Mexico and Cuba loses at U23 Men’s Worlds
CAIRO, Egypt, August 18, 2017- Brazil started their 2017 Men's
U23 World Championship in the right way beating Mexico 4-0
(15-7, 15-8, 15-7, 15-10) in Pool A at Cairo Stadium Complex on
Brazil used their efficient service to disturb the Mexican
reception, as they didn't allow them to come back throughout the
match. Romulo Silba led Brazil scorers with 7 points, while
Bruno Cruz Ibarra led the loser side scoring only 4 points.
Brazil easily won the historic first set with the new scoring
rules of best-of-seven sets with each set to 15 points (with at
least a two-point difference needed) instead of best-of- five to
25 points, as they were the better side 15-7.
Afterwards the South Americans went easily to win three
successive sets 15-8, 15-7 and 15-10 and claim the first win
under the new rules in 69 minutes
In another match,
Poland overwhelmed the net action to overcome the struggling
Cuba 4-1 (15-12, 12-15, 16-14, 15-10, 17-15) in an exciting face
off in Pool A.