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Girls under 18 2003 - Press Info

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Thailand beat Serbia & Montenegro 3-2 (25-16, 22-25, 25-18, 20-25, 15-13) - duration 1:59
13-Aug, start time: 15:05, end time: 17:04 - Attendance: 170
SURPRISING VICTORY OF AN ASIAN TEAM
The team from Serbia & Montenegro needed one set to get used to the Asian way of playing. They made many unforced mistakes in the first part and could not work out the Thai tactics, which resulted in their loss 16:25. They recovered their confidence in the second set, throughout which they kept up slight advantage and eventually won 25:22. In the third set the girls from Thailand struck back and at no stage allowed Serbia and Montenegro to gain any advantage. The team from Serbia and Montenegro was beaten by seven points. However the Balkan team did not want to acknowledge the loss and fought fiercely to win the next set. They accomplished the task beating the Thai team 25:20. Both teams fought ferociously for the victory in the tie break. The Asian team turned out to be better and beat the team from Serbia & Montenegro 15:13. Therefore, this match was for the Serbia & Montenegro team the last one in this Championship. Thailand goes through to the quaterfinals.