Dominican Tapia ties record of aces in a single match

WINNIPEG, Canada, September 4, 2019 – Dominican Republic’s Henry Tapia tied an all-time record for most aces in a single match at the NORCECA Continental Championship when he landed 8 services against Guatemala on the third day of the 2019 competition.

Tapia, who finished with 34 points, equaled the record established by Cuban Fernando Hernández against Canada on September 2, 2011 in Mayaguez, Puerto Rico and later tied by Joan Breleur of Martinique against St. Vincent on September 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs.

The announcement was made by Dr. Roosevelt Comarazamy, director of Communications of NORCECA who said statistics are kept since 2001 when the Volleyball Information System (VIS) was first implement within the confederation after the adoption of the rally-point rule.

Comarazamy also informed that Tapia is the sixth player to surpass the 30-point plateau in a single match of the biennial competition. The feat has been accomplished seven times, including twice by record owner Jose Caceres, also of Dominican Republic.

Caceres set the mark of 37 points in a match against Mexico on October 17 of 2009 in Bayamon, Puerto Rico.

The 30-point Club

37- Jose Caceres of Dominican Republic v Mexico on 17-10-09

34- Henry Tapia of Dominican Republic v Guatemala on 4-9-19

32- Elwyn Oxley of Barbados v Mexico on 20-9-07

31- Leonardo Manzo of Mexico v Dominican Republic on 17-10-09

31- Wilfredo Leon of Cuba v United States on 3-9-11

31- Jose Caceres of Dominican Republic v Cuba on 26-9-13

30- Ivan Contreras of Mexico v Puerto Rico on 28-9-03