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Australia, Indonesia, Japan and China advance to AVC Continental Cup semis

Japan needed the golden set to move on to the semifinals
Fuzhou, China, June 22, 2012 – Australia, Indonesia, Japan and China have ousted their respective opponents to advance to the semifinals of the AVC Men’s Beach Volleyball Continental Cup Final at Min River Park on Friday.

Australia uncovered a solid campaign to oust Kazakhstan. The Australians took advantage of the weary condition that the Kazakhs suffered from their previous match against New Zealand. Cristopher McHugh and Joshua Slack upheld the Australian dynamism by effortlessly defeating the tandems of Kazakhstan’s Dimitriy Yakovlev and Alexey Kuleshov 2-0 (21-15, 21-14), and Alexandr Dyanchenko and Alexey Sidorenko 2-0 (21-19, 21-16).

The other Australian duo of Sam Boehm and Isaac Kapa faced a good challenge by Dyachenko/Sidorenko until the end of the tiebreaker, but their efforts were good enough to put the game away from Kazakhstan 2-1 (22-20, 16-21, 16-14).

China coped with their duty to rout Thailand in all three matches. Zhou Shun and Li Jian had the opportunity to show its wares by easily defeating Panupong Toyam and Teerapat Pollueang 2-0 (21-15, 21-16), but had more difficulty in the hands of Sittichai Sangkhachot and Prathip Sukto 2-1 (18-21, 21-18, 15-11).

As Australia and China both aced its matches, Indonesia and Japan had to thread the needle to move on to the next round.

Oman’s first team of Badar Said Abdullah Al Subhi and Haitham Khalfan Abdulla Al Shereiqi were successful on their first outing against the Indonesian pair Dian Putra Santosa and Fahriansyah Fahriansyah 2-0 (21-18, 21-19) but failed to outwit the energetic pair Koko Prasetyo Darkuncoro and Ade Rachmawan in three sets.

Koko/Chandra and Dian/Fahri had no problems defeating the other Omani pair Hassan Al Balushi and Ahmed Khadoum Al Hosni to secure a seat at the semifinals.

The duel between Japan and Iran is comparable to a ping-pong game as they exchanged wins in the first four matches that forced them to play the golden set where Japan eventually prevailed.

The semifinal match-ups will see top seeds Australia going up against Indonesia while Japan will try to prove themselves against the host team China.


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