Friend and Brewster of USA win third NORCECA title in a row

HATO MAYOR, Dominican Republic, November 6, 2022.- Kyle Friend and Timothy Brewster of the United States won their third NORCECA Beach Volleyball title in a row after beating Mexicans Gabriel Cruz and Isaías Aguirre 2-0 (21-18, 23-21) during the sixth stage in Hato Mayor.

Kyle Friend and Timothy Brewster won the titles of Punta Cana and Managua and with Hato Mayor, they complete a hat-trick in the NORCECA Tour as a team. Timothy Brewster also won the silver medal of Varadero this year with Travis Mewhirter.

In semifinals, Friend/Brewster and Canadians Liam Kopp/Arran Chambers offered a huge spectacle extending the second set to 41-39, where Friend and Brewster won their ticket to the finals 2-0 (21-16, 41-39).

Mexicans Cruz/Aguirre won the other semifinal beating compatriots Barajas/Galindo in two sets 21-16 even.

Kyle Friend / Timothy Brewster USA

Jorge Barajas alongside Ricardo Galindo of Mexico won their first medal at the NORCECA Tour, finishing in third place over Canadians Liam Kopp and Arran Chambers 2-0 (21-15, 21-18).

In the match for fifth place, Rubén Mora and Dany López of Nicaragua beat Jake Urrutia and John Michael Plummer of the United States 2-0 (21-18, 21-17).

Mora and López came from a tough victory 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-12) against the other Central American team, Edgar Maldonado and Luis García of Guatemala; while Urrutia/Plummer prevailed 2-0 (21-17, 21-17) against Oscar Martínez win Hayerling De Jesús of Dominican Republic.

In other results, Martínez/De Jesús (DOM) won seventh place over Guatemalans Maldonado/García 2-0 (21-19, 21-14). And nineth place went to Dominicans Jorge/Rosario, with a 2-0 (22-20, 21-14) win against González/Quintero of Panama.