Alayo and Díaz begin the Final undefeated focused on their Olympic qualification

JUAN DOLIO, Dominican Republic, May 12, 2024.- The Cubans Jorge Alayo and Noslen Díaz began their participation undefeated in the NORCECA Beach Volleyball Continental Tour Final that is being held on the beach of Juan Dolio, Dominican Republic .

Alayo and Díaz, champions of the 2023 Final, seek to continue accumulating the points they need to qualify for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

In addition to Cuba, five more teams came out without defeats on this first day.

In Pool B, the Cubans easily defeated the Cayman Islands couple Declan Van Dam/Stephen Watson 2-0 (21-6, 21-1) and in their second match of the day they beated the Guatemalans José Izaguirre/Luis García 2 -0 (21-5, 21-16), while The twins Christopher and Yoel Guardado of El Salvador defeated Izaguirre/ García (GUA) 2-0 (21-15, 21-11) and Van Dam/ Watson (CAY ) 2-0 (21-18, 21-6).

In Pool C, Miguel Sarabia/Gabriel Cruz (MEX) beat Daniel Dyner/Jhostin Varela (CRC) 2-0 (21-14, 21-16) and Jamaar Cropper/Ronaldo Franklyn (VIN) 2-0 (21- 12, 21-9), and the United States with Miles Evans/Chase budinger defeated Cropper/ Franklyn (VIN) 2-0 (21-13, 21-9) and also Dyner/ Varela ( CRC) 2-1 (21-15, 18-21, 15-6).

In Pool D, Rubén Mora/Dany López (NCA) defeated Clerique Ward/Nage Hendrickson (SKN) 2-0 (21-13, 21-7) and the pairing of Joshua Dwarkasing/Ethan Asimia (SUR) 2-0 (21-10, 21-16), while Puerto Ricans William Rivera/Arnaldo Torres beat Dwarkasing/ Asimia (SUR) 2-0 (21-17, 21-15) and the duo of Ward/ Hendrickson (SKN) 2 -0 (21-10, 21-11).

In Pool A the only one without defeats was Canada with Samuel Schachter/Daniel Dearing who beat Tyler Penberthy/Bryce Mayer (ISV) 2-0 (21-5, 21-10) and the Dominicans Hayerling De Jesús/Oscar Martínez 2- 0 (21-14, 21-16), while De Jesús/Martínez only won their first match against Eddy Toro/Joshua Winklaar (ARU) 2-0 (21-11, 21-10) and the other result of that group Penberthy/ Mayer (ISV) beat Toro/ Winklaar (ARU) 2-0 (21-8, 21-6).

The competition continues this Monday with the continuation of the regular round, the Quarterfinals and the losers' round.