USA, Mexico, Cuba and Canada advance to men’s semis in  Chiapas


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).


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