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18-04-2012

THE ARGENTINE MEN BEACH VOLLEYBALL TEAMS COULD ALSO NOT PASS THE QUALY OF THE FIRST SWATCH FIVB WORLD TOUR STOP

Martín Conde at the Qualy in Brasilia

Brasilia, Brazil, April 18, 2012 - Even though they were near of qualifying for the Main Draw of the first 2012 SWATCH FIVB World Tour stop in Brazil, Santiago Etchegaray-Ian Mehamed were overcome in the first round while Martín Conde-Julián Azaad were eliminated in the second one.

The first round, due to the teams registered had only three matches, and in two of them, the Argentine teams had their first international clashes. Conde - that returned to this competition after four years absence, playing the last time in the year 2008 - and Azaad defeated very easily the Chilean Martínez-Jiménez 2-0 (21-14, 21-12) qualifying for the second round, while Etchegaray-Mehamed faced the Brazilian Luciano-Gilmário and were overcome by the green-yellow jersey team 0-2 (18-21, 17-21).

Then, on the second round, Conde-Azaad had a terrific tie breaker v the Canadian Saxton-Redmann, third favourite Qualy team, and lost 1-2 (10-21, 21-15, 14-16).

On Thursday the first Main Draw of the season will start without Argentine presence. The four Argentine teams (two each gender) fought hard and won experience at the Qualy.

(Photos - SWATCH FIVB World Tour)

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