3 Feb 2014

Sport: Vanuatu pair win NZ Beach Volleyball Open

1:03 pm on 3 February 2014

Vanuatu beach volleyball pair Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika have made a perfect start to the new year, taking out the New Zealand Open title in Mount Maunganui for the first time.

The top seeds came from a set down to beat local pair Shaunna Polley and Julia Tilley 18-21, 21-12, 15-8 in the final.

It was also their first event without head coach Lauren McLeod, who resigned at the end of last year after more than three years in charge.