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Flores/Chacon and Velluti/Guerra to play Men’s AFECAVOL U-21 Semis

 

PUERTO JIMENEZ, Costa Rica, September 2, 2017. – Defending champions Erik Flores and Wagner Chacon of Guatemala will face Nicolas Velluti and Fabian Guerra of Costa Rica-1 at the AFECAVOL U-21 Central American Beach Volleyball men’s semifinals on Sunday at Playa Preciosa in Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica.

 

Erik and Wagner advanced into semifinals after defeating Irvin Reyes and Adonis Rodríguez of Honduras-2 by 21-11 in both sets. Nicolas and Fabian won their quarterfinal to Sanchez brothers of Honduras-1 by 2-0 (21-13, 21-12). Both teams reach the semifinals undefeated.

 

Earlier, Erik and Wagner had won pool A while prevailing 2-0 (24-22, 21-16) over Cascante/Jimenez of NCA-2, who finished second. Nicolas and Fabian topped pool C outplaying Belize-2 of Rivero/Barrow by 2-0 (21-11, 21-15).

 

The other semifinal features two Nicaraguan teams; Denis Lopez and Jefferson Cascante of NCA-1, and Christopher Cascante alongside Hernan Jimenez of NCA-2. Denis and Jefferson are undefeated and aiming to reach their second consecutive title match.

 

In quarterfinals, Denis and Jefferson beat El Salvador-1 of Josue Palma/Walter Martinez by 2-0 (21-10, 21-16); while Christopher and Hernan came from behind to beat Allan Obando and Alexandre Lezcano of Costa Rica-2 in three tough sets 2-1 (13-21, 21-16, 15-9).

 

Denis and Jefferson finished first place in pool B defeating twin brothers Guardado of El Salvador-2 by (21-8, 21-6).

 

Sunday’s actions kick off with placing matches and conclude with the awarding ceremony.

 

Men’s Results Day 2 Saturday September/2:

Pool A: GUA d NCA2 2-0 (24-22, 21-16); Pool B: CRC2 d HON1 2-0 (21-14, 21-10); NCA1 d ESA2 2-0 (21-8, 21-6); Pool C: CRC1 d BIZ2 2-0 (21-11, 21-15); HON d ESA1 2-0 (21-14, 21-17); QF: GUA d HON2 2-0 (21-11, 21-11); CRC1 d HON1 2-0 (21-13, 21-12); NCA2 d CRC2 2-1 (13-21, 21-16, 15-9); NCA1 d ESA1 2-0 (21-10, 21-16); Classification 9-11: ESA2 d BIZ1 2-0 (21-15, 21-16)