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Etchegarayspikes cheered by his fans in Cerrrito

Cerrito, Argentina, February 4, 2012 - In a very hot day the Completo Polideportivo in the city of Cerrito, Entre Ríos, enjoyed a great beach volleyball day with the double-gender Main Draw, the 4th for men teams and the 3rd for women's. High quality level matches and with all best teams having an ideal performance (Suárez-Etchegaray & Conde-Del Coto - men - Gallay-Zonta & Forguez-Albano - women) with put them already in Semi-Finals.

It was an outstanding Saturday in the seven fields settled for this great event (province and national circuit competitions) in the sands of Cerrito. With the double-gender stop and three province ones (it is the strongest province competition in the whole country), five competitions all together being played at the same time, helps, no doubt, to develop beach volleyball in the country.

At the Men Main Draw, Pablo Suárez-Santiago Etchegaray overcame very easily all their rivals. The champions of two of the three stops already played defeated first Humere-Dalmas (who afterwards became the surprise team of the MD, reaching Sunday competition still alive), then Carrocera-Pasqualini and Zorrilla-Cairús, all with 2-0 results to stand, once more among the best four teams of this stop.

The same happened with Martín Conde-Facundo Del Coto, the only other team that won one stop during this seaason. With 2-0 matches, they defeated first Puntín-Monzón, then Fernández-Andreoni and last in a very hard match Pérez-Sánchez.

Zonta-Gallay, defending their ranking

Among the girls competition several tie-breakers were played as on the first two stops. Ana Gallay- Virginia Zonta could not be stopped. The champions overcame Amieva-Túliz, Zonta-Cappelleti and Azcona-Tagliafico, all without any difficulties by 2-0.

But Luciana Forguez-Gabriela Albano improved their performance along the day even though they did a great job. On their way to Semi-finals first they defeated Di Cesare (14-16 years old), then Sánchez-Fernández to end the day with a victory over Eberhardt-Galíndez.

This Sunday will be a great beach volleyball final day party on all five competitions, mainly at both-gender national circuit stop.

Photos: Womrn - Men
Results: Women - Men