Roi Et, Thailand, November 10, 2023 – Stage is about for electrifying weekend at 2023 FIVB Seashore Volleyball U21 World Championships, as two dwelling groups sneaked their methods into the ladies’s Spherical of 16 with Patcharaporn Seehawong/Suchinna Choemphun beautiful Brazilians Carolina Sallaberry Cavalcanti/Larissa Ferreira Gomes de Vasconcelos to subsequent battle it out with Chinese language Yan Xu/Zhou Mingli on Saturday.
Patcharaporn/Suchinna all smiles after 2-1 win towards Brazil
Asian groups loved combined fortunes on the final day of pool round-robin preliminaries in entrance of Roi Et Tower and Bueng Planchai right here in Friday morning. The ladies’s competitors noticed Vietnamese Hong Hanh Mai/Nguyen Thi Thu energy previous Nigerians Naomi Ayenejeyi Yao/Esther Onyinye Mbah 2-1 (21-18, 18-21, 15-12) in Pool F.
In different Asian matches, Australians Jasmine Fleming/Stefanie Fejes crushed Kazakhstan’s Nadezhda Ivanchenko/Laura Kabulbekova 2-0 (21-10, 21-10) in Pool E, Malaysians Farwizah Aina Ahmad Nizar/Shamsulrizal Nur Auni Maisarah went down 0-2 (10-21, 16-21) to Estonians Eva Liisa Kuivonen/Liisa-Lotta Jurgenson in Pool H and Thailand’s Patcharaporn Seehawong/Suchinna Choemphun succumbed to 0-2 (15-21, 13-21) loss to Canadians Ruby Sorra/Emma Glagau in Pool H.
The Asian males’s encounters noticed Chinese language Zhou Yongji/Xu Zongqi brush off Egyptians Mazen Mostafa/Youssef Abdelrahman 2-0 (21-15, 21-12) in Pool H and Thailand’s Watanyoo Jaita/Kittipoom Ruchisuk endure one other 0-2 loss to Poles Filip Lejawa/Szymon Beta in Pool H.
The pool play of the topflight championships got here to a detailed on Friday morning, with solely high three groups from every pool in males’s and ladies’s occasions advancing to the knockout stage. Nevertheless, with pool winners robotically by to Saturday morning’s Spherical of 16, groups ending second and third locations in every pool had been drawn for Spherical of 24 contest. Solely the successful groups within the Friday afternoon will subsequent tackle every pool winner in Spherical of 16 to be performed in a single elimination part till the bronze and gold medal matches.
After completion of the Friday morning’s pool play within the double-gender championships, groups have been ranked first to fourth respectively in every pool, as much as their performances.
Two Asian groups completed on the highest of their swimming pools. Chinese language Yan Xu/Zhou Mingli topped Pool D with 5 factors from two wins towards one loss and Australians Jasmine Fleming/Stephanie Fejes made a clear sweep in Pool E with 6 factors from three straight wins with out dropping a set. No Asian crew completed atop any Pool within the males’s division.
After the pool play, just one Asian crew crashed out of the ladies’s competitors as Malaysians Aina/Auni completed fourth in Pool H and needed to pack their baggage, whereas the boys’s sides noticed Kazakhstan’s Vladislav Mastikhin/Nurboldy Kulboldyyev, Iranians Ali Ghorbanpassandi/Habib Naseri and Thailand’s Watanyoo/Ruchisuk end fourth within the Pool B, D and H respectively to finish their U21 Worlds campaigns.
The Spherical of 24 happened later within the Friday afternoon. Thailand’s Patcharaporn/Suchinna, cheered on lustily by dwelling crowds braving searing warmth to spice up their favourite groups, lived as much as the expectations.
Patcharaporn, who partnered Jidapa Bunongkhun to seal silver medal on the final July’s Asian U21 Championships right here in Roi Et, and Suchinna turned the electrical ambiance of the Middle Courtroom in entrance of the picturesque Ro Et Tower into one in all absolute joys with a 2-1 (21-18, 15-21, 15-10) victory towards Carol/Larissa of Brazil.
Compatriots Salinda/Jidapa adopted fits after 2-1 (21-19, 12-21, 15-11) victory towards Germans Elea Beutel/Clara Dreben.
Kazakhstan’s Ivanchenko/Kabulbekova suffered 0-2 (13-21, 6-21) loss by the hands of Latvians Liva Ebere/Deniela Konstantinova.
Vietnamese Hong Hanh Mai/Nguyen Thi Thu didn’t make their mark to go down tamely in a completely lopsided battle 9-21, 9-21 to Austrians Magdalena Rabitsch/Anja Trailovic.
Within the males’s Spherical of 24, Australians Ben Hood, who captured final July’s Asian U21 Championships with accomplice Lucas Josefsen, and D’Artagnan Potts fought arduous towards Argentines Marcos Ezequiel Gonzalez/Fausto Andres Inostroza earlier than happening in hard-fought, three-set thriller 21-19, 20-22, 10-15.
Thailand’s Wichaya Wisetkan/Saiphirun Ruairung discovered Chinese language Zhou Yongji/Xu Zongqi too sizzling to go down 0-2 (18-21, 17-21) and Lebanon’s Hadi El Chabib/Omar Abi Karam poured every part of their powerful match towards Thomas Hurst/Gage Basey however discovered the People unstoppable. The Lebanese pair went down in two-setter 13-21, 16-21.
“Initially, I wish to thank the organisers for a really good group of the competitors. Roi Et is nice to us, resort and every part. We’re very glad to go to Thailand once more. For us, it’s the primary time for Lebanon to compete within the U21 World Championships. We gained expertise and now we have realized so much. We are able to put Lebanon on the map proper now,” stated Omar Abi Karam after the match.
“Right now, I don’t suppose we performed effectively, however it was the sport now we have to simply accept every part both successful or shedding. An important factor is now we have to maintain combating for a greater future. Truly, it’s my third time in Thailand. We had competed within the Asian U21 Championships final July right here and completed 4th place after happening to Kazakhstan within the semifinals. My first time in Thailand was once I performed in the course of the COVID-19 in 2021 in Bangkok.
“The competitors courts at Ban Nongyama College, the place we competed within the Asian U21 Championships in July and the courts right here in entrance of Roi Et Tower are related with stunning location in downtown Roi Et. We loved so much.”
Omar, 20, proper, and his accomplice Chabib, 17
Requested if his crew will compete within the subsequent week’s Seashore Professional Tour Problem – Chiang Mai, Thailand 2023, the 20-year-old stated, “We don’t have sufficient factors to play within the Problem and that’s why we received’t participate within the subsequent week’s Problem. We’ve to first compete within the Futures to get some factors to have the ability to compete within the subsequent stage. We’ll proceed coaching so that we will do and select our future competitions,” added the 20-year-old Omar, who teamed up with the 17-year Hadi El Chabib.
In Spherical of 16 on Saturday when crunch encounters await all Asian contributors, Thailand’s Patcharaporn/Suchinna are as a consequence of problem China’s Yan/Zhou, Australians Fleming/Fejes will go up towards Poles Ciezkowska/Lunio and Thailand’s Salinda/Jidapa will likely be pitted towards USA’s Morin/Wilson within the girls’s occasion, whereas the boys’s competitors noticed Chinese language Zhou Y J/Xu Zongqi battle it out with Acevedo/Max.
The Spherical of 16 contest will likely be held in Saturday morning, adopted within the afternoon by the boys’s and ladies’s quarterfinals. The semifinals, bronze and gold medal matches will happen on Sunday.
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