Mexicans Gaxiola & Rubio vs Americans Zaun & Drost for Pool E
BOCA CHICA, Dominican Republic, October 5, 2018 – Pool E of the
Boca Chica Beach Volleyball Tournament will be decided with a
clash between Mexicans Josue Gaxiola and Jose Rubio and Erick
Zaun and James Avery Drost of United States after the two pairs
each won two contests of Friday.
Gaxiola/Rubio won 2-1 (23-21, 18-21, 15-9) over Puerto Ricans
Encarnación/Ribas and 21-12, 21-12 against Isaacs/Wilson of
Bahamas. Zaun/Drost defeated the Puerto Ricans 21-16, 21-17 and
the Bahamians 21-8, 21-13.
Meanwhile, Cubans Karell Peña and Luis Enrique Reyes, winners of
the Punta Cana tournament last week, also obtained two victories
in men’s Pool F in the opening day in the Boca Chica.
Peña/Reyes will go for the top place of the group when they meet
on Saturday with the duo of Carlos Escobar and David Vargas of
El Salvador who left Friday with a 1-1 record.
Peña/Reyes claimed wins over Theodore/Waldo of Trinidad & Tobago
21-19, 21-9 and Fransua/Anthony of Aruba 21-16, 21-11.
The winners of Pools B and C in the men’s event will be decided
with do-or-die matches on Saturday morning.
In Pool B, Canadians Sam Pedlow and Sam Schachter will challenge
Daneil Williams and Daynte Stewart of Trinidad & Tobago, while
in Pool C William Allen and Ryan Doherty of United States will
battle Andy Leonardo and Luis García of Guatemala.
In Pool B, both teams scored victories over Noley Ferguson and
Tristan Hitchman of Jamaica with Pedlow/Schachter winning 21-13,
21-11 and Williams/Stewart dominating 21-11, 21-10.
In Pool C the losers were Lesniak Dillon and Smith Hylas of U.S.
Virgin Islands with Allen/Doherty winning 21-12, 21-10 and
Leonardo/Garcia prevailing 23-21, 21-19.
In Pool A, Canadians Ben Saxton a Grant O’ Gorman (1-0) will go
against Shawn Seabrookes/Rohan Jeffers of St Kitts & Nevis (1-1)
while in Pool D Nicaraguans Ruben Mora and Dany Lopez (1-0) will
play Dominicans Jamel Jeambatis/Alex Medina (0-1).
Friday’s Men Results
COL d SKN 2-0 (21-9, 21-16), CAN-A d COL 2-0 (21-14, 21-11).
Pool B: TTO-A d JAM 2-0 (21-11, 21-10), CAN-B d JAM 2-0
GUA d ISV 2-0 (23-21, 21-19), USA-A d ISV 2-0 (21-12, 21-10).
Pool D: NCA d CRC 2-1 (21-19, 18-21, 15-13), CRC d DOM 2-0
(21-17, 21-13).Pool E: USA-B d BAH 2-0 (21-8, 21-13), MEX
d PUR 2-1 (23-21, 18-21, 15-9), USA-B d PUR 2-0 (21-16, 21-17),
MEX d BAH 2-0 (21-12, 21-12). Pool F: ESA d ARU 2-0
(21-8, 21-15), CUB d TTO-B 2-0 (21-19, 21-9), TTO-B d ESA 2-1
(19-21, 21-16, 15-11), CUB d ARU 2-0 (21-16, 21-11).