1 Nov 2013

Sport: Vanuatu volleyballers through to knockout rounds in Phuket

11:26 am on 1 November 2013

The Vanuatu beach volleyball pairing of Miller Elwin and Henriette Iatika will take on Canada on Friday in the opening knockout round of the Phuket Open after finishing second in Pool C.

The Pacific Games gold medallists, who finished ninth at the World Championships earlier this year, took Italy to three sets in their opening match before losing to an American team featuring Olympic silver medalist April Ross.

But the 19th seeds bounced back to convincingly beat Russia 21-18, 21-8 in their final pool match.