US Duet In 13th Place At French Open

By Dax Lowery | March 20, 2014, 12 a.m. (ET)

INDIANAPOLIS - U.S. National Squad members Anita Alvarez (Kenmore, N.Y./Town of Tonawanda Aquettes) and Sandra Ortellado (Walnut Creek, Calif./Walnut Creek Aquanuts) are in 13th place in the free duet at the Make Up For Ever French Open in Montreuil, Paris.

Alvarez and Ortelldo scored a 79.7667 in Thursday’s preliminaries and are tied with Greece’s Evangelia Papazoglou and Alzigkouzi Kominea. The free duet final is Friday.

China’s Wenyan Sun and Xuechen Huang are in first place with 93.1000 points, followed by Ukraine’s Lolita Ananasova and Anna Voloshyna (90.7667) and Japan’s Yukiko Inui and Risako Mitsui (90.400).

Karensa Tjoa (San Jose, Calif./Santa Clara Aquamaids) is the U.S. reserve.


Alvarez and Ortellado are competing for the first time together and are among the youngest competitors at the event, as most of the other 25 duets are comprised of senior national team members.

Results can be found HERE.