23 Feb 2015

Sport: Vanuatu fall short in beach volleyball defence

11:43 am on 23 February 2015

Vanuatu fell short in their bid to win the New Zealand Beach Volleyball Open for a second year running.

The fifth seeds Linline Mansale and Loti Joe were beaten 21-16, 21-19, by eventual winners Shaunna Polley and Julia Tilley, in the semi finals in Auckland.

Last year Vanuatu's Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika beat the same New Zealand pairing in the New Zealand Open final in Mount Maunganui.