Cubans Alayo and Noslen undefeated into semifinals
SANTA MARTA, Colombia, November 25, 2022.- Cubans Luis Alayo and Noslen
Díaz the only undefeated team to reach the men’s semifinals of the first
Central American and Caribbean Games of Sea and Beach in Santa Marta.
Alayo and Noslen have proven to be the strongest team of the tournament
reaching the semifinals without losses; in quarterfinals they defeated
Venezuelans Luisangel Vargas and Willian Perez 2-0 (21-11, 21-14).
Vargas and Perez came from beating Dimanche Elsevijf and Timothy Van
Henneigen of Curacao 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) in playoffs.
Also reaching semifinals were Cristopher and Yoel Guardado of El
Salvador who continue to surprise while managing a comfortable 2-0
(21-9, 21-9) quarterfinal victory over Joshua Persaud and Nicholas
Williams of Trinidad and Tobago.
Persaud and Williams (TTO) earlier beat Lorenzo Jn Pierre and Rio Jaden
Victor of St. Lucia 2-0 (21-16, 21-15).
Colombians Juan Noriega and Yefferson De La Hoz were determined to be a
finalist showing a consistent performance during their two outings of
the day. In playoffs, they beat Franco Roark and Lorenzo Rivera of
Puerto Rico 2-0 (21-11, 21-10) and then won their quarterfinal match
over Nicaragua’s duo of Cristopher and Jefferson Cascante 2-0 (21-15,
Alexis Galicia and Isaías Aguirre of Mexico also reached the semifinals
winning a thrilling quarterfinal match in a tie-break 2-1 (21-13, 18-21,
15-14) against Dominicans Hayerling De Jesús and Oscar Martínez. Isaías
Aguirre needed medical assistance due to a minor cut, that made it even
more nail biting.
Galicia and Aguirre advanced to quarterfinals after previously beating
Crifforth Lobo and José Pablo Fernández of Costa Rica 2-0 (21-15,
Saturday’s semifinals feature Cristopher and Yoel Guardado of El
Salvador against Luis Alayo and Noslen Díaz of Cuba, and Colombians Juan
Noriega and Yefferson De La Hoz against Mexicans Alexis Galicia and
Men’s Results Friday
TTO d LCA 2-0 (21-16, 21-15); VEN d CUR 2-0 (21-14, 21-17); COL d PUR
2-0 (21-11, 21-10); MEX d CRC 2-0 (21-15, 21-12)
ESA d TTO 2-0 (21-9, 21-9); CUB d VEN 2-0 (21-11, 21-14); COL d NCA 2-0
(21-15, 21-15); MEX d DOM 2-1 (21-13, 18-21, 15-14)