Svenja Muller and Senia Tillmann reached the knockout stage undefeated at the World Beach Volleyball Championships in Rome.
At the end of the preliminary round, the Hamburg women also won their third game in the first group.
21-year-old Mueller and 30-year-old Tillmann defeated Brazilians Tayana Lima and Higeli Almeida dos Santos 2-0 (24:22, 21:14).
On the other hand, Sandra Ettlinger and Isabelle Schneider, who also trained in Hamburg, had to accept their first defeat, but were still second in Group K in the round of 32. They lost to European champions Tanya Huberley and Nina Brunner 0:2 (19:21, 15). :21). The Swiss remained in the preliminary round without dropping a set.
Laboror and Schulze must be worried
Chantal Laboror and Sarah Schulz still have to worry about their entry into elimination matches. The Stuttgart women conceded their second defeat by 0:2 (23:25, 19:21) against defending champion Sarah Pavan/Melissa Humana-Paredes of Canada, but they put on a solid performance.
Behind the world champion, who is unbeaten in three matches, and France’s Lisana Plaset / Alexia Richard (two wins), the Germans are third in Group J with one win. In addition to the first and second places in the twelve groups of the preliminary round, the four best third parties qualify directly for the knockout round. The other eight third-placed teams will play the last four in the losers’ round on Tuesday.