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World Grand Prix 2002 - Press Info

Match Descriptive

Russia beat Cuba 3-1 (14-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-20) - duration 1:34
13-Jul, start time: 15:40, end time: 17:14 - Attendance: 3,000
Russia took this match 3-1(14-25, 25-18, 25-16, 25-20) from Cuba
The serve of Cuba played an unexpected role and destroyed the combination of Russian team in the first set. Cuba continue their powerful serve at the beginning to get 4 points in a row, giving their opponent a great pressure and Russioa lost several points by their own errors. Cuba won the first set by a great margin 25-14.

In the second set, Cuba contined to strenthen their serve, but the stability weared down and Russian team's strong block made their points increased. Finally, the power of serve between two teams seems changed. Russia took the set 25-18.

In the third set, both sides paid more and more attention on serving. All of them showed their real standard. Russsian team depended on their brilliant block leading the set. Russian team took the thirs set 25-16.

The scores crossed up one by one in the fourth set. Russia enjoyed their chance to win the fourth set 25-20.