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25-04-2012

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE GROWTH SHOWN BY THE ARGENTINE WOMEN TEAMS IN CHINA SWATCH FIVB WORLD TOUR QUALY

Good performance for Gallay-Zonta in China

Sanya, China, April 25, 2012 - Even though both Argentine Women Teams finished their participation at the Qualy of the Olympic Bay Sanya Open beach volleyball stop of the SWATCH FIVB World League, they showed improvement with better performance at international level on their way to the Olympic dream to be played in Argentina, beginning June v Uruguay with the winner getting the ticket for London 2012. In China Ana Gallay-Virginia Zonta obtained their first victory at world beach volleyball competition. Luciana Forguez-Gabriela Albano even though they also could not qualify for the Main Draw, all four showed they are on the right path growing steadily.

After playing at the World Tour twice - 2011/12 - Gallay-Zonta faced in China, in their second 2012 international World Tour stop, one of the only two matches of the first Round of the Qualy. There, in a terrific match they defeated the host team of Chunmei Huang-Jingxian Situ in a tie breaker coming from behind that finished 2-1 (19-21, 21-18, 15-11).

In the second round their rivals from Finland, Emilia and Erika Nystrom - second favourite team at the Qualy - also in an amazing tie-breaker they were defeated 1-2 (18-21, 21-16, 13-15) in what could be their second victory as it was a very levelled match.

Forguez-Albano played directly the second round v the Mexican Bibiana Candelas-Mayra García that overcame them quite easily 0-2 (16-21, 9-21).

(SWATCH FIVB World Tour Photos)

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