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18-01-2012

FUNES-DE ELORZA WON THE U 18 BEACH VOLLEYBALL CIRCUIT STOP IN MAR DEL PLATA TOWARDS THEIR DEVELOPMENT

All the U 18 teams in Mar del Plata prior to their compeetition

Mar del Plata, Argentina, January 18, 2012 - Beach Volleyball fever does not stop in Playa Grande. This Wednesday, in the "usual" beach volleyball venue, over 5,000 people enjoyed watching the U 18 Beach Volleyball Circuit stop showing future talented promises in sand volleyball. Facundo Funes - Samuel De Elorza won the title of this grass-root category.

All beach volleyball activity including seniors' and grass-root both gender activities is organized by the Argentine Volleyball Federation (FeVA) through out its National Beach Volleyball Secretariat and in Mar del Plata the EMDeR support has been the great tool for a week full of volleyball that thanks to the great audiences that watch all the competitions, coming from the whole country as tourist help the main goal to be fulfilled, broadcasting. The National Sponsors and the Sport Secretariat of the Buenos Aires Province. no doubt, have been also very important.

This Wednesday 16 U 18 teams participated in the first round - divided in four pools of four teams each to play afterwards quarter-finals, semi-finals and final matches to make a total of 32 matches played along the date with wind as a special seasoning to make matches even more exciting.

The four pools were won by Baldellou-Ghiglione, Mocayar-Aveiro, Funes-De Elorza and Aulisi-Lloret, also winners of Quarter-finals.

Then both semi-final matches were very levelled. In the first match, Funes-De Elorza, after qualifying in the first stop of the seniors' men stop Main Draw now defeated the first ranked grass-root team of the country, from Rosario, Baldellou-Ghiglione, 2-1 (16-18, 18-14, 15-13). On the second match, Mocayar-Aveiro defeated the U 16 Champions (played the previous day in the same venue) Aulisi-Lloret, 2-0 (18-13, 18-16).

Storm seemed to come very quickly so the organization decided to cancel the bronze medal match playing directly the final match. From Mendoza, Emir Mocayar-Leandro Aveiro started with the right foot but coming from behind the local team, Funes-De Elorza reacted to take the match to a tie-breaker definition.

It was a tied and exciting third set where Funes-De Elorza made good use of the win to win 15-12 with strong serving.

RESULTS:

FIRST ROUND

- Pool A
Baldellou-Ghiglione a Fasciglioni-Giola 25-9
Madrid-Gazaba a Ranelucci-Ramírez 25-14
Baldellou-Ghiglione a Madrid-Gazaba 25-15
Ranelucci-Ramírez a Fasciglioni-Giola 25-16
Baldellou-Ghiglione a Ranelucci-Ramírez 25-15
Madrid-Gazaba a Fasciglioni-Giola 25-14

- Pool B
Mocayar-Aveiro a Kolevich-Cosulich 25-18
Santa María-Fazio a Rivero-Layus 25-23
Mocayar-Aveiro a Santa María-Fazio 25-20
Kolevich-Cosulich a Rivero-Layus 25-16
Mocayar-Aveiro a Rivero-Layus 25-21
Kolevich-Cosulich a Santa María-Fazio 25-22

Pool C
Aulisi-Lloret a Taboada-Stefancic 25-10
Espíndola-Murillo a Figliuolo-Aulisi 25-11
Aulisi-Lloret a Espíndola-Murillo 25-22
Figliuolo-Aulisi a Taboada-Stefancic 28-26
Aulisi-Lloret a Figliuolo-Aulisi 25-11
Espíndola-Murillo a Taboada-Stefancic 25-12

Pool D
Funes-De Elorza a Forconi-Rodríguez 25-8
Unchalo-Tosini a Figallo-Fazio 25-12
Funes-De Elorza a Figallo-Fazio 25-8
Unchalo-Tosini a Forconi-Rodríguez 25-8
Funes-De Elorza a Unchalo-Tosini 25-18
Figallo-Fazio a Forconi-Rodríguez 25-20

Quarter-Finals:
Baldellou-Ghiglione
a Unchalo Tosini 25-10
Funes-De Elorza a Madrid-Gazaba 25-12
Aulisi-Lloret a Kolevich-Cosulich 27-25
Mocayar-Aveiro a Espíndola-Murillo 25-14

Semi-Finals:
Baldellou-Ghiglione vs Funes-De Elorza 1-2 (18-16, 14-18, 13-15)
Mocayar-Aveiro vs Aulisi-Lloret 2-0 (18-13, 18-16)

Final:
Funes-De Elorza vs Mocayar-Aveiro 2-1 (15-18, 18-10, 15-12)

Final Ranking:
1) Funes-De Elorza
2) Mocayar-Aveiro
3) Baldellou-Ghiglione
Aulisi-Lloret
5) Unchalo-Tosini
Madrid-Gazaba
Kolevich-Cosulich
Espíndola-Murillo
9) Ranelucci-Ramírez
Santa María-Fazio
Figliuolo-Aulisi
Figallo-Fazio
13) Fasciglioni-Giola
Rivero-Layus
Taboada-Stefancic
Forconi-Rodríguez

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