Eight pairs secured their second consecutive victory in Women’s Beach Volleyball at Santiago 2023

SANTIAGO, Chile, October 22, 2023 – Eight pairs secured their second consecutive victory in the Women’s Beach Volleyball tournament at the 2023 Santiago Pan American Games, and on Monday they will compete for a spot in the quarterfinals.

The leaders of each group will advance directly to the quarterfinals, while the second-place teams will face the third-place teams for the remaining quarterfinal spots.

In Group A, Chile’s María Rivas/Chris Vorpahl defeated Karelys Simisterra/Ariana Vilela (ECU) 2-1 (21-17, 16-21, 18-16), snatching three match points for the Ecuadorian team. On Monday, they will face the Mexican pair of Abril Flores/Atenas Gutierrez, who also won their Sunday match against Angel Williams/Kianny Quesada (CRC) by a 2-0 (21-12, 21-9) score.

In Group B, Corinne Quiggle/Sarah Murphy of the United States obtained their second victory by defeating Natalia Girón/Paola Alvarado (PANAM) 2-0 (21-13, 21-11); while Ana Gallay/Fernanda Pereyra (ARG) defeated Lisbeth Allcca/Claudia Gaona of Peru 2-0 (21-16, 21-15).

In Group C, the Brazilian pair Ana Patrícia/Duda won 2-0 (21-13, 21-10) against Diana Ríos/Margarita Guzmán (COL). Meanwhile, María Gonzalez/Alanis Navas of Puerto Rico triumphed 2-0 (21-16, 21-11) against Yvonne Soler/Laura Molina (ESA).

In Group D, Brandie Wilkerson/Melissa Humana-Paredes (CAN) won their second match  defeating Julibeth Payano/Bethania Almanzar (DOM) 2-0 (22-20, 21-16). Erika Mongelos/Michelle Valiente (PAR) won 2-0 (21-8, 21-15) against Isabel Bianchi/Sol Acuña of Uruguay.

Angela Williams y Kianny Araya of Costa Rica

Monday’s Schedule:

Brandie/Melissa (CAN) vs Erika/Michelle (PAR) 10:30

Quiggle/Murphy (USA) vs Gallay/Pereyra (ARG) 11:00

Payano/Almanzar (DOM) vs Bianchi/Acuña (URU) 11:30

N. Giron/Alvarado (GUA) vs Allcca/Gaona (PER) 12:00

Ana Patrícia/Duda (BRA) vs Gonzalez/Navas (PUR) 16:30

Karelys/Ariana (ECU) vs Williams/Quesada (CRC) 17:00

Diana/Margarita G (COL) vs Soler/Molina (ESA) 17:30

Rivas Zapata/Chris (CHI) vs Gutierrez/Flores (MEX) 19:00