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JAPAN’S SAKAGUCHI, SUZUKI WIN GUAM BEACH CUP

Guam’s first ever 1-Star FIVB Beach Volleyball Tournament wrapped up Sunday afternoon with Japan’s Chiyo Suzuki and Yurika Sakaguchi defeated USA’s Sarah Schermerhorn and Kimberly Hildreth in straight sets 21-16, 21-12.

All action took place at Jimmy Dee’s beach and the eventual Champions had to overcome a tough game earlier in the day, winning a three-set match in the semifinals over fellow Japan competitors Ayumi Shiratori and Suzuka Hashimoto 19-21, 21-19, 15-10.

Schermerhorn and Hildreth also had to go through fellow countrymen Delayne Maple and Megan Kraft in straight sets.

Guam’s seven competing teams went without a win during the Main Draw Friday which knocked them out of contention for Saturday’s games.

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