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Indonesian top seeds shine on first day of Langkawi main draw

 
Indonesian top seeds claim two wins on the first day of the main draw at the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Langkawi Open
Langkawi, Malaysia, April 27, 2018 – Indonesia’s Mohammad Ashfiya/Ade Rachmawan stood out among the seeded teams in the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Langkawi Open 1-star, posting two wins on the first day of the main draw competition at Pantai Cenang on Friday.



Top seeds Candra/Ashfiya prevailed in their three-setter against Poland’s Sebastian Kaczmarek/Adrian Sdebel 2-1 (21-17, 17-21, 15-12) before they trounced Canada’s Felipe Humana-Paredes/Cameron Wheelan 2-0 (24-22, 21-17) in Pool A.

The Indonesian pair finished second at the FIVB World Tour Satun 1-star in Thailand.

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Yesterday’s two-match winners in the qualification round Petr Bakhnar/Taras Myskiv of Russia, Max-Jonas Karpa/Milan Sievers of Germany and Simon Fruhbauer/Jorg Wutzl held their winning streaks in the other pool play matches.

Bakhnar/Myskiv defeated two Thai pairs Surin Jongklang/Adisorn Khaolumtarn 2-0 (21-17, 21-12) and Nuttanon Inkiew/Sedtawat Padsawud 2-1 (23-25, 21-19, 15-10) in Pool B.

Karpa/Sievers beat Sweden’s Martin Appelgren/Simon Bowman 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 15-12) and Indonesia’s Danangsyah Pribadi/Gilang Ramadhan 2-1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-11) in Pool C, while Fruhbauer/Wutzl also emerged in two three-set matches against Malaysia’s Rafi Asruki Nordin/Raja Nazmi Saifudding 2-1 (17-21, 24-22, 15-10) and Germany’s Paul Becker/Eric Stadie 2-1 (19-21, 21-16, 15-6) in Pool D.



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