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Mighty China keeps it past fighting Tunisia in a comfortable straight-set encounter

Chinese Wang Yang overpowers the smaller Tunisian blockers with her spike.

Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand, July 11, 2009 – Reigning and three-time world champions China pulled off a sensational 25-15 25-10 25-13 win over the lacklustrous African champions Tunisia.
 The Chinese, whose height average is 184cm against the smaller-made rivals’ 176cm, utilized their height advantage to spike devastatingly and block solidly to take the initial 5-1 lead. Tunisia hit back bravely, with Rahma Snoussi producing well-placed serves to score successive three points to help her team catch China at 7-7. It was as if the Tunisians mounted a strong comeback this time. Still, the Chinese recovered in time to tighten their defence and simultaneously came out with relentless aggressive spikes to move ahead 16-12. As Tunisia became more prone with unforced spiking and serving errors, China sailed home fast to claim the set 25-15.
 The second set was totally dominated by China. Leading commandingly 14-7, the Chinese maintained their poise. Hard-attacking Wang Ying hit like lightning to stretch the lead to 21-7 before winning the set 25-10, again with ease.
 It was a close battle briefly in the beginning of the third set, but the Asian powerhouse proved a cut above the less-experienced rivals. They attacked and boosted well, making the most of the game. Despite a strong challenge from Tunisia, China was too strong for the challengers to eventually beat the African side 25-13 and the easy match.



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