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Parana, Argentina, October 29, 2014 - This Tuesday started with the Women's Qualy the 6th stop of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour in the city of Parana, that holds its first international experience with the best pairs of the double-gender global competition. At the Main Draw 32 pairs of each gender will compete for a new title.

The Qualy with three matches qualified for the Main Draw. The Argentine players Maria Virginia Cappelletti-Evangelina Gallay, in charge of the opening match were defeated by the Italian Cavalluzzi- Luca 0-2 (13-21, 10-21).

The second match was an all Argentine players fight for a place at the Main Draw and the Mendoza Loreto Sancer-Florencia Amieva overcame 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) the other Argentine pair Milena Churin-Cecilia Peralta.

Last, the Young Mendoza sisters Michella-Florencia Di Cesare showed their utmost playing what they love, beach volleyball with an important victory over the experienced Uruguayan Karina Cardozo-Mariana Guerrero by a tied 2-0 (22-20, 23-21) in the most exciting match of the first day in Parana.

Both Argentine pair winners in the Qualy (Di Cesare-Di Decare and Sancer-Amieva) qualified for the Main Draw that starts this Wednesday while the Men's will have their Qualy.

At the men's Qualy” the following three Argentine pairs will compete for places at the Main Draw: Sebastian Quiroga-Facundo Del Coto, Alejandro Ronconi-Angel Verzzalli and Exequiel Yacob-Joel Leon.

At the same time as the FIVB Open goes on in the same city of Parana the first Province Level I Beach Volleyball Coaches Course is taking place lecturer by Diego Ramírez, starting this Tuesday morning at the same venue, Thompson Resort

Evangelina Gallay

"I am very happy to make my debut at the FIVB World Tour. Even though I was very nervous I tried to give my utmost and play calm and I enjoyed the experience. We did not expect to be defeated by such great difference but this happens due to our lack in international competitions. The experience will remain in our lifes and I was very proud of opening the competition for the whole world".

María Loreto Sancer

"We are very happy because we did not even dreamt on competing at the FIVB World Tour. The feeling in such important world competition is outstanding. We knew we had to win and with lots of effort we fulfilled our goal. We had a very experienced rival pair but now we must concéntrate on the Main Draw and that is even better in our lifes".

Florencia Di Cesare

"Sometime ago when they confirmed we could participate of the Qualy we were nervous and on top they advise us yesterday evening that the Uruguayan pair was very good with lots of international experience and therefore we decided to enjoy the match and playing at such high level. Now we are at the Main Draw, a dream without any doubt."