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Beach Junior Worlds – main draw

Posted by devo on September 18, 2009

Beach FIVB_WCHSAussie teams Maria Fe ARTACHO DEL SOLAR & Jenny SADLER, and Chris MCHUGH & Luke SMITH will hit the beach today in the main draw of the Beach Junior World Championships. The teams need to win two of their matches to guarantee progressing in the championships. (Originally posted 17/09/09)

From the women’s pool D draw:

  • Brunner-Heidrich SUI [4] def Artacho-Sadler AUS [9] 2-0 (21-14, 21-13) Unfortunately, that is the end of the tournament for the girls.
  • Artacho-Sadler AUS [9] lost to Culav-Laboureur GER [21] 0-2 (8-21, 12-21)
  • Artacho-Sadler AUS [9] lost to Martinez-RAMIREZ MEX [16] 0-2 (23-25, 17-21)

From the men’s pool K draw:

  • SMITH-McHugh AUS [17] def MJURAKAMI-Hasegawa JPN [20]2-0 (21-13, 21-6) That puts the guys through to the next round.
  • Lupo-Biga ITA [5] lost to  SMITH-McHugh AUS [17] 1-2 (18-21, 21-19, 11-15)
  • Kadziola-Szalankiewicz POL [8] def SMITH-McHugh AUS [17] 2-0 (21-18, 21-15)

That puts the guys through to Round 1 of the elimination competition, where they will play Marshall-Schachter (CAN) at 7pm AEST on Saturday. more@fivb

Artacho & Sadler

Artacho & Sadler

Chris McHugh & Luke Smith

Chris McHugh & Luke Smith

Pictures courtesy fivb – click to enlarge.

6 Responses to “Beach Junior Worlds – main draw”

  1. Murph said

    Artacho and Sadler lost a close match, 23-25, 17-21

    Jen and Maria Fe would be about 3 years under age for this event wouldn’t they?

    • Volleyball Athlete said

      I’m pretty sure Sadler and Artacho are both U/17 (I think I saw them playing at AJVC), so turning 16 this year.

      Correct me if I’m wrong.

      • SA Volleyball Mum said

        The girls are both 16 but none the less brilliant players and I wish them both the very best!! Good luck girls.

  2. Murph said

    Haha! Now the boys come back and beat the 5th seeded Italians (told you they should have been seeded 2) 2-1 (21-18, 19-21 and 15-11)

    Huge and Smith just need to get over the winless Japanese to go through to the next round.

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