Chinese tandems claim three top spots in Anapa pool play
China's Li Zhuoxin and partner Zhou Chawei claimed the top spot in Pool D of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Anapa Open
China’s Gao Peng/Yang Li claimed first place in Pool B after a 2-1 (18-21, 21-16, 15-12) victory over Japan’s Katsuhiro Shiratori/Takashi Tsuchiya. Another Chinese team, Ha Likejiang/Wu Jiaxin, fought for first place with Brazil’s Marcio Gaudie/Arthur Mariano Lanci with a 2-0 (23-21, 21-12) triumph.
“We played with them in Singapore and we lost,” Ha said. “However, today we left no chance to them as we were extremely motivated to win this match.”
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China’s Li Zhuoxin/Zhou Chawei claimed the top spot in Pool D, beating Russia’s Pavel Shustrov/Danila Ivanov 2-1 (18-21, 21-15, 15-12).
“We won today but our wish is to improve our performance with every game,” Li said.
Top seeds Ruslan Bykanov/Maksim Hudyakov of Russia claimed the top spot in Pool A, even though they dropped a set in their matchup against the Czech Republic’s Marcel Myslivecek/Martin Pihera 2-1 (21-14, 14-21, 15-9).
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