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Cuban volleyball beach duo loses in Luzern stop

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Cuban volleyball beach duo loses in Luzern stopHAVANA, Cuba, May 11 (acn) The Cuban couple of Nivaldo Diaz and Sergio Gonzalez lost in their second match of the 3-star Luzern stop, in Switzerland, corresponding to the 2017-18 Beach Volleyball World Tour.

The Cuban pair was beaten 1-2 (14-21, 21-19 and 9-15) by Lithuania´s Rumsevicius – Kasdailis in a game for Pool C of the men´s event, according to the official website of the tournament.
This event on Swiss soil is attended by 53 duos from 29 countries, with highlight to Australia, Germany, United States and the hosts, all with four teams, followed by China and Ukraine, both with three.
Diaz and Gonzalez debuted in the 2017-18 World Tour in the stop of Xiamen, China (four stars), where they ranked 25th, with two wins and two losses, thus earning 240 points for the world ranking.
In their second presentation, with a stage in Mersin, Turkey (three stars), last weekend, they won the bronze medal, with balance of five and two and 480 units for the universal list.
Between Xiamen and Mersin, they attended the Varadero stop, corresponding to the NORCECA Circuit, where they finished second, gaining 180 points for the NORCECA ranking.
The main goal of the Caribbean duet, fifth in Rio 2016 Olympics, for this year is the Barranquilla Central American and Caribbean Games, from July 19 – August 3, where they will defend the crown they won in the previous edition of Veracruz 2014.
Prior to that major competition, they will also attend the World Tour stops of Itapema, Brazil; Ostrava, Czech Republic; Warsaw, Poland and Esphino, Portugal.

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