The Philippines tied a milestone in men’s action as the women pitched a gallant position in the Asian Senior Beach Volleyball Championships at Bang Tao Beach in Phuket, Thailand.
19th seed Jude Garcia and Krung Arbasto reached the quarter-finals after a stunning 22-20, 18-21, 15-12 victory over Ahmed Mahmoud and Saifeddin Elmajid of Qatar 2, the eighth seed of the tournament. five days.
The pair equaled the country’s best result in the annual competition since Rhovyl Verayo and Parley Tupaz reached the bottom eight in 2007 at Songkhla also in Thailand. Verayo now coaches the men’s team.
Garcia and Arbasto, however, lost 19-21, 21-13, 10-15 to Bahman Salemi and Abolhassan Khakizadeh of Iran 2 in a 49-minute game to miss a place in the semifinals. Salemi, a 2017 Asian champion, and Khakizadeh are 11th seed in the competition.
âI am very satisfied with the performance of our beach volleyball players in Phuket. We will improve, âsaid Philippine National Volleyball Federation President Ramonâ Tats âSuzara.
The Philippines, whose participation in the tournament is supported by Rebisco, Taguig City through representative Alan Peter Cayetano, the Philippine Sports Commission and the Philippine Olympic Committee, are back in the tournament after an 11-year absence.
Dij Rodriguez and Gen Eslapor and Sisi Rondina and Bernadeth Pons, meanwhile, showed signs of getting competitive form reaching the round of 16 for women.
16th seed Rodriguez and Eslapor lost to Australians 2 Jasmine Fleming and Stefanie Fejes, 18-21, 14-21 while No.12 Rondina and Pons lost to Japanese 2 Akiko Hasegawa and Yurika Sakaguchi, 17 -21, 15-21.
The other men’s team is made up of AJ Pareja and James PecaÃ±a. They didn’t get past the game of pool.