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The Argentine pairs faced each other with a victory for Bianchi-Azaad in Quarter-Finals

Asuncion, Paraguay, April 16, 2016 — Paraguay, Ecuador, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina and Uruguay pairs qualified for both gender semi-finals at the 7th stop of the CSVP South American Beach Volleyball Tour at the beautiful Rakura Resort in the city of Asuncion. At the men’s competition Bianchi-Azaad ARG will face Bolivar-Golindano VEN in one of the semi-finals while on the other two Brazilian pairs will fight for the place at the final match, Bruno-Hevaldo v Jorge Vinicius. At the women’s, the local Filippo-Michelle will face the Uruguayan Cammarano-Gomez while the Brazilian Rebecca-Neide will play v the Ecuadorian Mishelle-Vilela. All matches are live broadcast by the South American Volleyball Confederation at their website www.voleysur.org. The opening matches of the second date in both fields, the Paraguayan Gamarra-Jose overcame without any problems the Peruvian Heredia-Bustos 2-0 (21-15, 21-8) while the local Filippo-Michelle celebrated their third victory over the Ecuatorian Mishelle-Vilela 2-0 (21-12, 21-9). Pairs of both gender competed in four pools each, respectively with the best two teams qualifying to go on after the Preliminary Round. Today won their matches Paraguay1, Peru, Argentina, Brazil1 and 2 Bolivia and Venezuela, among the women’s pairs while Paraguay1 and 4, Chile, Venezuela2, Argentina1 and 2, Ecuador and Brrazil 1 on the men’s competition. In the afternoon Quarter-Finals took place with the local Filippo-Michelle winning the first semi-final berth overcoming Benet-Zonta ARG 2-0 (21-16, 21-17) while on the other field ECU Mishelle-Vilela overcame the Brazilian Verena-Hegeile 2-1 (21-13, 13-21, 15-10). The leader of the South American ranking showed why they stand on top defeating the VEN Gabi-Mari 2-0 (21-7, 21-13). The last berth was won by the Uruguayan Cammarano-Gomez over the Chilean Rivas-Mardones 2-0 (25-23, 21-15). At the men’s competition, a very noisy local audience helped Gamarra-Jose but they were overcome by the strong Brazilian spike of George-Vinicius 0-2 (14-21, 18-21). Then Bianchi-Azaad overcame Capogrosso-Mehamed in an all Argentine match 2-1 (21-18, 18-21, 15-5). “Always there is chance to change the result and take revenge in the field. Outside we are all friends. This is a very fought stop with parity of most pairs to the point that most matches were played to tiebreaker definition and this gives an extra seasoning to the competition” expressed Bianchi adding that the venue is very nice and an outstanding place to play one of the stops of the South American Tour. The final men’s match was won by the BRA Bruno-Hevaldo over ECU Jaramillo-Quiñones 2-0 (21-17, 21-10). RESULTS: MEN'S - WOMEN'S