Sister tandems dominate pool play in Siofok
Ukraine's Inna Makhno and sister Iryna led Pool A with two victories in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Siofok 1-star
The top-seeded Ukrainian twins Inna and Iryna lived up to the name and defeated the host team’s Nikolett Tatrai and Lujza Papp 2-0 (21-9, 21-11). Things got much heated up in their second match at the Plasz Siofok Nagystrand, when Japan’s Sakurako Fujii and Mai Tanaka challenged them to play the tie-break set. However, the Ukrainians managed a comeback to record their second win at 2-1 (19-21, 21-18, 15-13) to move to directly to the quarterfinals.
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The sister-power was also strong with Slovenia’s Lovsin siblings, as they emerged victorious from qualification with two wins, including an upset against second-seeded Agata Ceynowa and Martyna Kloda of Poland in their 2-1 (19-21, 21-15, 15-12) encounter.
In the evening, the Czech Republic’s Martina Maixnerova and Marie-Sara Stochlova defeated Hungary’s Eszter Lutter and Szandra Szombathelyi 2-1 (21-16, 19-21, 15-12). The disappointment did not end for the Hungarians as Lujza Papp suffered a serious shoulder injury that forced her to withdraw from the second game and the tournament.
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