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Canada and USA Men Shine as the Sun Comes Out in North Bay


NORTH BAY, Canada, July 2, 2016 - El Salvador’s beach duo of Carlos Escobar and David Vargas could not break the United States’ and Canada’s domination of the NORECA North Bay Beach Tour event.


Also known as Tato and Pepe, the Salvadorians fell to Canada two times today in North Bay. 


There were few other surprises today at the Canor Molson Beach Centre near the shores of Ontario’s Lake Nipissing except that the weather improved greatly over yesterday’s rainy conditions.


Top seeded Canadian team Mike Plantinga and Cam Wheelan appeared to breeze through today’s matches, but will face tougher competition tomorrow in countrymen Christian Redmann and Felipe Humana-Paredes. 


Redmann and Humana-Paredes provided the closest contest today when they went to three sets against James Battiston and Sergiy Grabovskyy, also of Canada.  It was the last match of the day and both teams put on a show for the fans at the main court.


The other semi-final match up tomorrow will see USA vs USA as Miles Evans and Spencer McLachlin go up against Adam Roberts and Marty Lorenz.


The Canadian pair of Jake MacNeil and Chris Towe withdrew from the competition for a family emergency for one of the players.  


All play wraps up on Sunday, July 03.


Men’s Results Day Two

USA2 Roberts/Lorenz d CAN2 Redmann/Humana-Paredes 2-0 (21-19, 21-18); CAN1 Plantinga/Wheelan d Evans/McLachlin 2-0 (24-22, 21-15).  CAN2 Redmann/Humana-Paredes d. ESA Tato/Pepe 2-0 (21-12, 21-8) CAN4 MacNeil/Towe (forfeit) v USA2 Roberts/Lorenz. CAN1 Plantinga/Wheelan d ESA  Tato/Pepe 2-0 (21-10, 21-9); USA1 Evans/McLachlin v MacNeil/Towe (forfeit). CAN2 Redmann/Humana-Paredes d CAN3 Battison/Grabovskyy 2-1 (19-21, 21-19, 15-10).