Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico and USA reach Cayman Islands men’s semifinals


GRAND CAYMAN, Cayman Islands, April 27, 2019. - Cuba, Nicaragua, Mexico and United States reached Cayman Islands NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour men’s semifinals following their quarterfinal wins on Saturday.


The first semifinal will be Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros of Mexico facing Nicaraguan tandem of Ruben Mora and Dany Lopez; the other semifinal is Benjamin Vaught and Spencer Sauter of USA facing Cubans Sergio González and Luis Reyes.


Cubans Sergio González and Luis Reyes reached the semifinals with a spectacular 2-1 (21-13, 19-21, 21-19) overtime win to tough opponents Ivan Reka Ivan and Simon Fecteau-Boutin from Canada. 

González and Reyes had topped pool B earlier, while Reka and Fecteau-Boutin had finished second in pool A, behind Mexicans Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros.


Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros triumphed in quarterfinals to strong Brian Kwasny and Gabriel Ospina of U.S. Virgin Islands 2-0 (21-17, 21-15).


Nicaragua’s Ruben Mora and Dany Lopez moved into the semifinals beating the other two Central American teams in the event. Mora and Lopez took the semifinal spot over Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia of Guatemala 2-0 (21-10, 21-18), following their 2-0 (21-14, 21-19) win to El Salvador’s Tato and Pepe for second place in pool C.


Benjamin Vaught and Spencer Sauter of USA finished first in pool C. Vaught and Sauter had a quarterfinal win 2-0 (21-17, 24-22)against a resilient Dominican pair of Victor Castillo/Alex Medina.


Men results Saturday:

Quarterfinals: NCA d GUA 2-0 (21-10, 21-18); USA d DOM 2-0 (21-17, 24-22); MEX d ISV-B 2-0 (21-17, 21-15); CUB d CAN-B 2-1 (21-13, 19-21, 21-19);  Pool A: MEX d CAN-B 2-0 (21-10, 21-18); TTO d JAM 2-0 (21-12, 21-19); MEX d TTO (injury); CAN-B d CAY-B 2-0 (21-12, 21-11); Pool B: CUB d SKN 2-0 (21-11, 21-13); ISV-B d CAN-A 2-1 (13-21, 21-16, 18-16); Pool C: USA d BAH 2-0 (21-9, 21-12); NCA d ESA 2-0 (21-14, 21-19); Pool D: GUA d DOM 2-0 (21-12, 21-17).