Reyes & Díaz claim top place at Pan Am Games Qualifier

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, July 4, 2021 – Cubans Luis Reyes and Noslen Diaz are the champions of the NORCECA U23 Men’s Beach Volleyball Qualifier to the Junior Pan American Games to be held in Cali, Colombia from November 25 to December 5.

Reyes/Diaz claimed the gold medal following their 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) victory over Mexico’s Miguel Sarabia and Raymond Stephens in just 34 minutes.

In the semifinals, Reyes/Díaz defeated Nicaragua’s Solis and Denis Lopez 2-0 (21-17, 21-10) while Sarabia/Stephens beat Puerto Rico’s William Rivera and Randall Santiago 2-0 (21-16, 21-17).

The bronze medal went to Puerto Ricans Rivera/Santiago who won the third-place contest over Nicaragua’s Solis/Lopez by scores of 2-0 (21-8, 21-18).

All four semifinalists had already booked tickets to the inaugural event in Cali.

Costa Rica’s Criforth Fallas and Daniel Dyner and Dominican Republic-A’s Oscar Martínez and Hayerling de Jesus grabbed the last two tickets to the Cali Games by defeating Edgar Maldonado and Andre Nuyens of Guatemala and Daynte Stewart and Joshua Persaud of Trinidad and Tobago, respectively.

Fallas/Dyner won the Central American battle over Guatemalans Maldonado/Nuyens 2-0 (21-19, 25-23) while Martínez/De Jesús came out winners of the 50-minutes contest with Stewart/Persaud 2-1 (21-10, 17-21, 15-3).

Sunday’s Results


5th PLACE: CRC d GUA 2-0 (21-19, 25-23). 6th PLACE: DOM-A d TTO 2-1 (21-10, 17-21, 15-3). BRONZE MEDAL MATCH: PUR d NCA 2-0 (21-8, 21-18). GOLD MEDAL MATCH: CUB d MEX 2-0 (21-14, 21-19).