Three ladies’s residence groups marched into the semifinals of the 2023 Asian U21 Seashore Volleyball Championships at Ban Nong Ya Ma Group College seashore volleyball websites in Roi Et, as Australians Lucas Josefsen/Ben Hood and Kazakhs Ivailo Todorov/Klim Ryukhov arrange eagerly-anticipated males’s ultimate showdown on Sunday.
The four-day championships, which function the Asian qualification for the FIVB Seashore Volleyball U21 World Championships as a result of be held later this 12 months on the identical competitors venue right here in Roi Et, Thailand from November 7 to 12, reached fever pitch on Saturday, with certified ladies’s groups strutting their stuff within the quarterfinals and the boys’s sides contesting quarterfinals and semifinals.
Within the ladies’s occasion, Thailand’s high seeds Patcharaporn Seehawong/Jidapa Bunongkhun, who went down 1-2 within the earlier match in opposition to by Malaysians Ahmad Nizar Farwizah Aina/Nur Auni Maisarah Shamsulrizal, regained the misplaced delight on Saturday as they opened up the day with sensational 2-0 (21-7, 21-19) win in opposition to Kazakhstan’s Laura Kabulbekova/Nadezhda Ivanchenko of their final Pool A match.
The Thai duo continued their exceptional run within the afternoon session after 2-0 (21-11, 21-10) rout of one other Kazakhstan pairing, Angelina Popandopulo/Anastassiya Pushinka, within the quarterfinals.
Patcharaporn and Jidapa will subsequent tackle Suchinna Choemphun/Tassanee Chongyoklang, who within the different quarterfinal conflict demolished Vietnamese Dinh Thi My Nga/Thach Thi Thuy 21-18, 21-19, within the all-Thais semifinals within the Sunday morning.
Thailand’s Salinda Mungkhon/Samitta Simarongnam, who captured the morning win 21-10, 21-9 in a snug 25-minute conflict in opposition to Malaysians Marsyitah Masrizal/Iskandar Noor Aishah, additionally made their mark within the afternoon quarterfinals to breeze previous Kazakhstan’s Kabulbekova/Ivanchenko in a completely one-sided battle 21-9, 21-9 in simply 27 minutes.
Within the Sunday’s semifinals, Salinda/Samitta will face off in opposition to Australian second seeds Jasmine Fleming/Stefanie Fejes, who struggled to beat Chinese language third seeds Yan Xu/Zhou Mingli 2-1 (21-16, 17-21, 15-11) within the quarterfinals.
Earlier, the Australian ladies got here up with their overwhelming abilities to mercilessly crush Singaporeans Ang Hui Ying/Lim Hazel in a totally lopsided affair of their final Pool B encounter 21-8, 21-8 in 25 minutes.
Within the males’s competitors, Kazakhstan’s fourth seeds Todorov/Ryukhov and Australian second seeds Josefsen/Hood arrange the Sunday’s ultimate conflict of the 2 unbeaten groups for the eventual title.
Todorov and Ryukhov had a comeback 2-1 (15-21, 21-18, 15-13) win in opposition to Iranian fifth seeds Alizadeh Koyakhi Mahdi/Zamani Amir Reza within the Saturday morning’s quarterfinals.
The Kazakh pairing nonetheless had one other daunting match within the afternoon semifinal conflict in opposition to Abi Karam Omar/ElChabib Hadi once they survived an enormous scare from the Lebanese duo to lastly seize a hard-fought 2-1 (21-15, 19-21, 15-13) win.
Australians Josefsen and Hood powered previous Iranians Ali Ghorbanpasandi/Naseri Habib 2-0 (21-15, 21-11) within the quarterfinals and remained heading in the right direction following their comeback 2-1 (17-21, 21-15, 15-8) victory in opposition to Chinese language Xu Zongqi/Zhou Yongji within the afternoon semifinals.
Sunday, the ultimate day of the double-gender occasion, will see the certified ladies’s groups contesting their semifinals within the morning session, whereas the third-place playoff conflict and the gold-medal match can be held later within the afternoon.
The lads’s third-place playoff encounter and the gold-medal match will happen within the afternoon, adopted by the awards presentation and the closing ceremony.
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