HAVANA, Cuba, Apr 22 (acn) The Cuban duos of Leila Martinez-Mailen Delis and Sergio Gonzalez-Luis Enrique Reyes won gold and bronze medals, respectively, at the first stop of the NORCECA 2019 Beach Volleyball Tour held in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
Martinez and Delis defeated 2-1 (24-22, 16-21 and 15-10) Americans Amanda Dowdy and Corinne Quiggle in the final, in 55 minutes of play.
According to the website of the tournament, the bronze medals went to United States´ Falyn Fonoimoana and Nicolette Martin, who beat 2-0 (21-14, 21-9) the young Mexican duo of Diana Valdez and Maria Jose Quintero.
Meanwhile, Gonzalez and Reyes finished third in the men´s event when winning 2-1 (19-21, 21-14 and 15-11) over Guatemalans Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia.
The title in the men´s competition corresponded to Americans Trebor Crabb and Tri Bourne, who defeated 2-1 (21-16, 14-21 and 15-8) the host pair made up by Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros.
The 1st stop of the NORCECA 2019 Beach Volleyball Tour granted 200 points for the ranking of the area to the winners of each event, 180 to the runners-up and 160 to the bronze medalists.
The Cuban women´s tandem is registered for the next NORCECA stops in Cayman Islands and Nicaragua and the one at home (Varadero), while the men´s duet will have greater participation in the regional tour as, in addition to the same events of their countrywomen, they will also attend the stop of Baja California, also on Mexican soil, as well as the world championship (June 28 to July 7 next).