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Double success for Cuban pairs in Cayman Islands

Cuba's Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez topped another NORCECA podium in The Cayman Islands
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands, April 23, 2017 – Cuba enjoyed twice the fun on Sunday when Lidiannis Echeverria and Leila Martinez and Karell Pena and Daisel Quesada won women’s and men’s gold at the Cayman Island NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament at Seven Mile Beach on Sunday. 

For both pairs it is their second success in two tournaments after both won gold in the opening tournament of the NORCECA Tour in La Paz, Mexico. 

Echeverria and Martinez beat USA’s Jace Pardon and Lara Dykstra 2-1 (21-13, 18-21, 15-9), while Pena and Quesada defeated Canadians Maverick Hatch and Garrett May 2-1 (18-21, 21-16, 15-6).

Canada’s Jamie-Lyn Broder and Caleigh Whitaker defeated Betsi Flint and Kelley Larsen 2-1 (21-16, 22-24, 15-9) to win women’s bronze, an achievement Mark Burik and William Kolinske matched by beating Canada’s Aaron Nusbaum and Ryan Vandeburg 2-1 (18-21, 21-11, 15-13).

The tournament was the second leg of the 2017 NORCECA Circuit. Six more tournaments follow with the next taking place in Oho Rios in Jamaica from June 22-26. 

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