5 Jul 2013

Sport: Vanuatu into last 16 at Beach Volleyball World Champs

8:44 am on 5 July 2013

Vanuatu have continued their fairytale run at the Beach Volleyball World Championships in Poland, winning their second round match to advance to the last 16.

Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika beat the 15th seeds from the Czech Republic in straight sets 21-18, 21-19.

That sets up a match against the second seeds Chen Xue and Xi Zhang from China on Saturday, in a repeat of last year's Asian Championships final.

Meanwhile it's not just the country's top pair excelling - Joyce Joshua and Linline Matauatu have also beaten the second ranked Czech pair in their first match at the Seoul Challenger event in South Korea.