Canadian duos with two victories

 SEVEN MILES BEACH, Grand Cayman (March 24, 2012)– Canadian pairs Samuel Schachter of Toronto and Maverick Hatch of Comox, B.C., as well as and Josh Binstock of Toronto with Martin Reader of Comox each won two matches to open the first stop of the 2012 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.

Schachter and Maverick playing in Pool C easily defeated their two opponents. They defeated Andrew Gordon and Olney Thompson of Cayman 21-4, 21-10 then Collin Thomas and Angus Gittens of Antigua 21-9, 21-12.

In Pool D, Binstock and Reader edged Americans James Drost and Steven Vanderwerp  20-22, 21-16,15-12; and swept Andy Leonardo and Erick Garrido of Guatemala 21-16, 21-13.

In women’s competition, Jamie Broder of Victoria and Victoria Altomare of Toronto beat Susana Alvarado and Anna Lourdes Ramirez of Guatemala 24-22, 22-20.  Julie Rodrigue of  Quebec City and Kacie McTavish of Sharon, Ont., lost their two matches.

Pool play will be completed on Saturday morning with the top two teams of each pool advancing to a single-elimination main bracket.


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