Twelve groups per gender proceed their quests on Thai sand
Thursday’s qualifiers and Friday’s pool stage on the Volleyball World Beach Pro Tour Futures occasion in Satun are over and the knockout bracket for Saturday’s eighthfinals and quarterfinals is now set to find out the final 4 per gender, who will have interaction within the final battles for the rostrum on Sunday, when all of the semifinal and medal match motion can be streamed stay on the Beach Volleyball World YouTube channel.
12 groups per gender have survived this far within the event. Eight of them, the pool runners-up and the third-placed groups, will take part within the first knockout spherical on Saturday morning. The 4 pool toppers are awaiting the winners for the quarterfinal matches on Saturday afternoon to arrange the semifinal match-ups for Sunday’s climax.
In the ladies’s important draw, Thailand’s Salinda Mungkhon & Jidapa Bunongkhun, Australia’s Nicole Laird & Brittany Kendall, Vanuatu’s Majabelle Lawac & Sherysyn Toko and Czech qualifiers Valerie Dvornikova & Anna Pospisilova gained their swimming pools to advance on to the quarterfinals.
Ninth-seeded Salinda & Jidapa managed to upset top-seeded Australians Georgia Johnson & Jasmine Fleming within the Pool A closing, beating them in straight units, 2-0 (21-19, 21-19). Before that, the house pair earned a hard-fought 2-0 (23-21, 21-18) shutout of Lithuania’s Ieva Vasiliauskaite & Erika Kliokmanaite, who then produced a 2-0 (21-11, 21-14) sweep of Hong Kong’s To Wing Tung & Wong Man Ching to advance to the subsequent spherical.
There have been no surprises in Pool B, the place second-seeded Laird & Kendall claimed two emphatic wins to ebook a spot within the quarterfinals, 2-0 (21-18, 21-16) over Indonesia’s Dhita Juliana & Desi Ratnasari and 2-0 (21-19, 21-13) over Japan’s Sayaka Yamada & Takemi Nishibori. Dhita & Desi stayed in rivalry after a 2-0 (21-14, 21-7) victory over Thailand’s Patcharaporn Seehawong & Samitta Simarongnam for the third place within the pool.
Third-seeded Lawac & Toko had a troublesome begin, dropping their first set in Pool C to Indonesian qualifiers Yokebed Eka & Nur Sari, however went on to defeat them by 2-1 (13-21, 21-11, 15-12) and adopted up with a 2-0 (23-21, 21-17) shutout of New Zealand’s Katie Sadlier & Olivia MacDonald to high the pool standings. Yokebed & Nur completed third after a 2-0 (21-13, 21-19) win over Thailand’s Charanrutwadee Patcharamainaruebhorn & Woranatchayakorn Phirachayakrailert.
Dvronikova & Pospisilova began their Satun path from Thursday’s qualifiers, after they hammered out a 2-0 (21-14, 21-18) victory over Sweden’s Sara Malmstrom & Klara Ribom. In their first Pool D match, the Czechs got here again from a set down in opposition to fourth-seeded residence pair Varapatsorn Radarong & Tanarattha Udomchavee to handle a 2-1 (14-21, 21-17, 15-11) upset. In the pool closing, Dvronikova & Pospisilova persevered via a tricky tie-breaker on the way in which to a 2-1 (21-19, 15-21, 17-15) upset of fifth-seeded Asami Shiba & Saki Maruyama of Japan and on to the quarterfinals. Radarong & Udomchavee took third place and can play on Saturday.
The residence followers had way more to cheer about on the boys’s facet, the place two Thai pairs, Surin Jongklang & Dunwinit Kaewsai and Nuttanon Inkiew & Netitorn Muneekul, joined two German groups, Philipp Huster & Simon Pfretzschner and Paul Henning & Sven Winter, straight into the quarterfinals.
Ninth-seeded Huster & Pfretzschner mastered two emphatic upsets in Pool A, first a 2-0 (21-19, 21-9) shutout of eighth-seeded Austrians Florian Schnetzer & Felix Friedl after which a 2-0 (21-15, 21-10) sweep of top-seeded Thais Pithak Tipjan & Poravid Taovato. The third place went to bottom-seeded Swedish qualifiers Alexander Annerstedt & Jakob Wijk Tegenrot, who additionally stunned the Austrians with a 2-1 (16-21, 21-18, 15-13) comeback.
Second-seeded Surin & Dunwinit left little doubt over their superiority in Pool B after a 2-0 (21-17, 21-18) begin in opposition to Finland’s Vili Topio & Pyry Topio and a 2-0 (21-17, 21-18) closing in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Dmitriy Yakovlev & Sergey Bogatu. New Zealand’s Bradley Fuller & Alani Nicklin booked a spot among the many final 12 with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-10) shutout of the Finns.
Interestingly, Henning & Winter, the sixth-seeded German duo, gained all 4 of the units they performed in Pool C by the identical slender rating, 21-19. First, they shut out Australia’s Lucas Josefsen & Ben Hood and, then, they swept French qualifiers Samuel Cattet & Olivier Barthelemy for the primary place. Third-seeded Thais Banlue Nakprakhong & Intuch Techakijvorakul completed third within the pool after a 2-0 (21-18, 21-15) victory over the Aussies.
After the withdrawal of fourth-seeded Kensuke Shoji & Jumpei Ikeda of Japan, two three-setters determined the ultimate standings in Pool D. Australia’s James Takken & Solomon Bushby superior to the pool closing with a 2-1 (21-19, 15-21, 15-9) win over Poland’s Michal Korycki & Milosz Kruk, however have been then defeated by Thirteenth-seeded Thais Nuttanon & Netitorn by 2-1 (18-21, 21-15, 17-15) within the battle for the highest of the pool.
Eighthfinal motion on Saturday begins at 08:00 native time (01:00 UTC) with the boys’s fixtures. The first girls’s elimination matches are set to start at 09:40 (02:40).
Sunday’s programme to be streamed stay on YouTube begins at 09:00 native time (02:00 UTC) with the ladies’s semifinals on two courts, adopted by the boys’s semifinals an hour later.
All 4 of the medal matches can be performed at centre court docket, with the ladies’s bronze medal sport beginning first at 13:30 native (06:30 UTC).
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