Head Coach Masayoshi Manabe: Our players were very concentrated before and during the game. Our serve reception was stable and our services were also very good.
Captain Erika Araki: Today was a game after two consecutive defeats, and today we did not make many mistakes and worked as a team.
Maiko Sakashita: After two consecutive losses we tried to improve our play, the players and staff together, so I am really glad to win.
Head Coach Avital Selinger: Compared to the previous two matches we started very well, so the team was prepared and started very decisively. For some reason, instead of maintaining and continuing this domination, we made the classic mistake by letting go and making unforced errors and bad decisions at crucial moments. Japan gained confidence, got into a rhythm and got the fans behind them. From then it was very tough because the momentum shifted.
Captain Manon Flier: Japan did a really good job. I think we started off pretty well but after a while Japan started to serve very well and we did not resolve the balls. I guess we were overwhelmed, and I don’t know why. It seems like they (Japan) wanted to win more than we did, and for that I am really disappointed.