Resistencia, Argentina, August 18, 2015 - There wasn’t any stage fright for Cuba at Tuesday’s opener in Resistencia. The Caribbean side comfortably handled the match against Egypt and acquired a 3-0 (25-19, 25-20, 25-13) win that completely opened the way to the Round of 16.
After a couple of games as a reserve player, Cuba’s José Carlos Romero jumped onto the court as a starter and capped 17 points - not only he was the main scorer, but also the only player to reach double digits in the entire game.
As for Egypt, the pressure might have been a little too much, because a three-nil was the only result good enough for them to qualify. When Cuba clinched the first set, the African side fell into errors and helped to the Cuban cause.
Cuba rose up to the third place in Pool A, thanks to a slightly better point ratio than Mexico, which qualified as fourth. Egypt, not only winless but also without any points, will play for the 17th place as their best possible final ranking.