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Serbia's experience defeats Tunisian spirit


Tunisia's Malek Chekir and Tayeb Korbosli showing high spirit in reception against Serbis in Pool C

Izmir, Turkey, August 24, 2013 – Serbia without their resting big gun Uros Kovacevic outclassed fighting Tunisia in a tough straight setter (25-17, 27-25, 26-24) in Pool C match of the FIVB Men's U21 World Championship at Ataturk Hall in Izmir, Turkey on Saturday.

Tunisia led in both the second and third sets before they lost the crucial points for small mistakes.

Mihajlo Stankovic led Serbia 's scorers with 17 points, while Tunisia's center who played as an outside hitter to replace injured captain Ousama Mrika was the best from his side.

 Although Serbian coach gave rest to some players like the captain senior team promising star Uros Kovacevic, Serbia controlled the net action in the first set and widely led throughout the set through the efficient spikes of outside hitter Milan Katic and opposite Drazen Luburic to win the set comfortably 25-17.

 Tunisia came back aggressively at the beginning of the second set as they led steadily through their proper reception and backline defence. Their outside hitter Malek Chekir played a great role with spikes from all positions beside Elyes Garfi. They lost two set points before Serbia succeeded to come back and succeeded to win the set following two spikes from Mihajlo Stankovic 27-25.

 Tunisia made it a tight start also in the third set with Elyes Garfi playing a great role with his powerfull attacks, but like the second set Serbia came on time through winning the crucial match points to win narrowly 26-24.

 

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