USA-B's Lotman, Partain gets debut gold medal

OCHO RIOS, Jamaica, November 17, 2019 - USA-B's Paul Lotman and 17-year-old Miles Partain captured the men's title when the tenth and final stop of the 2019 NORCECA Beach Volleyball Tour concluded.

Sunday 17 de November del 2019 19:00 PM

In a very tense final against Nicaraguans Ruben Mora and Denis Jose Luis, Lotman and Partain battled for every ball, with the former even slamming into the scorers' table on their way to a come-from-behind 2-1 (16-21, 21-15, 15-13) in 49 minutes.

The elated duo playing for the first time on the tour had earlier in the morning session defeated countrymen Chaim Schalk and Jeremy Casebeer of USA-A, who won the previous leg, 2-1 (21-15, 15-21, 15-12) while the Nicaraguans beat Canada-A's Liam Kopp and Jake Mac Neil, the latter of whom was second in Hato Mayor with Simon Fecteau-Boutin, 2-0 (21-16, 21-13).

Commenting on their win, Partain said, "I went into the tournament without any fear despite being so young. I just came out to play and do my best in every match."

Lotman added, "The event was a very well put together one and for me and my team-mate it was a great experience. For us to play together was great and to get to the final first time and win was even better."

In the bronze medal match, Schalk and Casebeer won 2-0 (21-13, 21-14).


Men Results:

Semifinals: NCA d CAN-A 2-0 (21-16, 21-13), USA-B d USA-A 2-1 (21-15, 15-21, 15-12); Losers Semifinals: JAM-A d GUA 2-0 (21-17, 21-19), PUR d TTO 2-0 (21-17, 21-18); Losers Quarterfinals: CAN-B d CRC 2-0 (21-19, 22-20), ISV d ESA 2-1 (21-18, 22-24, 13-15): Eleventh: ESA d CRC 2-1 (12-21, 21-19, 15-8), Ninth: CAN-B d ISV 2-0 (21-10, 21-12), Seventh: TTO d GUA 2-0 (22-20, 21-14), Fifth: PUR d JAM-A 2-0 (21-15, 26-24); Bronze: USA-A d CAN 2-0 (21-13, 21-14); Gold: USA-B d NCA 2-1 (16-21, 21-15, 15-13).


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