Las Vegas hosted a Teqball Challenger Cup event ©FITEQ

Andres Berriel and Frankie Diaz emerged as the winners of the United States Teqball Challenger Cup event in Las Vegas.

The Los Angeles-based pairing are currently ranked seventh in the world.

Berriel and Diaz advanced to the final at the Las Vegas Basketball Center, which was hosting an International Federation of Teqball (FITEQ) event for the first time.

The duo faced the challenge of American women’s doubles pairing Carolyn Greco and Margaret Osmundson in the final.

Berriel and Diaz - Uruguayan and American respectively - earned a hard-fought 12-10, 12-6 victory.

Andres Berriel and Frankie Diaz triumphed in the final ©FITEQ
Andres Berriel and Frankie Diaz triumphed in the final ©FITEQ

"Today is another momentous step forward for the growth of teqball in the US and for the sport globally," said Ajay Nwosu, US Teqball Federation President.

"We are happy to see the enthusiasm of the athletes, the talent pool and representation of clubs from across the country, which keeps growing with every event.

"This is a true testament to the culture, foundation and movement that’s currently being built across the US.

"Especially during these tumultuous times in our world, we are happy the sport can still bring people together to compete at a high level."

The fifth edition of the event featured teams from across the US.

Teqball clubs from the East Coast, California, the Midwest and Nevada were represented in the doubles competition.