Ahmed and Haitham post two wins to advance to Salalah quarterfinals

 

Salalah, Oman, August 25, 2019 – Oman’s Ahmed Alhousni and Haitham Alshereiqi advanced to the quarterfinals of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Salalah 1-star after they registered two victories in the pool play round on Sunday.



Ahmed and Haitham defeated two European opponents in Pool B to secure their spot in the quarterfinals – a huge achievement after failing to come up with any pool play win last year in Muscat.

They started with a 2-0 (21-11, 21-18) win over Poland’s Piotr Janiak and Piotr Ilewicz, then completed their sweep of their pool with another 2-0 (21-15, 21-18) victory against second-seeded Danijel Pokersnik and Jure Peter Bedrac of Slovenia.

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Denmark’s Daniel Thomsen and Morten Overgaard also won both of their Pool A matches in straight sets, while the Czech Republic’s Frantisek Knobloch and Jakub Vala and Poland’s Adrian Sdebel and Sebastian Kaczmarek started with straight-set victories then concluded their day with tiebreaker triumphs in Pools C and D, respectively.