XIAMEN Cheap Air Jordan 4 Black Cat Womens Black For Sale , China, Sept. 24 (Xinhua) -- Aleksandrs Samoilovs and Janis Smedins from Latvia added a third win on Thursday to top their group as men's pool plays came to a close at the FIVB Beach Volleyball Xiamen Open.
In SamoilovsSmedins' final pool match they overcame Austria's Alexander HuberRobin Seidl 2-1 (21-16, 19-21, 15-11) and the win places them top of pool A allowing them to enter directly round two of the single elimination tournament on Friday.
The No. 1 seeds came out strongly at the beginning of the match sending HuberSeidl to every part of the court. Refusing to go without a fight, the Austrian pair stepped up the pace in the second set while SamoilovsSmedins made some unforced errors. Trailing by 20-18, Samoilovs Smedins saved a set point but then a drop shot by Huber ended the set. The Latvians took the early initative in the tie-breaker and held on to win.
"The Austrian team are the strongest opponents in our pool Cheap Air Jordan XXX1 Banned Black Red For Sale , that's why the game was very close. In the first set we were leading all the time, but in the second set we made some mistakes," said Smedins.
In Pool B, USA's Nicholas LucenaPhlip Dalhausser also advanced to the last 16 at the Xiamen Open after fending off Jean-Baptiste DaguerreYannick Salvetti of France in a long battle ending 2-1 (18-21, 21-14, 15-9).
The first set saw good skill at the net from the French pair Cheap Men's Air Jordan XXXI Why Not PE Black Grey For Sale , but Lucena's accurate setting gave way to Dalhausser as the USA hit back to take the second set. Both teams continued to fight hard in the tiebreaker. With LucenaDalhausser leading at 9-7, the match was halted for about three minutes for a medical timeout after Daguerre showed signs of dehydration in hot and humid weather. After the match resumed, the French team could hardly pose serious challenge to their opponents.
"It's very hot, maybe the hottest place that I've ever been. But it's a good game. We gonna play tomorrow, hopefully we will recover," said Lucena.
"It's basically about who wants more Cheap Air Jordan Retro 11 Mens White Ice For Sale , who is doing the hardest in this heat," said Dalhausser. "France is a good team. They played well until everyone is super tired. It doesn't really become volleyball, it just becomes kind of whoever are the toughest, bascially like who wants more."
Lucena and Dalhausser are playing here only their fourth World Tour event as a team together