Canadians Reader and Schalk among undefeated pairs


SEVEN MILES BEACH, Grand Cayman, March 25, 2011 – Canadians Martin Reader and Chaim Schalk were among the winners of two matches in the men’s first day of pool-play action at the Cayman Islands Beach Volleyball Tournament, the first stage of the 2011 NORCECA Circuit.


Playing in Pool B, Reader, who won last year’s edition with a different partner, defeated the USA-1 team of William Strickland and Lucas Wisniakowski (21-15, 22-20) and prevailed 21-10, 23-21 against Jeovanny Medrano and David Vargas of El Salvador.


The other winners of two contests during the opening day were Orlando Irizarry and Amaury Velasco of Puerto Rico-1, Josh Binstock and Richard Van Huizen of Canada-1, Yewddy Perez and German Recio of Dominican Republic, and Roberto Rodriguez and Christopher Underwood of Puerto Rico-2.


Irizarry/Velasco defeated Luis Baide and Wilfredo Vega of Honduras by score of 21-16, 21-12 and crushed Curtis Gaskin and Winston Gittens of Barbados 21-6, 21-10. Binstock/Van Huizen won 21-9, 21-14 over Duncan Hamman and Phillippe Deslandes of Cayman Islands-2 and 21-12, 21-11 against Shawn Seabrookes and St Claire Hodge of St. Kitts and Nevis.


Perez/Recio scored a 21-10, 21-16 win against Hamman/Deslandes and won 21-19, 21-13 against Seabrookes/Hodge. Rodriguez/Underwood on 21-7, 21-11 against Julio Recinos and Erick Garrido of Guatemala and came from behind to defeat Esteban Escobar and Alexander Villegas of Costa Rica by score of 17-21, 21-18, 15-9.



Men’s Results Friday 

Pool A: MEX d. CAY-1 (21-18, 21-18), CAY-1 d TRI (21-17, 21-17). Pool B: NCA d. ESA (19-21, 22-20, 15-9), CAN-2 d. USA-1 (21-15, 22-20), CAN-2 d. ESA (21-10, 23-21), USA-1 d. NCA (21-18, 17-21, 15-7). Pool C: JAM d. BAR (15-21, 21-11, 15-7), PUR-1 d. HON (21-16, 21-12), JAM d. HON (21-19, 21-17), PUR-1 d. BAR (21-6, 21-10). Pool D: CAN-1 d. CAY-2 (21-9, 21-14), CAN-1 d. SKN (21-12, 21-11), DOM d. CAY-2 (21-10, 21-16), DOM d. SKN (21-19, 21-13). Pool E: CRC d. USA-2 (16-21, 21-19, 15-13), USA-2 d.  GUA (21-7, 21-15), PUR-2 d. GUA (21-7, 21-11), PUR-2 d. CRC (17-21, 21-18, 15-9).