Apia, Samoa, July 10, 2019 – Samoa has provided all of its weather over the first two days of competition here at the XVI Pacific Games in Apia.
The beach volleyball courts are located right in the heart of the city on the beautiful water front. Day 1 was a day of heavy rain and strong winds at times, making the playing conditions difficult – but fans still witnessed some amazing rallies with many of mens matches going three sets. In contrast Day 2 saw sunny skies, light breezes and hot and humid conditions.
The mens competition has seen 16 teams battle it out for the opportunity to proceed to the single elimination final stage that commences Wednesday. Tuvalu, Australia, Tonga and Samoa all finished top of their pools and have a first round bye.
The highlight match so far was the Samoa (Neval Stowers / Eneliko Tui) v Tahiti ((Terau Ena / Jeremie Paraue) in three-set thriller in exhausting 52 minutes in front of big local crowd.
The women’s competition features 11 teams and they complete their pool play matches Wednesday with Vanuatu, Australia and Marshall Islands currently leading their pools
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