon, from
Nicaragua. The Brazilians Victoria/Thainara had
no difficulty defeating the Antigua Regis/Hawkins
duo. They did it with a score of 21/3, 21/6. The
Argentine Najul / DeBrito already fell in a
double 21/15 against the Cuban Madan/Dayi.
The men returned to the court to complete the
group playoffs. And they did it with 6 exciting
matches, all decided in a tie break. In the
first Chacon/Salvatierra, from Bolivia, they
fought point by point but fell in a tie-break
battle: 21/19, 18/21, 12/15.
And the close dispute, which delights the fans,
continued on court 2, with Uruguay and the
Dominican Republic. South Americans Bailon/Gonzales
fought for victory falling 1-2 in the third set.
Results in favor of the Dominican De
Jesus/Martinez: 18/21, 21/13 and 19/17.
In the matches between the Norceca pairs, Puerto
Rico beat Belize (21/17, 21/14) and Nicaragua
beat Guatemala by 21/14, 21/13.
The day was truly one of fierce male disputes.
In a match between South American duos from
Argentina with Capogrosso/Amieva and Ecuador
with León/Jurado, the Ecuatorians fought but it
was the Argentines who beat them: 18/21, 21/15,
Brazil with the Renato/Rafael twins, U21 world
champions, seemed to quickly close out the first
two sets. But the Cuban duo Díaz/Reyes,
supported by the fans, turned the game around
and won in the tie-break; 18/21, 22/20, 17/15.
At the end of the games on court 2, the Chileans
Aravena / Droguett were also fierce and conceded
in three sets against the Mexicans Sarabia /
Stephens: 15/21, 21/17, 15/12. While in the 1,
one more meeting of South Americans: Paraguay
with Colombia. The Paraguayans (Riveros /
Giuliano) beat the locals Noriega / Yeferson
19/21, 21/17, 17/15.
In men, Paraguay, Mexico, Cuba and Argentina
advanced directly to the quarterfinals. And they
continue in the dispute for the places of the
round of 16, Colombia and Nicaragua for group A;
Brazil and Costa Rica by B; Ecuador and Puerto
Rico, for C and Chile and the Dominican Republic
for D. For the dispute from 13 to 16 place
Uruguay faces Guatemala while Bolivia faces
The afternoon was defining for the female
couples who advanced to the quarterfinals. In
the eight queen matches they celebrated triumphs:
Bolivia in a double 22/20 against Costa Rica;
Cuba 11/21, 12/21 against Nicaragua, Venezuela
in double 10/21 against Antigua; Guatemala in
double 21/16 against Chile, Puerto Rico in
double 21/15 against Paraguay; Brazil 21/16,
21/6 against Canada, Colombia 21/18, 21/15 and
Mexico (23/20, 21/14, 15/8) against Peru.
With the results in ladies, Colombia, Puerto
Rico, Brazil and Mexico advanced to the
quarterfinals. The other two countries that
continued in the tournament to play tomorrow
(02.12) the round of 16 are: Argentina and Cuba
for group A; Paraguay and Bolivia, by B; Brazil
and Canada, by C and Guatemala and Peru by D.