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07-11-2011

ARGENTINA WON THE WOMEN SILVER MEDAL AT THE SOUTH AMERICAN BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIRST STOP OF THE SEASON 2011/12

Gallay-Zonta on the podium with the silver medal

Limoeiro, Brazil, November 7, 2011 - Brazil won the first stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Tour 2011/2012, in the city of Limoeiro, Pernambuco State, on the north east of Brazil. The champions were the local Elize Elize Maia and Bárbara Seixas, while the Argentine Ana Gallay - Virginia Zonta won the silver medal.

In the men's competition the Argentine delegation included: Santiago Etchegaray (Pan-American Bronze Medal winner)-Juan Simón Zorrilla and the junior team of Ian Mehamed-Julián Azaad.

In the women's competition, Brazil won the Gold and Bronze Medals. Elize Maria-Bárbara Seixas overcame Gallay-Zonta in the final match 2-0 (21-12, 21-9). Neide-Carolina Horta won the Bronze Medal defeating the Venezuelan team of Bompart-Carbajal. The other Argentine team, Luciana Forguez-Gabriela Albano were eliminated on the way MENto semi-finals.

The men winners where the Chilean cousins, Marco-Esteban Grimalt overcoming the host team of Alvaro Filho-Moisés 2-1 (21-19, 16-21, 15-12) receiving the Gold Medal. The bronze medal was also a Brazilian-Chilean duel, won by the host team of Thiago-Vitor Felipe over manzur-Jimenez.

On the last day, both Brazilian teams overcame the Argentine teams 2-0. Vitor Araujo-Felipe overcame Zorrilla-Etchegaray 21-18, 21-16 while Alvaro-Moraes won 21-14, 21-18 over Mehamed-Azaad.

MEN RESULTS

FINAL ROUND

Zorrilla-Etchegaray X Mehamed-Azaad0 x 2 17 x 21 29 x 31
Maldonado-Maldonado (ECU 1) X Mehamed-Azaad 0 X 2 13 X 21 19 X 21
Zorrilla-Etchegaray X Maldonado-Maldonado (ECU 1) 2 X 0 21 X 17 21 X 9

QUARTER-FINALS

Araujo-Santos (BRA 1) X Zorrilla-Etchegaray 2 X 0 21 X 18 21 X 16
Alvaro-Neilton (BRA 2) X Mehamed-Azaad 2 X 0 21 X 14 21 X 18

WOMEN RESULTS

FINAL ROUND

Cardozo-Nieto (URU 1) X Forguez-Albano 2 x 0 21 x 18 21 x 19
Gallay-Zonta X Horta-Bento (BRA 2) 2 x 1 21 x 18 15 x 21 17 x 15
Vera-Rodríguez (VEN 1) X Forguez-Albano 1 x 2 8 x 21 21 x 19 13 x 15
Gallay-Zonta X Caballero-Filippo (PAR)2 x 0 21 x 11 21 x 11
Forguez-Albano X Agudo-Zuniaga (VEN 2) 0 x 2 24 x 26 30 x 32

QUARTER-FINALS

Gallay-Zonta X Cardozo-Nieto (URU 1) 2 x 0 21 x 15 21 x 11

SEMI-FINALS

Gallay-Zonta X Vera-Rodríguez (VEN 1) 2 X 0 22 X 20 21 X 17

FINAL

Maia-Seizas (BRA 1) X Gallay-Zonta 2 X 0 21 X 12 21 X 17

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