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GUAM HOSTS FIRST EVER FIVB 1-STAR TOURNAMENT

The first ever 1-Star FIVB Beach Volleyball has taken over Jimmy Dee’s beach for the Guam Beach Cup 2020 as competitors from Guam, Japan, Finland, the USA, Canada and Sweden took the courts. Friday featured the Main Draw of competition, which included the four Guam teams who placed highest in last months Pairs Tournament.

Friday Results w/ Guam pairs

Hasegawa/Futami (JPN) def. Wenzel/Ilao (GU) via forfeit
Sakaguchi/Chyo (JPN) def. Wigsten/Shepherd (GU) – 21-4, 21-4
Kasuno/Hashimoto (JPN) def. Sablan/Mendiola (GU) – 21-9, 21-5
Maple/Kraft (USA) def. Byrd/Eugenio(GU) – 21-4, 21-5
Malmstrom/Kirkor (SWE) def. Wenzel/Ilao (GU) – 21-6, 21-11
MetsaÄkoivu/MetsaÄkoivu (FIN) def. Shepherd/Wigsten (GU) – 21-12, 21-12
Lenarduzzi/Feore (CAN) def. Sablan/Mendiola (GU) – 21-12, 21-13
Ishitsubo/Shiba (JPN) def. Byrd/Eugenio (GU) – 21-10, 21-12

No team from Guam was unable to collect a win Friday which eliminated them from further contention in the tournament.

Tournament action continues Saturday with the finals set to play on Sunday.

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