Mexico, Cuba and Canada advance to men’s semis
CHIAPAS, Mexico, May 15, 2010
– The teams of United States 2 (Stafford Slick/Marcin
Jogoda), Mexico 1 (Ulises Ontiveros/ Lombardo
Ontiveros), Canada (Samuel Schachter/Cameron
Wheelan) and Cuba (Sergio González/Yoendris
Kinderlan), made it into the semi finals and
confirmed their condition as favourites in the
men’s tournament of the fifth leg of NORCECAl
Beach Volleyball Circuit being held at Puerto
Aristas in Chiapas, Mexico.
Mexicans Ulises and Lombardo
claimed a confortable victory over Stafford and
Marcin in the winner’s bracket, forcing the
Americans to play one more match through the
losers draw against Puerto Rico where they
defeated Erik Haddock/Daniel Erazo by score of
2-0 (21-17, 21-15 to reach the semi finals.
Cuba, with Sergio and
Yoendris faced the strong Canadian pair of
Samuel Schachter and Cameron Wheelan, winning in
straight sets (21-17, 21-12). Samuel and Cameron
played an extra match against United States 1
(Kevin Lynch/Dana Camacho) in the losers’ draw,
and rapidly won 2-0 (21-14, 21-16).
The semi finals of Sunday
start at 10:00 a.m. with the matches of MEX 1
vs. USA 2 and CUB vs. CAN.
Saturday’s men results:
GUA d. CAY (20-22, 21-16, 15-11), USA 2 d. MEX 2
(21-14, 21-12), PUR d. GUA (23-21, 21-12), MEX 1
d. USA 2 (21-14, 21-11), CUB d. CAN (21-17,
21-12), USA 1 d. CRC 2 (21-18, 21-19), PUR d.
NCA (21-17, 21-17), CAN d. USA 1 (21-14, 21-16),
USA 2 d. PUR (21-17, 21-15).