The T&T teams of Daneil Williams and Joel Theodore, and Rheeza Grant and La Teisha Joseph will be targeting top three placings for the first time this season when they compete in the final leg of the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tournament, from Friday until Sunday at Ocho Rios, Montego Bay, Jamaica.
Earlier this month, the teams of Marlon Phillip, and Kareem Thomas as well as Suraya Chase and Lateisha Joseph, failed to pick up a single win at the penultimate stop of the season at Doña Callita Tourism Ranch of Hato Mayor, Dominican Republic, and led by the experienced Williams and Grant, the two teams will be confident of improving on that showing
Last month in Boca Chica, Dominican Republic, T&T’s Tevin Edwards and Thomas, and Abby Blackman and Chase finished outside of the top ten in their respective categories at the Eighth Leg.
The T&T duos of Daneil Williams, and Marlon Phillip, and Rheeza Grant and Malika Davidson were joint seventh-placed finishes in Kralendijk, Bonaire in September.
When the season served off in Aguascalientes, Mexico in April, Williams, and Joel Theodore ended in the tenth spot, but then dropped down two spots at the second-leg in the Cayman Islands a week later.
Phillip was then paired with Daynte Stewart for the third stop on the tour which was contested in Managua, Nicaragua (May 2 to 6) and the duo had the team’s best finish so far this season, a bronze medal placing.
However, a week later in Cuba, Phillip and Stewart had a tough time at it and ended 11th after which both T&T men and women teams skipped the fifth stage in La Paz, Mexico which took place from June 6 to 10.
Last month (September 12 to 16), Williams and Theodore renewed their partnership and it almost brought this country’s second medal when they ended in the fifth spot in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
In the women’s competition, Grant and Davidson were also seventh in Punta Cana after they were 11th in two legs earlier in Cuba in their first competition on the tour this season together.
When the season began, Davidson teamed up with La Teisha Joseph for 13th in both Aguascalientes and Cayman Islands.
Chase then replaced Joseph for the third leg in Managua, and the local women improved by one spot to 12th before Grant replaced Chase for the fourth stop in Cuba.