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México, Cuba and USA in men’s semifinals at La Paz

 

LA PAZ, Mexico, April 8, 2017- It will be a Mexican duel in one of the semifinals at La Paz Beach Volleyball Tournament as top-seeded Juan Virgen and Lombardo Ontiveros meet compatriots José Rubio and Josué Gaxiola on Sunday.

 

Cubans Karell Peña and Daisel Quesada will face Skylar del Sol and Jon Mesko of United States-A in the other semifinal match.

 

The Olympians Virgen and Ontiveros were the first in qualifying to the Final Four phase with a 2-0 (21-13, 21-17) victory over Michael Plantinga and Grant O’Gorman of Canada-A in front of their enthusiastic local fans.

 

Rubio and Gaxiola also dispatched a Canadian team while reaching the semis with a 2-0 (21-12, 21-13) win against Aaron Nusbaum and Ryan Vandeburg.

 

Peña and Quesada achieved a 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) victory against Brian Kwasny and Dillon Lesniak of U.S. Virgin Islands while Mesko and Del Sol overcame Guatemala’s Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia 2-1 (16-21, 21-18, 15-9).

 

Saturday’s Men Results

 

Pool A: MEX-A d TRI 2-0 (21-8, 21-13), ISV d USA-B 2-1 (21-19, 21-23, 15-12). Pool B: GUA d CAN-A 2-1 (21-19, 12-21, 15-9), CAN-B d CRC 2-0 (21-10, 21-18). Pool C: CUB d MEX-B 2-0 (21-17, 21-17), USA-A d NCA 2-0 (21-0, 21-0). Quarterfinals:  MEX-A d CAN-A 2-0 (21-13, 21-17), CUB d ISV 2-0 (21-17, 21-15), MEX-B d CAN-B 2-0 (21-12, 21-13), USA-B d GUA 2-1 (16-21, 21-18, 15-9).