Chinese Zhao Yang ready to hammer
TIJUANA, Mexico, August 5, 2007
Cao Yiting led China with 15 points and Zhao Yang and Chen Liyi added 13 and 12 respectively. Brazilian Ivna Marra was the higher scorer with 17 points.
In the other match of Pool F, it was Russia recovering from losing the first set to win 14-25, 25-14, 25-19, 27-25 over Belgium.
Irina Smirnova led her side with 25 points and Jolien Wittock was the best for Belgium with 21.
In Pool E, Turkey outscored Japan in the blocking category 17-2 in route to a 25-18, 25-19, 25-20 triumph.
Busra Cansu led the Turkish balanced offence with 11 points and three other players – Fatma Yildrim, Naz Aydemir and Nesve Buyukbayram - each contributing 10 points.
Also in Pool E, Serbia outclassed the Dominican Republic 25-19, 25-18, 25-23 with Stefana Veljkovic and Sanja Malagurski as their top scorers with 10 and 9 tallies. Dominican Jeoselina Rodriguez had a match-high 13 points.
In Mexicali, Puerto Rico defeated Tunisia in Pool H in the first match of the 9-16 positions round. The Puerto Ricans won 25-20, 25-19, 25-20 and Joedly Narvaez and Grace Salado scoring 11 apiece.
In the other match of Pool H, Italy prevailed against Korea in a five-setter by scores of 25-27, 25-20, 25-23, 18-25, 15-13.
Alessia Gennari led Italy with 21 points and Min-Kyoung Hwang had the same amount for Korea.
In Pool G, Germany crushed USA in straight sets 25-21, 25-11, 25-15 with Kira Walkenhorst and Patricia Grohman as the main contributors with 18 and 16 points respectively.
Finally, Mexico defeated Peru in four sets 20-25, 25-17, 25-21, 25-20. Diana Rubio and Nancy Ortega were the best for the host team with 17 and 15 points and Carla Rueda (16) and Keith Meneses (14) topped Peru.