Mexicans Gaxiola & Rubio crowned in Boca Chica
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 7, 2018 – Mexicans Josué
Gaxiola and José Luis Rubio captured the men’s gold medal of the
Boca Chica Beach Volleyball Tournament with an emotional victory
in three sets over Canadians Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter on
Gaxiola and Rubio combined outstanding defense and accurate
offense to score a 2-1 (22-20, 17-21, 15-13) victory over the
veterans Pedlow and Schachter.
Gaxiola and Rubio advanced to the title’s contest after a 2-0
(21-18, 21-14) triumph against Americans William Allen and Ryan
Pedlow and Schachter needed 38 minutes to defeat fellow
Canadians Ben Saxton and Grant O’Gorman 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) in
their semifinal match.
Saxton and O’Gorman took home the bronze medal following their
2-0 (21-19, 21-16) success against Allen/Doherty.
Cubans Karell Peña and Luis Enrique Reyes captured the fifth
position after a come-from-behind 2-1 (21-23, 21-13, 15-9)
victory over Andy Leonardo and Luis García of Guatemala.