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02-12-2011

1ST DATE OF THE 2ND SOUTH AMERICAN GAMES WITH ARGENTINE FOUR TEAM DELEGATION IN THE BEACH VOLLEYBALL COMPETITION

Manta, Ecuador, December 2nd, 2011 - The second edition of the South American Games started this Friday with beach volleyball being played at Manta Resort. Ana Gallay-Virginia Zonta started winning but Luciana Forguez-Gabriela Albano were overcome in a tie-break match while the men teams will face each other later in the day. In the men's competition Pablo Suárez-Santiago Etchegaray won their first match.

The best women Argentine team defeated Colombia 2 team that includes Sara Victoria Fraija-Paola Salamanca. Gallay-Zonta won 2-0 (21-9, 21-17) in an important preparation match for the Continental Cup that will take place next week and that goes towards the qualification for the London Olympic Games.

In the afterrnoon they defeated, also in Pool A, the Chilean Francisca Rivas-Camila Pazdirek 2-0 (21-16, 21-17). On Saturday, December 3 they will face Aylén Taqueda-Dayana Rodríguez, from Bolivia.

Different was Forguez-Albano first match result in Pool B. The Entre Ríos team lost 1-2 v Gabriela Cardozo-Patricia Caballero, the only Paraguayan women team by 21-14, 14-21, 10-15.

The second ranked team will play their other two matches this Saturday, first v Lucía Guigou-Fabiana Gómez (Uruguay 1), closing their performance v Andreína Pacheco-Karelys Mosquera (Venezuela 2).

On the Men competition, both Argentine teams are in Pool D and played one against the other on their only Friday match. In a very intensive tie-breaker match Pablo Suárez-Santiago Etchegaray, best Argentine ranked team, overcame Ian Mehamed-Julián Azaad 2-1 (21-18, 18-21, 18-15).

On Saturday both will face Gregorio Godoy-Mauricio Brizuela from Paraguay and Daniel Maldonado-Javier Maldonado, the second team of Ecuador.

On both gender competition the best two teams of each of the four pools will play Quarter-Finals.

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