Agatha and Rebecca make a double trip to the semi

Agatha and Rebecca win two matches on Saturday and are in the semi-finals of the Chiang Mai challenge

(Photo: Volleyball World)

Agatha and Rebecca confirmed their status as big favorites and completed a double run this Saturday (18) at the Chiang Mai Challenge in Thailand. Still without losing a set, the Brazilian pair now faced Canadians Pavan and McBain in the early hours of this Saturday to Sunday (19).


Still early in the Thai morning and Brazilian dawn, Ágatha and Rebecca struggled in the first round against Americans Van Gunst and Hildreth, from the repechage, but continued without losing sets. In the end, 2-0 victory, with 21-19 and 21-13.

Then, in the local afternoon, the calmest match of the entire campaign finally took place. Agatha and Rebecca beat the Spaniards Álvarez and Moreno in the quarterfinals, 21-15 and 21-14.

The challenge tournaments of the world beach volleyball circuit award 400 points to the winning duo.

Opponents Pavan and McBain also have a crushing campaign in this challenge in Chiang Mai: after quiet victories against the New Zealanders Zeimann and MacDonald and the Chinese Wang and Dong in the group stage, they beat the Japanese Akiko and Ishii by 22 -20 and 21-16. in the round of 16 and the Germans Ittlinger and Borger 21-18 and 21-15 in the quarters.

Agatha and Rebecca fight against Pavan and McBain at 00:00 Brasilia time. Next, Wang and Dong, who recovered during the tournament, will face Finland’s Ahtiainen and Lahti in the other semifinal. Interestingly, the Finns lost to Japan’s Akiko and Ishii in their debut and recovered during the tournament.

The fight for bronze will take place in the early hours of Saturday to Sunday, at 4 a.m., and the final will take place at 6 a.m.

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