VARADERO, Cuba, May 7, 2022 – Cuba and United
States will surely have a representative in the
men's final of the Varadero Beach Volleyball
Tournament as two strong pairs from those
countries will meet each other in the semifinals
early on Sunday.
Cuabns Jorge Luis Alayo and Noslen Díaz and
Miguel Ayón and Yosvani Carrasco won their
respective quarterfinal matches on Saturday.
Alayo/Díaz advanced by comfortably beating
Mexicans Isaías Aguirre and Gabriel Cruz 2-0
(21-9, 21-15) and Ayón/Carrasco had no
difficulty defeating Guatemalans Andy Blanco and
Luis García 2-0 (21 -15, 21-13).
The other semifinal will see Americans Travis
Mewhirter and Thimothy Brewster playing against
compatriots Ryan Smith and Michael Boag.
Mewhirter/Brewster defeated Puerto Ricans Josué
Rivera and Cristian Encarnación 2-0 (21-18,
21-14) while Smith/Boag beat Mexico’s Ricardo
Galindo and Luis Enrique García 2-0 (21-14,
All the matches towards the quarterfinal round
went to three sets.
Aguirre/Cruz defeated the Canadians Simon
Fecteau-Boutin/Hugo Rosso-Bonneau 2-1 (21-14,
19-21, 15-10) in 1 hour and 13 minutes, while
the Smith/Boag beat the Canadians Liam Kopp/Ivan
Reka 2-1 (21-17, 19-21, 15-12 in 56 minutes.
Blanco/Garcia defeated Salvadorans David and
Gabriel Vargas 2-1 (18-21, 21-10, 15-11) in 51
minutes and Rivera/Encarnación defeated
Dominicans Oscar Martínez/Hayerling de Jesus 2-1
(21-18, 14-21, 15-9) in 50 minutes.
In the matches for positions 13-16, Ernest
Broadster/Bryton Codd of Belize defeated Shawn
Seabrookeees/Nage Hendrickson St Kitts & Nevis
2-0 (27-25, 21-13) and Ryck Webb/Noley Ferguson
of Jamaica, Marc Lomeli/Daniel Samuelson, from
the US Virgin Islands, 2-0 (21-13, 23-21).
Martinez/De Jesus defeated Vargas/Vargas 2-0
(21-18, 24-22) while Fecteau-Botin won against
their compatriots Rosso-Bonneau by forfeit in
matches for the 9-12 positions.