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Men's Italian Open 2001  
Lignano, 11 - 15 July
New champions crowned in Italy

BEACH VOLLEYBALL FIVB WORLD TOUR 2001
Italy Open, Men, in Lignano Sabbiadoro 11-15 July

New champions crowned in Italy

Lignano Sabbiadoro, 15-July 2001 - Baracetti-Conde (ARG) were crowned champions of the 2001 Italy Open. This is the first victory for the new team of Baracetti-Conde in 2001. In the final the Argentinean pair defeated Ricardo-Loiola (BRA) 2-0 (21-17, 21-16) in 40 minutes. Mariano Baracetti was awarded the Speedo Trophy as the best player of the tournament.

Today, over 12,000 spectators enjoyed the perfect weather (32C and sunny), the beautiful scenery of Lignano Sabbiadoro and the spectacular play of the best beach volleyball players in the world.

In the bronze medal match, Emanuel-Tande (BRA) were victorious against the American team of Wong-Metzger 2-0 (21-19, 21-12) in 38 minutes. This bronze medal is the fifth consecutive medal for Emanuel-Tande in five FIVB World Tour events in 2001.

In the first semi-final, earlier in the day, Baracetti-Conde defeated Wong-Metzger 2-0 (21-15, 21-15) in 43 minutes while Emanuel-Tande lost to Ricardo-Loiola 0-2 (17-21, 15-21) in 37 minutes in the second semi-final.