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
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
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
The Canadian pair of Jake
MacNeil and Chris Towe withdrew
from the competition for a family emergency for one of the
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).
Redmann/Humana-Paredes d CAN3
(19-21, 21-19, 15-10).