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Russian and Latvians set to clash in Anapa final

Viacheslav Krasilnikov had plenty to shout about after reaching the Anapa Open final
Anapa, Russia, June 1, 2014 – Russia’s Konstantin Semenov and Viacheslav Krasilnikov will meet Latvia’s Martins Plavins and Aleksandrs Solovejs in the Anapa Open final after winning their semifinals on Sunday. 

Both sides won in two sets; Semenov and Krasilnikov beat Switzerland’s Philip Gabathuler and Mirco Gerson 2-0 (21-19, 21-18), while Plavins and Solovejs defeated another Swiss side, Sebastien Chevallier and Alexei Strasser.

The gold medal match begins at 15.00 local time (12.00BST) and both sides are pursuing their first FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour medals of the season. 

The all-Swiss bronze medal match begins at 14.00 local time. 

The double-gender US$150,000 FIVB Anapa Open in Russia runs from Tuesday, May 27 through to Sunday June 1 and the top three teams in each gender receive 250, 225 and 200 world ranking points. It is the fifth event and the fourth Open on the 2014 FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour calendar, which features nine Grand Slams and 11 Open tournaments.

The 2014 World Tour began at the Fuzhou Open in China in April and concludes at the Durban Open in South Africa in December. Next up on the World Tour calendar is the Moscow Grand Slam which runs from June 11-15.


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