PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, October 2, 2022.- Molly Turner and Madelyne Anderson of the United States were crowned champions of the Punta Cana Beach Volleyball Tournament, the fourth stop of the 2022 NORCECA Tour, over Canadians Lea Monkhouse and Molley McBain 2-0 (21-17, 21-19).
Turner and Anderson advanced to the title match winning 2-0 (21-11, 21-11) in semifinals to Atenas Gutierrez and Maria Celeste Ibarra of Mexico, while Monkhouse and McBain were one minute short of an hour (59 min) in prevailing to compatriots Amanda Harnett and Marie-Alex Bélanger 2-1 (21-12, 20-22, 15-11).
Canadians Harnett and Bélanger claimed the bronze medal over Mexican duo Gutierrez/Ibarra 2-0 (21-17, 21-18).
The local duo of Bethania Almanzar and Esmeralda Ramirez won the match for fifth place to Angel Williams and Kianny Araya Quesada of Costa Rica 2-0 (21-12, 21-19).
On their way to fight for the fifth place, Almanzar/Ramirez obtained a tough 2-1 (22-20, 10-21, 19-17) victory over Mexico’s Albarran/Flores and Williams/Quesada beat Smith/Kelly of Jamaica 2-0 (21-15, 21-10) who finished in seventh place.