29 Oct 2014

Sport: Vanuatu volleyball pair win in Asia

2:11 pm on 29 October 2014

Vanuatu's beach volleyball women continue to excel on the world stage.

Over the weekend the new pairing of Miller Pata and Linline Mansale defeated Australia in the final of the Asian Beach Volleyball Tour Event in Hong Kong.

The women lost a close first set 21-18 but responded strongly and took the second set 21-17. In an exciting fight to the finish, they eventually won the third 17-15.

They lost only one set during the entire tournament.

Pata and Mansale played extremely well throughout the tournament, convincingly defeating teams from Japan, Thailand, China and Kazakhstan on the way to the final.

Vanuatu beach volleyball players Miller Pata and Linline Mansale

Vanuatu beach volleyball players Miller Pata and Linline Mansale Photo: Vanuatu Volleyball