Dominicans and Cubans join men’s quarterfinals

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 3, 2021 – The men’s duos representing Dominican Republic-A, Cuba and Puerto Rico have advanced as undefeated pool winners into the quarterfinals of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Qualifier to the Junior Pan American Games to be held in Cali, Colombia starting on November 25.


Dominicans Oscar Martinez and Hayerling de Jesus were the last to advance following their 2-1 (21-16, 20-22, 15-11) victory over Guatemala’s Edgar Maldonado and Andre Nuyens in Pool C under cloudy skies and light breeze in Punta Cana, located in the north-eastern part of the Dominican Republic.


Earlier on Saturday, Cubans Noslen Diaz and Luis Reyes defeated Mexicans Raymond Stephens and Miguel Sarabia 2-0 (21-15, 21-16) to claim first place in Pool B.


Puerto Ricans William Rivera and Randall Santiago were the first to advance after winning their two matches on Friday in Pool A of three teams. Pools B and C were composed by four teams.


Friday’s Men Results

Completion of Pool Play

POOL A: NCA d TTO 2-0 (21-9, 21-15) POOL B: CUB d MEX 2-0 (21-15, 21-16), DOM-B d ESA 2-0 (26-24, 21-18). POOL C: DOM-A d GUA 2-1 (21-16, 20-22, 15-11), CRC d LCA 2-1 (23-25, 21-13, 15-8).