Mexico City, Mexico, 7 June 2014 – Cuba beat Tunisia in their Pool F match in Mexico City on Saturday afternoon (24-26, 25-23, 25-19, 25-21). " />
Cuba beat Tunisia after tough contest
Nagga Hamza and Ben Abdallah Mohamed Arbi fought hard for Tunisia, as they pushed No.7 world ranked Cuba all the way in the first set (24-26) – and the Africans won set two (25-23) with some powerful spiking and well co-ordinated blocking.
But Cuba, for whom captain Abreu Rolando Cepeda (20 points) and Mestre Osmany Santiago (17) performed magnificently, proved too strong in sets three and four to seal a relatively easy win, as mistakes crept in for Tunisia.
Cepeda was the match's top scorer with 20.