USA and Cuba with good starts in the men’s event
VARADERO, Cuba, April 27, 2018 – United States and Cuba started
with good rhythm in the men’s preliminary pool play at third
phase of the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Circuit.
Chase Frishman and James Avery Drost (USA-A), bronze winners in
the previous stage in La Paz, and Daisel Quesada and Karel Peña
(CUB-B) each got three victories in their respective groups D
and C, on the courts located next to the Barcelo Solymar Arenas
One of the victories for the American duo was precisely against
their compatriots Reid Priddy and Troy Field (USA-B) winners of
the silver medal in Aguscalientes and at the capital of Baja
California Sur, who won a match over Hitchman and Ferguson (JAM)
by identical 21-11 sets.
Another four pairs also came out winners among them in Pool A
the home pair of Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez, fifth at the
Rio Olympic Games 2016, who are seeking for a fourth consecutive
success in Varadero, as well Guatemalans Andy Leonardo and Erick
From Pool B the other undefeated also with two victories are
Ruben Mora/Dany Lopez of Nicaragua and Canadians Michael
Plantinha and Aaron Nusbaum who came here as substitutes of the
registered pair of Fiodar Kazhamiaka and Sergey Grabovsky as
they look for a repeat of their crown in Aguascalientes.
The Pool Play will be completed on Saturday advancing until the
quarterfinals at the tournament with more participants of the
season with players hailing from 17 countries.
Men’s Friday results:
Pool A: Nivaldo/González
(CUB-A) d Giandro/Daal (CUR-A) 2-0 (21-12,
21-6); Leonardo/Garrido (GUA) Flores/Menjivar (HON) 2-0 (21-16,
21-8); Nivaldo/González (CUB-A) d Flores/Menjivar (HON)
2-0 (21-8, 21-11); Tato/Pepe (ESA) d Giandro/Daal (CUR-A)
2-0 (21-11, 21-14); Leonardo/Garrido (GUA) d Tato/Pepe (ESA)
2-0 (21-18, 21-14); Giandro/Daal (CUR-A) d Flores/Menjivar
(HON) 2- 1 (14-21, 21-19, 15-12).
Pool B: Plantinga/Nusbaum
(CAN) d Gibi/Anthony (CUR-B) 2-0 (21-11, 21-13) ; Mora/López (NCA)
d Ribas/Quiñones (PUR) 2-1 (16-21, 25-23, 15-11); Plantinga/Nusbaum
(CAN) d Ribas/Quiñones (PUR) 2-0 (21-12, 23-21); Gibi/Anthony (CUR-B)
d Seabrookes/Percival (SKN) 2-0 (21-16, 21-18); Mora/López (NCA)
d Seabrookes/Percival (SKN) 2-0 (21-11, 21-11); Ribas/Quiñones (PUR) d
Gibi/Anthony (CUR-B) 2-0 (21-10, 21-13).
Pool C: Quesada/Peña
(CUB) d Castillo/Jeambatis (DOM) 2-0 (21-11, 21-10); Ebanks/Dack
(CAY-B) d Santamaria/Parham (CAY-A) 2-1 (21-18, 17-21, 22-20);
Quesada/Peña (CUB-B) d Peter/Rosa (ISV) 2-0 (21-9, 21-7);
Castillo/Jeambatis (DOM) d Ebanks/Dack (CAY-B) 2-0 (21-12,
21-12) ;Quesada/Peña (CUB) d Ebanks/Dack (CAY-B) 2-0
(21-10, 21-6); Santamaria/Parham (CAY-A) d Peter/Rosa (ISV) 2-0
Pool D: Frishman/Drost
(USA-A) d Priddy/Field (USA-B) 2-0 (21-17, 21-16) ;
Cuello/Cuesto Murillo (COL) d Hitchman/Ferguson
(JAM) 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) ; Frishman/Drost (USA-A) d Reyes/Chichi
(CUB-C) 2-0 (21-16, 21-17) ; Priddy/Field (USA-B) d Hitchman/Ferguson
(JAM) 2-0 (21-11, 21-11); Frishman/Drost (USA-A) d
Hitchman/Ferguson (JAM) 2-0 (21-14, 21-14) ; Reyes/Chichi
(CUB-C) d Cuello/Cuesto Murillo (COL) 2-0 (21-19, 21-14).
Men’s teams by ranking: 1-
Nivaldo Diaz/Sergio González (CUB-A); 2- Michael Plantinga/
Aaron Nusbaum (CAN); 3- Daisel Quesada/Karell Peña (CUB-B); 4-
Chase Frishman/James Avery Drost (USA-A); 5- Reid Priddy/Troy
Field (USA-B); 6- Victor Castillo/Alesandre Jeambatis (DOM);
7-Rubén Mora/Dany Lopez (NCA); 8- Andy Leonardo/Erick Garrido (GUA);
9- Carlos Escobar/David Vargas (ESA); 10- Shawn Seabrookes/Kemoroy
Percival (SKN); 11- Casey Santamaria/Jesse Parham (CAY);
12-Edgardo Cuello/Alex Yhan Cuesto (COL); 13- Triston Hitchman/Noley
Ferguson (JAM); 14-Roy Ebanks/Nathan Dack (CAY); 15- Juan C.
Ribas/Daniel Quiñones (PUR); 16-Kevin Flores/Juan Menjivar (HON);
17- Giandro Tokaay/Henrich (CUR-A); 18- Gilbert Paulina/Quinten
Anthony (CUR-B); 19-Edward Peter/Carlos Rosa (ISV); 20- Luis
Reyes/José Luis Aguilera (CUB-C).