Kyle Friend and Timothy Brewster with strong start at Hato Mayor
HATO MAYOR, Dominican Republic, November 4, 2022.- The American tandem
of Kyle Friend and Timothy Brewster had a strong start at the beach
volleyball tournament of Hato Mayor, aiming for their third consecutive
gold at the 2022 NORCECA Tour.
Friend and Brewster had no difficulties defeating their two opponents in
pool B; first against José Miguel Tapia and Jason Omar Quintero 2-0
(21-13,21-12) and then against Liam Kopp/Arran Chambers of Canada 2-0
In pool A, Dominicans Oscar Martínez and Hayerling De Jesús beat Morales
Monsalve/Tubben of Bonaire 2-0 (22-20, 21-9) and Jesario Ebanks and Case
Santamaria of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-7, 21-12).
Both Mexican duos, Gabriel Cruz/Isaías Aguirre in pool C and Jorge
Barajas/Ricardo Galindo in pool D, also advanced to the next round.
Cruz/Aguirre defeated Brice/Bosqui of Martinica 2-0 (21-13, 21-14) and
then battled strong in the second set to beat Urrutia/Plummer of United
States 2-0 (21-18, 27-25).
Barajas/Galindo managed a 2-0 (21-10, 21-14) win over Mark Blake/Owayne
Lawrence of Jamaica and recovered from falling in the first set to
Nicaraguans Ruben Mora and Dany López 2-1 (21-18, 12-21, 16-14).
The second day of competition at Hato Mayor NORCECA Tour starts at 8:00
am on Saturday.