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Winning Way Continues for NZL #1 at Karapiro

 Both the Men's and Women's number one teams have followed up there National Champs victories with wins at the Waikato Open at Lake Karapiro. 

The event was once again drenched in sunshine, and the action on the court was scorching hot! The women's final was a repeat of last weekend with Julia Tilley and Shaunna Polley winning over Dani Quigley and Mel Ruru in slightly more comfortable fashion 2-0. The men's final featuring Mike Watson and Sam O'Dea against Rene Kapa and Tom Hartles, who were still hurting from their National Champs semifinal exit. This game delivered some excellent points and it was Watson/O'Dea who showed their class late in each set to take the match 2-0.

The women's bronze was claimed by Sabine Link and Micha Vorlova who defeated Micah Lindsay-Brown and Susana Vega. Link and Vorlova were unlucky to miss out on the final after having match points against Ruru/Quigley in the semifinal they finally fell 18-16 in the 3rd set.

The men's bronze was won by Charlie Stewart and Liam Munday over Brad Fullerton and Daryl Lewis in a great display of power hitting.

The tour has now moved to Mairangi Bay Beach Centre where the North Harbour Open is now underway. See results here

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National Beach Champions Crowned at Mount Maunganui

 In a stunning weekend of Beach Volleyball action, Julia Tilley / Shaunna Polley and Mike Watson / Sam O'Dea have been crowned National Champs at the BOP TImes Volleyball NZ National Beach Champs.

In just the 4th year of this event these trophies have become extremely popular prizes and give our top teams a chance to secure their ranking ahead of the National Tour which has now kicked of at Karapiro.

Sam and Mike were able to defeat Griffin Muller and Paora Morunga in straight sets after Griffin and Paora won a tight encounter with 3rd place getters Rene Kapa and Thomas Hartles. Daryl Lewis and Brad Fullerton took 4th place.

Julia and Shaunna were pushed hard in the final against Mel Ruru and Dani Quigley, who took the first set and looked like they might be reclaiming the trophy they won last year but Julia and Shaunna battled back to win in 3 sets. Both finalists had 2 set wins in the semifinals and Micah Lindsay-Brown / Susana Vega and Kiri Hirini / Shannen Bagge took 3rd =.

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Teams Announced For FIVB U19 World Beach Volleyball Championships and USA-West Coast tournament

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Volleyball New Zealand is pleased to announce the team to represent New Zealand in the FIVB U19 World Beach Volleyball Championships in Portugal and teams to represent New Zealand in USA-West Coast tournament in early July. For More Info - Here

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