PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, April 17, 2022 –
Canadians Daniel Dearing and Sam Schachter won
the men’s title at the Punta Cana Qualification
Tournament to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World
Championships on Sunday afternoon.
Dearing and Schachter defeated Nicaraguans Ruben
Mora and Denis López 2-0 (22-20, 21-14) in 39
minutes of exciting actions from both sides.
Both finalists were already qualified to the
2022 FIVB Beach Volleyball Championships in
Rome, Italy from June 7 to 19.
The third place went to the Dominican Republic’s
team of Oscar Martínez and Hayering de Jesus due
to ankle injury of Costa Rican player Sebastian
Valenciano who had Daniel Dyner as his partner.
Earlier on Sunday, Mora and Lopez defeated Dyner/Valenciano
2-0 (21-9, 21-10) in 29 minutes while Dearing
and Schachter beat Martinez/De Jesus 2-0 (21-8,
21-11) in 28 minutes.
The men’s action started with tough duels in the
quarterfinals where Dyner/Valenciano edged Marc
Lomeli and Daniel Samuelson of U.S. Virgin
Islands 2-1 (21-17, 18-21, 15-12) in 50 minutes
while Martínez/De Jesús outplayed Joel Theodore
and Kareem Thomas of Trinidad & Tobago 2-1
(21-18, 18-21, 15-4) in 49 minutes.