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First victory of Gallay-Klug v Germany in Anapa

Anapa, Russia, July 24, 2013 - Today's reality of the Argentine Ana Gallay-Georgina Klug beach volleyball pair could not be better. This Wednesday, at the start of the Main Draw of the Open Anapa World Tour stop, the Argentine pair obtained two victories, that qualified them for the first round. They are one of the eight teams that started undefeated this important competition that helps them win international experience.

At their debut in Pool E, the Argentine girls (that stand as 5th favourite team in the competition in another sign of their improvement at international level) overcame the German Behrens-Seyfferth 2-1 (21-15, 18-21, 15-11).

As usual on the FIVB competitions, Gallay-Klug played a second match on the first date, this time with a victory, also by tie-break over the Japanese Miyagwa-Kusano, 16-21, 22-20, 15-9.

This double victory put the Argentine girls on top of the Pool and if this Thursday they obtain a new victory v the host team of Chaika-Syrtseva, they will keep the first ranked place playing directly the second round. If they lose this match, they could finish second or third in the pool and therefore they must play the first round of the open competition.

This Thursday, meanwhile there will be the men's debut in Anapa of four more Argentine players: Ian Mehamed-Julian Azaad on one sie and Facundo Del Coto-Pablo Bianchi on the other. They also start at the Main Draw in Pools B and D, respectively.

Women Open of Anapa, Russia 2013: Results - Ranking
Photos: FeVA - FIVB