High voltage duels to define leaders


Lima, Peru, July 25, 2019. The men's beach volleyball tournament of the Pan American Games Lima 2019 will define the qualifiers to the quarterfinals on Friday, with high-level duels to leave the leaders of each group.


Pool A: Venezuela (Rolando Hernández / José Gómez) won 2-0 (21-8, 21-6) to Peru (Gabriel Vásquez/Bruno Seminario) and leads the group with two wins, while Guatemala (Andy Leonardo/Luis García) won 2-0 (21-19, 21-15) to Dominican Republic (Alex Medina / William Sánchez. Venezuela will face the Dominican Republic, Guatemala measures Peru, this Friday.


Pool B; The United States (Ian Satterfield / Mark Burik) beat Trinidad and Tobago (Daynte Stewart/Marlon Phillip) 2-0 (21-13, 21-16). Argentina, with Nicolás Capogroso/Julian Azaad, beat El Salvador (Carlos Escobar/David Vargas) 2-0 (21-12, 21-12).


Argentina and the United States will define first place and the ticket to the quarterfinals, while El Salvador and Trinidad and Tobago will seek their first win.


Group C: Brazil (Oscar Brandao / Thiago Barbosa) beat Uruguay 2-0 (21-16, 21-14) with Mauricio Vieyto/Marco Cairus. Sergio González/Luis Reyes, of Cuba, defeated Víctor Alpízar / Sebastián Valenciano of Costa Rica 2-0 (21-13, 12-16).


Brazilians (2-0) need to win Cuba (1-1) to avoid a triple draw, in case Uruguay (1-1) wins tomorrow to Costa Rica.


Group D: Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros of Mexico defeated Aaron Nusbaum/Michael Plantiga of Canada 2-0 (21-14, 21-19). Chile with cousins Marcos and Esteban Grimalt, defeated Danny López/Rubén Mora, from Nicaragua 2-1 (21-19, 19-21, 15-13).


Chile has a complicated encounter against Canada to define the first place, while Mexico measures Nicaragua trying to be second in the group.


This Friday's games will start an hour earlier (8:00 a.m.) because it will be the opening of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima.