Thai tandem reaches Phnom Penh semifinals

Phnom Penh, Cambodia, February 23, 2019 – Thailand’s Tanarattha Udomchavee and Rumpaipruet Numwong rallied from a set down to beat the Czech Republic’s Martina Bonnerova and Martina Maixnerova 2-1 (22-20, 11-21, 11-15) to advance to the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Phnom Penh 2-star semifinals.

The Thai pair started with a 2-0 (21-18, 21-17) win against Chinese Taipei’s Kou Nai-Han and Liu Pi Hsin on Saturday morning before reaching their first quarterfinal as partners.

Udomchavee’s former partner Varapatsorn Radarong, who now plays with Khanittha Hongpak, lost 2-1 (24-26, 21-15, 16-14) to wild cards Chiyo Suzuki and Yurika Sakaguchi of Japan in their quarterfinal matchup.

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In the other quarterfinal encounters, Amanda Dowdy and Corinne Quiggle, who also entered the tournament as wild cards, earned their semifinal spot by beating Canada’s Amanda Harnett and Marie-Christine Lapointe 2-1 (18-21, 21-9, 15-8), while Greece’s Vasiliki Arvaniti and Panagiota Karagkouni triumphed against the United States’ Caitlin Ledoux and Geena Urango 2-0 (21-12, 21-16).


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