Tough day for Aussies at U21 World Championships
It was a tough outing for our Aussie juniors on day two of competition at the U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Thailand.
Jasmine Fleming and Kayla Mears started the day strong, with a thrilling three set come from behind win over Czech team Brinkova/Neuschaeferova.
But the Aussies were unable to put wins on the board, despite some close matches and hard fought battles.
With wins under their belt in the pool stages, Fleming/Mears and Stevens/Fejes have both made their way through to the Round of 24, with the final men’s pool matches to be played on Friday morning.
DAY 2 SCHEDULE
Fleming/Mears (AUS) d Brinkova/Neuschaeferova (CZE) 2:1 (18-21, 21-19, 15-7)
Stevens/Fejes (AUS) def by Mafe/Carol (BRA) 0:2 (22-24, 17-21)
Howat/Bushby (AUS) def by Florczyk/Lejawa (POL) 0:2 (22-24, 20-22)
Pearse/Josefsen (AUS) def by Maia.G/Leite (POR) 1:2 (21-13, 11-21, 14-16)
Fleming/Mears (AUS) def by Khmil/Lazarenko (UKR) 0:2 (35-37, 17-21)
Stevens/Fejes (AUS) def by Gottardi/Tega (ITA) 0:2 (21-23, 17-21)
DAY 3 SCHEDULE
12.50pm AEDT – Howat/Bushby (AUS) v Gutierrez M/Viera (ESP)
1.40pm AEDT – Pearse/Josefsen (AUS) v Netitorn/M.Wachirawit (THA)
3.30pm AEDT – Fleming/Mears (AUS) v White/Godwin (USA)
3.30pm AEDT – Stevens/Fejes (AUS) v Nourse N./Anderson (USA)
Live streaming for some courts is available via the Thailand Volleyball Association Youtube – click here