Women couples from Rwanda, Australia, New Zealand and Scotland moved to the semifinals of the beach volleyball tournament at the Bahamas 2017 Youth Games, following their success in the quarter-finals of the competition on Thursday.
Valentine Munezero and Penelope Musabyimana of Rwanda defeated Rose Mary Moise and LuduineTebeim of Vanuatu 2-0 (21-4, 21-14) in the opening game of the day, followed by Rebecca Ingram and Carrie Van Rensburg Beat Tysan Selvon and Ebony Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, 2-0 (21 – 7, 21 – 8).
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In the third match she saw New Zealanders Ella Akkerman and Jasmine Pepi-Milton winning a superb duel against England’s Yasmine Kaashoek and Ellena Austin 2-1 (21-16, 11-21, 15-11) in 43 minutes.
Finally, Emma Waldie and Jennifer Lee of Scotland stomped the Bahamas Michele Moss and La Tavia Braynen of the Bahamas 2-0 (21-5, 21-14) in 28 minutes.
Today in the Semifinals: Munezero / Musabyimana will play in front of Ingram / Van Rensburg while Akkerman / Pepi-Milton will meet Waldie / Lee.
Among the men, the binomials of Cyprus, Ghana, England and Australia advanced to the finalists’ round of the tournament. Constantino Skordis and Sotiris Siapanis of Cyprus prevailed against Tyran Gillepsi and Keegan TaiJoe of New Zealand, 2-1 (24-22, 19-21, 15-8) at 48.
Kevin Carboo and Eric Tsatsu of Ghana passed on Levin Leonce and Kyhim Remy of St. Lucia 2-0 (21-5, 21-12) in just 27 minutes.
England’s twins Luis Javier and Joaquín Bello advanced to the semi-finals in a 2-0 victory (21-10, 21-17) over Lukholo Jooste and Aviwe Mamfanya of South Africa in 39 minutes.
The last quarter-final saw Australians Mark Nikolaidis and James Takken sweep Damian Aisi and Tonnie Gima of Papua New Guinea 2-0 (21-11, 21-12)