Cuba defeats Canada in Punta Cana

HAVANA, June 2 (ACN) Cuban duo Nocelyn Diaz and Jorge Luis Alayo debuted the day with a 2-0 victory over Canadian Licht Abrams in North and Central American and Caribbean Beach Volleyball Championshipan under-23 category, based in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.

According to, Diaz and Allayo needed only 30 minutes of play to defeat the Canadians, by scores of 21-12 and 21-12, in a Group C match.

This Saturday the Cubans will face Dominican duo Gil Wilmore, who previously lost 0-2 (7-21 and 16-21) against North, in 27 minutes of action on the pitch.

The quarter-finals will also be held tomorrow, and on Sunday the semi-finals and finals will be held, with the bronze and gold medals being discussed.

In Punta Cana, 12 countries compete in the search for points for the ranking, as part of the ranking system for international events in this category.

Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, Canada, Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, and St. Kitts and Nevis, divided into sections A, B, C, and D.

As planned, Diaz and Allayo will later participate in the 2023 Beach Volleyball World Championship qualifiers in Tlaxcala, Mexico.

So far, 13 countries have confirmed their participation: Canada, the Cayman Islands, Costa Rica, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Jamaica, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, the United States, the United States Virgin Islands, and Saint Lucia.

The pre-world event awards four places (myf) to compete in Tlaxcala, October 6-15.

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