Saint-Denis, La Réunion, France, June 19, 2010 - China clinched their first win of the 2010 FIVB World League with a 3-1 (16-25, 25-22, 25-22, 25-22) win over France at home in La Reunion on Saturday night.
French Spiker Antonin Rouzier, who has missed the last three matches, returned for the side in the only change to the two sides.
Like the first match, France took the lead early on and Jean-Stéphane Tolar secured the set for the home side with a spike on the last point.
China improved their reception in the second and took the lead. Both teams were equal up to 20-20 before Chinese captain Shen Quiong rallied his troops and saw out the set with a spike to secure the second win.
China carried their momentum through to the third set and despite France pushing the visitors close, Romain Vadeleux missed his serve to hand the Chinese the frame.
The fourth saw both sides continue to pull equal before China clinched the win with a fantastic block from Liang Chunlong.
The win takes China above France in Pool B where Serbia remain on top with Italy second.