Thai beach volleyball team eyes top 10 finish in Phuket
Phuket, Thailand, October 3, 2013 - Thailand’s No 1 women’s beach volleyball team of Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee are looking to achieve a top ten finish at the FIVB Beach Volleyball, Phuket Thailand Open powered by PTT, which will be staged later this month on Karon beach, Phuket from 29 October to 3 November.
A total of five Thai teams have entered the tournament with the number one team joined in the main draw by Rumpaipreut Numwong and Khanittha Hongpak, and returning veterans Usa Tenpaksee and Yupa Phokongploy. The other two teams Srinuch Kawfong and Saowaros Tangkaeo as well as Ariya Laosaengsa and Kitja Khantarak will enter the qualifying draw.
This year is the
first time that Varapatsorn Radarong and Tanarattha Udomchavee have seriously
competed in beach volleyball Open and Grand Slam events. They currently stand
at no 40 in the world rankings and they have already made history becoming the
first Thai team ever to achieve a top 5 finish in an international beach
volleyball tournament. They achieved this feat at the recently held Anapa Open
in Russia, a repeat of their fifth place finish at the 27th University Games in
Their coach Mr.
Petcharat Putsorn believes that Varapatsorn and Tanarattha should be able to
improve to 35 in the world rankings by the year end.
The Thai teams will also be supporting some of the grass root activities in Phuket such as the PTT beach Volleyball Clinic and PTT Schools Cup.