Larissa-Juliana of Brazil finish 3-0 in Pool C of the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam – Volleyball News
The dynamic duo of Juliana Felisberta Silva and Larissa Franca from Brazil finished the first round of the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam Main Draw with an impeccable 3-0 record.
The South American duo kicked off the action in Pool C alongside pairs from the Netherlands, Spain, and Czech Republic. According to the set formula of the competition, Juliana-Larissa played two matches on the first day, while completed the series of three
matches on the next day.
In their first match of the Mazury Orlen Grand Slam on Wednesday, they clashed with Dutch pairing of Stiekema and Braakman. The 30th-seeded duo from Netherlands created a bit of trouble for Juliana-Larissa in the second set, but eventually ended
up on the losing side. Brazilian musketeers posted 2-1 (21-18, 19-21, 15-13) win over opponents in 48 minutes.
Juliana staged an eye-catching action in the first set of the match. She was joined by equally talented Larissa, who made good use of her hands and mind in the game. Both players perfectly complimented each other and secured first stanza with three points.
The Dutch pair hit back in the following set and managed to overcome the resilient rivals. They levelled the score by sending 21-19 on board. In the decisive third-set, Juliana-Larissa bounced back and regained better status. They closed third set with two
points and settled for victory.
Juliana-Larissa appeared in another match on Wednesday and took on Spain’s Liliana-Baquerizo. First set was totally dominated by Brazilians as they offered strong offense and solid defence to the competitors. Spanish ladies could only score 12 points and
suffered the loss of opening set (21-12). Comparatively saying, the Spaniards improved in the following set and gave a good competition to Juliana-Larissa. Nevertheless, they dropped the set with a small deficit (21-19) and gave the match to Juliana-Larissa
in straight sets. The final set score was 2-0 (21-12, 21-19). The match decision was out in 39 minutes.
Juliana-Larissa remained undefeated in the opening two matches and finished the day with 2-0 record.
Next up, the Brazilian tandem returned to action on Thursday. Czech Republic’s Klapalova-Hajeckova came to face Juliana-Larissa in third match of the Main Draw in Pool C. Brazilians pair maintained its dominance on the net and edged out Czech team in straight
sets. They posted 21-14, 21-18 on board and announced match victory in 33 minutes.
After completing the winning streak of three matches, Juliana-Larissa advanced to the top-16 teams of the competition. They are set to meet Mouha-Gielen of Belgium in the next encounter on Friday. Check back for news and updates.