Pairs from four countries search gold in Managua
MANAGUA, Nicaragua, May 4, 2019 - Cuba, Trinidad and Tobago,
Guatemala and Nicaragua will fight for the two tickets to the
finals of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour, which has been full
of surprises and an excellent level of play.
Andy Leonardo and Luis Garcia, of Guatemala, qualified for the
semifinals after beating Canadians William Hoey/Jake MacNeil 2-0
(23-21, 21-19) in a show of strength with powerful attacks on
His rivals will be Marlon Phillip/Daynte Stewart, of Trinidad
and Tobago, who beat Victor Castillo/Alex Medina, of the
Dominican Republic, with a score of 2-1 (21-12, 18-21, 15-8).
Leonardo/García got the pass to the quarterfinals by beating
Canadians Ivan Reka/Simon Fecteau-Boutin 2-1 (16-21, 21-11,
15-13) in another exciting match of the Central Americans.
In the other semifinal key, Sergio Gonzalez and Luis Reyes, from
Cuba, will face the Nicaraguan couple of Denis López and Gerson
The Cubans took another step towards their aspirations to take
the gold medal of the third stop of the NORCECA Tour
defeating to Rubén Mora and Dany López, of Nicaragua, 2-0
Despite the resistance of the locals, who had the support of
their public, Sergio was responsible for closing the aspirations
of Lopez/Mora, with four blocks in the final points of the
second set, after staying even up to 16 points.
Meanwhile, the Nicaraguans Lopez/Contreras, surprised the
Canadians Ivan Reka and Simon Fecteau-Boutin to beat them in 2-0
(21-15, 27-25), after a well disputed second set, which managed
to close well the couple local.
The semifinals will begin at 9:00 a.m., while the match for the
third place will be at 4:00 p.m. and the men's final at 7:00
Results of Saturday
Pool A. DOM
d NCA 2-1 (15-21, 21-19, 15-13). GUA d BAH 2-0 (21-10, 21-18). Pool
B. CUB d TTO 2-0 (21-13, 21-15); PUR d CRC 2-1 (19-21,
21-19, 17-15). Pool
d CAN 2-1 (16-21, 21-11, 15-13); USA d BIZ (Injury). Pool D. CAN
d ESA 2-0 (21-7, 21-14); NCA d ESA –b 2-0 (21-14, 21-14).
Gonzalez/Reyes CUB d Mora/Lopez NCA 2-0 (21-15, 21-16). Lopez/
Contreras NCA d Reka/Fecteau-Boutin CAN 2-0 (21-15, 27-25),
Leonardo/Garcia L. GUA d Hoey/MacNeil CAN 2-0 (23-21, 21-19),
Waldo/Stewart TTO d Castillo/Medina DOM 2-1 (21-12, 18-21,
Quinones/Lopez PUR d Isaacs/Wilmott BAH 2-0 (21-14, 21-8),
Brewster/Boag USA d Flores/AVALOS ESA 2-0 (21-19, 21-7),
Tato/Pepe ESA d Martinez/Carnegie BIZ (injury team),
Smith /Alpizar CRC d Aragon/Garrido GUA 2-0 (21-12, 21-16)