US Mens Beach Team Wins in Boca Chica

April 06, 2012, 12 a.m. (ET)

B.J. Hoeptner Evans
Manager, Media Relations and Publications
Phone: (719) 228-6800
E-Mail: bj.evans@usav.org

Men's Bulletin * Women's Bulletin

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (April 6, 2012) – The U.S. men’s team of Evan Engle and Stafford Slick won its first double-elimination match at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour event in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic on Friday.

Meanwhile, the U.S. women’s team of Kaitlin Sather (Santa Rosa, Calif.) and Jessica Gysin (Los Gatos, Calif.) lost its first pool play match.

Engle (Cedarville, Mich.) and Slick (Andover, Minn.) advanced through the winners’ bracket of the double-elimination tournament on Friday with a victory over El Salvador’s Carlos Leiva and David Vargas, 21-18, 21-14.

Sather and Gysin fell to the Canadian team of Jamie Broder and Kristina Valjas. Sather and Gysin will try to improve their pool play record on Saturday against Deborah Constanzo and Karla Montilla of Dominican Republic-1.

The finals are scheduled to be played on Sunday.

Men’s Results Friday
JAM d. BAH 2-1 (21-19, 7-21, 15-9), PUR-2 d. TRI 2-0 (21-14, 21-15), DOM d. GRN 2-0 (21-8, 21-15), CAN d. VIN 2-0 (21-15, 21-6), GUA d. CUR 2-0 (21-16, 21-16), ESA d. ANT 2-0 (21-5, 21-12), TRI d. CUR 2-0 (21-18, 21-15), PUR-1 d. JAM 2-0 (21-14, 21-14), USA d. ESA 2-1 (21-18, 21-14), GRN d ISV 2-0 (21-19, 21-18)

Women’s Results Friday 
Pool A: CAN d. USA 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 15-12), CAN d. DOM-1 2-0 (21-16, 21-8).Pool B: GUA d. VIN 2-0 (21-10, 21-7), PUR d. VIN 2-0 (21-13, 21-12), CRC d. GUA 2-0 (23-21, 21-15), PUR d. CRC 2-1 (14-21, 21-19, 15-8. Pool C: MEX d. ESA 2-0 (21-14, 21-9), DOM-2 d. ESA 2-0 (21-15, 21-19), MEX d. ISV 2-0 (21-8, 21-13), DOM-2 d. ISV 2-0 (21-10, 21-8)

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