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England and Cyprus win their male pools in Nassau

NASSAU, Bahamas, July 18, 2017 – Twin brothers Luis Javier Bello and Joaquin Bello of England started off on the right foot by winning their two opening matches at the boys’ beach volleyball tournament of the Youth Commonwealth Games Bahamas 2017 on Tuesday.

Bello/Bello claimed a first win against Tyran Gillepsie and Keegan Tai Joe of New Zealand 2-0 (21-18, 21-13) and then came back into action to dispatch Jamaica’s James Javarie and Daunte Smith 2-0 (21-11, 21-13) to win Pool C of the twelve-team competition.

The Bello brothers were not alone in terms of success in day one as The Cyprus Team of Constantinos Skordis and Sotiris Siapanis also won their two matches in Pool A.

Skordis/Siapanis started their day with a win over Lukholo Jooste and Aviwe Mamfanya of South Africa 2-0 (21-13, 21-14) and finished it by defeating the first team of Bahamas of Nathan Wert and Kyle Wilson 2-0 (21-9, 21-13).

Male Results

Pool A: CYP d RSA 2-0 (21-13, 21-14), CYP d BAH 2-0 (21-9, 21-13). Pool B: AUS d LCA 2-0 (21-7, 21-12). Pool C: ENG d NZL 2-0 (21-18, 21-13), ENG d JAM 2-0 (21-11, 21-13). Pool D: GHA d PNG 2-0 (21-13, 21-9).

Men’s Pools Composition

Pool A: Bahamas-A, South Africa, Cyprus. Pool B: St. Lucia, Australia, Bahamas-B. Pool C: Jamaica, New Zealand and England. Pool D: Trinidad & Tobago, Papua New Guinea and Ghana.