Men's quarterfinals in Lima are all set
LIMA, Peru, July 26, 2019 - Chile, Brazil, Argentina and
Venezuela will play the quarterfinals of the men's beach
volleyball tournament of the 2019 Pan American Games in Lima,
although with Brazilians falling against Cuba in the group
Chileans Marcos and Esteban Grimalt beat Canada 21-11, 21-14
(Aaron Nusbaum/Michael Plantinga) to secure first place, while
Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros, from Mexico, won their match
21-16, 21-17 a Nicaragua (Danny López/Rubén Mora).
Chile waits in the quarterfinals for the winner between Cuba and
the Dominican Republic.
Brazil (Oscar Brandao / Thiago Barbosa) lost the battle (1-2)
against Cuba Sergio González / Luis Reyes) in one of the most
exciting games so far in the tournament, but Brazil was in first
place of group B by difference of points, with Cuba in second
and now face Dominican Republic in the round of 16.
The Brazilians won the first set 21-16, but Cuba adjusted their
game, with more accurate blocking of Gonzalez and a good defense
of Reyes, also pressing their opponents with the serve, winning
21-14 the second and third parity it remained until definition
18-16 in favor of the Cubans.
Brazil will play in the quarterfinals against the winner of
Mexico and El Salvador.
Uruguay with Mauricio Vieyto/Marco Cairus, defeated Víctor
Alpízar / Sebastián Valenciano de Costa Rica 2-0 (22-20, 21-8).
Venezuela had no trouble qualifying first by beating Rolando
Hernández / José Gómez 2-0 (21-14, 21-16) to the Dominican
Republic (Alex Medina / William Sánchez). Meanwhile, Guatemala
with Andy Leonardo / Luis García, won 21-11, 21-6 to Peru
(Gabriel Vásquez / Bruno Seminario).
Venezuelans will face the winner of the United States and
Argentina with Capogroso/Julian Azaad, made a great match
against the United States (Ian Satterfield / Mark Burik),
recovering from losing the first set 19-21, to win straight sets
El Salvador with Carlos Escobar/David Vargas won 2-0 (21-19,
21-13) to Trinidad and Tobago (Daynte Stewart / Marlon Phillip).
Argentina goes to the winner of Guatemala and