Hurst/Basey of USA Champions at NORCECA U23 Beach Tour

SEVEN MILE BEACH, Grand Cayman, October 30, 2022.cwere crowned Champions of the first edition of the NORCECA U23 Beach Volleyball Tour defeating Trent Ketrzynski/Rouzbeh Rahnavard of Canada by exciting 2-1 (23-21, 17-21, 15-11) in Cayman Islands.

On their way into the gold medal match, Hurst and Basey defeated the other U.S. pair of Dylan McClung and Caleb Blanchette 2-0 (21-11, 21-11) in semifinals and earlier easily won their quarterfinal match to Declan Van Dam/Jabari Powery of Cayman Islands 2-0 (21-4, 21-5).

On the other hand, Canadians Ketrzynski/Rahnavard battled hard to overcome Eddy Toro and Joshua Winklaar of Aruba in semifinals 2-0 (24-22, 22-21).

Thomas Hurst and Gage Basey (USA) NORCECA U23 Beach Volleyall Champions

McClung and Blanchette (USA) did not go home empty handed, they won the bronze medal 2-0 (21-16, 21-18) over Toro/Winklaar (ARU).

In quarterfinals, the Canadian duo had beaten 2-0 (21-10, 21-15) Joshua Persaud and Nicholas Williams of Trinidad and Tobago, while Toro/Winklaar managed a comfortable 2-0 (21-11, 21-9) victory to Andrew Blake and Andrae Robb of Jamaica.

Joshua Persaud and Nicholas Williams of Trinidad and Tobago finished fifth place beating Blake/Robb of Jamaica 2-0 (25-23, 21-16).