PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 1, 2022.- The two Canadian women duos of Amanda Harnett and Marie-Alex Bélanger, and Lea Monkhouse alongside Molley McBain kept their winning streak and will meet in Sunday’s semifinals of the fourth stop of the 2022 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour in Punta Cana.
The first Canadian pair to reach the semifinals was Amanda Harnett and Marie-Alex Bélanger after winning their quarterfinal match to Angel Williams and Kianny Araya Quesada of Costa Rica 2-0 (21-12, 21-17).
While Lea Monkhouse and Molley McBain came out on top of Petal Smith and Chauna Kelly of Jamaica 2-0 (21-12, 21-13).
The other semifinal will see Atenas Gutierrez and Maria Celeste Ibarra of Mexico facing Molly Turner and Madelyne Anderson of the United States.
Atenas Gutierrez and Maria Celeste Ibarra beat the local tandem of Bethania Almanzar and Esmeralda Ramirez 2-1 (21-15, 17-21, 15-8), while Molly Turner and Madelyne Anderson also needed three sets to overcome Mexicans Esperanza Albarran and Abril Flores 2-1 (21-19, 17-21, 15-6).
Earlier on Saturday, Dominicans Almanzar/Ramirez came from behind 2-1 (18-21, 21-14, 15-8) against their compatriots Rosario/Payano; Mexicans Esperanza Albarran and Abril Flores topped Soler/Velasquez of El Salvador 2-0 (21-13, 21-13); Costa Rican Williams/Quesada also came from behind 2-1 (20-22, 21-16, 15-6) to beat Giron/Alvarado of Guatemala; and Petal Smith with Chauna Kelly of Jamaica overpowered Delapenha/Powery of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-3, 21-8).