Cubans Nivaldo and Sergio start with 2-0 in Vienna
VIENNA, Austria, July 31, 2017 – Cubans Nivaldo Díaz and Sergio
Gonzalez are among teams representing NORCECA countries who are
undefeated after two days of competition at the FIVB Men’s Beach
Volleyball World Championship.
Three other pairs from United States and two teams from Canada
have also 2-0 win-loss records.
Nivaldo and Sergio achieved victories over Austria’s Kunnert and
Dressler and Trinidad & Tobago’s Williams and Phillip. The Cuban
tandem, quarterfinalists at Rio Olympic Games, defeated the
Austrian pair 21-18, 21-13 and then beat the Trinidadian duo
Also United States’ teams of Phil Dalhauser/Nick Lucena, Jacob
Gibb/Taylor Crabb and Casey Patterson/Theodore Brunner are
undefeated in two outings.
Dalhauser/Lucena had victories over Guatemala’s Andy Leonardo
and Luis García 21-18, 21-18 and against countrymen John Hyden
and Ryan Doherty 17-21, 21-18, 16-14.
Gibb/Crabb claimed wins over Capogrosso/Azaad of Argentina
21-18, 21-17 and Paraguay’s Goyo/Roger 21-13, 21-14.
Meanwhile, Patterson/Brunner subdued Austria’s Seidl Rob/Winter
21-17, 21-17 and South Africa’s Naidoo/Williams 21-18, 21-12.
Canada’s Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter beat Candra/Ashfiya of
Indonesia 21-13, 21-12 and edged Ermacora/Pristauz of Austria
21-11, 18-21, 15-11.
Also Canadians Ben Saxton and Chaim Schalk overcame Iran’s
Raoufi/Salemi 20-22, 21-16, 15-13 and downed compatriots
Vandenburg/Nusbaum 21-14, 21-19.