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Dubai: The Shock staff maintained their unbeaten run with a second successive win, whereas Al Hazem upset fancied Fohood Zabeel on the third night time of the Fifth Nad Al Sheba (NAS) Ramadan Sports activities Match on the Nas Sports activities Advanced late on Tuesday.Stretched by Al Hazem of their opening match on Sunday, the Shock staff as soon as once more had their Cuban participant Leonardo Levya Martinez because the standout performer as they beat Spider Staff in straight units 25-13, 25-21 and 25-23. Martinez, who was rightly awarded the person of the match honours by event director Hassan Al Mazroui, was happy with a second win, however reckoned that more durable battles lay forward.The Shock staff had fought properly to open with a slim 3-2 win over Al Hazem on Sunday. And so they have been in no temper to play one other lengthy match as they hurried via the factors with Martinez and fellow Cuban receiver Oreol Camejo Durruthy proving their price in the course of the courtroom.“The subsequent match towards Fohood Zabeel will take a look at us to the utmost. Will probably be like a last in itself for certain as each our groups look evenly balanced this time,” the lanky Cuban instructed Gulf Information.The 2 groups will meet on Thursday night time with the winner going to the highest of Group A. “The concept is to high the group and go all the best way to win the title,” the 27-year-old former Cuban nationwide staff participant stated.“However earlier than that we have to work on a number of issues internally inside the organisation of our staff. As soon as that occurs we can be maybe one of many hardest groups to beat,” he added.“We missed out on the title final 12 months after we misplaced within the semi-finals. However this 12 months the purpose is to win,” he harassed.Within the second match of the night time, it was Al Hazem exhibiting a number of character and throwing the battle for the second semi-final spot broad open with a 3-2 (20-25, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 17-15) upset over fancied Fohood Zabeel. Al Hazem, who had stretched group leaders Shock Staff on Sunday, surrendered 25-20 within the opening set, however made a comeback whereas profitable 25-16 and 25-23 within the second and third.Nonetheless, with the Brazilian duo of Caio Fabio Alves and Vinicius Alessandro Santos combining properly with captain Khalid Ahmad Ebrahim Hamza, Fahood Zabeel gained the fourth set 25-20 to enter into the fifth and deciding set. Issues have been shut all through within the last set until the lanky Carlos Roberto Kas despatched a spike to the again of the courtroom at hand Al Hazem a sensational win.In the meantime, the padel competitors for Emiratis opened with younger Abdul Rahman Al Marzouqi teaming up together with his older brother Ahmad for a hard-fought 7-6 (2), 6-3 win over Hamad Bu Samnoh and Jalal Esmail. This was the first-ever competitors win for the brothers, having fallen of their debut in final 12 months’s competitors within the very first spherical.“This win positively offers us a number of confidence,” Ahmad Al Marzouqi stated.“Our purpose this time can be to no less than make it to the semi-finals in order that we may be real contenders no less than for the third spot,” the 15-year-old added.Sandy Farquharson and Javier Lopez stayed on observe for a 3rd straight crown after registering a second straight win within the open class. Farquharson and Lopez have been just too robust as they eased previous Ignacio Valenzuela and Juan De Dios 6-0, 6-2.Within the competitors for groups, Rackets Academy side-stepped PGP Group 2-0 to advance into the following spherical towards Valencia. Gildo Andrea Ciccopiedi and Marco Palau defeated Alan Douglas and George Inexperienced to present Rackets Academy a 1-0 lead, whereas Francisco Carillo teamed up with Harmless Chimanze to defeat Gabriela Martinas and Khalid Khaldoon Al Atiyat 6-1, 6-1.RESULTS(Volleyball) The Shock def. Spider Staff 3-0 (25-13, 25-21, 25-23); Al Hazem def. Fohood Zabeel 3-2 (20-25, 25-16, 25-23, 20-25, 17-15).(Padel Open) Sandy Farquharson/Javier Lopez def. Ignacio Valenzuela/Juan De Dios 6-0, 6-2. (Padel Groups) Rackets Academy def. PGP Group 2-0 (6-2, 6-3 and 6-1, 6-1). (Padel UAE Nationals) Abdul Rahman Al Marzouqi/Ahmad Al Marzouqi def. Hamad Bu Samnoh/Jalal Esmail 7-6 (2), 6-3.

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