10 Teams Secure Tickets to the FIVB U21 Beach Championships in Asia

  0 Kenedy McGrath | March 13th, 2017 | Beach, News, Pro Beach

Qualifying spots were up for grabs at the March 4th Asian U21 Beach Volleyball Championships in Roi Et, Thailand, with the top 5 teams from each gender securing a ticket to the U21 World Championships in Nanjing, China. This was a 3 day, double-gender tournament that also served as the Asian qualification round for the FIVB U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships in China happening in July.

The men’s title went to Australian duo Paul Burnett and Marcus Ferguson by way of defeating Thailand’s top team, Marudet Buntem/Jatoopon Saenyoot, in the finals. This was Marudet’s second year playing in the finals – last year he lost to China’s Zhao Chaowei/ Tan Tingyuan.

Thailand’s #3 team Konsiphong/ Keattisak won the bronze and defeated Iran’s top seed Aghajani-Ghasab/ Firouzoourbabdpei.

Thailand’s 3rd seeded women’s duo, Pawarun Chanthawichai and Thatsarida Singchuea, won the gold medal for the women’s side and upheld the honor of the host nation by defeating Japan’s top seeded team, Reika Murakami/Hana Deguchi.

Indonesia’s Maria Dwiningtyas/ Rahayu Vitria Dwi won the bronze.

The top 5 teams from each gender have a secured ticket to the 2017 FIVB U21 Beach Volleyball World Championships in Nanjing, China.

1. Paul Burnett/Marcus Ferguson (Australia 1)
2. Marudet Buntem/Jatoopon Saenyoot (Thailand 1)
3. Konsiphong Vaikuntha-anuchit/Keattisak Naksompol (Thailand 3)
4.Alireza Aghajani-Ghasab/Javad Firouzpourbabdpei (Iran 1)
5. Justin Schumann/Mitchessl Wakefield (Australia 2)
6.Ilham Akbar/Dimas Agung Wirachmat (Indonesia)
7. Liu Chuanyong/Tao ChengAn (China 1)
8.Yekor Dmitriyev/Yerlan Yelubayev (Kazakhstan 1)
9. Phanupong Thanan/Pichakon Narathon (Thailand 4)
10. Wu Jinsong/Lu TianYu (China 2)
11. Oman 1
12. Hong Kong 1
13. Oman 2 and Sri Lanka 1
15. Thailand 2 and Kazakhstan 2
17. Hong Kong 2; Iran 2; Sri Lanka 2; Qatar; Singapore; Maldives and Vietnam
1. Pawarun Chanthawichai/Thatsarida Singchuea (Thailand 3)
2. Reika Murakami/Hana Deguchi (Japan 1)
3. Maria Dwiningtyas/Vitria Dwi Rahayu (Indonesia)
4. Joe Ioti/Toko Sherysyn (Vanuatua)
5. Sirinuch Kawfong/Saranya Laesood (Thailand 1)
6. Kanyanee Kaewkepkham/Phatsurinyo Inchaiya (Thailand 4)
7. Cao Shuting/Wang Jiaxi (China 1)
8. Caitlin Bettenay/Rebecca Ingram (Australiai 1)
9. Kaewta Noramart/Nasuda Janmong (Thailand 2)
10. Antonia Harrison/Emma Marumaru-Flynn (New Zealand)
11. Reina Tokoku/Miyu Kikuchi (Japan 2)
12. Tsang Tsz Hung/Ng Wing Laam (Hong Kong 2)
13. Australia 2 and Vietnam
15. China 2 and Sri Lanka 2
17. Singapore; Sri Lanka 1 and Hong Kong 1.








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About Kenedy McGrath

Kenedy McGrath

Started writing for volleymob in December 2016 Graduated from Virginia Tech with a B.A. in Multimedia Communications on a full-ride volleyball scholarship as a libero. Originally from Hermosa Beach, California Kenedy started to play indoor and beach volleyball at 9 years-old. She first began as a setter and then realized being only 5'5 …

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