in a row for Baracetti-Conde
Marseille 22 July - Marseille,
host of the highly successful 1999 Beach
Volleyball World Championships, was the
venue for the sixth World Tour event of
the year, Marseilles eighth since 1994.
Argentinean pairing of Baracetti-Conde
continued with their outstanding form of
Lignano, Italy to take
their second consecutive World Tour win.
Coming into the event seeded tenth, they
disposed of Heyer-Egger
M. (SUI) 2-0 (21-19, 21-18) in their first
match, then followed up with straight-set
wins over Roberto Lopes-Franco (BRA),
Kobel-Heuscher (SUI), Laciga P.-Laciga M.
(SUI) and Wong-Metzger (USA).
an even match against Brazilians Emanuel/Tande,
Baracetti and Conde made some crucial
defensive plays at the end of both sets to
win the match and their second final 2:0
French audience was on its feet during a
one-and-a-half-hour marathon playoff
between two American teams for the third
place. Wong and Metzger finally taking the
third set against their countrymen Blanton
and Fonoimoana 2:1 (31-33, 21-13, 15-11).