Men’s duos secure tickets to Cali Games

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 3, 2021 – Men’s teams of Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico and Puerto Rico advanced to the “Final Four” phase of the NORCECA U23 Beach Volleyball Qualifier to the inaugural Junior Pan American Games.

These four duos booked tickets to the multi-sport event to be held in Cali, Colombia from November 25 to December 5.

Cubans Noslen Diaz and Luis Reyes crushed Dayntee Stewart and Joshua Persaud of Trinidad and Tobago 2-0 (21-7, 21-9) in just 29 minutes and will meet in semifinals with the Nicaragua’s duo of Carlos Solis and Denis López who prevailed 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 15-9) in a 48-minutes battle against Oscar Martínez and Hayerling de Jesus of Dominican Republic-A.

Mexicans Raymond Stephens and Miguel Sarabia won their quarterfinals contest against Guatemala’s Edgar Maldonado and Andre Nuyens 2-0 (21-14, 21-17) and will play against Puerto Ricans William Rivera and Randall Santiago who needed 30 minutes to defeat Costa Rica’s Criforth Fallas and Daniel Dyner 2-0 (21-11, 21-16).

In the early matches of Sunday, Costa Rica will meet Guatemala and Dominican Republic-A will face Trinidad and Tobago for the fifth and sixth places that still offer two remaining tickets to Cali.

QUARTERFINALS: PUR d CRC 2-0 (21-11, 21-16), MEX d GUA 2-0 (21-14, 21-17), NCA d DOM-A 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 15-9), CUB d TTO 2-0 (21-7, 21-9).