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
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,
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
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,
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).
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).