FIVB Volleyball Girls' U18 World Championship

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China reach semifinals with straight set win over Brazil

Zhang Zhejia produced an impressive performance in the victory of China over Brazil on Friday

Tijuana, Mexico, July 5, 2013 – China outlasted Brazil in straight sets (34-32, 25-16, 25-22) to book a spot in the semifinal phase of the FIVB Boys’ U19 World Championship at Baja California High Performance Center on Friday evening.

Supported by members of the Chinese community of Tijuana and Mexicali, China team overcame a tough first set battle to comfortably win the next two sets by establishing their fast tempo style.

Tang Chuanhang was the top scorer for China with 17 points, all via spikes, but the best player on the court was without doubt Zhang Zhejia who registered six blocks and three aces and totaled 16 points. Xia Runtao chipped in with ten.

Brazil’s Douglas Souza and Fabio Rodriguez concluded the contest with 13 and 12 points respectively.

China held a huge 9-2 difference in blocks and also was the better team in aces (3-1) and in positive attacks (46-42).

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