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20-06-2014

FIVB BEACH GRAND SLAM IN BERLIN WITH GALLAY-KLUG AT THE 9TH PLACE

Argentina fought a very equal match v Brazil

Berlin, Germany, June 20, 2014 - Double celebration for Argentina today in Germany. First the Argentine Ana Gallay-Georgina Klug equalled their best performance at a FIVB Beach Grand Slam, topping first their preliminary round at the Main Draw of the Berlin stop and then directly in second round, finishing 9th after a very tough match v the experienced Brazilian pair Juliana Da Silva-Maria Antonelli in a very exciting tie-breaker match. And second, the Argentine Seniors' overcame Germany at the FIVB World League in straight sets.

The Argentine pair won the first set and nearly won the match but the international experience of the Brazilian team played against their nerves in the third short set. The match ended 2-1 (16-21, 21-15, 15-12) with the Argentine pair being eliminated of this competition at their best record and giving them more and more experience facing the best teams of the World.

Brazil meanwhile, showing their top level qualified three pairs out of eight Quarter-Final teams. At that stage still participate teams from Australia, Czech Republic, USA, China and the local Germany.

The first 9th place for this quite new Argentine pair that got together beginning of last year was in Shanghai Grand Slam - the second stop of this 2014 season. Now Gallay-klug added 360 points to their FIVB World Ranking.

Berlin Grand Slam: Photos FeVA

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