Zhongwei, China, August 22, 2019 – Ida Sanasalo and Anna Rantala defeated Katja and Tuuli Metsakoivu 2-0 (21-18, 21-18) in the all-Finland match in the qualification round of the FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour Zhongwei 2-star.
Sanasalo and Rantala have entered the main draw by way of a bye in the first round and the straight-set win in the second round of qualification – the only match of the day.
The other pairs – Sayaka Mizoe/Miki Koshikawa and Takemi Nishibori/Ayumi Shiratori of Japan, Alexandra Poletto/Megan Nash of Canada, Wang Jiaxi/Chen Huijie of China and Chanthira Khanok/Yodsaphat Pakham of Thailand – all advanced to the main draw with double byes.Quick links - Beach volleyball:
FIVB Beach Volleyball World Tour - Zhongwei
The main draw tournament will start on Friday, August 23, with the pool play round, where teams are divided into six pools. The round of 16 and the quarterfinals will be on August 24 and the semifinals and the medal matches on August 25.