Semifinal in Cayman Islands is a repeat of the 2022 Final
SEVEN MILES BEACH, Cayman Islands (May 20, 2023) - The men's semifinal
of the Cayman Islands NORCECA Tour will feature a repeat of the 2022
final between United and Guatemala; the other semifinal is between the
two Mexican pairs.
Jake Urrutia / Ian Satterfield of the United States will face Andy
Leonardo / Luis Garcia of Guatemala, both pairs staged in this same
arena the 2022 final, won by Urrutia and Satterfield. The Americans
reached the semi-final after defeating Trinidad & Tobago, Daneil
Williams / Fabien Whittfield (25-23, 21-16).
For their part, the Guatemalans overcame Canadians, Russell Macneil /
Jake Macneil, in three sets (16-21, 24-21, 15-12).
The other semifinal will be between Mexicans. After their quarterfinal
victory, Jorge Barajas / Gabriel Cruz over William Kolinske / Hagan
Smith of the United States 18-21, 21-17, 16-14. Meanwhile, veteran Juan
Virgen alongside Miguel Sarabia defeated Franklin Flores / Armando
Guatemala of El Salvador 21-8, 21-19.
The semifinals are scheduled for 10:30 AM (local time), the championship
match will be played later in the afternoon.
Mens Quarter Finals
– Blanco / Garcia (GUA) d. Macneal / Russell (CAN) (12-21, 23-21,
15-12); Barajas / Cruz (MEX) d. Flores / Guatemala (ESA) (21-9, 21-10);
Urrutia / Satterfields (USA) d. Williams / Whitfield (TTO) (25-23,