Strong men’s contest to conquer Varadero Beach Tour
VARADERO, Cuba, May 12, 2023.- Seven male duos move ahead with two
victories after a strong contest in the beginning of the second stage of
the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour being played at the attractive scenery
just aside the Barceló Arenas Blancas Hotel.
The two home teams, in addition to Canada, Puerto Rico, United States,
Dominican Republic and Mexico gave an important step eager to reach the
quarterfinals to be held on Saturday at the conclusion of pool-play.
In group A, Noslen Díaz/Jorge Luis Alayo, favorites to step on the
podium like the four times they did in 2022, didn’t even sweat against
against Martin Jad/Jahhmal Small, of Saint Vincen and the Granadines
(21-9, 21-9) and El Salvador’s Franklin Flores/Christopher Guardado
Canadians Jake MacNeil/William Russell also are undefeated in that group
with triumphs against Flores and Guardado (21-16, 21-14) and Martin and
Small (21-5, 21-16).
En group B the home team of Lázaro Portes and the 17-year-old of 7.11
feet tall, Daniel Martinez, didn’t stay behind in his tournament debut
after winning in pool B over Guatemalans Andy Leonardo and Luis García
(21-14, 21-16) and Nicaraguans Rubén Mora/Denis José López (21-12,
Puerto Ricans Kevin Rodríguez/Josué Rivera are in first place after
winning in their two outings which extended to tie-breaks to beat
Nicaraguans 26-24, 23-25 and 15-11, and against Andy and Luis 13-21,
21-19 y 15-12.
Americans Troy Field/Tucker Silila and Dominicans Oscar Martínez/Francisco
Goris had no inconvenience to prevail over the teams representing
Antigua and Barbuda (Adrian/Cairo) and St. Nevis and Kitts (Nage/Clerique).
The same happened to Mexicans who kept their undefeated mark in their
two outings against the tandems of U.S. Virgin Islands (Diehl/Ozarski)
and Trinidad and Tobago (Williams/Whitfield).
The tournament will be broadcast live on the Cuban sport channel Tele
The full schedule and results are available at 2023 Varadero NORCECA