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25-01-2014

SOUTH AMERICAN BEACH: GOOD START OF ARGENTINA

Bianchi-Del Coto with an outstanding in Brazil

Macae, Brazil, January 25, 2014 - A good start for the Argentine four teams delegation in the first stop of the South American Beach Volleyball Tour in the city of Macae. Of the eight matches played by Argentine pairs on the first date, five finished with victories for the light blue athletes with the performance of Pablo Bianchi-Facundo Del Coto (2 out of 2) heading the roster. This Saturday goes on the competition towards the first South American title of the season.

Among the men teams, Bianchi-Del Coto obtained two victories over the Chilean Salinas-Martinez first 2-1 and then over the best Brazilian pair (Alvaro Filho-Barros) 2-0. The pair, in a very difficult stop with many Brazilian home teams are very close of qualifying for the second round.

Also, Ian Mehamed-Julian Azaad won one match and lost the other but still have chance to qualify for Quarter-Finals. Their debut was a defeat v Brazil 4 (Francioni-Carvalhaes) but then they recovered overcoming the Uruguayan Williman-Rodriguez, also 2-0.

On the side of the women's Ana Gallay-Georgina Klug showed their utmost, with two victories over Paraguay 2 (Ocampos-Mongelos) and Brazil 5 (Nunes-Fonseca), both by 2-0. Therefore their chances to go on are outstanding. Virginia Zonta and Alejandra Griño were overcome in a tied 0-2 by Bravo-Depassier from Chile and then by the locals Cavalcanti-Hoffmann.

This Saturday will start with the closing of the different pools to go on with Quarter-Finals in both genders (direct eliminations).

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