Al Rayyan Wins First-Ever Arab Men’s Club Championship

  0 Carly DeMarque | March 07th, 2018 | Asian Volleyball, International Volleyball, News

In the 36th edition of the Arab Men’s Club Championships, Qatar’s Al Rayyan has won the title for the first time in the club’s history. Al Rayyan took down the home team Esperance Sportive de Tunis in a three-set sweep 3-0, (25-22, 25-18, 25-23) to take home the title.

Throughout the tournament, Al Rayyan was a force to be reckoned with, not losing a single set. Al Rayyan showed their dominance to enter the title match with a strong sweep over Saudi Arabia’s Al Hilal 3-0, (25-15, 25-14, 25-18).

For the bronze medal of the competition, Al Hilal took the victory over Al-Arabi from Qatar in a hotly contested five-set match 3-2, (25-22, 25-20, 20-25, 21-25, 15-12). The Saudi Arabian team nearly blew their 2-0 match lead by letting the Qatari side fight their way back to a fifth and deciding set.

Earning the MVP spot in the tournament was Marcus Vinicius of Brazil.

Tournament Awards

MVP – Marcus Vinícius (BRA; Al Rayyan, QAT)

Best Setter – Miloš Stevanović (Al Rayyan)

Best Opposite – Raydel Poey (CUB; Al Hilal, KSA)

Best Middle Blocker 1 – Hosni Karamosly (Esperance, TUN)

Best Middle Blocker 2 – Ibrahim Mohamed Said (Al Arabi, QAT)

Best Outside Hitter 1 – Elyes Karamosly (Esperance, TUN)

Best Outside Hitter 2 – Ahmed Al Bakheet (Al Hilal, KSA)

Best Libero – Sulaiman Saed Saad (Al Rayyan, QAT)

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About Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque

Carly DeMarque has been involved with competitive volleyball for the majority of her life, playing competitively at the club and collegiate level for 15 years and coaching club for five. Now a retired Division I volleyball athlete out of McNeese State University, she continues her volleyball enthusiasm by stepping back into …

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