Men's Argentinean Satellite 2004
Mar Del Plata, 23 - 25 January

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Conde and Baracetti claim Argentina title
January 25, 2004 - Favourites Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde delivered for their home fans by claiming the Argentina Beach Volleyball Satellite Event in Mar del Plata, the opening tournament of the 2004 season, with a stunning straight sets 21-17, 21-19 win over the brothers from Switzerland Paul and Martin Laciga on Sunday. The three day $15,000 tournament was played in superb conditions in front of generous crowds and it was fitting that the local fans were rewarded when the 2001 world champions lifted the title after 44 minutes of stunning Beach Volleyball action in the final. More Final results Final Placings Pic: Martin Conde spikes past Martin Laciga More Photos
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Top seeds through to semifinals
Mar del Plata, Argentina, January 24, 2004 - The two favourites for the Argentine Satellite event in Mar del Plata, local team Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde and the Switzerland pair of Paul and Martin Laciga, both booked their spots in Sunday's semifinals after two well worked victories in Round 3 and 4 on Saturday. After being pushed to three sets in their opening match on Friday, Baracetti and Conde recorded two two-set victories, 21-11, 21-9 over their compatriots Wenceslao Frascaroli and Hernan Rojas and a courageous 26-24, 21-15 over the tough Italian duo of Fabio Galli and Riccardo Fenili in front of a passionate local crowd. Against the Italians a tight first set was followed by an easier second and it took the 2001 world champions 49 minutes to seal their semifinal spot. More
Pic: The brothers from Switzerland - Paul and Martin Laciga made it three wins from three
Local favourites begin with victory
Mar del Plata, January 23, 2004 - Home favourites Mariano Baracetti and Martin Conde opened their account at the Argentina Men's Satellite tournament on Friday with a hard fought 2-1 (21-23, 21-15, 15-6) victory over their compatriots Fabio Pérez - Facundo Palavecino. In fantastic conditions at the beach complex "Balneário 24" de Punta Mogotes the 2001 world champions had to show all their class to come back from a set down before claiming victory in front of a passionate crowd 2,000 strong. "This tournament is as tough as we thought," Baracetti said. "Despite our performance today we still hope we can make it through to Sunday's final". More 
Pic: Action from day one in Argentina
First event of the season in Mar del Plata
Mar del Plata, Argentina, January 22, 2004 - The first press conference of the 2004 Beach Volleyball season was completed on Thursday in Argentina on the eve of the first tournament of the year, the Men's Argentinean Satellite tournament on the lovely beaches of Mar del Plata. With over 600,000 inhabitants the bustling city of Mar del Plata, on the northern Atlantic coast 400 km away from the capital city Buenos Aires, will play host to three days of fantastic Beach Volleyball action with local and international stars in attendance. More
Pic: Press conference action in Mar del Plata

Men's Argentinean Satellite 2004
January 14, 2004 - With just over a week to go the bustling Argentine city of Mar del Plata plays host to the first Beach Volleyball event of the 2004 season with a men's Satellite event from January 23-25, 2004, in what is destined to be an entertainment feast. Situated on the northern Atlantic coast, 400km from Buenos Aires, the beaches in the area of Mar del Plata sprawl for 8km. And with just over 500,000 inhabitants, Mar del Plata is an exuberant and attractive city, flavoured with the gentle drama of a sweeping coastline and hilly terrain. More  Pic: Baracetti & Conde are big home favourites