Canada, Cuba, USA and Dominicans advance in Men’s Punta Cana Beach

PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic, September 30, 2022.- Duos of Canada, Cuba, United States, and the Dominican Republic advance to play-offs winning their pools at the Punta Cana Beach Volleyball Tournament, the 4th stage of the 2022 NORCECA Beach Tour.

Dominicans Oscar Martinez and Francisco De Jesus Goris took pool A dominating Daryl Franklyn/Asmond Franklyn of St. Vincent and the Grenadines 2-0 (21-16, 21-6) and Adrian Constant/Jahsun Josin of Antigua and Barbuda 2-0 (21-6, 21-15).

Tournament favorites Noslen Diaz and Jorge Luis Alayo from Cuba had no difficulties overpowering pool B beating Scott Hawkins/Sebastian Simmons of Turks and Caicos 2-0 (21-0, 21-3) followed by a 2-0 (21-3, 21-5) victory against Luiyi E. Morales/Koen Tubben of Bonaire.

Finishing first place in pool C, the Canadian duo of Jake MacNeil and William Russell who first downed Sheldon Descartes and Joseph Clercent of St. Lucia 2-0 (21-9, 21-10) and then triumphed over Jorge Barajas and Ricardo Galindo of Mexico 2-0 (21-19, 21-12), who earlier had beaten Jesario Ebanks/Jesper Barrozo of Cayman Islands by 2-0 (21-6, 21-7).

Timothy Brewster and Kyle Friend of the United States topped pool D defeating two Central American teams; first Adrian Guatemala and Franklyn Flores of El Salvador 2-0 (21-8, 21-11) and Guatemala’s Andy Leonardo Blanco with Luis García 2-0 (21-16, 21-15). Blanco and Garcia prevailed over Andrzej Ozarski/Cullen Diehl of U.S. Virgin Islands 2-0 (21-12, 21-12).

Second places of each group will advance into the elimination round when pool-play resumes on Saturday morning.