Virgen and Sarabia dethrone Urrutia/Satterfield at Cayman Islands
SEVEN MILES BEACH, Cayman Islands (May 21, 2023) - Juan Virgen alongside
Miguel Sarabia of Mexico won the third phase of the Norceca Tour in
Cayman Islands defeating Jake Urrutia and Ian Sutterfield of the United
The Mexican duo beat last year's champions here in Cayman Islands Jake
Urrutia - Ian Satterfield 2-0 (21-15, 21-16). They dominated the first
set without a problem, but in the second set they came back from a
Olympian Juan Virgen has several titles in different Norceca events, he
has been one of the few players that keeps competing in the tour,
although he is active in FIVB events.
Americans, Jake Urrutia / Ian Satterfield reached the final, dominating
Guatemala’s Andy Leonardo / Luis Garcia without complications 21-19,
The Mexican semifinal could not be completed when Gabriel Cruz was
injured and wasn’t able to continue playing with Jorge Barajas.
Therefore, Juan Virgen and Miguel Sarabia advanced to the championship
Third place went to the Guatemalans Leonardo/Garcia.
Mens Semifinals – Urrutia / Satterfield (USA) d. Blanco / García (GUA)
(21-19, 21-10); Sarabia / Virgen (MEX) d. Barajas / Cruz (MEX) (injury);
11th place – Kwasny / Rodriguez (ISV) d. Hodge / Seabrooke (SKN) (24-26,
21-17, 15-13); 9th place – Kemp / Gannett (CAN) d. Cascante / Lopez (NCA)
(21-17, 21-15); 7th place – Flores / Guatemala (ESA) d. Macneill /
Russell (CAN) (forfeit); 5th place – Kolinske / Smith (USA) d. Williams
/ Whitfield (TTO) (21-10, 21-10); 3rd place – Blanco / Garcia (GUA) d.
Barajas / Cruz (MEX) (injury); Championship Match – Virgen / Sarabia (MEX)
d. Urrutia / Satterfield (USA) ( 21-15, 21-16)