U19 Beach Teams Finish at Worlds

Aug. 02, 2014, 1:02 p.m. (ET)

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Aug. 2, 2014) – The U.S. girls beach team of Zana Muno and Christian Jones finished tied for fifth while T.J. DeFalco and Louis Richard were tied for ninth on Saturday at the FIVB U19 World Championship in Porto, Portugal.

Muno (Hermosa Beach, Calif.) and Jones (Lakewood, Calif.), seeded No. 4, won their second round match over Lithuania’s No. 30 Simona Vaiciukynaite and Urte Andriukaityte, 21-14, 21-9. However the U.S. pair fell in the third round to Canada’s No. 13 Megan and Nicole McNamara, 21-17, 16-21, 15-12.

DeFalco (Huntington Beach, Calif.) and Richard (Redondo Beach, Calif.), seeded No. 4, lost their second-round match to  Brazil’s No. 14 Arthur Diego Mariano Lanci and Geroge Souto Maior Wanderley, 21-14, 19-21, 15-8.