SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 24, 2022.- Women’s top four teams of Puerto Rico, Venezuela, Cuba and Mexico remain as finalists after winning the I Central American and Caribbean Sea and Beach Games quarterfinals at the Santa Marta Multisport “500 años” in El Rodadero.
Puerto Ricans Allanis Navas and María González of Puerto Rico kept their strong defense display over Gabriela Funes and Sofía Velásquez of El Salvador 2-0 (21-10, 21-11), who earlier won their playoff to Chlouie Gaetos and Deajra Tulloch of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-10, 21-11).
Venezuelans Luisana Linares and Yhonnielis Camacho dominated Nahima Silva and Alejandra Rosales of Nicaragua 2-0 (21-15, 21-11). Previously, Silva/Rosales beat Suriname’s Shaniva and Sharon Balkaran 2-0 (21-12, 21-15).
Amanda Armanteros and Jennifer Rivera of Cuba needed a stronger effort in the first set to beat Colombians Ana Fernanda Beltrán and Vanessa Buenañoz 2-0 (21-19, 21-13) who came from an easy victory against Dei Padmore and Serena Edwards of Barbados 2-0 (21-9, 21-9) in playoffs.
Mexicans Abril Flores and Katherine Albarran downed Kianny Araya and Ximena Nuñez of Costa Rica 2-0 (21-11, 21-10). Earlier in playoffs, Araya and Nuñez defeated Britney Choon and Tsyan Selvon of Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 (21-11, 21-13).
The first semifinal on Saturday is between Allanis Navas and María González of Puerto Rico against Abril Flores and Katherine Albarran of Mexico, followed by the semifinal between Cubans Amanda Armanteros and Jennifer Rivera against Luisana Linares and Yhonnielis Camacho of Venezuela.
Medal matches are scheduled to start at noon.
Friday’s Results Women
PLAY OFFS ESA d CAY 2-0 (21-10, 21-11); CRC d TTO 2-0 (21-11, 21-13); COL d BAR 2-0 (21-9, 21-9); NCA d SUR 2-0 (21-12, 21-15)
QF PUR d ESA 2-0 (21-10, 21-11); MEX d CRC 2-0 (21-11, 21-10); CUB d COL 2-0 (21-19, 21-13); VEN d NCA 2-0 (21-15, 21-11)