Puerto Ricans Rivera and Padilla claim two wins in Porto


PORTO, Portugal, July 30, 2014 – Puerto Ricans Daniel Rivera and Ricardo Padilla started off on the right foot at the U19 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Championships by winning their two matches in Pool E on Wednesday.


The Puerto Rican tandem began served off with a 2-0 (22-20, 21-17) victory over Lithuania’s Marius Barauskis and Edgaras Bartkus and followed with a 2-1 (18-21, 21-12, 15-8) win against Australia’s Regan Fathers and Simon Gray.


In Pool D, USA’s Torey DeFalco and Louis Richard commenced with a loss to the hands of Brazilians Gabriel Mussi and Jonas Fidelis 21-14, 21-19 but recovered to score a 21-16, 21-17 victory over Peruvians Luis Bramont and Jimy Heredia.


Mexicans Josue Gaxiola and Jose Luis Rubio, playing in Pool B, edged Austria’s Johannes Kratz and Moritz Telsnigg 2-1 (21-17, 15-21, 15-12) and then lost to Germany’s Niklas Rudolf and Eric Stadie 21-14, 21-13.


Sachin Avril and Andre Marquis of St Lucia and Canadians Zachery Albert and Craig Ireland lost their two outings during opening day.

Sachin/Marquis lost  to Dimitriyev/Polichshuk of Kazakhstan 2-0 ( 21-13, 21-10) and to Russians Yarzutkin/Stoyanovskiy 21-3, 21-7 in Pool F.


In Pool C, Albert/Ireland lost both times by the same score 21-15, 21-15 to Aranud Loiseau and Arnaud Gauthier of France and Leo Aveiro and Santiago Aulisi of Argentina.