Cubans Alayo and Diaz grab men’s title in Aguascalientes

AGUASCALIENTES, Mexico, April 24, 2022 – Cubans Jorge Luis Alayo and Noslen Díaz pulled a 2-0 (21-18, 21-19) victory over USA’s pair of William Kolinske and Evan Cory to claim the men’s title of San Marcos Beach Volleyball Tournament.

In the Final Four phase Alayo and Díaz defeated Mexico’s Juan Virgen and Miguel Sarabia 2-0 (21-16, 21-19) in 39 minutes while Kolinske and Cory scored an easy 2-0 (21-14, 21-16) win against fellow Americans Travis Mewhirter and Thimoty Brewster.

The bronze medal went to Virgen and Sarabia who needed 43 minutes to subdue Mewhirter and Brewster in an exciting match that finished 2-0 (21-16, 28-26).

In the qualification matches for the 5-8 positions Puerto Rico’s Kevin Rodríguez and Juan Ribas outplayed Mexico’s Jorge Barajas and Gabriel Cruz 2-0 (21-16, 24-22) and Sam Schachter and Daniel Dearing defeated Jake MacNeil and Alexander Russell 2-0 (21-16, 21-18) in a battle between Canadians.

Then Schachter/Dearing won the contest for 5th position with a 2-0 (21-13, 21-9) victory over Rodriguez/Ribas and MacNeil/Russell took 7th place after a 2-1 (21-14, 20-22, 15-13) win against Barajas/Cruz.

Travis Lee and Bryce Meyer of U.S. Virgin Islands won the match for the 9th place with a 2-0 (23-21, 21-18) victory over Ricardo Galindo and Isaias Aguirre of Mexico..