USA teams off to a good start in St Lucia


GROS ISLET, St Lucia, October 26, 2012 – Teams of USA-1 and USA-2 both won their opening matches at the St Lucia Beach Volleyball Tournament, the ninth stop of the 2012 NORCECA Circuit at Pigeon Point Beach on Friday.


On a typical Caribbean day, hot and sunny, William Montgomery and Jonathan Mesko of USA-1 opened the actions with a 21-13, 21-15 victory over Curtis Gaskin and Hugh Sealy of Barbados while Jeffrey Carlson and Antonio Ciarelli of USA-2 edged Guatemala’s Moisés Reyes and Erick Garrido by scores of 21-18, 21-18.


Gaskin/Sealy remained in competition after winning against Emroy Lee and Xavier Roberts of Antigua 21-14, 21-12 and the tandem of Reyes/Garrido stayed alive with a 21-10, 21-17 win over Cluevvan Cumberbatch and Daryl Franklyn of Saint Vincent.


The closest contest of Day One saw Grenada’s Adam Lafeuillee and Gregg Gilbert prevailing 21-16, 22-20 over Antiguans Lee/Roberts of Antigua.


The teams of Saint Vincent, British Virgin Islands, Anquilla and Antigua all were ousted after losing their two matches of Friday in the double-elimination event.


Men’s results of Friday: USA-A d BAR 2-0 (21-13, 21-15), GRN d ANT 2-0 (21-16, 22-20), ISV d LCA-B 2-0 (21-16, 21-6), TRI-A d BVI 2-0 (21-12, 21-11), CRC d TRI-B 2-0 (21-15, 21-13), ARU d VIN 2-0 (21-15, 21-8), USA-B d GUA 2-0 (21-18, 21-18), BAR d ANT 2-0 (21-14, 21-12), TRI-B d BVI 2-0 (21-0, 21-0), GUA d VIN 2-0 (21-10, 21-17),

LCA-A d AGU 2-0 (21-6, 21-7), LCA-B d AGU 2-0 (21-12, 21-7).