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Latest update: 08/06/2009 18:17 +0300

Cyprus In Top Form On The Beach

LIMASSOL, 3 June 2009 - The Cyprus National Beach Volley teams were in top form in their second day at the XIII Games of the Small States of Europe.

In Wednesday afternoon's match George Platritis and Paris Christofi beat the hot favorites Tabarini brothers of San Marino 2-0.

The Cyprus team thus secured three wins in the group stages of the competition.

They won first place in the pool and will take on Monaco in the semifinals (16:30). During the semifinals on Thursday June 4 at 18:00 Andorra will compete against San Marino. The Andorra team came first in the second pool.

Platritis and Christofi seemed passionate and determined to win during the game against San Marino.

After a fierce match the Cypriot team ended up winning 21-19. The Cypriot athletes also won the second set with 21-13. The match lasted 36 minutes.

Manolina Konstantinou and Mariotta Aggelopoulou of the Cyprus National women’s team carried on their winning streak through the tournament. During Wednesdays second match they beat Bettina Mahr and Petra Walser of the Lichtensteins women’s team 2-0 (21-15, 21-12) in 33 minutes.

They are now at the head of the pool as they are the only team to have only secured wins.

During Wednesdays’ match against Monaco (at 18:30) the team hopes to once again be victorious.

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