and Peña tie record of NORCECA Circuit
OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, June 25. 2017 – Cubans Daisel Quesada and
Karell Peña defeated Miles Evans and William Kolinkse of United
States-A 2-0 (21-13, 22-20) to tie the men’s record of three
gold medals in a row at the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.
The champions of La Paz, Mexico and Cayman Islands keep their
solid march by winning undefeated the Pool B and then beating
Costa Ricans Bryan Monge and Richard Smith in the semifinals 2-0
Evans and Kolinske advanced after their victory in three sets
(14-21, 22-20, 15-12) over Aaron Nusbaum and Josh Binstock of
Canada-A, who were deserving winners of the bronze medal by
defeating the fiery Monge and Smith 2-0 (21-12, 21-14).
Quesada and Peña join teams who have won three in a row:
Mexicans Juan Virgen and Aldo Miramontes (2009-2010), Virgen who
repeated the feat in 2013 with Lombardo Ontiveros and Puerto
Rican Roberto Rodriguez who won three straight in 2012 playing
with different partners.
“This circuit has contributed to elevate my performance and the
unity with Karell, who has helped me a lot with his experience
of one decade in the national team. I am proud of my partner and
we will battle in Varadero to break the record we tied today,”
said the slender Dasiel who turns 22 next August.
Karell, 29, said “this stage has been the toughest but in
general the tour offers the chance to develop to those from the
area and to qualify to a world championship which is our case
since we debut in the next to take place in Vienna, Austria.”
“I expect a lot from Daisel, he is a great player and like
little brother and both are grateful of our coach Francis
Alvarez Cutiño and his work,” said Peña who played as partner of
Olympian Sergio Gonzalez before joining Quesada in 2015.”
Other positions: 5.- Jonathan Mesko /Skylar del Sol (USA-A);
6.- Liam Kopp/Sergiy
Gravosky (CAN-B); 7.- Andy
Leonardo/Luis García (GUA); 8.- Josué Gaxiola /José Luis Rubio
(MEX); 9.- Mark
Lewis/ Christopher Walters (JAM-A); 10.- William Sánchez/Alex
Medina (DOM); 11.- Kemoroy Percival/Ranciato Jeffers (SKN).-
12.- Noley Ferguson/Tristan Hitchman (JAM-B).