La Paz, Baja California Sur (OEM-Informex). – Representative couples from the United States dominated the NORCECA 2022 Beach Volleyball Tour, held at the Malecon in La Paz, a tournament enjoyed by thousands of people during three days of activities.
In the men’s final, American duo Corey Evans and William Kolinsek imposed conditions by defeating Mexicans Juan Vergne and Miguel Sarabia in two sets, 21-19, 21-17, and took the gold medal.
For their part, Caitlin Malaney and Karlie Kahn of the United States came from behind to prevail in close and opposing three sets over Puerto Rican duo Maria Gonzalez and Alanis Navas, who began winning the first set 21-19, and was able to equalize the actions of the American couple by winning the second set with enthusiasm 23-21 , as well as the third and final 15-8, to suspend the gold medal.
Puerto Rico took the men’s bronze with Kevin Gutierrez and Jose Rivera who started losing in the first set 16-21 against Canadian duo Alex Russell and
Jake McNeill, who could not maintain the supremacy, fell in the second set 22-20, as well as in the third hard-earned 21-19, the Puerto Ricans stuck with the bronze medal.
Thousands of people enjoyed the tournament during the 3 days of activities
For the women’s third place, Mexicans Atenas Gutierrez and Maria Quintero started with a 19-21 win, and Americans Megan Gebhard and Savannah Simon managed to recover in the second set 21-19, matching the procedures, an advantage that they no longer left and ended up winning the third and final 15 -11, to win the bronze.
At the end of the matches, an award ceremony took place, led by the Director of the Instituto Sudcaliforniano del Deporte (INSUDE), Gilberto Garcília Higuera; State Director of Physical Education, Carlos Quintana, and President of the Southern California Volleyball Association, Nuba Barazza.
First place winners get $2,000, second place winners get $1,000, and third place winners get $500.
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