Germans Behlen/Schneider Win Phnom Penh Gold in FIVB Tour Debut

  0 Wendy Mayer | May 06th, 2018 | FIVB World Tour, News, Pro Beach

Phnom Penh Two-Star

Germans Anna Behlen/Sarah Schneider made quite a splash in their FIVB World Tour debut, taking home the gold medal at the two-star Anchor International Beach Volleyball Carnival after a rallying for a three-set win in the championship match on Sunday.

The duo, which started the tournament in qualification rounds, bested New Zealand’s Julia Tilly/Alice Bain in straight sets in the semifinals to set up the championship matchup with third-seeded Japanese pair Sayaka Mizoe/Suzuka Hashimoto. Behlen/Schneider won six straight-set affairs to set up the gold medal meeting.

The three-set affair with Behlen/Schneider was the second of the day for the Japanese pair, which outlasted Russians Ksenia Dabizha/Daria Mastikova in a semifinal tiebreak just a few hours earlier.

The Russian pair went on earn the bronze with a straight set win over the Kiwis. The podium finish was the second straight for Dabizha/Mastikova, who won the Langkawi One-Star just one week ago.


Gold Medal

Anna Behlen/Sarah Schneider (Germany) def. Suzuka Hashimoto/Sayaka Mizoe (Japan) 17-21, 21-9, 15-8


Bronze Medal

Ksenia Dabizha/Daria Mastikova (Russia) def. Alice Bain/Julia Tilley (New Zealand) 21-19, 21-8



Anna Behlen/Sarah Schneider (Germany) def. Alice Bain/Julia Tilley (New Zealand) 21-16, 21-15

Suzuka Hashimoto/Sayaka Mizoe (Japan) def. Suzuka Hashimoto/Sayaka Mizoe (Japan) 21-13, 17-21, 17-15


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Wendy Mayer

Wendy Mayer has worked in athletics media relations for the last 20 years. The Northwest Missouri State alumna is currently senior writer for after spending the last 15 years with Purdue athletics.

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